Corporate Members

The Museum applauds the extraordinary commitment made by its corporate members.

Many generous partners enable the Museum to preserve and celebrate the canoe and Canadian heritage. This vital partnership with the corporate community provides a foundation of operating support. It also helps ensure the Museum continues to offer award-winning programming and exhibitions. Please consider becoming a corporate member. For more information, email or call 705-748-9153 x211.

The Museum’s wonderful corporate members:

Adventure Canada is a family-run expedition travel company with over twenty-five years’ experience in small-ship and land-based tours to the Canadian Arctic and east coast, Greenland, and beyond. Their pioneering itineraries include visits to some of Canada’s wildest and most remote destinations and feature stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife, and unforgettable culture. With a resource team comprising the best and brightest of Canada’s science, arts, and cultural communities and their firm commitment to community involvement and environmental stewardship, Adventure Canada prides themselves on occupying the point of intersection between exploration, learning, and fun.

Cahill’s Outerwear Specialists is located on Hunter St. in downtown Peterborough. When it comes to furs there is nothing that Cahill’s Outerwear Specialists can’t do! Cahill’s is a family run business that provides storage and insurance for all of your fur garments.

In addition to tailoring, repairs and cleaning, Cahill’s specializes in recycling and restyling your much-loved pieces into something brand new. You can arrange to have the work done while your fur is in storage and Cahill’s guarantees that it will be ready in time for the following season. Give your fur to Cahill’s for restyling and you’ll have something you are thrilled to wear! Visit their website at or call 705-745-5245 to find out more.

Camp Ponacka has been “building better boys” every summer, for over 65 years. Boys come from all over the world – Brandon from Peterborough, Tao from Beijing, Miguel from Mexico! Ponacka wants every boy to feel that Ponacka is his home away from home where he learns how to fit into a group, how to care for himself and his belongings and where he develops initiative, respect for the natural world and a spirit of forgiveness and humility.

Ponacka offers over 20 activities, from horseback riding to great canoeing lessons, using the ORCKA Canoeing program. Visit their website at or call Don Bocking or Anne Morawetz at 705-748-9470.

Camp Wanapitei is Canada’s premier canoe-tripping camp. Located on beautiful Lake Temagami, they have been teaching self-reliance and leadership skills through canoe tripping since 1931. Through co-ed group canoe tripping, Wanapitei campers learn important life skills like tolerance, perseverance, confidence, problem solving, and teamwork. While exploring breathtaking Canadian wilderness, campers become expert paddlers on both lake water and on whitewater rivers.

Send a child to Camp Wanapitei and he/she will gain fantastic camping skills like campsite set-up, gear packing, and outdoor cooking. Trips range from 3 to 52 days in wilderness settings including Temagami, Yukon, NWT, Inuvik, James Bay, Quebec, Labrador and Manitoba. Camp Wanapitei is passionate about canoeing, canoe tripping and developing the young leaders of tomorrow. Visit Camp Wanapitei’s website at or call toll free 1-888-637-5557.

Elmhirst’s Resort is a family owned and operated, year round lakeside cottage resort, on the north shore of Rice Lake. The resort offers horseback riding, sightseeing flights, kiteboarding school, guided ATV safaris, indoor and outdoor pools, Health Club, The Spa@ Elmhirst’s, fine dining featuring local menus, Pub and Patio for casual dining, wine cellar and a working farm.

Weekend getaways, women’s weekends, family vacations, reunions, meetings and retreats, weddings and special occasions find the gardens and activities to be ideal for their purposes. Summer waterfront activities include boat and motor rentals, waterskiing, kayaking and canoeing. Winter activities include skating on the ice, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ski plane flights and kiteboarding. International guests and locals alike enjoy meeting at Elmhirst’s Resort. Visit Elmhirst’s Resort online at or stop by.

FOCA is the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations, the only province-wide voice for waterfront property owners. This volunteer-led organization has been working to maintain the health of Ontario’s freshwater resources since 1963.

Today, the combined strength of 50,000 member families carries weight in its education and advocacy efforts to protect thriving and sustainable waterfronts across Ontario. Got a question about water quality, fire safety or septic systems? FOCA has the answer, or knows who to ask.Visit the FOCA website at or send an email to for more information.

Grey Owl Paddles is the manufacturer and distributor of the finest wooden and composite canoe and kayak paddles available. Beginning in 1976, they have offered discerning enthusiasts a wide range of recreational, traditional and racing paddles.

These products have been designed and engineered for the highest performance and lightest weight available today. To find a description of these products and a dealer near you, please visit their website at

Rapid Media has been producing the worlds best paddlesports magazines for 11 years and are the publishers of RapidAdventure KayakCanoeroots and Kayak Angler magazines.

Rapid Media also runs the Reel Paddling Film Festival, collecting the best paddling films every year and touring them across North America. Rapid Media – We Paddle. We Care. Visit their website or call 613-758-2042 to learn more.

Tilley Endurables was founded in 1980 by Alex Tilley with the design of the first Tilley Hat called the T1. At present, more than 300,000 Tilley Hats are produced in Canada annually. Tilley Hats are available in a variety of colours and styles, some with darker under brims to absorb ultraviolet rays reflected up off the water, tested to a UPF of 50+ and float (a must!).

Tilley Endurables has five family-owned stores all in Canada. All Tilley Hats and almost everything else are manufactured in Canada under Alex’s watchful eye. Find out more at

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) is a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world.

The WCHA publishes a journal, Wooden Canoe, six times a year. Each issue is packed with articles about canoe building and restoration, canoe tripping and wilderness skills, stories about the romance of the wooden canoe, news about the WCHA and its 20 Local Area Chapters, classified ads, and much, much more. Visit for more information and details of activities near you.