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Canadian Canoe Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An Interesting Adventure

It’s an unusual experience but very informative. The price is good for what you get. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susanne B
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Barefoot Bay
I will be returning!

I've never had the time to visit this museum anytime I was visiting Peterborough. On this trip I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheumais
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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The Canadian Canoe Museum stewards the world's largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number, the watercraft and their stories of national and international significance, have a pivotal role to play in our...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s an unusual experience but very informative. The price is good for what you get. It’s historic, fun for kids but might be a bit slow for some. The canoes are well presented and explained. If canoes are not your thing stay away but I’m...More

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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, Susanne!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never had the time to visit this museum anytime I was visiting Peterborough. On this trip I made it a priority to see. I went with a friend from Peterborough on Labour Day. We arrived shortly after opening, it was not that busy. The...More

Thank Sheumais
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome museum of the amazing history of the canoe in Canada. Some very cool canoes and famous ones too. A great number of " hands on" are as terrific for kids. Trudeau family canoe, Pierre's famous buckskin jacket and gloves all on display. Also famous...More

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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave your review, much appreciated!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see. The displays are authentic and detailed. I believe you need several days to see everything.

1  Thank Jan B
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking time to leave a review, Jan.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the canoe museum on a school trip, The kids loved it and there was plenty of things to do no matter what age,

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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a positive review - much appreciated!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I was able to visit the museum while it was hosting an event. I had heard good things in advance, however, it exceeded my expectations. Fantastic exhibits with a high level of interactivity. It is clear that a great deal of effort went into creating...More

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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, Thomas.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

But not just paddlers, really. This is a place to visit for anybody interested in Canada's history. For the canoe is an integral part of Canada's development as a continent - pre and post contact. the variety of canoes that have evolved to suit differing...More

1  Thank John V
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you again, John, for this detailed description of your visit. Much appreciated!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We totally enjoyed visiting the Canadian Canoe Museum. We are members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association and our group had their Annual Assembly in Peterborough and we all had the opportunity to visit the museum. The tour was so informative and interesting. The museum...More

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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for taking time to leave a review!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is exactly what you would expect. A nice relatively small but informative museum with related artifacts. While there is much that relates to Canadian History and Aboriginal canoe designs, there are world wide examples of canoe designs right up to modern times. In short,...More

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Tara B, Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

We're glad you enjoyed our museum and thanks so much for your review!

Reviewed 28 June 2018

Fascinating array of canoes with history attached to each one. Well worth the visit. Catered meal disappointing and cold.

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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your catered meal, but we do hope that you'll visit us again sometime.

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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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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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