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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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Excellent overview and informative displays

Really enjoyed our visit; took visitors from USA there and we all found it fascinating. If you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
laura759
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Peterborough, Canada
What A Treat

What a wonderful experience. Took my Pathfinder troop here. What a wonderful experience. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dennis W
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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 good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 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

Really enjoyed our visit; took visitors from USA there and we all found it fascinating. If you happen to go after 5 pm on Thursdays it is free admission!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Took my Pathfinder troop here. What a wonderful experience. Well worth the admission. The Pathfinders were able to complete one of their badges here. They were very happy with the day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't to sure when we pulled up to this museum, but the inside was absolutely beautiful! They have an amazing collection of canoes, and I really enjoyed how the museum was laid out through a timeline. If you are a kayak/canoe nerd, you would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled in and questioned if we would go inside, as the outside of the building was rather unimpressive. However, we were pleasantly surprised! There were some great exhibits and tons of interesting information. We spent about 90 minutes at the museum and I really...More

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Tammy T, Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, GlobeTrotterNL1! Your review illustrates why we will be moving to our new home on the water in 2020. You can find out more about our beautiful new home-to-be on our website. Thanks for stopping in!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally went to this place after so nany years of saying I should wish I went long time ago... interesting history lesson and fun learning experience

1  Thank Dawn S
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Tammy T, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear you had FUN while learning about canoe culture in Canada!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum had quite different types of canoes. It was quite engaging to read the historical events.

1  Thank cynthu78
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Tammy T, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the family for fun and a history lesson. Hands on exhibits. Lovely gift shop with unique items.

1  Thank stitchann
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Tammy T, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this positive review. We are glad you visited the gift shop, but more importantly that you had fun while learning about Canadian history through the lens of the canoe. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Canadian Canoe Museum is so much more than we expected! We thought there would be a few relatively modern canoes, with basic descriptions. Well, we were very pleasantly surprised. Be prepared to spend a while there, because you'll be treated to a wide variety...More

1  Thank williamk470
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

An incredible collection of canoes from across Canada. Enjoy a quiet and informative visit. Good for the whole family.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We were unsure of what to expect going in to the museum We were surprised at the displays and the size of the canoes. Looking forward to going again

1  Thank Dan D
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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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