Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum

The Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum will be open May 21 - September 5, 2022

Regular Museum Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 12pm - 6pm

11am - 6pm on Artisan Market Days Only: May 28, June 25, July 23, August 20 & September 10

Closed Sunday and Monday, except by 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 June newsletter is now available. It is so good to be open and busy again. Already on Saturday May 28th there was Lunch at the Legion prepared by the Museum, Community Yard sales, and the Artisan Market. Memberships, 50/50, tickets & merchandise were sold.

The first Home Business Marketwill be held at the Museum grounds on July 9, and the next Artisan Market will be on June 25th.


The Museum is putting on its first Home Business Market on July 9th. Vendors are encouraged to register.

Home Business poster

Ticket Sales on the pictures are ongoing until the last Artisan Market on September 10 th when the draws will be made. Get yours now.

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.

Due to the recent passing of our friend and mentor, Ted Playford, donations, with the consent of his family, are welcome to be made to the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum in his memory. In future anyone who wishes to have donations made on behalf of a loved one can contact the Public Relations Officer at and we can work on a notice. Thank you again for your generous donations which are much appreciated in helping out with the expenses of running your Museum.

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