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Kids love coming to The Canadian Canoe Museum, because there are so many ‘hands on’ exhibits for all ages. One great hands-on area is featured in the Canoes to Go exhibit where children can try their hand at fishing. When they have finally tired of fishing (this could actually take quite a long time)…

You can take a leisurely amble through the A Walk With Kirk exhibit and find yet another fun thing that will capture your attention. Sit down in front of the Trip Shed and use your imagination to build your idea of the perfect museum to house all of our wonderful watercraft and exhibits.

This is what you start with…

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The Canadian Penny was taken out of circulation on Monday, February 4th which has resulted in many businesses implementing the “rounding” of transactions.  The Canadian Canoe Museum’s Gift Store is in the process of installing a new Point of Sale system that will feature tax-included pricing with the “rounding” feature configured within the system.  So the price you see is the price you’ll pay!

Picture 004The deciding factors for this new concept included the demise of the penny, but also to assist the “young” consumer.  The forlorn look on the face of a young child when they find out they don’t have enough money to pay for an item because of tax also prompted the change.  We will also be altering our Member Discount program to a “Member Pricing” format instead.  There will be a few exceptions to the evenly rounded price though – customers entitled to an exemption of the Provincial portion of HST and certain percentage discounts will still have to be “manually” rounded for the lack of the penny.  We are confident that this new system will be beneficial to you our Museum’s visitors and perhaps we will start a trend for businesses!  And for those of you that would like a keepsake, the “Canoe Penny Scratcher” is still available in the Gift Store.

Come join us at the Museum on Monday February 18th from 10:00am-5:00pm. There are 3 new art instillations inspired by canoes with related interactive areas. Take home items have arrived in store to commemorate your visit!

Family Day Items

For more information on this day click the following link:

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If you visit our Museum’s Gift Store to shop for a Valentine’s Day gift for your beloved, you won’t find the typical holiday decorations consisting of red hearts, boxed chocolates and flowers. What you will find is a variety of gifts that will let your creative juices flow. Let’s look at one of our newest items – a miniature pack basket. Read the rest of this entry »

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Now that it is 2013, we need to make room for the new products soon to arrive at the Museum Store.

The Museum Store is moving forward by having more Canadian made products available to you our customer.  Currently we provide Artisan Products made in house, items made by local artists, and some Canadian made products.

The initial step to this goal has been finding quality, made in Canada, t-shirts to replace the existing. So now is your time to save, selected t-shirts are reduced to 25% off. But it doesn’t stop there, come in and see our other sale products that are 40% off!

In 1998 with the support of The Hudson’s Bay Company and their History Foundation we were able to recreate a fur trade post inside our Museum. Built about 1876, the timber frame structure stored porvisions at the Hudson’s Bay Company post of Michipicoten on Lake Superior. We felt it was only fitting that our “modern day” trading post offer authentic Hudson’s Bay products to our visitors. From Point Blankets and Throws to T-Shirts and Paddles!

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We also offer a wide range of artisan products made from authentic HBC materials.  Be sure and check out our hand crafted mittens, mukluk liners and even flasks with their own “blanket” cover!


And just to see how many of our shoppers read our blog’s – if you come to the Store to purchase any of these items by December 31st and mention that you seen them in this blog – we’ll pay the HST!

Happy Shopping! Be sure to check out our Boxing Week specials next week!

With exactly one week left until Christmas (eek!), we’re down to crunch time for those last-minute gifts. As we’ve mentioned before, you don’t need to look any further than the Canoe Museum Store for unique items for everyone on your list. There is only one more “Extended Holiday Shopping Hours” evening left, which is this Friday December 21st  from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. No need to battle crowds in the malls, get optimal parking outside our front door, and come in to buy for everyone on your list!


As Christmas is a time for rest and relaxation, the Museum will be closed for its’ rest and relaxation for a few days over the holidays. On December 24th, the Museum will be closed at 2:00 pm, so that everyone has a chance to go home and prepare for Santa! From December 25th to December 26th, the Museum will be closed to allow everyone a chance to relax by the fire with family and friends. The Museum will be open again from December 27th to December 31st, so that you can have something to do with the in-laws who just don’t seem to leave. For January 1st and 2nd, the Museum will be closed for everyone to adjust to the New Year. From January 3rd onward, the Museum will be back on regular scheduling, so that you can come in at your leisure to use those Canoe Museum gift cards that you received for Christmas.

To recap: The Museum will be closed on December 25th and 26th, as well as January 1st and 2nd. Hopefully, you’ll be able to come in for a visit between these dates; the soothing atmosphere of being surrounded by canoes and kayaks will be sure to alleviate your hectic holiday stresses!

Last night was the exhibit opening for the Museum’s latest addition, ‘A Walk with Kirk’. This exhibit tells the story of our founder, Kirk Wipper’s life.

To insure our visitors can take home a piece of their experience we have selected, and created items that represent this permanent addition to The Canadian Canoe Museum.

Come into the Museum Store to get the following items:

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We are excited to announce that The Canadian Canoe Museum will be open until 9:00 pm on Friday nights to accommodate Christmas Shoppers.  Our Gift Store has many unique products for anyone on your Christmas list.  Be sure to check out our Friday Night specials and enter our draw for a Gift Basket.  We are also offering free admission to the Museum’s galleries and complimentary refreshments will be available.  Hope to see you there!