Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

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   

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

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. 

 

New Exhibit Opening - Artisan and Industry
Jun
23
10:00 am10:00

New Exhibit Opening - Artisan and Industry

  • The Candian Canoe Museum

The exhibit's full title will be Artisan and Industry: Canoe Making in the Manufacturingl 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.

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations with Miawpukek First Nation
Jun
21
9:30 am09:30

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.

 

Paddling PA Day!
Jun
9
9:00 am09:00

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

Touch a Truck
May
28
10:00 am10:00

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

May
6
10:00 am10:00

Doors Open Peterborough

The Canadian Canoe Museum will be a featured site on Doors Open Peterborough this year. 

Take in a guided tour, learn some techniques from our artisan demonstrators, try your hand at paddle carving, and more! All activities are free and open to the public.

Tour times: 11am, 11:30am, 1pm & 1:30pm.

For more information, keep your eye on the Doors Open Ontario website, found here.

Get ready for Mother's Day
Apr
29
10:30 am10:30

Get ready for Mother's Day

Drop in for some Mother's Day and springtime activities this Saturday!

Get your hands into the earth: roll up clay seed balls and decorate a package to take home for planting or a gift for mom! 
Plus, craft a Mother's Day or spring-time card. 

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.

Drop-in Activities are 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

Age-appropriate for toddlers and up. Questions? Please contact Victoria (x218) or Karen (x203) 705 748 9153. 

Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Annual General Meeting

You are invited to The Canadian Canoe Museum's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 26th at 6pm. 

2016 was an exceptional year for the Canadian Canoe Museum, in which all of our supporters and staff members worked together to meet the goals we had set for ourselves and to propel the organization forward. 

We look forward to updating AGM attendees with our successes in 2016, and initiatives and projects for 2017, some of which include:

  • A refreshed Strategic Plan and Business Plan

  • Our redevelopment project that will see a new home built for the museum, beside the Peterborough Lift Lock, on the Trent-Severn Waterway 

  • New outreach initiatives from coast to coast to coast to ensure our national relevance.

  • Advancement and expansion of our programming assisting to improve the fiscal health of operating the museum.

We hope you can join us to celebrate what has been accomplished in 2016 and be part of the plans for 2017.

For more information please contact info@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x205.

Easter Egg Hunt and more!
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Easter Egg Hunt and more!

Go on a search for Easter eggs throughout the Museum's Galleries and trade them in for candy or toy prizes! Make a bunny sachet, a cottontail rabbit and more! 

10:00-11:00 Egg hunt and craft activities. Bring your own basket!

11-1:00 Craft activities continued

1:00+ Enjoy the Museum's family friendly areas: puppet theatre, rocking canoe, canoe cutouts, link-n-log fun and many touchable artifacts!

All activities included with regular Museum admission.

FREE for Museum Members

The Museum is open regular hours over Easter Weekend, so hop on by!

Family drop-in fun!
Mar
25
10:30 am10:30

Family drop-in fun!

Hop into Spring on March 25th for our Last-Saturday-of-the-Month Family Drop-in

Make a lavender-scented felt bunny sachet to tuck under your pillow for sweet dreams, or give as a gift! (Recommended 7+, or younger with plenty of parent/guardian help). Plus, 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.

Drop-in Activities are 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

Age-appropriate for toddlers and up. Questions? Please contact Victoria (x218) or Karen (x203) 705 748 9153. 

 

March Break Workshops
Mar
13
Mar 16

March Break Workshops

Register today for our great line-up of March Break workshops! Come for a half, full, or multiple day(s)! Hands-on learning, fun and high quality take-homes!

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For full program descriptions, and to register please click here or call Victoria at x218, 705 748 9153

MONDAY, MARCH 13-SOLD OUT

1:00-3:30 Arctic Adventures (ages 6-12) $17: Carve a soapstone sculpture!

TUESDAY, MARCH 14

9:30-12:00 Arctic Adventures (ages 6-12), $17: Carve a Soapstone sculpture! 

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

1:00-3:30 Woodworking with Wanigans (ages 6-12), $22 WANIGAN WORKSHOP SOLD OUT

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15

9:30-12:00  Make a Leather Bag!   (ages 9-12) $17 Make your own mini-bag from real leather with authentic leatherwork tools, beads and more.

Optional: Supervised lunch hour 12-1, $5

1:00-4:00 Paddle-Carving (ages 9-12), $22 Make a souvenir sized (2 foot) poplar paddle using traditional paddle-carving tools

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

9:30-12:00 Canoe Paper Arts (ages 8-12), $17  Start from scratch to discover and play with the paper-making process. Make your own unique shapes, bookmarks and stationary, using recycled and natural materials.

 

Members receive 10% off on all March Break programs. For more about membership benefits, please click here

Feb
24
Feb 25

Wilderness and Canoe Symposium

The 32nd annual Wilderness and Canoe Symposium is taking place in Toronto at Monarch Park Collegiate on February 24th and 25th. This annual symposium is a mid-winter gathering of kindred spirits looking to get informed and inspired for their next wilderness adventure. The Museum’s Curator, Jeremy Ward, will be a speaking at the Symposium on the morning of Saturday February 25th. For more information or to register please visit www.wcsymposium.com.

The Wilderness Canoe Symposium is presented by the Wilderness Canoe Association

Connected by Canoe: An evening celebrating excellence in youth canoeing programs
Feb
23
Feb 24

Connected by Canoe: An evening celebrating excellence in youth canoeing programs

Join us for an evening celebrating excellence in youth canoeing and paddling programs!

The evening's events include:

  • a film screening of Makwa Jiimaan: Deep Waters, Deep Roots 
  • a presentation of youth canoe program Adventure in Understanding
  • a presentation of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Lifetime Achievement Award to Bruce and Carol Hodgins of Camp Wanapitei in Temagami!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the program begins at 7:00pm

This event is by-donation to The Canadian Canoe Museum

Watch the trailer for Makwa Jiiman: Deep Water, Deep Roots

Watch Cogeco TV's coverage of the Adventures in Understanding program

3rd annual Great Canadian Family Day
Feb
20
10:00 am10:00

3rd annual Great Canadian Family Day

Join us at The Canadian Canoe Museum for our 3rd annual Great Canadian Family Day! 

  • 10 pop-up activity stations throughout the galleries for kids of all ages including crafts, games, water-table and photo booth!
  • Kawartha Marine Modellers, model boat display 
  • Artisan demonstrations
  • Morse Telegraph Club demonstrations
  • And more!

$25 per family (up to 2 adults and 4 kids) or free with Museum Family Membership

Special offer on Family Membership for Family Day only! Purchase your Family Membership for 2016 pricing ($45) Members receive free admission to the museum all year long, discounts on programs and in the store, special event invitations and more!

Visit our Membership page for more information

Download your membership form, print, and fill-out ahead of time so that you can spend more time having Family Day fun! Click here to Download.

PA DAY - SH'KODE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FIRE
Feb
3
9:30 am09:30

PA DAY - SH'KODE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FIRE

  • Canadian Canoe Museum

Explore traditional fire-making with flint and steel, bow drills and char cloth, make a mini-quilliq (Soapstone lamp) to take home, immerse yourself in storytelling and Indigenous teachings from around the world, and conduct fun hands-on science experiments on the properties of fire and water. 

 

 

Co-presented by TRACKS (Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science) and The Canadian Canoe Museum

Location: The Canadian Canoe Museum

Info & Registration: x218 705 748 9153, or online registration here

$35 (member) $39 (non-member)

Feb
1
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture by Aaju Peter: 2017 Jack Matthews Fellow

The Canoe Museum will be welcoming Aaju Peter to deliver our 2017 Jack Matthews Fellowship talk on the evening of Wednesday February 1st from 7-8pm.

Aaju Peter is an Inuit lawyer, sealskin clothes designer, and the subject of the documentary film Angry Inuk. She is an ardent defender of the rights of Canada's northern Indigenous people and committed to preserving Inuit culture and language. Aaju has raised global awareness of the challenges confronting Canada's most northern inhabitants, speaking about issues related to sustainability and resources, and their impact on the traditional way of life. In 2012, she received the Order of Canada.

This is a free public talk beginning at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm

Contact stacey.arppe@canoemuseum.ca for more information.

This event is generously sponsored by Adventure Canada.

Family Drop-in Activities
Dec
29
Jan 8

Family Drop-in Activities

Drop in over the holidays with the family for extra pop-up activities for all ages throughout the Museum, starting Thursday December 29 at 5pm.

Create one-of-a-kind snowflakes, make unique thank-you cards, play at the lift-lock water table and more! 

Drop-in Activities are free with Museum admission or Family Membership

Stay tuned for details about our January 28 last-Saturday-of-the-month activities, and the 3rd Annual Great Canadian Family Day, February 20!

Remember, family membership is only $45/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

Age-appropriate for toddlers and up. Questions? Please contact Victoria (x218) or Karen (x203) 705 748 9153. 

Please note that the Museum is closed for a private event at 2pm on December 31.

Nov
29
1:00 am01:00

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year is will be taking place on November 29th.

It is a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that support charities and not-for-profits. Last year, over 4,700 charities and business’s participated and over 5 million Canadians showed their support.

After a tremendous effort from our members, volunteers and supporters, The Canadian Canoe Museum was unfortunately not selected to be a finalist in the AVIVA Community Fund project this year. However, the staff and volunteers at the Canoe Museum are still working towards raising the funds necessary to purchase our very own van, trailer hitch package, and enclosed trailer. With Giving Tuesday quickly approaching we are asking for your help to get there! 

On November 29th, support the Museum by donating on our Giving Tuesday webpage. Or give us a call at 705-748-9153 to make your donation.

Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

Meet Mike Ranta! Public talk and Q&A

Mike Ranta, whom recently completed a 200-day cross-Canada solo canoe trip in honour of Canadian Veterans, will visit The Canadian Canoe Museum for a public talk on Thursday November, 17th at 7pm hosted by James Raffan. 

This event is free to the public, and museum admission is free after 5PM. A donation to the museum in lieu of admission is greatly appreciated. 

Mike will show photos and tell stories of his journey. A Q&A will follow the talk. There will be reserved seating for Canadian Veterans. Ranta's canoe will also be on display for people to see.

"My upcoming visit to the canoe museum in Peterborough fills me with childlike anticipation! It warms me to know that so many different types of people who traveled the waters in such similar ways with a craft of similar design only hardens the fact that we are all connected with the water and the peace it brings!" says Ranta. 

 Mike Ranta, is a solo canoe paddler from Atikokan Ontario who, on October the 18th, 2016 finished a 200 day canoe trip from Vancouver, British Columbia to Dominion Beach, Nova Scotia in honour of Canadian Veterans. It is the longest solo canoe expedition in a single season to-date.

Though he paddles solo, Ranta was not alone on the trip- his faithful dog Spitzii accompanied him during the entire journey. "He is as brave as he is handsome and the greatest dog in Canada, possibly the world, he just has not been out of the country to prove it!" says Ranta.

This was Ranta's second time completing a cross-Canada canoe trip. His 2014 solo cross-country paddle was named Expedition of the Year by Canoe and Kayak magazine.

 

Oct
30
1:00 pm13:00

Luste Lecture and Back Building Collection Tour

A special event for museum members! Our annual Luste Lecture, Adventures of a Rambling Bibliophile with Gwyneth Hoyle and exclusive back building tour with museum curator Jeremy Ward is coming up October 30th! Please join us for this stimulating afternoon of adventure and fellowship.

Gwyneth Hoyle will talk about her own travails in search of historic heroines, framing these in the context of the Luste Rare Book Donation (an incredible donation to the museum of rare and historic books about canoes, north and adventure) and why this is a significant milestone for the Canadian Canoe Museum’s library and archival collection.

  • Back building collection tour begins at 1pm
  • Lecture, refreshments and book signing will follow at 2pm

This is a Members only event, To become a member of the museum click here 

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

The 2016 George Luste Lecture is produced by the Museum in partnership with the Wilderness Canoe Symposium and the Wilderness Canoeing Association

As librarian at Peter Robinson College Gwyneth Hoyle was among the early Trent University supporters of the establishment of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough.  Over the years, has written and edited a number of significant books and contributions to the canoeing and adventure literature including Canoeing North into the Unknown: A record of river travel 1874-1974, Flowers in the Snow: The life of Isobel Wylie Hutchison and The Northern Horizons of Guy Blanchet: Intrepid Surveyor, 1884 – 1966.  The Pacific Northwest Quarterly called Flowers in the Snow,  “meticulously researched and highly readable.”  A long time friend of both the Museum and the WCA, Gwyneth is the perfect voice to celebrate George Luste’s passions as an adventurer and bibliophile.

Family Hallowe'en Activities
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Family Hallowe'en Activities

Drop in with the whole family for the Hallowe'en edition of our Last-Saturday-of-the-Month Family Activities. 

A museum-wide Hallowe'en scavenger hunt, treats, and hands-on crafts for all ages. Stay tuned for more details! 

Free with Museum admission or Family Membership.

Remember, family membership is only $45/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

Upcoming last-Saturday family activity days: November 26, December 17  (bonus day!), December 31

Books and Brunch
Oct
16
11:00 am11:00

Books and Brunch

Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch at Elmhirst's Resort on Rice Lake followed by Lisa Rochon in conversation with James Raffan. Together, they will dive into the unabashed intimacy between Canadian architecture and it's landscape in Rochon's most recent publication Up North: Where Canada's Architecture meets the Land. Your ticket includes: brunch, the conversation with Lisa Rochon, meet the author, and book signing.

NOTE: This event sells out quickly so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. There are only a limited number of seats. Tickets are $75 each.

To purchase your tickets please contact: devon.bathurst@canoemuseum.ca  or call 705.748.9153 x211.

SOLD OUT Beaver Club Gala with guest speaker Peter Mansbridge
Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

SOLD OUT Beaver Club Gala with guest speaker Peter Mansbridge

The Canadian Canoe Museum's 9th Annual Beaver Club Gala is taking place on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

For the first time in ever, the gala will be held in the museum's galleries at 910 Monaghan Road in Peterborough!

Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, 12-time Gemini Award winner and officer of the Order of Canada, will be the guest speaker this year!

Recreating the original fur traders’ supper club in Montreal, the 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.

Click here for more information

The museum is competing to win AVIVA Community Funding and you can help!
Oct
13
Oct 28

The museum is competing to win AVIVA Community Funding and you can help!

Vote online October 11th to 28th for the museum’s project – funds to purchase a vehicle and trailer for outreach, public and educational programming

The museum has successfully submitted a project into the 2016 AVIVA Community Fund, an initiative that has been investing in charitable community initiatives across Canada since 2009.

The museum has applied for resources to purchase a van, trailer hitch package, vehicle wrap and enclosed trailer. These items would see the museum’s award winning, on and off-water programming become more accessible to schools, community groups, outreach events and the general public.

This new equipment would transport children to summer paddling camps, it would allow the museum to travel to schools and other locations off-site to deliver educational programming and workshops, transport the museum’s public paddling fleet for use on-water, and would also enable transport of artefacts to exhibits at partner museums.

From October 11th to the 28th, Canadians can vote online to help the museum become a finalist in the competition.  To vote visit https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-484 Each registered participant has 18 votes they can use at any time and can vote for the same idea more than once and/or for multiple ideas.

The 15 ideas that receive the most votes in each of the two funding levels (small ideas, and large ideas) will become finalists. Winners are picked from the finalists by a panel of judges and announced on December 6, 2016. Judges will rank ideas based on the following criteria: longevity and sustainability, votes, impact, originality, likelihood of success and submission quality.

If you support the museum’s project and want to help, invite your friends, families and coworkers to also vote for the project and join the project’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/688782731290287/. There will also be a voting kiosk set up in the museum’s lobby.

 

Uncommon Marketplace
Sep
17
Sep 18

Uncommon Marketplace

The Uncommon Marketplace is a family friendly public celebration of local artistic excellence. Artistic talent and craftsmanship from local not-for-profit organizations will be on display in the form of live demonstrations and hundreds of original, one of a kind handmade Artistic creations will be on exhibition and for sale!

This unique event will be held at The Canadian Canoe Museum (910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough) 

September 17th (10am – 5pm) and September 18th (Noon – 5pm), 2016.

For more information click here

Touch a Truck
Sep
11
10:00 am10:00

Touch a Truck

Bring the whole family to the Museum on Sunday, September 11th from 10:00am – 3:00pm for the Canadian Canoe Museum’s third annual Touch A Truck event! Big shiny trucks, movers, police cruisers, a fire truck and even a race car will a part of the line up for this year’s event.

 

$5/person gives you admission to the Museum and the opportunity to touch and explore all trucks on site!

Aug
27
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT Reel Paddling Film Festival - hosted by Kevin Callan

The Canadian Canoe Museum presents the Reel Paddling Film Festival August 27th hosted by The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan!

Join us at the Museum for a family friendly evening enjoying inspiring paddling films. We will see films about hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastline, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life! 

Your ticket will give you free admission to the museum for the day, and enter you for a great door prize. There will also be a raffle with all proceeds in support of the museum.

There will be snacks and drinks for sale, and a bar for adults.

Showtime is 6:30PM to 9:00PM with a 20 minute intermission at 7:30PM

 

 

Jul
29
Aug 1

Pop-Up Family Activities at our Voyageur Canoe!

Come to the Peterborough Lift Lock this long weekend  to experience a Voyageur Canoe Tour and on-shore activities! 

New paddling family or want to introduce your kids to canoeing? Start on shore and learn all about paddling before heading out in our voyageur canoe!

Come early to your Voyageur Canoe Tour to learn the essentials, explore our canal water table as well as play a round of Portager (our version of twister)! On-shore activities will run Friday (July 29th) and Sunday (September 31st) from 10:30am-3:30pm on the lawn of the Peterborough Lift Lock. Be on the look out for our big black Canoe Museum tent and 36ft canoe in the water, you can't miss us! 

Voyageur Canoe Tours run Friday through Monday at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. It is the perfect way to explore Peterborough's waterway for the first time or your millionth! **Please note that infants (30lbs and under) are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations

Call 705.748.9153x215 or email jacqueline.brown@canomuseum.ca for more details!