Mattawa Museum Opening on Saturday, July 17th

We are so very excited to welcome you all back – it’s been a long journey for all of us!

It’s wonderful to say – the Mattawa Museum will be open for visitors on Saturday morning, July 17th at 9:30 am.

We have new exhibits for you to see, some interactive exhibits and some great draws for fun prizes!

Quilt raffle tickets will be available AND you will actually be able to see this gorgeous quilt on display.

Come meet our new Summer Team – Mia, Amy and Graeme.

On Sunday, we will be part of the Vendor’s Market on Explorer’s Point. Join Mia and Amy for rock painting and a special handprint project – under the Big Top at Explorer’s Point from 9 am until 1 pm. Museum hours on Sunday will be 9:30 – 4:30, so come to the market and visit the Museum.

If you have any questions, contact us.


Step 3 COVID protocols – 25% capacity (20 people in the museum at one time), masks must be worn indoors. Social distancing must be observed. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the museum. Contact tracing sign in sheet will be at the admissions desk.

Thank you for helping keep all of us safe.

Scavenger Hunt and Activity Booklet

The Metis Family Wellbeing Program has created a Scavenger Hunt and booklet of activities for families in the community to participate in for the month of July. The activities in the package range in difficulty as a way to encourage families to participate as a team.

All those who participate will be entered into a draw to win a Family Picnic Backpack full of picnic essentials.

To register and receive a package, families need to contact Deanna Dillabough DeannaD@metisnation.org or 705 303 7833.

Canada Day 2021

Canadian Flag

On this Canada Day, in light of the recent Residential school discoveries, we would like to encourage you to make this a day of Listening and Learning.

Knowledge is key. One of the aspects that we focus on in our Indigenous display at the museum are the Seven Grandfather Teachings.

Today we would like to share these keywords from those teachings.

love
respect
truth
honesty
humility
wisdom
bravery

Zaagi’idiwin
Manaaji’idiwin
Debwewin
Gwayakwaadiziwin
Dabasendiziwin
Nibwaakaawin
Zoongide’ewin

l’amour
le respect
vérité
honnêteté
humilité
sagesse
bravoure


We would like to encourage you to explore our community and share your experiences in these uncertain times.

Scavenger Hunt Time … Wildflowers of Northern Ontario!


Looking for something creative to do on Canada Day?

At the beginning of COVID in March 2020, we started a Rock Painting project at the Museum with the intent of creating a Garden of Strength and Hope. We have collected quite a few, check out the gallery so far…

Theresa Townsend
Teri Burton 1 1200 x 800
Ruth May 2 1200 X 800
Ruth May 1200 x 800
Judy Toupin 2 annotated
Brenda Kelly
Darlene Bellaire 1200 X 800
Alex Guscott1200 X 800
Agnes Kelly
Judy Toupin1200 x 800
Ashley Madelyn Everly Jeremy Bell 1200 x 800
museum display
Theresa Townsend Teri Burton 1 1200 x 800 Ruth May 2 1200 X 800 Ruth May 1200 x 800 Judy Toupin 2 annotated Brenda Kelly Darlene Bellaire 1200 X 800 Alex Guscott1200 X 800 Agnes Kelly Judy Toupin1200 x 800 Ashley Madelyn Everly Jeremy Bell 1200 x 800 museum display

We are looking for more!

It will be part of our Community Exhibit, part inside, part outside the museum. Larger rocks will be accepted for the outdoor portion of the exhibit. Dating your masterpieces would be greatly appreciated.

Be creative, have fun!

If you have painted rocks and would like to drop them off, send an email to curator@mattawamuseum.ca or call the museum 705 744 5495.