Fascinated with all things nautical? Then be sure to take part in Lighthouse Days. Join a guided tour of the Museum's iconic Cape North lighthouse, enjoy lively Celtic music, or create your own lighthouse model. Explore a variety of activities related to the science of navigation.
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Cape North Lighthouse Tours*
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Take a guided tour of the lighthouse, and climb up inside to see how the lights and lens work to make it shine so brightly. Inquire at the Info Desk.
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Beautiful seafaring music fills the Museum as the group Celtic Sea performs traditional and nautical songs.
Storytelling—The Littlest Lighthouse Keeper
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Listen to the tale of Henry the mouse, who became a lighthouse keeper, in this enchanting story.
Lighthouse Craft Station
9:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Create a model of a lighthouse. Design your own work of art using paper plates, cardboard and paint. All you need is your imagination. Register at Classroom 2.
10 a.m. to noon
What are icebergs, where do they come from, and why are they so dangerous for navigators? Come and see for yourself.
Participate in the scavenger hunt and explore the Museum's nautical artifacts.
Fun fact: During International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (August 17 and 18), members of the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club will be using radio devices to connect with lighthouses around the world. The Museum's Cape North Lighthouse is one of the very few participating lighthouses that is not located near water.
Canadian Coast Guard
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Meet members of the Canadian Coast Guard and learn how they keep Canada's waterways safe. The year 2012 marks the Canadian Coast Guard's 50th anniversary.