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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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A favourite place

Canadian Canoe Museum is an inspiring place. You learn about the central place of the canoe in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne B
Mind numbingly dull

There must be an academic reason to collect all these canoes, but it is just so incredibly boring... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Canadian Canoe Museum is an inspiring place. You learn about the central place of the canoe in the development of our country. The canoe is the only mode of transportation which allows us to reach much of our landmass. I enjoyed learning about different indigenous...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

There must be an academic reason to collect all these canoes, but it is just so incredibly boring to visit. I like using a canoe, but do not find looking at several hundred of them stacked in a warehouse entertaining.

Thank markI9729PT
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad you came by, but sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. Maybe you would enjoy some of our hands-on programming more. We offer Artisan Workshops for adults and Voyageur Canoe Tours in the summertime!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited Peterborough so many times but have always bypassed this museum ... I had thought that it was going to be a boring place. My, was I so wrong!!! This place is awesome and amazing! They boast of a collection of hundreds of...More

Thank KathleenR_28
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Corrdinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Did you know we offer on-water programming in the summer? Our Voyageur Canoe Tours are a great way to tour the Peterborough Lift Lock in our 16-passenger canoe! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is fantastic venue not only can you see a history of North American canoes from the 1700 and 1800 hundreds but they have classes that show you how to build your own canoe from nature This place is extremely interesting and educational I...More

Thank Brian C
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum that explores the evolution of the canoe. Spent a little over an hour there. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.More

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

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. If you are in the area often, you may also be interested in our Artisan Workshops. You can learn to make a pair of moccasins, carve a canoe paddle, make a leather journal...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice establishment, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the new museum space (hopefully near the lift lock and Ptbo Museum!)

Thank Mandie G
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! We're also looking forward to what the future holds.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait a little for the museum to open (10:00 AM). This museum was well worth the wait and the entrance fee ($9.50 Canadian (Senior)). Not only is the museum well laid out, everything in the museum is well labeled with nearby story...More

Thank Thomas M
Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Until I visited the museum, I had heard many good things about it. However I remained unconvinced until last November when I came to the museum to hear a talk about the first mapmaker of the Hudson Bay Company. The tour of the museum was...More

Thank Rae F
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 made it here for the book talk and enjoyed your tour as well. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 December 2017

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

Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the variety of our exhibits. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 13 December 2017

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!

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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
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
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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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