Hallowe'en at the Museum!
Oct
28
10:30am10:30am

Hallowe'en at the Museum!

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm for Hallowe'en activities, including a Hallowe'en hunt through the Galleries (get a prize when you find everything!) and a make a Hallowe'en noodle boat to take home!

While you're here, be sure to visit all of our other family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.  

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Luste Lecture and Collections Storage Tour
Oct
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Luste Lecture and Collections Storage Tour

Join us for a lecture and collection storage tour on October 29!

1 p.m. - Collection storage tour with Curator Jeremy Ward

2 p.m. - Lecture by Wendy Grater

Join Wendy Grater and Black Feather as we explore Northern Yukon's 3 sisters; the Bonnet Plumer, Snake and Wind Rivers. Part of the Peel Watershed, these rivers encompass over 68,000 square kilometres of rugged northern wilderness, which is one of the largest unroaded natural areas in the world. You'll see the different characteristics of these wild waterways and learn why this area is under industrial threats and needs your protection and support.

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About Wendy

Hi there! I’ve been guiding for Black Feather since 1984.  In this time, I’ve paddled /hiked/kayaked/skied in the NWT, Yukon, Nunavut, B.C., Ontario, Quebec and Greenland. A couple of my favourite trips are the Mountain River and East Greenland because I love the combination of excellent paddling and fantastic day hiking opportunities. On trips, I really enjoy the chance to get to know the participants, and share the fantastic wilderness environment.

I am also owner and director of Black Feather. This is a rewarding and multifaceted profession. I enjoy the challenges and rewards of operating a wilderness adventure company!

In 2011, I was awarded the Northwest Territories Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award, for service and commitment to the tourism industry in Canada’s north. Black Feather was awarded both the Nunavut Tourism Business of the Year for 2013 and Northwest Territories Tourism Operator of the Year for 2013.  I am honoured to be recognized and to introduce Canada’s wilderness to so many keen adventurers.

When not guiding or in the BF office, my interests are cross country and back country skiing, yoga and hiking.

This event is for members and volunteers only. Become a member today!

RSVP to the event by emailing members@canoemuseum.ca or by calling the museum at 705-748-9153 ext. 217.

The 2017 George Luste Lecture is produced by The Canadian Canoe Museum in partnership with the Wilderness Canoe Symposium and the Wilderness Canoe Association.

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Book Launch: Mapmaker
Nov
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

Book Launch: Mapmaker

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Mapmaker: Philip Turnor in Rupert's Land in the Age of Enlightenment By Barbara Mitchell

The inaugural biography of Hudson's Bay Company surveyor Philip Turnor, Mapmaker brings to life the man who taught David Thompson and Peter Fidler how to survey. For fourteen years, Turnor and his Cree guides travelled 15,000 miles through Rupert's Land and produced maps that became the foundation of all northern geographic knowledge.

Join us at The Canadian Canoe Museum for this free public event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through the Museum's Gift Shop.

5:00 p.m. - Complimentary tour of the Museum

6:00 p.m. - Reception

6:30 p.m. - Talk by Barbara Mitchell

For more information, email info@canoemuseum.ca or call 705-748-9153 ext. 210.

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Family Drop-in Activities: Make a Cosy Hand-warmer!
Nov
25
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop-in Activities: Make a Cosy Hand-warmer!

Get ready for cooler weather: make a hand-warmer sachet (owls, canoes and more). This cosy craft makes a lovely hand-made gift for the upcoming holiday season!

While you're here, be sure to visit all of our other family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.  

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Books and Brunch with John Boyko
Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

Books and Brunch with John Boyko

Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at Elmhirst's Resort on Rice Lake followed by John Boyko discussing his book Sir John's Echo: The Voice for. a Stronger Canada. Your ticket includes: brunch, the John Boyko talk, meet the author, and book signing.  

Limited seating is available, so book your ticket early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are $75 each. For more information contact: christina.skuce@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x211.

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Online Auction
Oct
10
to Oct 17

Online Auction

Support educational programs at The Canadian Canoe Museum by bidding in an online auction! From Oct. 10 to Oct. 17, ten items will be open for bidding. Items include a Sailing Canoe, a Canoe Museum Necklace, One Night's Accommodation in Stratford and more!

 
 
 
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Family Paddling Day
Sep
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Family Drop In Activities: Harvest Hand Towel
Sep
30
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Harvest Hand Towel

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make stamped autumn tea towels, ready for your Thanksgiving gatherings.

While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.  

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Family Paddling Day
Sep
23
11:00am11:00am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Jiimaan: A Canoe for this Land
Sep
18
to Oct 2

Jiimaan: A Canoe for this Land

Join us in celebrating the traditional knowledge of canoe building! Chuck Commanda will be working publicly in the museum’s “Preserving Skills Gallery” from September 18 to October 2. By visiting the museum, you can witness the construction of a 16-foot Gitigan Ziibi-style birch bark canoe.

For current information, visit https://www.canoemuseum.ca/the-jiimaan-project.

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Chapters Canoe FUNdraiser
Sep
16
9:30am 9:30am

Chapters Canoe FUNdraiser

Visit Chapters Peterborough (873 Lansdowne St.) on Sept. 16, 2017, to support the museum and participate in family friendly activities. 

For one day only, 15% of your purchase on regular-priced items will support the museum. Museum volunteers will be onsite handing out bookmarks to allow you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Enjoy the chance to view a 16-foot cedar strip canoe from the museum's collection. Children can participate in wearable canoe races, a canoe craft, and story time lead by the Chapters education team!

Print the image below to take advantage of the opportunity!

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Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun
Sep
4
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make a magnetic fishing rod, and use it to catch a fish in our pond for a fish to take home with you.  

While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.  

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Family Drop-in Activities: Bug Bracelets
Aug
26
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop-in Activities: Bug Bracelets

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make an all-natural mosquito repellent bracelet to ward off the last critters of the summer. 

While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.  

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
22
11:00am11:00am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Plein Air Painting and Paddling
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Plein Air Painting and Paddling

Imagine paddling in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air and contributing to an aesthetic and colour palette that is uniquely Canadian.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is proud to partner with The Land Canadian Adventures to bring you this experience that is unique to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Travel up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock in a replica 36' Montreal canoe, paddling north along the Trent Severn Waterway. Arriving at a shoreline campsite, Canadian en plein air artist Paul Teleki will guide us through the principles of colour and form, straight from the natural source. 

This experience includes:

  • Shoreline lunch inspired by wild edibles that are in season
  • Free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Optional transportation from The Canadian Canoe Museum (ample free parking is available at both the Canoe Museum and the Lift Lock Visitor Centre)
  • All required gear and equipment for paddling and painting

 

For more information please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x210.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Plein Air Painting and Paddling
Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

Plein Air Painting and Paddling

Imagine paddling in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air and contributing to an aesthetic and colour palette that is uniquely Canadian.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is proud to partner with The Land Canadian Adventures to bring you this experience that is unique to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Travel up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock in a replica 36' Montreal canoe, paddling north along the Trent Severn Waterway. Arriving at a shoreline campsite, Canadian en plein air artist Paul Teleki will guide us through the principles of colour and form, straight from the natural source. 

This experience includes:

  • Shoreline lunch inspired by wild edibles that are in season
  • Free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Optional transportation from The Canadian Canoe Museum (ample free parking is available at both the Canoe Museum and the Lift Lock Visitor Centre)
  • All required gear and equipment for paddling and painting

 

For more information please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x210.

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Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun
Aug
7
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Magnetic Fishing Fun

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make a magnetic fishing rod, and use it to catch a fish in our pond for a fish to take home with you.  

While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.  

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
6
11:30am11:30am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Choose between a tour leaving at 11:30 a.m. or a tour leaving at 1:30 p.m.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca.

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Family Paddling Day
Aug
4
11:30am11:30am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Choose between a tour leaving at 11:30 a.m. or a tour leaving at 1:30 p.m.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705-748-9153 ext. 210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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Family Paddling Day
Jul
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca

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 Family Drop In Activities: Make a Tic Tac Toe-in-a-bag
Jul
29
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop In Activities: Make a Tic Tac Toe-in-a-bag

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to make your own tic-tac-toe in a bag, ready to take on your summer canoe trips, road trips, or just out in the back yard. All ages. 

While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.  

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership.   Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here.   Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153.

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Plein Air Painting & Paddling
Jul
23
10:00am10:00am

Plein Air Painting & Paddling

Imagine paddling in the path of Bill Mason, Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven by learning the principles of painting en plein air and contributing to an aesthetic and colour palette that is uniquely Canadian.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is proud to partner with The Land Canadian Adventures to bring you this experience that is unique to Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Travel up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock in a replica 36' Montreal canoe, paddling north along the Trent Severn Waterway. Arriving at a shoreline campsite, Canadian en plein air artist Paul Teleki will guide us through the principles of colour and form, straight from the natural source. 

This experience includes:

  • Shoreline lunch inspired by wild edibles that are in season
  • Free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Optional transportation from The Canadian Canoe Museum (ample free parking is available at both the Canoe Museum and the Lift Lock Visitor Centre)
  • All required gear and equipment for paddling and painting

 

For more information please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x210.

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Free Canoe City Walking Tour
Jul
22
to Aug 26

Free Canoe City Walking Tour

Celebrate Canada's 150th by joining our tour guides on the sites of Canada's most iconic canoe manufacturers. Guided tours are available every Saturday from July 22 through Aug. 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.

See the birthplace of the board canoe and reimagine downtown Peterborough in the mid to late 1800's on this outdoor tour. Learn interesting, little known facts about Peterborough's canoe manufacturing history, and enjoy a beer tasting at Publican House.

Register for this free event by emailing walkingtours@canoemuseum.ca or calling 866-342-2663, extension 206.

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Family Paddling Day
Jul
22
11:00am11:00am

Family Paddling Day

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

PRICING (HST INCLUDED)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Members Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Member Price: $13
Non-Member Price: $15

NOTE: Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

BUY YOUR TICKETS:
Space is limited! Reserve your seat in advance by calling 705.748.9153 x210 or emailing paddle@canoemuseum.ca.

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Jun
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lock n' Paddle - Celebrate National Canoe Day!

Lock 'n Paddle 2016

Lock 'n Paddle 2016

Can we fill both tubs of the Peterborough Lift Lock at this year’s “Lock’n Paddle” event in celebration of National Canoe Day and Canada 150? That is what Parks Canada, The Canadian Canoe Museum, and the Land Canadian Adventures will attempt to answer on June 24th. Grab your paddles and venture to the Peterborough Lift Lock Historic Site of Canada, the count will take place at 1 PM!

FREE Lockage in Celebration of Canada 150

Skip the portage and enjoy a paddle in the lock with FREE lockage. While a lockage permit will not be required for Lock ‘n Paddle, you will need a FREE lockage permit to continue your Trent-Severn Waterway adventure. It’s easy to get yours by ordering online at parksorders.ca or go to any lock station on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Launch Options

Our goal is to have as many paddlers as possible at this event, so it’s important to know your best options to get your canoe or kayak into the water and on the way to the Peterborough Lift Lock. It is recommended that avid paddlers plan to paddle to the Peterborough Lift Lock from one of the first four options in order to allow those with less experience or accessibility concerns the ability to enter the Waterway at the Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre.

NOTE: When paddling to Lock 20 allow an extra 45-60 minutes to transfer and paddle to the Peterborough Lift Lock.

·       Beavermead Campground - 2011 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough - 5 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Rogers Cove – 131 Maria Street, Peterborough - 5 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Millennium Park - 130 King Street, Peterborough – 20 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Del Crary Park - 100 George Street, Peterborough - 35 Minute Paddle to Lock 20

·       Warsaw Swing Bridge – Parkhill Road E and Canal Road, Peterborough – 20 Minute Paddle to Peterborough Lift Lock.

·       McFarlane Bridge – McFarlane Street and Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough – 10 Minute Paddle to Peterborough Lift Lock.

·       Trent-Severn Waterway Headquarters – 2155 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough – Launch at the top, west side of Lock 20 – Ashburnham

·       Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre – 353 Hunter Street East, Peterborough

Paddle Pool

Have extra space in your canoe? Looking to take part in the event but need a canoe? Meet Paddle Pool! The Paddle Pool Facebook Group will be used to help paddlers connect and to achieve our ultimate goal of filling the Peterborough Lift Lock with as many paddlers as possible. Post early and start connecting paddlers!

Gear & Rental Options

Don’t have your own boat or gear but still want to make a splash?  Check out these local rental options:

·       Pedal and Paddle - Millennium Park at the Silver Bean, 100 King Street and Water Street, Peterborough

·       Wild Rock Outfitters – 169 Charlotte Street, Peterborough

·       Adventure Outfitters – 1828 8th Line, Lakefield

·       Beavermead Campground - 2011 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough

·       Cottage Toys – 180 Charlotte Street, Peterborough or 96 Clementi Street, Lakefield

If you're looking for an all-inclusive guided paddling experience for Lock’n Paddle, join the Land Canadian Adventures' Lock’n Paddle Adventure!

Event Requirements

·       Personal Floatation Device worn by each paddler.

·       Sound signalling device, buoyant heaving line, and bailer for each boat.

·       Due to safety concerns stand up paddle boards will not be permitted.

·       By participating in this event you agree to be photographed and/or filmed. We want to capture and share this event with the world and we hope you do too!

A Few Guidelines:

In honour of Canada 150 the staff wants to make sure we get an accurate number of boats per tub. This means that each paddlecraft needs to be counted as they enter the Peterborough Lift Lock. We ask that you please wait patiently and paddle into the lock one at a time. There will be staff there to help instruct you once we open the gates, but all paddlers should line up and enter in single file.

Secondly, there will be 3 safety boats per tub. This is to ensure the safety of all participants and it is extremely important that they enter the tub when they need to. This means that every few lines of boats, the staff will instruct a safety boat to cut the line and enter the tub. We ask for your understanding during this process, it is mandatory that the safety boats are staggered throughout each tub.

Additionally, this event will run on a first-come, first-served basis. Although the final count of boats will not be happening until 1 PM we suggest that you arrive early to help ensure your spot in the tub. We will make every effort to include every boat and everyone in the event, but once the tubs are full, we will have no other choice but to close the gates.

Finally, don’t forget your sunscreen, a hat and, your water bottle and a smile!

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Event Organized in Association With

Parks Canada                         The Canadian Canoe Museum                         The Land Canadian Adventures   

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Family Drop-In Activities: Watercolour Painting
Jun
24
10:30am10:30am

Family Drop-In Activities: Watercolour Painting

Drop-in between 10:30 and 1:00pm to try your hand at watercolour painting, using artist-quality paints and paper. Make and take home a unique watercolour bookmark for your summer reading! All ages - though watercolour techniques are most easily achieved by ages 7+. 

While you're here, be sure to visit our family-friendly museum areas to put on a puppet play, paddle a canoe, build a link-n-log camp, set the camp table and more.

Our Family Drop-in Activities happen every last Saturday of the month, and are always free with Museum admission or Family Membership. 

Remember, family membership is only $50/year and includes free admission, discounts on kids' workshops, March Break, Summer Camp and the store, and special events throughout the year. Info/Join here

Questions? Please contact 705 748 9153. 

 

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New Exhibit Now Open - Artisan and Industry
Jun
23
to Jul 28

New Exhibit Now Open - Artisan and Industry

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The exhibit's full title will be Artisan and Industry: Canoe Making in the Manufacturing Age. The exhibit will represent the idea that what began as a localized cottage industry in the Peterborough area would eventually become an iconic Canadian industry with international reach. The exhibit will be made public on June 23, and it will be on display until the museum moves in 2021.

This year is a celebration of Canada’s 150th as well as the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Canoe Museum located in Peterborough. As momentum builds for the museum’s redevelopment at a new site located adjacent to the Peterborough Lift Lock, it is preparing a salute to the rich heritage of wooden canoe manufacturing in this community through its latest exhibit called “Artisan and Industry: Canoe Making in the Age of Manufacturing.

150 years ago, a few settler craftsmen in the Peterborough area were reimagining the way canoes could be fashioned. Their innovative methods launched a golden age for wooden canoe manufacturing in both Canada and the United States that would last a century, garner world-wide renown and link regional names such as Peterborough, Ontario and Canadian with the word canoe.

The exhibit will feature a selection of locally-made canoes, some never exhibited before, as well as canoe making forms, patterns and tools. The exhibit also draws upon a highly significant collection of archival materials related to Canadian Canoe Manufacture, which will be featured in an interactive digital kiosk. A canoe making workshop.

 Other artifacts featured in this exhibit will range from gleaming varnished watercraft hulls to rough canoe-making tools, patterns and original graphic materials.  Several interactive stations will welcome guests for hands-on experience.

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National Aboriginal Day Celebrations with Miawpukek First Nation
Jun
21
9:30am 9:30am

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations with Miawpukek First Nation

We are honoured to welcome Sagamaw Mi'sel Joe and members of Miawpukek First Nation from Newfoundland for National Aboriginal Day celebrations at the Canadian Canoe Museum. 

Free admission all day! 

9:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony: Welcome from Chief Phyllis Williams (Curve Lake), Chief Mi'sel Joe (Miawpukek), and others. Honour and Reconciliation songs performed by Sipuji'j Drummers and Eastern Owl. 

10:30-2:00 Participatory workshops and demonstrations for school groups and the public with artists and artisans from Miawpukek First Nation. Canoe building, traditional food, Mi'kmaw language, drumming and song. 

Please note: we have registered our maximum number of school groups for this event.

3:30-5:00 Ceremonial paddle of the birch bark canoe made by Mi'kmaw master builders and youth, which is to be presented to the Canadian Canoe Museum.  The public is invited to join this paddling experience - bring your own canoe or contact Stacey.arppe@canoemuseum.ca to register for a (free) space in our Voyageur Canoe. Location: Peterborough Lift Lock. 

6:00-8:00 Workshops, demonstrations and performance with  Miawpukek First Nation singers, drummers, dancers and canoe builders. Light refreshments will be served. Free.

For more information, please contact Jessica Fleury, Media and Marketing Relations, 705 748 9153 or jessica.fleury@canoemuseum.ca

Artists

Eastern Owl is known throughout Newfoundland and nationally as a unique group of women who blend the styles of First Nations Drum Music and Contemporary Folk to create their own innovative sound. A powerful ensemble of seven vocalists, they have been captivating audiences at festivals and concerts across Canada. With deep roots in community, Eastern Owl has committed to deepening their connection with their traditional practices while helping to educate indigenous and non-indigenous audiences alike. They are recent recipients of the 2016 ArtsNL CBC Emerging Artist award and have taken the national stage during Canadian Music Week, Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, and Petapan. The women have been making waves following the release of their celebrated debut album “Not Quite Like You” and are currently one of the most in-demand groups in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sipuji’j Drummers is a Traditional men’s “big drum” drum group that have been learning the traditional ways of Mi’kmaq heritage, more specifically, through drumming and chanting.  The group originally started in 1995 with a group of seven men and have changed many faces over the years. At present, there are a mix of men and youth that practice their culture of drumming and chanting and often share the culture, as well as the spiritual aspects of the drum by attending functions within the community and afar.  The Big Drum is often called upon for gatherings of communal, celebratory, and honourary events usually opening such events with the Mi’kmaw Honour Song.  

Célébration de la Journée nationale des Autochtones avec la Première Nation Miawpukek

Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir le chef Mi'sel Joe et des membres de la Première Nation Miawpukek de Terre-Neuve pour célébrer la Journée nationale des Autochtones au Musée canadien du canot. 

 

L’entrée est libre toute la journée! 

 

9 h 30 à 10 h Cérémonie d’ouverture : Mots de bienvenue de la chef Phyllis Williams (Curve Lake), du chef Mi'sel Joe (Miawpukek) et d’autres personnalités. Des chants d’honneur et de réconciliation seront joués au tambour par les Sipuji'j Drummers et Eastern Owl. 

 

10 h 30 à 14 h Ateliers participatifs et démonstrations à l’intention des groupes scolaires et du public avec des artistes et des artisans de la Première Nation Miawpukek. Fabrication de canots, nourriture traditionnelle, langue micmaque, tambour et chant. 

Veuillez prendre note que nous avons déjà inscrit notre nombre maximal de groupes scolaires pour cet événement.

 

15 h 30 à 17 h Randonnée cérémoniale dans le canot d’écorce fabriqué par les maîtres artisans micmacs et des jeunes, avant sa remise au Musée canadien du canot. Le public est invité à participer à cette randonnée – apportez votre propre canot ou écrivez à Stacey.arppe@canoemuseum.ca pour réserver (gratuitement) une place à bord de notre canot voyageur. Endroit : l’écluse-ascenseur de Peterborough. 

 

18 h à 20 h Ateliers, démonstrations et spectacles des chanteurs, joueurs de tambour, danseurs et concepteurs de canots de la Première Nation Miawpukek. Un goûter léger sera servi. Gratuit.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Jessica Fleury, relations avec les médias et marketing, au 705 748 9153 ou par courriel à jessica.fleury@canoemuseum.ca

 

ARTISTES

Eastern Owl est réputé à Terre-Neuve et partout au pays comme groupe de femmes exclusif qui maîtrisent à la fois la musique du tambour des Premières Nations et la musique folklorique contemporaine, qu’elles mélangent pour créer leur propre style novateur. Ensemble de sept voix puissantes, elles ont fasciné leur auditoire au gré des festivals et des concerts partout au Canada. Profondément enraciné dans sa collectivité, le groupe Eastern Owl cherche avec ferveur à approfondir ses liens avec ses pratiques traditionnelles tout en éduquant son auditoire, tant autochtone que non autochtone. Ce groupe a reçu le prix ArtsNL 2016 accordé par la CBC aux artistes de la relève et s’est produit sur scène à travers le Canada à l’occasion de la Semaine canadienne de la musique, du festival de danse des Premières Nations côtières et du Symposium d'arts autochtones Petapan. Ces femmes ont créé des remous après la sortie bien accueillie de leur premier album « Not Quite Like You » et leur groupe est actuellement l’un des groupes les plus en demande à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

Sipuji’j Drummers est un groupe masculin de « gros tambour » traditionnel qui obéit aux manières héréditaires des Micmacs, plus particulièrement grâce au tambour et au chant. Créé en 1995 par sept joueurs de tambour, le groupe a connu une abondante relève. Il se compose actuellement d’hommes et de jeunes gens qui pratiquent la culture du chant et du tambour et la partagent souvent, de même que l’aspect spirituel du tambour, en participant aux cérémonies de leur collectivité et dans des lieux éloignés. On fait souvent appel aux gros tambours pour animer des rassemblements communautaires, cérémoniaux et honoraires qui s’ouvrent généralement par le chant d’honneur des Micmacs.

 

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Paddling PA Day!
Jun
9
9:00am 9:00am

Paddling PA Day!

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

$42 (NON-MEMBER), $38 (MEMBER)

Paddle  our 26 foot Umiak (the community boat from the Inuit tradition)! We'll journey through the Liftlocks and beyond, picnic on the shores of the Otonobee, create a mini-qulliq (soapstone lamp), and make smores around the fire! No previous paddling experience necessary. PFDs worn at all times within 15 ft of water's edge. ORCKA, First Aid and NLS (Lifeguard) certified staff.

We paddle rain or shine! 

Call x218 705 748 9153 to register, or online registration here.

Drop-off Location: 8:45-9:00 at Liftlock National Historic Site. Click here for map.

Pick-up Location: 3:30 at Peterborough Rowing Club. Click here for map.

Downloads for registered participants:

Liability Waiver

Info page

Camper Health/Emergency Contact Form

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Touch a Truck
May
28
10:00am10:00am

Touch a Truck

The Canadian Canoe Museum is hosting it's 4th annual Touch A Truck event on Sunday, May 28th.

This is the perfect event for young families who love to learn and explore! Kids, young and old, have the opportunity to climb, explore and touch over 15 different vehicles such as a fire a truck, a school bus, and a mobile production truck!

Your $5.00 admission for the event includes admission to the Museum. Harvey’s will also be on site again this year flipping burgers! It’s bound to be an amazing day.

Location: Canadian Canoe Museum Parking Lot, 910 Monaghan Rd.

Admission: $5.00/person (2 years of age and older)

Proceeds from this event support the initiatives of the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Interested in bringing a truck? Click here

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