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Canadian Canoe Museum

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Address: 910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-748-9153
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family friendly museum that explores the...

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family friendly museum that explores the canoe's enduring significance to the peoples of Canada & the World.

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Alright... my wife and I moved to Ptbo a year ago, and at that time EVERYONE said... you HAVE to go the Canoe Museum. To which we hesistantly said- "Really? It's a museum... for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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North Western, Ontario
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North Western, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alright... my wife and I moved to Ptbo a year ago, and at that time EVERYONE said... you HAVE to go the Canoe Museum. To which we hesistantly said- "Really? It's a museum... for canoes? Sounds kinda lame." That's coming from two avid paddlers. Great Googly Moogly were we not only surprised but completely blown away by this place. To... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was more than i thought. I went there without any expectation but the museum was interesting and i could learn about more than canoes. One tip is here: its free every Thurs after 5pm

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Thank ajari619
Kincardine, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Was intrigued with the historical examples dating back to pre-European contact, descriptions of their uses and construction.

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Thank Susan S
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Museum greatly exceeded my expectations. I loved the layout from the earliest vessels to the most modern canoes and kayaks. Every display had an excellent description and there were many interesting photographs and maps. I have a much greater appreciation of the importance of the canoe to aboriginal culture. We owe much gratitude to the founders of the museum.

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Thank Brian S
Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I enjoyed taking my family here, it was fun and interesting. There were crafts for kids to do and interesting things to see. You get to see how others lived in the past. We spent 3 hours here and will go back again.

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Thank Lisa J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this so much, really puts into perspective what many indigenous people had to to to protect their families and just the general history of the country. There were some canos that were made for the royals and sent back and are on display there with the back story for each. It's is beautiful and great for photographers

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting the canoe museum for a business meeting and what a treat! It has been about 15 years since my last visit and a lot has changed. I think what impressed me the most was the hands on experience - while visiting the museum you can actually touch and feel the canoes, see how they... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have been looking forward to seeing this Museum for some time, and delighted to finally be here. Spent almost five hours! The museum fully explores the breadth and depth of paddling and how it''s woven indelibly in Canada's history, from pre-Europeans to today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very educational and fun. Had several overnight camps at the museum with our Scouting Group. Great programs adapted for the children.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Didn't know what to expect when visiting this place but was happily surprised. The kids had fun as did the parents. Probably the best place to visit in Peterborough!

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