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Canadian Canoe Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Gem of a Museum

I visited the Canoe Museum as a kid in the 60's. I remembered it as a small museum and stated as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
howcanihelp
History stands still

A very interesting walk through a building of old and new as the years and types of canoes cascade... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
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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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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the Canoe Museum as a kid in the 60's. I remembered it as a small museum and stated as much to my nephew as we headed out for a visit. I knew he had been to the ROM, Ripley's.... When we left, he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We strive to have as many hands-on activities and exhibits as possible, because it always makes any museum more enjoyable!

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

A very interesting walk through a building of old and new as the years and types of canoes cascade by you it’s fascinating to see the various materials used to create these silent carriers of the river

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave this review! Much appreciated.

Reviewed 11 November 2018

This museum is brilliant in displaying and educating visitors on the great part of exploration, trade and general movement of people via the vast waterways in Canada that the canoe played. The vast display of canoes and the skill in making them from simple and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for visiting and for leaving this wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you at the new museum.

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Canada’s history is all about the canoe, from Inuit pre-history to modern day sport and leisure. If you look at a geographical map of the country (minus the roads) it’s covered with rivers and lakes that create waterways through immense forests. So, not surprisingly, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you very much for your review and we look forward to having you for your next visit!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

My wife and I first visited the museum in 1999. We loved it. We eventually made it back in 2018. I recall after our first visit attempting to describe the museum to friends. It is difficult. You just have to experience it yourself because it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you, TorontoCity, for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're delighted that you came back after many years and look forward to seeing you again in the future! Once again, thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

I have enjoyed the tour myself and returned with visitors. There is always something new to see and observe. Gift shop great for souvenirs and sending gifts overseas that are truly Canadian.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review, BusyB20!

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Went here to see some canoes was very good lots to see. Stayed around 2 hours lots to do and see.Nice and clean

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you very much for you review!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for your review, Susanne!

Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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

Reviewed 30 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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

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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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