Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum

The Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum is temporarily closed until further notice due to COVID -19 pandemic. Once we are able to open we will post details of dates and times.

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

Contact the Museum and Directors

Greetings from Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum

Regretfully the museum remains closed. We do not know whether the museum will be able to open this year. We continue to hope.

Special arrangements can still be made for visits by contacting any of the directors.

Membership renewals are due. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining the Museum. 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.

We look forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible. Please stay safe.

- 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