Virtual Tours Old

Experience The Canadian Canoe Museum from the comfort of your home – and anywhere in the world – with our live virtual tours and self-guided, on- demand content. Join our staff tour guides as we share close-up demos, highlight unique artifacts, and share the history of Canada by canoe. With lots of opportunities for Q&A, our virtual tours offer a uniquely intimate and interactive experience of our world-class collection.



Moving the Collection:
Behind-the-Scenes with Curator Jeremy Ward

Thursday, November 25th at 7 PM EST

A recording has been sent to all registrants.
Become a member to access the replay starting December 15 (check your newsletter for the link!)

What does it take to move a collection of over 600 canoes and kayaks? Join The Canadian Canoe Museum’s Curator, Jeremy Ward, for a look at the unique challenges and surprises of moving a collection of this size (and the stories these watercraft carry) to their new home at the water’s edge.

Learn about the meticulous documentation and preparation each object requires and about the research and relationship-building process that supports their understanding and continued stewardship. There is more to moving a collection than you may expect – hear about the technical challenges and the surprising discoveries the curatorial team has made along the way!

This virtual tour offers a unique perspective on many little-seen artifacts in the Museum’s Collection Centre, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

This virtual tour has been made possible thanks to the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book a virtual tour for my club or group?

Yes! Get in touch to arrange a live virtual tour of the Origins gallery, featuring the main Indigenous building traditions of Northern North America: the dugouts of the West Coast First Nations, the skin-on-frame kayaks, and the birch bark canoes. Your members can join from your meeting location (you’ll need a screen and speakers) or from their own device in the comfort of home. Limited availability. 

What platform do your virtual tours use?
We are currently using Zoom, which is free and does not require you to have an account. We will email you the day of your virtual tour with a link to join the tour. If you did not receive an email, be sure to check your spam or junk folder!
How long are the virtual tours?
45-60 minutes depending on the level of public engagement  


Please contact [email protected] or 705 748 9153, x203 if you would like more information.