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Location & Contact


Natasha Wiatr - Museum Curator

September to April: Thursday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
May to August: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm

107 Lansdowne St.
P.O. Box 100
Callander, Ontario
P0H 1H0 

Phone: (705) 752-2282 
Fax:(705) 752-3116 
Email: or

Donating Artefacts to the Callander Bay Heritage Museum

From Section A of our Collection’s Policy:
The Callander Bay Heritage Museum collects objects, photographs, printed and audio-visual material pertaining to the history of the Corporation of the Municipality of Callander and surrounding areas, in accordance with its Statement of Purpose and Statement of Commemorative Purpose. The collection is physically recorded for the purpose of documentation, preservation, research, exhibition and interpretation for all generations.

Statement of Commemorative Purpose:

Callander, Ontario, in which the Callander Bay Heritage Museum is located, is a place of national and international significance due to the birth of the Dionne Quintuplets and their physician, Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe.

The Callander Bay Heritage Museum’s Board of Directors will be devoted to spreading the significant tale of the Dionne Quintuplet phenomenon of its time by instructing:

  • As many Canadians as possible to know that Callander and the Museum is of national historic significance because of its importance politically and socially during the 1930’s.
  •  As many Canadians as possible to know that the museum is the former home and practice of Dr. A.R. Dafoe; that it is in its original location, and that the building is, and will be, maintained in its original architectural state.

The Callander Bay Heritage Museum’s Board of Directors and staff is dedicated to:

  • The continual research of local historical events and the promotion of this information to the residents of the Township of North Himsworth and its surrounding areas.


Do you have any artefacts or photographs with relation to the history of Callander, Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, or the Dionne quintuplets that you are looking to donate? We would be happy to speak with you! Please give us a call at 705-752-2282 ext 502 or send us an email at