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Location & Contact

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

Phone: (705) 752-2282 
Fax:(705) 752-3116 
Email:museum@callander.ca

What’s New…

Callander Museum Callander Bay Heritage Museum

Welcome to the Callander Bay Heritage Museum, situated in the former home and practice of Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, Physician to the Dionne Quintuplets! Our eight-rooms feature items related to the sisters and Dr. Dafoe’s medical practice, as well as a turn-of-the-century barber shop that was originally located on the main street in Callander. Other rooms explore the town’s shipping and logging history, which were vital to the development of the region, textiles, which include hockey jerseys belonging to Philadelphia Flyer Bill Barber, a hockey hall of fame inductee and 2-time Stanley Cup champion, and Red Cross nursing artefacts.  In addition to the museum, the Alex Dufresne Gallery houses several exhibitions each year supporting the artistic talents of local and area artists. It is named after Alex Dufresne, a well known barber and collector of fine antiques and artifacts who was instrumental in opening the museum in 1981. Both the museum and gallery share the same entrance. Bus tours are asked to book at least two days in advance.

“Reveries” Solo Exhibit by Eric Euler opens March 4th in the Alex Dufresne Gallery! Click here for more details on the exhibit!

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Canada 150!

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We’re gearing up and getting ready to celebrate the 150th birthday celebration of Canada with a few events coming up this summer including the opening of a time capsule, a very Canadian art exhibit, and a presentation on a fascinating road trip from the late 1930s! More details to come, so check back!

 If you’d like to be notified of what we’re up to then please email us at museum@callander.ca and put subscribe in the subject line. Keep an eye on our  Facebook and Twitter pages as well!