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Canadian Canoe Museum

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Address: 910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-748-9153
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family friendly museum that explores the...
The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family friendly museum that explores the canoe's enduring significance to the peoples of Canada & the World.
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unexpected surprise

Who knew there was this must history to a canoe! The amount of information and amazing displays surprised me. The outside of the building does not do the inside justice. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Lambton Shores, Canada
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Lambton Shores, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Who knew there was this must history to a canoe! The amount of information and amazing displays surprised me. The outside of the building does not do the inside justice. The museum was extraordinary and well worth the visit!

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Ontario
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really well done, lots of historical information, and sometimes they have these amazing demonstrations. I was very impressed with a man that made canoes that were very strong an light.

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Indian River, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is a well thought out Museum with hands on and many interesting facts about Canoes. There are also classes you can take that seem very interesting.

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toronto
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162 reviews 162 reviews
34 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went as a chaperone on a field trip here for high school students and I was quite pleased by how much fun was had by all! The students participated in the soap stone carving and canoe building activities and they really enjoyed the hands on aspect of it. Since we travelled from Toronto, the commute time cut into our day... More 

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Medicine hat
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

this waas a very interesting day aperson can learn about all the canoes from all parts of canada they show how they were built and how they were used through video and pictures they havehundreds of different sizes and shapes of canoes was very enlighting

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Peterborough, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited the museum on a Thursday evening work my 2 boys. It was free that evening. The museum had a ton of hands on things for the kids to explore as we made our way through. They enjoyed it a lot which meant we did too! We were actually able to look at things and read the signage. It... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had been looking forward to a visit to the museum for years and were impressed by the displays and beautiful interior or the museum. The Easter event was fun for the kids and they were also well entertained by the interactive exhibits. The staff/volunteers were extremely friendly and good with children.

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Peterborough, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

you get to see some historical stuff. The canoes are really interesting, no dislikes. Easy to get too. Peterborough canoes are famous.

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Bemidji
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent family museum...particularly for history buffs and canoe enthusiasts. Excellent Ojibwe acquisitions - birch bark and cedar canoes. Flashback to the pre-Euro days. Nice shop available for souvenirs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Seemed like most staff were volunteers which made the fact that they were incredibly friendly even better. Kudos to the gentlemen in the workshop - he gave us a ton of really cool information.

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