Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum Event

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival
Until August 5, 2018

August 4 & 5 11am to 5pm

Canal Days at the Museum is your destination for marine displays and photographs as well as railway, airplane and ship models.  Enjoy the Great Lakes Model Boat Association’s remote control boat show in action and the Niagara Antique Power Association’s demonstrations from corn shucking to steam whistles.

Watch artisans demonstrate their skills in blacksmithing, woodcarving, spinning, and rope ladder-making throughout the heritage village.

The whole family can enjoy some toe-tapping live music under a canopy of shade. Want to meet a real life pyrate? John Swallow will be selling his trade goods.

Satisfy your taste buds with food prepared by Mary Jane Smith from Riverside Berry Farm. Savour tea and freshly-baked biscuits in Arabella’s Edwardian Tea Room.

Explore our exhibits in the main museum gallery. Stacking Up the Years: In 2018, INCO, now known as Vale, marks its centenary in Port Colborne. This exhibit examines the process of refining nickel together with the many influences the company has had on the community throughout the years. Putting the Tea in Port Colborne:  Arabella’s Tea Room marks its 40th Anniversary in 2018! Discover how the longest-operating volunteer-run tea room in Canada has grown from its humble beginnings in celebration of the tradition of afternoon tea! 

Join us this Year!

  • Kindred: Kitchen music taken to new heights

     Finnegan’s Wake: Ballads of Ireland and Eastern Canada

  • Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers
  • Floss & Tann’s Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurably Curious presented by Mental Floss Sideshow
  • Blackthorn Productions – Medieval  Combat Demonstrations
  • Tara’s School of Highland Dance
  • Kids’ Zone – Face-painting, Heritage Dress-Up, Scavenger Hunt, Story Time, Games
  • Giant Sand Box – Sandcastle workshop
  • Official Canal Days T-Shirts for Sale
  • Heritage Interpreters
  • Heritage Artisans
  • Tintype Photographer – Have your tintype photo taken!

Find a shady spot to enjoy good music, food, and family fun during the 40th Annual Canal Days at the Museum.

Free Admission, sponsored by Arabella’s Tea Room

Auction – One Week all-inclusive trip for two aboard a working laker on the Great Lakes donated by Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. For contest details contact museum@portcolborne.ca

Location: 
Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, 280 King Street
Target Audience: 
Family Friendly
Fee: 
Free Admission