Souvenir Paddle Arts

Souvenir Paddle Arts

Take your paddle to the next level! Participants will create and paint their own designs using bold colours and patterns for the blade. Complete your paddle by adding a traditional waterproof natural non-toxic oil finish where your hands meet the wood. Age 9+ Notes:...
Drop In Activity: March Break Passport

Drop In Activity: March Break Passport

Pack your bags and head to the Canoe Museum!  Travel around the galleries on a trip for your senses.  Find various locations around the museum and get new experiences along the way. This activity is perfect for families to enjoy together. Available from 10:30am-4:00pm...
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...