Kids activities such as a puppet theatre, scavenger hunt and model canoe building see young visitors fascinated. Artisans throughout the galleries demonstrate traditional skills such as paddle carving, felting and finger weaving. Also unique to the museum is a fully functioning woodshop where visitors can see traditional boat building techniques in action. A variety of paddled watercraft are built right on site every day!
The Museum also offers a multitude of programming year-round for all ages including award winning education programs for schools and youth groups, adult artisan workshops such as paddle carving, campfire cooking classes and snowshoe weaving, and on-the-water summer paddling camps for kids. The Museum also facilitates adult canoeing courses and can certify participants with their ORCKA levels 1-4. New in 2017 the museum is offering a unique Voyageur Canoe Tour experience where participants paddle a 36’ voyageur canoe up and over the worlds highest hydraulic lift lock in Peterborough!
Through inclusive, memorable and engaging exhibits and programs The Canadian Canoe Museum shares the art, culture, heritage and spirit of paddled watercraft with our communities, and visitors worldwide.
For more information visit www.canoemuseum.ca