The Canadian Canoe Museum is excited to announce that you can now host your next event in the McLean/Matthews Gallery! In addition to our main event space, we are extending our policies so that you can hold your function in the main lobby of the Museum. This is very exciting because it means that your guests can enjoy cocktails and appetizers while interacting with the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world.

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This policy change has also allowed us to add a third tier to our wedding packages. Imagine making your way down our grand staircase for your first appearance as newlyweds where your friends and family await with champagne in hand! The McLean/Matthews Gallery is the perfect place for speeches, toasts and cocktail hour before your guests head into the main event space for dinner and dancing.

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For more information about facility rentals at The Canadian Canoe Museum, contact 705.748.9153 x210 or email rentals@canoemuseum.ca.

 

 

If you weren’t able to be at this year’s Small Craft Rendezvous don’t fret here are some images from the various builders’ booths!

Thanks to all the staff, volunteers, visitors and exhibitors that made this day a total success!

Randy Barry with Montreal Canoe

Randy and Barry with the birch bark Montreal canoe

Les Stroud on stage in the Canoe Museum

Les Stroud on stage in the Canoe Museum

ORKCA demonstration booth

ORKCA demonstration booth

Shadow River Boats booth

Skip Izon of Shadow River Boats

Russ Parker kayak demo

Russ Parker’s Kayaks

Will Ruch Canoes

Ruch Canoes

rick schuett paddle carving

Rick Schuett paddle carving demo

Ptbo Sailing club

Peterborough Sailing Club

PACE PCVS canoe program

PACE program at PCVS

mike elliott filling canvas canoe

Mike Elliott of Kettle River Canoes filling demo

making HBC blanket coat pouches

Making HBC blanket coat pouches

Lakeview Canoes booth

Peter Code of Lakeview Canoes

John Nekkers booth

John Nekkers’ booth

Joe van Koeverden booth

Joe van Koeverden’s booth

hope mill booth

Hope Mill booth and Don grabbing a snack!

Brownsea Base

Scouts Canada Brownsea Base

Cana Canoes

Tom Bailey of Cana Canoes

Bear Mountain boats

Bear Mountain Boats

IE Weldon SS Canoe program

I.E Weldon SS canoe building program

Lee valley tools demo and booth

Lee Valley Tools demo and booth

WCHA and Ravenwood Canoes

WCHA and Ravenwood Canoes

karen kain paddling-36#1647What do you have planned for the kids in your life this summer holiday? The Canoe Museum provides an exceptional quality day camp experience kids ages 10-14. Spending the day on the water in a canoe, swimming when its hot, making new friends and learning the art of canoeing!  What could be better? We have a few spaces available so check out the camps page for more information.

father with kids in a canoe

 

Why not celebrate that incredible dad in your life with a visit to The Canadian Canoe Museum?! It is hard to find the right gift for that special guy so we have come up with 3 ways to celebrate him:

 

 

1. FREE admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum for DAD on Father’s Day.

2. Members’ Pricing (10% off) on ALL Adult Artisan Workshops

3. Members’ Pricing (10% off) in the Museum Shop

Use Promo Code: DAD2014 when shopping online for Workshops or at the Shop.

This Promotion is valid from Wednesday June 11th to Sunday June 15th.

Questions? Please contact info@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153

Les Stroud at Canoe Museum June 21Les Stroud aka Survivorman is coming to The Canadian Canoe Museum on Saturday June 21st at 3:00pm.  Don’t miss an interactive and intimate 90 minutes of music and conversation. A fantastic opportunity to share space and time with Survivorman!

Doors Open to the Education Room at 2:30pm. Show starts at 3:00pm and finishes at 4:30pm.  Cash bar and light snacks available.

Tickets are $30*  PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE or IN-PERSON AT THE MUSEUM.  LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE

Visit the Museum the same day to enjoy a free public event called the Small Craft Rendezvous.  The Museum will be alive with exhibitors and demonstrations both inside and outside in the parking lots.  Kids’ activities, hands-on workshops, beer garden, BBQ and cafe will be just some of the features!

Special thanks to Steam Whistle Brewery for being our official beer sponsor.Steam Whistle Brewery logo

*All proceeds from this event support the Museum’s public programs and exhibitions and your support is great appreciated.

 

Summer camps? What?! I can’t believe the ice is just out now and that I just planted my peas and spinach last night.  Everything is so late this spring and as such so is my planning for the summer. This is the first year for me that one of my kids can register for the fabulous (and affordable) Paddling Camps that we offer at the Canoe Museum.  Check out the Paddling camp scene on the video below for a taste of what kids are going to be up to this coming summer (and yes, summer is coming)!  Register soon, space is limited and there are others out there who also haven’t planned their summer yet!

Courting Canoe

The opening of our new exhibition  “Can I Canoe You Up the River? – The Story of Paddling and Romance” has given our Museum’s Shop the opportunity to create our own unique merchandise. Designed to give our visitors a chance to take home a piece of their experience, you have many options. From miniature courting canoes to large canvas totes, our Shop has numerous items available.  Visit the Shop after you enjoy the exhibition (opening today – April 23) and find the perfect memento! tote bagbookmark_summer-canoe_largePoker Size (2)

 

 

 

 

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We’ve had some exciting new things happening here at the Museum this spring.  A few of those exciting things have been new bead-work workshops taught by local instructor Andy Bullock.

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Greetings! My name is Noor Iqbal, and today (how time flies!) is my second-last day at the Canoe Museum! I have been working with Karen Taylor and Jen Burnard (the fabulous folks who bring the children’s education programming to you) for the past three weeks. As a student teacher from Queen’s University’s Outdoor and Experiential Education program, I couldn’t have wished for a better practicum placement! I will especially remember the obvious commitment and delight the staff, volunteers, and visitors have in learning new things.

Everyone I met—staff, animators, and volunteers—has been keenly interested and open to sharing their knowledge and learning from each other. I’ve learned a great deal by spending time with the people who make the Museum come to life. I have had valuable conversations with so many individuals: they’ve shared tidbits of historical information about fur trade artifacts, ruminated about cultural appropriation, demonstrated the process of making fire with flint and steel, highlighted considerations in program design, and described how to make artisan handcrafts. But the greatest thing I’ve experienced is the sense that this is a learning community. This museum is a place where everyone contributes their own strengths and supports each other.

Students prepare to create a web as Dave explains: You hold up the weight of everyone else, just as everyone else holds up your weight too.

Students prepare to create a web as Dave explains: You hold up the weight of everyone else, just as everyone else holds up your weight too.

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Parks Canada and The Canadian Canoe Museum Consider Potential Relocation
of Museum to Peterborough Lift Lock

Collaboration would boost tourism and sustainability

artist rendition of the Canoe Museum at the Peterborough Lift Lock

April 9, 2014 – Parks Canada

Parks Canada and the Canadian Canoe Museum are exploring an innovative idea of relocating the museum to the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway as a way to boost the tourism and revenue potential for both organizations.

The construction of a new museum at this location would consolidate two significant tourism and recreation destinations in the region and offer enhanced opportunities for Canadian families, including the opportunity to better explore the canoe’s history in Canada and enjoy the diverse water-related programming and associated activities that can be offered by the museum at this historic location.

Parks Canada and the Canoe Museum will now enter into detailed negotiations to determine the terms of the potential partnership. This joint project would aim to increase visitation and offer new opportunities that would support each organization’s mandate and their financial sustainability.

This project demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to work with partners and communities to help canals be a premier tourism destination, generate revenue, foster recreation and economic development, and ultimately build strong communities and support Canadian families. For the Canoe Museum, this initiative represents the potential fulfillment of a long-cherished aspiration – the relocation to a new water-based site that will enable wider and more extensive programming. Read the rest of this entry »

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