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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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Don't pass this by. Well worth the visit for early Canadian history.

It was fascinating to see examples of great dugouts of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Crystalcat01
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Toronto
Historic !

Went here to kill some time while in Peterborough. Wow, it was great. The history and actual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
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Riverview, Canada
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The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family-friendly museum exploring the canoe's enduring significance to the people of Canada and the World.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
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+1 705-748-9153
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was fascinating to see examples of great dugouts of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest, bark canoes; and skin-on-frame kayaks of northern peoples from Baffin Island. Seeing the exhibits gave a greater appreciation of the size of these crafts; especially the ones used...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to kill some time while in Peterborough. Wow, it was great. The history and actual ancient canoes and kayaks were spectacular. Did not realize the sizes and complexity of these methods of travel. Spoke to a gentleman who was actually making canoes in...More

Thank Robert B
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and discovered more about our country's great history. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a museum devoted to the history of the canoe and kayak, from early beginnings to present. There are many examples of different types of canoes and kayaks from different periods of time. All the famous ones are here. All come with their own...More

Thank Paul S H
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear you have enjoyed many visits to the museum. Have you ever tried one of our workshops? In addition to paddle carving, you can also learn to weave a pair of snow shoes, make a pair of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just an awesome spot. Everything so well done. Not a bad place to do a little Christmas shopping either.

Thank Barbara H
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the gift shop. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and i specifically stopped in Peterborough while touring southern Ontario to go through this museum. We were so glad we did. The displays are wonderfully laid out and so interesting. Steeped in the history of the development of this beautiful country. If you...More

Thank Reta G
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're glad you took the time to stop in and enjoy a visit!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We gave this museum a try during winter weekend when weather wasn't cooperating with outside activities and we were pleasantly surprised from the visit. Family Admission price is reasonable, museum wasn't crowded and we have attention of the museum staff to ourselves. Plenty activities are...More

Thank travelladdict2015
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went over the summer. I took my daughter and she was impressed with what had been accomplished for such older cultures and tools. The first time I went was 20 years while going to MKC from Chicago to sharpen my kayaking skills.

Thank Mikejohn98
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

I would thoroughly recommend the Canadian Canoe Museum, it is fantastic with so much history and heritage in one place. The strength of the exhibits is incredible with a great team running the place. It is world class in its preservation of Canadian Canoe Culture...More

Thank Ashley K
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! It was great to meet the two of you and hear about your passion for paddling. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 2 November 2017

I like canoes as much as the next guy...well, maybe not the volunteer at the door of the Canoe Museum. He REALLY likes canoes. But the group I was with wanted to go, so off we went. It is very well done: lots of information...More

Thank dana r
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit as much as you had hoped. We're glad you came by!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I lived in Peterborough all of my life, and the thought of visiting the Canoe Museum never really interested me. It wasn't until I got into canoeing that I wanted to go. Their collection is extremely impressive. There is a lot to learn about Canadian...More

Thank Rebecca L
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks for the review! We're glad you visited after so many years living in Peterborough. We hope to see you again soon!

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Response from reneeauer | Reviewed this property |
You can do the museum on your own. Allow up to 2 hours.
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Mary F
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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
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GO Transit is surprisingly cheap. Trains run from Hamilton to Toronto to Oshawa, where buses connect to Peterborough. Local transit in Peterborough connects from the Simcoe St. bus terminal to routes going to the Lansdowne... More
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