Canal Days™ at the Museum is your destination for marine displays, photographs and ship & rail models. Enjoy the Great Lake Model Boat Association remote control boat show and the Niagara Antique Power Association who display and demonstrate everything from corn shucking to steam whistles. Watch as artisans demonstrate their skills, blacksmithing, wood carving, wool spinning and rope ladder making throughout the heritage village. Visit with the 1st Lincoln Militia re-enactors and the 1812 Legacy Council. Towpath Trinkets Fleamarket offers up something for everyone from gently used items to antiques. Enjoy a stuffed pork dinner cooked on a wood fire by Pig Roast Production. Satisfy your taste buds with Crystal Beach Waffles and Suckers. Savour tea and freshly baked biscuits in Arabella’s Edwardian Tea Room. Print a free souvenir on our heritage press. The Museum is the only place to purchase your official Cana Days™ T-shirts which comes in two great styles. Fun activities in the Kids Zone, try a heritage costume, potato sack races, croquet, make a craft or get your face painted
New this year!
The wonders of the universe come down to earth in the Royal Ontario Museum Travelling Starlab. Enter this inflatable planetarium to explore the unspoiled night sky and learn about the wonderful and magical world of astronomy. Don't miss the talented performance of traditional Scottish dancing set to Celtic music, by students from "Tara's School of Highland Dance". Let the "Old Tyme Fiddlers" energize you with their fiddle music, some of which dates back to the 1800's.The whole family can enjoy live performances of Canadian East Coast and traditional Celtic music by the group "Against the Grain", and experience the unique and powerful music of the dynamic duo "Vox Violins". Explore our exhibits in the main gallery: Dress to Impress - A century of fashion 1812-1912, DeWitt Carter - The Man Behind the School, A Bittersweet Sugarloaf Settlement in 1812. See our newest exhibit "Permission to Come Aboard" commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard on display in the Marine Exhibit Lighthouse.