Jun
2
5:00 pm17:00

Free Thursday Nights

Enjoy Free Thursday Nights at the Canadian Canoe Museum throughout 2015! Explore the world’s best collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Free Thursday Nights are from 5 to 8 with a guided tour at 7 p.m. and free admission for all!

Watch our Upcoming Events listings for news and dates for seasonal holiday activities on select Thursday evenings!

Voyageur Canoe Paddle PA Day!
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Voyageur Canoe Paddle PA Day!

JUNE 3, 2016, 9-3:30
VOYAGEUR CANOE PADDLE! AGES 8-14

$42 (NON-MEMBER), $37.20 (MEMBER)

Paddle one of our 33+ foot Voyageur Canoes through the Liftlocks and beyond, picnic on the shores of the Otonobee, and more! No previous paddling experience necessary. PFDs worn at all times within 15 ft of water's edge. ORCKA and NLS-certified staff.

A what-to-bring list will be provided after registration.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call x203 705 748 9153

Location: Liftlock National Historic Site

Jun
11
3:45 pm15:45

Closing at 3:45pm for a Private Function

The Museum will be closing at 3:45pm on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 for a Private Function. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. 

Plan your visit for the morning and spend the afternoon outside in the sun...our better yet on the water! 

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Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Mike Elliot Book Talk & Signing - This Old Canoe: How to Restore Your Wood Canvas Canoe

Mike Elliot will be joining us at the Museum to talk about wooden canoes and their people - the ties that bind them back together again, as well as signing his new book This Old Canoe: How to Restore Your Wood Canvas Canoe. Copies of the book will be available to purchase through the Museum's gift shop Tumblehome

Mike Elliot at the Museum's Small Craft Rendevous with Curator Jeremy ward

Mike Elliot at the Museum's Small Craft Rendevous with Curator Jeremy ward

 

This Old Canoe: How to Restore Your Wood Canvas Canoe is a step-by-step guide through the process of transforming an old, forgotten canoe into a cherished, classic heirloom.  Where other DIY canoe books concentrate mostly on building wooden canoes, this book is the only one available dedicated exclusively to the restoration of wood-canvas canoes.  

Mike Elliott, who has restored over 170 canoes since 2003, lets you in on the trade secrets of how to successfully return your canoe to its former glory. Using over 300 photos and 70+ plans and illustrations, this book is designed to simplify the many challenging tasks of canoe restoration including canvassing, how to weave rattan seats, and how to steam-bend wood.

About the author:  Mike Elliott began restoring canoes as a hobby in 1995.  That hobby bloomed into a full time career in 2003 when he opened Kettle River Canoes in Grand Forks, BC where he's been restoring wood canvas canoes ever since.  His popular CanoeGuy's Blog is read by over 5,000 canoe enthusiasts each month.


Architectural Inspiration Revealed
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Architectural Inspiration Revealed

The Canadian Canoe Museum's architectural team, lead by heneghan peng, of Dublin, Ireland, will share with community members its inspiration for the new building's award-winning design at a public presentation next week.

The presentation, titled Architectural Inspiration Revealed, will take place at the museum at 910 Monaghan Road on Thursday, May 26. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:15 p.m.

The museum is working toward the construction of its new building at the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The redevelopment project is in close collaboration with Parks Canada

At the public event, community members will have the opportunity to submit their ideas and input on priorities for the museum as it continues its journey of reinvention and relocation.

All are welcome to attend this public presentation, though please note, seating in the main theatre area will be somewhat limited. The presentation will be projected on screens set up throughout the museum’s galleries.

For more information about this exciting project visit museum on the move 

Read the official press release here

Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

The Canadian Canoe Museum's Annual General Meeting

You are invited to the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 27th at 6pm. There are many exciting developments we will be reporting at the time, not least that since this time last year, we have made significant advances with our Onto the National Stage project including selecting the architects for the new museum at the Peterborough Lift Lock.

We hope you can join us to celebrate what has been accomplished and be part of the plans for 2016.

The Notice of Meeting package will be posted shortly and emailed to all members on April 1st.

To RSVP please follow this link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07echi0p139903343c&oseq=&c=&ch= 

For questions or comments about the AGM, please email or call Carolyn Hyslop, Director of Operations at carolyn.hyslop@canoemuseum.ca or 705.748.9153 x205

Apr
25
May 3

Q is for Qajaq Exhibit

Q is for Qajaq is a collaborative project to help inspire a renaissance of qajaq-building and paddling in Canada’s Arctic. This initiative is led by Eric McNair-Landry, a young explorer who took part in the 1,000 km ‘Expedition Q’ journey across Baffin Island in 2013 using 4 qajaqs (kayaks) built by his team with students in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

© Lee Narraway / Students on Ice

© Lee Narraway / Students on Ice

© Lee Narraway / Students on Ice

© Lee Narraway / Students on Ice

From April 25th to May 3rd, the public can watch as Eric and a team of craftspeople build three traditional Baffin-design qajaqs in the Canadian Canoe Museum’s Living Traditions Gallery. Visitors are encouraged to visit and ask questions!

The qajaqs will be paddled by youth from Canada and around the world during this summer's Students on Ice Arctic expedition.

© Lee Narraway / Students on Ice

© Lee Narraway / Students on Ice

© Martin Lipman/ Students on Ice

© Martin Lipman/ Students on Ice

About the Students on Ice Foundation 

Since 2000, Students on Ice (SOI) has led life-changing, educational expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. Globally acclaimed as a leader in polar education and youth engagement, SOI's expeditions and outreach initiatives educate youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, support their continued growth and inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability. The result is more than 2,500 alumni from 52 countries making a positive and lasting impact on communities around the world.

Q is for Qajaq is an SOI polar education initiative made possible through partnerships with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian Canoe Museum, and Nunavut Sivuniksavut.

Apr
21
6:30 pm18:30

Drop in Traditional Inuit Games! Healthy Kids Community Challenge

April is Peterborough Gets Active month, an initiative of Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough. There are free events all over town to get you and your family moving!  

Our Museum's education animators will introduce and facilitate active games from the Inuit tradition. Family-friendly, but most accessible for 7+.  

As always, Thursday evenings are free/admission-by-donation from 5-8pm!

April 21, 6:30-7:15pm Traditional Inuit Games 

Apr
7
6:30 pm18:30

Drop in Yoga for Kids! Healthy Kids Community Challenge

April is Peterborough Gets Active month, an initiative of Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough. There are free events all over town to get you and your family moving!  

Drop in for family yoga by the waterfall. Please come for 6:30pm so everyone can warm up and practice safely. Some mats available, bring your own if you have them.

 As always, Thursday evenings are free/admission-by-donation from 5-8pm!

April 7, 6:30-7pm

Kids Yoga!

PBX Celebrating First Nations Enterprises
Apr
5
4:00 pm16:00

PBX Celebrating First Nations Enterprises

Join the Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough Chamber, and community partners as we celebrate First Nations Enterprises in our business community.  This event will be a great opportunity for the business community, employers, consumers, and community agencies to make valuable connections.  

Bring your business cards and get ready to get connected to the Peterborough business community. 

To register visit The greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce website

 
 
Wipper Lecture 2016 - The Last of the Wild Rivers by Wally A Schaber
Apr
3
1:00 pm13:00

Wipper Lecture 2016 - The Last of the Wild Rivers by Wally A Schaber

Author Wally A Schaber will be giving our annual Wipper Lecture on Sunday April 3rd titled after his book The Last of the Wild Rivers - The Past, Present and Future of the Riviere du Moine Watershed.  Wally has been observing and participating in defining the modern history of the Du Moine River watershed for nearly half a century. Within the covers of this book, Schaber has gathered a detailed history of the Du Moine watershed, often told through the lives of characters who lived that history and continue to define it. It's a river guide for those who want to think about and act upon the past, present, and future of this great wilderness river. 

The event will be hosted Dr. James Raffan, Director Emeritus of the Museum

1-2:15 Tour of the museum

2:15-2:30 Warm up with coffee/tea!

2:30-3:30 Talk with Q&A

3-4 Meet the author, book signing, reception

There will be extra activities for kids during the lecture!

Purchase a membership and attend for FREE. Non-member price is $10 per person. The event is free to existing members of The Canadian Canoe Museum  

Please contact the Museum to RSVP at (705) 748-9153

Download our event poster to print for your community board

Purchase the book from the Museum's Tumblehome Shop

Mar
12
Mar 20

March Break at The Canadian Canoe Museum!

Drop in Programming

Starting Saturday, March 12th through to March 20th family admission will be discounted to $15! (a $10 savings!) We will have special drop-in, activities for families including:

  • Water table
  • Wearable Canoes
  • Make your own (cardstock) birch bark canoe model
  • Put on a puppet play
  • Get in our rocking canoe
  • Dress up at our Voyageur photo booth
  • Build your own museum at our link n log station
  • Play the canoe drum
  • Play animal print twister...and more!

Workshops

Join us for a series of unique, hands-on workshops for ages 6-14 starting Monday March 14th to Thursday March 17th. Come for the half-day, or stay for morning and afternoon sessions! Please visit here for full details and registration.

Feb
15
10:00 am10:00

Great Canadian Family Day

Join us for a fun-filled Family Day at The Canadian Canoe Museum! With hands-on, engaging and educational activities this event is sure to be a memorable and enjoyable experience for the whole family!

Activities include;

  • Arts & Craft stations 
  • Hulahooping
  • Waterplay
  • Morse Telegraph Club demonstration
  • Hands-on Activities throughout the museum
  • $20 per Family OR  
  • $30 includes a yearly family membership! (a $15 savings!)  

Members enjoy FREE admission for a year, discounts on programs and in the gift shop, exclusive news, event invitations and more!

If you would like to print our Family Day Poster for your community board, please download the PDF here!

 

Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

Matthews Fellowship Talk– The Future of Canada: My (Our) Journey to Global Citizenship

The Canoe Museum will be welcoming Dalal Al Waheidi Executive Director of We Day Global, to deliver our 2016 Jack Matthews Fellowship talk on the evening of Thursday, January 28th from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. 

Dalal Al Waheidi– Executive Director, We Day Global

Dalal Al Waheidi– Executive Director, We Day Global

Title:  The Future of Canada: My (Our) Journey to Global Citizenship

Dalal will discuss “What it means to be a global citizen?” in the context of Jack Matthews’ leadership.  Including the “why” behind global citizenship and its significance especially in the current political climate.  This will be a 40 minute multimedia presentation followed by a Q&A.  

  • Kids are welcome! We will have museum staff on site to guide some kids’ activities and crafts while Dalal is speaking. 
  • Desserts, coffee and tea will be provided

This is a  FREE public event.

 
Free Family Christmas Activities!
Dec
17
6:00 pm18:00

Free Family Christmas Activities!

A special holiday edition of our free Thursday nights! Drop in with the whole family to make a Voyageur Christmas decoration, an HBC blanket mouse, Arctic Christmas cards and a solstice lantern. Enjoy hot cider and decorate a canoe gingerbread cookie! We invite you to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Tonight only: 15% discount in Tumblehome, the Museum store (in-store only).

Questions? Contact Karen Taylor at 705 748 9153 x203 or education@canoemuseum.ca


Nov
27
Nov 30

Black Friday Weekend Sale!

Visit us in-store for 25% off regular and member prices, today through Monday!

Shopping online? Use code BLACKOUT for 25% off and shipping is on us! 

 

 

Nov
26
7:30 pm19:30

Adventure Canada Presents: Arctic Sights and Sounds at the Canadian Canoe Museum

Join Adventure Canada for an evening of songs, stories, and traditions from the Canadian Arctic, featuring stellar photography from our award-winning expedition cruises to the Arctic.

Learn about throat singing and other Inuit traditions from Nunavut culturalists Lynda Brown and Heidi Langille. Meet author and Canadian Canoe Museum Director of Development James Raffan, who will be on hand to share his own experiences aboard Adventure Canada trips to Greenland, Labrador, and the Northwest Passage. Hear stories and songs of exploration from performer/Zodiac driver David Newland.

Enjoy snacks and beverages with Adventure Canada, expedition staff, and guests--and ignite your passion for Canadian adventure travel with Arctic Sights and Sounds!

Thursday, November 26 - Presentation: 7:30PM

Click here to RSVP!

Spirits and Splatters at the Canoe Museum
Nov
19
6:30 pm18:30

Spirits and Splatters at the Canoe Museum

Mix, mingle and paint!

Spirits and Splatters Fundraising event in support of the Canadian Canoe Museum. 

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 6:30pm-9:00pm

$45.00 (plus tax)

Join us for a night of drink and creativity! Designed specifically with the Canoe Museum in mind, paint this gorgeous piece while relaxing and chatting amongst friends. No painting experience required. 

Cash bar and light refreshments to indulge. All art supplies are included and the evening is lead by talented local artists- just bring your imagination and enjoy!  

Register at: spritisandsplatters.com

Nov
12
Dec 17

Free Thursday Nights

Enjoy Free Thursday Nights at the Canadian Canoe Museum throughout 2015! Explore the world’s best collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Free Thursday Nights are from 5 to 8 with a guided tour at 7 p.m. and free admission for all!

Watch our Upcoming Events listings for news and dates for seasonal holiday activities on select Thursday evenings!

Oct
17
6:00 pm18:00

Beaver Club Gala

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Peterborough Golf & Country Club
Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Silent and live auctions, live music.

Recreating the original fur traders’ supper club in Montreal, the 8th annual Beaver Club Gala is an authentic dining experience with fine food and period music. Proceeds benefit the educational and public programs of The Canadian Canoe Museum.

To learn more and purchase tickets, head to our Beaver Club Gala page.

3rd Annual Campers' Reunion Paddling PA Day
Sep
25
9:00 am09:00

3rd Annual Campers' Reunion Paddling PA Day

September 25, 2015

3rd ANNUAL CAMPERS’ REUNION PADDLING DAY

For previous paddling camp participants only, age 10-14, 9-4pm

A beautiful day trip on the Otonobee, with hot dogs and smores around the campfire at lunch. Drop-off at the Peterborough Rowing Club.

Non-member: $42/participant

Member: $37.80/participant

Register now!

 

'Touch a Truck' fundraising event
Sep
13
11:00 am11:00

'Touch a Truck' fundraising event

Bring the whole family to the Canoe Museum on Sunday September 13th from 11am to 4pm. Big, shiny trucks, diggers, loaders, buses, fire trucks, a zamboni and many more vehicles will be on site for kids big and little to explore, climb in and ‘touch’. 

When: September 13th, 2015 at 11am-4pm

Price: $5.00 per person (adults and children over 2). Price includes Museum admission and access to all outside activities. 

Over 20 Trucks: Zamboni, tow truck, EMS vehicle, police boat, sleeper cab, street sweeper...the list goes on and on! 

Food: Lunch Option $5 per person (1 hamburger or hotdog, 1 drink, ice cream and granola bar). Snack Option $2 per person (1 drink and ice cream or granola bar) 

TOUCH a PUPPY

Special guests from the Peterborough Humane Society

Meet and play with critters who need a new home!

Current Community Supporters: 

For more information contact: jacqueline.brown@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153x215

Story Time in the Trapper's Shack
Aug
9
1:30 pm13:30

Story Time in the Trapper's Shack

Story Time in the Trapper's Shack 

Sunday 1:30pm

FREE for Members or included in Museum Admission

For families with children ages 18 months–6 years

Gather around the Trapper’s Shack as we look, listen, sing, and explore the nature of Canada through picture books. A different theme will be explored each week.

Afterwards, colour and create a Canoe Museum bookmark to inspire further readings and outdoor fun. Continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt.

Be sure to peruse the gift store and receive 10% off all children’s books.

 

Wet-Felted Rocks: Grandparent Program
Jul
25
11:00 am11:00

Wet-Felted Rocks: Grandparent Program

Wet-Felted Rocks: Grandparent Program  

Saturday August 15th, 2015: 11am 

FREE for Members or included in your Museum Admission

Looking for something fun and creative to do with the grandkids?  Let nature be your inspiration and create wet-felted rocks! Take strands of wool fiber and mush together with soap and water to create a beautiful and unique art piece.

This craft is for the young and old- a perfect way to enjoy a lazy afternoon. Use it as a one of a kind paperweight or add it to that special rock collection that every kid has!