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We are building a new museum to ensure that a fundamental part of Canadian heritage is not lost. Find out more about our move to the water’s edge.

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The Canadian Canoe Museum inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.

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April 2020

Learn the Basics of Embroidery

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$130

Enjoy a day learning twelve different embroidery stitches while making a fun sampler to take home. With expert instruction from the Peterborough Embroidery Guild this is an amazing way to jump into a new hobby that could take you in so many different directions.

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Make a Crooked Knife

April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$200

In this two-day workshop each participant will make their own crooked knife, beginning with a bar of tool steel and using readily available hand tools. You will learn about blade and handle design, shaping and heat-treating steel, attaching and shaping a handle, and sharpening the blade while crafting your own one-of-a-kind knife. Everyone will finish with a crooked knife made to comfortably fit their own hand.

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May 2020

Carve a Full-Size Canoe Paddle

May 2 @ 9:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$298

No experience necessary! Create your own beautiful carved and sanded black cherry paddle and go home with all varnishing supplies to see it complete. Learn to use traditional hand tools in the Museum's Preserving Skills Gallery with the help of a supportive, expert instructor, Russ Parker.

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Wood & Canvas Canoe Restoration

May 30 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$360

Participants in the canoe restoration clinic will learn how to re-canvas a wood-and-canvas canoe and perform basic structural repairs (for example; replacing a rib, or repairing damaged planking) from experienced canoe builder, Joe Calnan. You will leave with the confidence, know-how and hands-on experience needed to restore your own canoe.

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June 2020

Learn the Basics of Woodburning

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$130

Learn the art of wood-burning in this fun and engaging workshop! The day will begin with a discussion of safety, materials, and how to use the wood-burning tool. Next, participants will practice using the different tips by making a small sampler.
Once comfortable with the techniques students will select and complete a larger project from designs recommended by the instructor, Cara Jordan.

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July 2020

Make a Leather-Bound Journal

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$130

This rugged, attractive leather-covered journal is based on a 14th century ledger structure. You will appreciate how this beautiful book's construction allows the pages to open flat, making it perfect for sketching while sitting on the shore, or writing in at a desk. Once filled with memories, the cover can be detached and a new text block inserted for new journeys. This will become your go-to notebook! 

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Carve a Mini Canoe Paddle

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4 Canada
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$35

Enjoy an evening at the museum carving a mini paddle!

Carve a 24" paddle while learning the woodworking techniques to take their rough, poplar blank to a smoothly-sanded, finished paddle. You will have a beautiful mini paddle to take home and treasure. 

No experience is necessary!

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MUSEUM on the move

In the future, visitors will explore the canoe’s leading role in Canada’s past, present and future alongside the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock on one of the country’s most celebrated waterways.