The Bank of Canada museum has a LOT of fun, free activities going on during Winterlude!
Every Winterlude weekend, 10:00 to 17:00
Currency isn’t all bank notes and coins. Sometimes it’s food. Discover how the food we ate was used as money. Tea, cocoa, salt, Parmigiano cheese, mash potatoes… experience this surprising money with nearly all your senses. Guess what the currency is, how it was used and where it came from?
The Avatar Puppet Market
February 2 and 3, 10:00 to 17:00
Make fun and easy puppets—on a budget. We supply puppet parts and play money, the kids make the puppets. But they can only make what they can afford.
Build-a-Brick of Tea Workshop
February 9 and 10, 11:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 15:00
In brick form, tea was once the currency of much of Asia. See how tea bricks were made and then make your own tea brick. Arrive early as there are only four workshops with a maximum of 25 participants each.
February 16, 17 and 18, 10:00 to 17:00
How does fur from the Canadian wilderness become a hat in fashionable Paris? Trapper and Métis educator Archie Martin will be here with his collection of trapping artifacts and furs. Look, ask and touch.