Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum

Visiting the Museum

Closed for the season. Contact the museum to make a special appointment.

Please contact one of the directors or email with any concerns or information.

Contact the Museum and Directors

Greetings from Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum

The loss of an icon of the community, Bob Huck, will be marked on November 19th in the CPE gym. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum in recognition of Bob's love of Northern history.

The November newsletter is now available.


Work has continued on landscaping of the museum grounds with the much-appreciated help from the Northern Neighbours Foundation grant. We are planning projects to digitize community histories at present. Please contact us at if you want more information. The Museum will also set up a booth at the Christmas Craft Sale on November 26.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS can still be made for visits by contacting any of the directors.

Membership details here.

The museum has a wall of Family History booklets completed by many of the Cranberry Portage families and these are very popular to visitors. If you have not submitted yours, Family History Questionnaires are available from the Museum.

Over the years the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum has received donations from individuals/businesses In Memory of a Loved One. These have been acknowledged on our Donations Page. The executive has now decided to separate these from the regular Donations and will be making up a new acknowledgement book and these donations will be posted yearly on our Website and Facebook page.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help out with suggestions or work projects in any way please let one of the directors know. This is your Museum and we need your help. We look forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible. Please stay safe.

To purchase a membership or to make a donation drop into the museum or contact Mabel Brewer the Museum treasurer at 204-472-3031

- Courtesy of North Of 54 Cinematography, this YouTube video provides a tour of the museum and its many offerings.

- Summers in Northern Manitoba - from TravelManitoba, this YouTube video provides a tour of the museum and its many offerings.


A Quick Tour of the Museum

Canvas-covered cedar canoes were the common form of transportation until the advent of aluminum boats in the 1960s.

Interior of a cabin reconstructed. Living space was cramped, furniture rudimentary, and running water non-existent.

Kicker motor for a canoe, early power saw and other basic tools

Cranberry nurses fondly remembered

Cabinet with beadwork objects

Early telephone

Clothing and equipment from the past

Toys from long ago

Background Articles

The Museum Project 1978-2005

The initiative for the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum began with Homecoming Celebrations in 1978 and the historical display in the Bayview Theatre ...

The Museum Project 2010-2017

The realization of the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum came with a massive effort by community members past and present ...

Canada 150 Celebration

June 24, 2017

About the Museum