This year’s National Canoe Day at the Muskoka Discovery Centre celebrates the “Courting Canoe”, a special class of wooden boat constructed for stylish leisure and affairs of the hear. These canoes were most often designed with seats facing each other and often we accessorized with pillows, picnicking supplies, lanterns, and parasols. Volunteers at Heritage Boatworks have been working to restore a 100+ year old, all wood courting canoe, a Peterborough Comfort. Join us for the back story behind this fascinating watercraft and its restoration back to life.

Schedule of Events
10:00am – Canoe Day Opens & Presentation of
restored Peterborough Courting Canoe
11:00am – Seat Caning Demonstration & Paddle
Carving (ongoing through the day)
12:00pm – Freestyle Canoeing Demonstration
12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch – BBQ available to
purchase hamburgers, hotdogs, and sausages
1:45pm – Seminar Presentation – Romance of the
Paddle
2:30pm – Official water Launch of Restored
Courting Canoe
3:00pm – Canoe Flotilla & Guided Tour of
Gravenhurst Bay