Canal Days Museum Attractions


Museum Attractions

Canal Days Grouds

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 blacksmithing, woodcarving, wool spinning, chair caning, and rope ladder-making throughout the heritage village. 

Visit with the 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia 1812 re-enactors. The whole family can enjoy some toe-tapping live Folk, Country, and Maritime music under a canopy of shade. Satisfy your taste buds with food prepared by Mary Jane Smith from Riverside Berry Farm.

Antique Power

Savour tea and freshly-baked biscuits in Arabella’s Edwardian Tea Room. Print a free souvenir using the museum’s heritage press. Explore our exhibits in the main gallery: Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s 40 - in honour of the 40th Anniversary of the museum, one a

rtifact from each year of collecting was chosen to celebrate the people, the history, and the objects that have helped make Port Colborne a proud community and Towpath Treasures - learn about the significance of the Welland Canal through the treasures showcased in this exhibit.

Guiding Light- With life-saving beams of light, Port Colborne lighthouse keepers guided mariners away from dangerous reefs from 1834 to 1986. This exhibit celebrates those who maintained the lighthouses and operated the lights and fog signals for over 150 years.