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Guided Tours

Enrich your experience of the Museum’s collections with a guided tour and/or hands-on workshop. Book your tour or workshop for a group of 10+ at a time of your choice, or join one of our regular 2:30pm Saturday tours (by reservation or drop-in). 

The museum is accessible. Buses are welcome!

Questions, reservations and for more information: [email protected]

Are you looking for a school program? Please visit the Schools and Youth Groups page.

Drop-In Gallery Tours

 

  • Pricing:  Admission Included
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+) $13.50
  • Join our regularly scheduled tour on Saturday afternoons at 2:30pm, which departs from the museum lobby. Space is limited and first come, first served!
  • Appropriate for Ages 17+
  • Plan on 1 hour for your tour. We recommend at least an additional half-hour for self-touring and to visit our store.

* Or join us on late night Thursdays, which include free admission and a tour at 7pm!

Custom Group Guided Tour

  • Pricing:  Admission Included
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+) $13.50
    • These rates are for a minimum group size of 10
  • Book at a time and date of your choice!
  • Appropriate for Ages 17+
  • Plan on 1 hour for your tour. We recommend an additional half-hour to hour for self-touring and to visit our store. 

Listen to the stories behind the artifacts with a tour guide who can answer questions, and bring the exhibits to life.  Let us know what you’re most interested in for a focused tour (e.g. adventure, Indigenous craft, artisans, voyageur life). We are currently working on French language tours, please contact us for more information.

Paddle Painting

  • Pricing: Admission Included
    • Adults $30
    • Seniors (65+) $26
    • These rates are for a minimum group size of 10
  • Appropriate for Ages 6+
  • Takes 1 Hour

Be inspired by a look at the paddles in our galleries and paint your own 16″ softwood decorative paddle.  The creative possibilities are endless and no experience is necessary. 

Kayak Discovery

  • Pricing: Admission Included
    • Adults $25
    • Seniors (65+) $20
    • These rates are for a minimum group size of 10
  • Appropriate for Ages 10+
  • Takes 90 Minutes

In this team building activity participants work together to build an eight-foot skin-on-frame kayak, from a kit based on an Inuit watercraft in the Museum’s collection. Participants learn about of kayak-building as a community task in traditional Inuit cultures where different members play distinct and crucial roles. Working collaboratively in small groups, the participants problem-solve to discover the best building method for their group and project.

2ft Paddle Carving

  • Pricing: Admission Included
    • Adults $40
    • Seniors (65+) $38
    • These rates are for a minimum group size of 10
  • Appropriate for Ages 10+
  • Takes 3 Hours

Carve a 24” paddle out of poplar! Using a traditional spoke shave tool, participants learn the woodworking techniques to take their rough blank to a smoothly-sanded, finished paddle. Participants have a beautiful souvenir to take home and treasure. as well as an introduction to all the skills necessary to make a full-size paddle in the future.

Voyageur Canoe Tours

Get out on the water with us!  See more information at this link.