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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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Canadian Canoe Museum Group Guided Tour
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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great array of canoes from different places and time periods! The atmosphere is perfectly fitting, with spacious layout, indoor waterfall, workshops and excellent descriptions. If you are in the area, or on a stop-over, you must visit this part of our vital history.

Thank NeilJ_88
Reviewed 1 week ago

God range of exhibits and informative details. 100 years old whaling canoes, solid wood, barks, lots of types. An on-site operating workshop with weekly demonstrations. Less interesting for those with no real interest in watercraft, and canoes in particular

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken here whilst visiting a relative. The museum is a historical record of how the canoe evolved from the early 1500's when the English first went to Canada to modern day kayaks. The Museum explains how and who started it. The Museum has...More

Thank KSBW48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had several trips in the last few years. The staff knows there stuff!!! My kids love the place. We are planning a trip just for ourselves

Thank bsayer2
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you enjoy canoes and history, this is definitely a place to stop - lots of great information on Peterborough as well

Thank Andrena F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Probably the best canoe museum in the world....showing us the ways our ancestors managed to explore North American Continent in such a simple but very necessary way using variety of canoes to explore this immense continent of ours.... New Museum is in works incorporating one...More

Thank Skalica
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You don't have to be a canoeist to be Canadian, but it helps. The canoe is an integral part of our heritage, an essential item for many First Nations peoples, and a work of art when well made. This museum will instil all three of...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This museum should be a "must see" for anyone wanting to see how this country was explored and the dangers these travelers undertook to trade and to live. This is a good day trip and a good objective for our 150th. year. Do not miss...More

Thank Frederick C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was amazed at the content and the organization involved....Supposed to be building a new home by the Peterborough Lift Locks. I do not know when. Well worth a visit.

Thank csnofrills
Reviewed 6 March 2017

From the moment I walked in the door, I had such a feeling of calm and isn't that exactly what padding a canoe is all about? Great staff and volunteers as well. Had the pleasure of a tour and am seriously going back to spend...More

Thank Scott P
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Mary F
Will you be open on Thursday, Oct 6?
13 August 2016|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
That day is a regular weekday so I am sure they will be open. Sometimes school groups go too but it is very well laid out and there are lots of areas to look at. Just check their website or call before that date if you want... More
HHow do I get there using transportation from toronto
9 May 2016|
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Response from n s | Reviewed this property |
Or the most convenient way is likely renting a car. The museum is just 1 hour 20 minute drive from either downtown Toronto or the Airport (Pearson). Depending on the size of your group, it might be cheaper too.
HHow do I get there using transportation from toronto
9 May 2016|
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Response from Sam71Brad77 | Reviewed this property |
I took the Greyhound bus from Toronto to Peterborough - about $25CAD. Took a couple of hours. You can walk or get a taxi from Peterborough Greyhound terminal to Canoe museum.