I am Canadian-Canadian Outdoor Collectibles is bringing a special collection of fishing nostalgia and fun to the Museum this summer. Your fishing memories will surely be sparked with this fun look at Canada’s fishing past.
Having a fishing history that predates confederation, our methods have evolved from primarily a food source, into what is now a large and varied sports-fishing industry, with offshoots in most communities in Canada. Fishing has seen some items be it a reel, lure, rods, boats, motors and more all being made in Canada at one point or another. World affairs, geography, trade policy and distribution methods have all came into playing a role, with regional items and indeed species playing a huge role, to this day.
“My grandfather used to have a little white boathouse, tucked into a small bay, in Bolsover Ontario. It always seemed like a special place, with every nook and cranny having something in it, relating to enjoying fishing. From old lures and rods, to a cedar strip boat, it is a memory that helped shape a few young people, with questions arising many years later about its history and origins in Canada”- (fishing memories, private collector)
Welcome to Gone Fishin’. Some distinctly Canadian fishing history lies within.
Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm
*closed on holiday weekend Saturdays and Mondays
Closed for the season – stay tuned for 2023 updates
Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm*, 1pm –4pm
*closed from 12pm – 1pm
Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free
180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5