Holiday Activities!
Dec
26
to Jan 7

Holiday Activities!

Drop-in over the holidays for some extra fun! Each day between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., you can choose to make a clothes peg portager, build your own dugout canoe, or dress up like a voyager! There will be drop-in activities for the whole family to enjoy! As always, our drop-in activities are free for members or with the cost of admission.

The Museum is open daily excluding December 25 and 26, January 1 and 2.

On December 24 and December 31st the Museum opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 2:00pm

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Homeschool Wednesday - Leather Bags
Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Wednesday - Leather Bags

Craft a leather keepsake pouch and a treasure to go inside. Try your hand at beading, making leather lacing, and learning a specialized leather stitch to create your one-of-a-kind mini-bag. This event is for children age 9+, and the cost to participate is $24.

For more information, email education@canoemuseum.ca or phone 705-748-9153 ext. 203.

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Family Drop-in Activities: Make a Cosy Hand-warmer!
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

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

Be ready for winter weather: make a hand-warmer sachet (owls, canoes and more). 

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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Homeschool Wednesday - Qulliq Soapstone Carving
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Wednesday - Qulliq Soapstone Carving

This is a new experience of our popular soapstone carving program: carve a small qulliq, or soapstone oil lamp, from the Inuit tradition. This event is for children age 8+, and the cost to participate is $16.

For more information, email education@canoemuseum.ca or phone 705-748-9153 ext. 203.

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Homeschool Wednesday - Limberjacks
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Wednesday - Limberjacks

Build your own limberjack toy from scratch, and give him/her a costume, hair, and more. Woodworking, fabric arts and music all in one program - there will be a live fiddler to give your new creations a reason to dance!  This event is for children age 7+, and the cost to participate is $50.

For more information, email education@canoemuseum.ca or phone 705-748-9153 ext. 203.

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Homeschool Wednesdays - Umiak Paddling
Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Wednesdays - Umiak Paddling

The umiak is the traditional community boat of the Inuit - originally made of seal or walrus skin on a driftwood frame. Paddle our replica umiak down from the Lift Lock to Rogers Cove and paint a mini-paddle on shore. This event is for children age 7+, and the cost to participate is $18.

For more information, email education@canoemuseum.ca or phone 705-748-9153 ext. 203.

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Homeschool Wednesday - Blanket Mittens
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Wednesday - Blanket Mittens

For $24, children age 9+ can make a pair of adult, youth or child-sized blanket mittens to keep or give as a holiday gift! Needle felt, cut and shape, and embroidery stitch wool mittens. Explore our artisan gallery and discover the historical context of the trade blankets of the fur trade.  

*Update* Due to a supply issue we will be making youth-sized mittens only - these fit up to small adult women's hands. If any current registrant were hoping to make mittens for an adult male, please let us know!

For more information, email education@canoemuseum.ca or phone 705-748-9153 ext. 203.

Click here to learn more about homeschool Wednesdays!

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Free Admission for Peterborough Locals
Dec
2
to Dec 10

Free Admission for Peterborough Locals

 
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To show appreciation for residents of Peterborough, we invite locals to visit us at no cost between Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 10. In addition, memberships will be discounted by five dollars for Peterborough residents.

We hope you will visit us to view the world's largest collection of paddled watercraft, interact with our hands-on exhibits and explore new items at the Tumblehome Shop.

The Canadian Canoe Museum looks forward to inspiring connection, curiosity and new understanding for all who take advantage of this offer.

Hours:

Monday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Free Admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

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Giving Tuesday
Nov
28
12:00 AM00:00

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement to give back through volunteering or donating to a charitable organization. 

This year, consider donating to The Canadian Canoe Museum and supporting us as we use our world-class collection as a catalyst to inspire connection, curiosity and new understanding.

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Family Drop-in Activities: Pinecone trees!
Nov
25
10:30 AM10:30

Family Drop-in Activities: Pinecone trees!

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Time to decorate! Make a pinecone tree 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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Book Launch: Mapmaker
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

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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Luste Lecture and Collections Storage Tour
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

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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Halloween at the Museum!
Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

Halloween at the Museum!

Drop in between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for Halloween activities, including a Halloween hunt through the Galleries! A prize will be available once everything is found. In addition to the hunt, you can make a Halloween noodle boat to take home!

While you're here, be sure to visit all our other family-friendly museum areas. You can 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 a 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. Learn more or join today!   

For more information, call 705-748-9153.

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Books and Brunch with John Boyko
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
10:30 AM10:30

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
9:30 AM09:30

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
10:30 AM10:30

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
10:30 AM10:30

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
11:00 AM11:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:30 AM10:30

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
11:30 AM11:30

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
11:30 AM11:30

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
1:00 PM13:00

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
10:30 AM10:30

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
10:00 AM10:00

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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