2ft Paddle Carving

2ft Paddle Carving

Carve a 24” (61cm) paddle out of basswood! Using a traditional spoke shave tool, students 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...
Wanigans

Wanigans

Try your hand at woodworking and create a mini-version of a wanigan (a traditional canoe tripping equipment box with its own unique carrying system). Explore its origins and variations as you hunt through the museum to find the pieces you need to build your wanigan....
Is that you in the Canoe?!

Is that you in the Canoe?!

Be an artist, a scientist, a builder, and a voyageur. Explore the wonder of the canoe; its form, materials, art and function. Watch out for the rocks as you race your canoe down the waterfall! Finally, paint YOURSELF into your own 13-inch (33cm) basswood canoe cutout...
Arctic Adventures

Arctic Adventures

We start off the program with a trip to our Origins gallery. Kids get a chance to learn about where the tradition of soapstone carving originates; handle some materials and tools of the North; then get a sneak peak, at some beautiful soapstone carvings from the...
Limberjacks!

Limberjacks!

This program is a kid favourite! Build your own limberjack toy from scratch, and give him/her a costume, hair, and more. Woodworking, fabric arts and music all in one program. Kids and limberjacks alike will be tapping their toes by the end of this fun filled day! Age...