Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum

Visiting the Museum

Season Opening May 27th.

Regular Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday - but 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


The May newsletter is now available.

Looking forward to Summer

The Annual General meeting was held on May 1st. Reports were given and elections took place, and then the promised Digital Tour of the Museum was shown. This feature was made available by CEDF - Look North with a grant from Canada's TRF Funding, working with K&M Consulting of Flin Flon.

Our long-time vice-president Dale Streamer announced his retirement from official duties. He has been with the Museum board through most of its history, and his efforts have been greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dale.

Barb Bragg has been elected as the new Vice-President.

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.

We are now set up for e-transfers to

In the comment portion please provide us with your name, postal address, e-mail and/or phone # as well as indicate what your money is for: ie: memberships, general donations, or In Memory of ???. Receipts (if over $20.00) will be mailed to you for tax purposes.

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


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.

Employment at the Museum

There is a Summer Student Employment Opportunity for a Museum Assistant. Please read details here. Call Patty Klimchuk for more information or email your resume to

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


2023 CRANBERRY PORTAGE MARKET DAYS Held on Museum Grounds June 27 th, , July 15 th,
August 5 th & Sept. 9 th 11 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Book early to guarantee your spot - Great days for Artisans & Home Businesses to sell their products Check out the Food vendors & Entertainment


- 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