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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
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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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Canoe Museum in Peterborough ON

great building and well stages exhibits of a massive amount of canoes. The displays range through the ages from Indians dug out + birch bark canoes to the Royal Families canoes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
5Teres
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great building and well stages exhibits of a massive amount of canoes. The displays range through the ages from Indians dug out + birch bark canoes to the Royal Families canoes. Well worth the trip. You do usually have to pay to get in but they offer free days throughout the year.

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Georgetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peterborough hosts lots of hockey tournaments so it nice that this exhibit is open all winter. Great place to go between games.

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Thank Sally S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For any canoeist / kayaker, recreational or competitive, and others this is a different and well put together museumCanada is steeped in history with kayaks and canoes. Many different sizes just perfect for their respective requirement. Walked in to see my Australian Canoeing friends on the video display (K4 v rowing four). The souvenir shop was also worth a visit.

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my 8 year old sons here on a cold winter day, and it was great. They were engaged with the interactive exhibits and and the staff were very helpful and knowledgable. It was actually a free open house the day we went, and didn't know until they said that our entry was free. Bonus.

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Woodgate, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Cost $10.50 per adult. On arrival staff took our coats to the coat room for us, then gave us a brief history and highlighted things of interest to look at in the different viewing areas. There are interactive areas suitable for adults and children, videos that can be watched and scattered seating. Lots to look at, remember to look up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a unique little museum very well laid out and informative. Excellent for people interested in the history and for children to gather information. Children also have a number of hands on activities and a puppet theatre which they would definitely enjoy. The museum is centrally located with ample parking around. The museum has a wooden ambience, spread over... More 

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Thank Parag P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited in February 2015 and really enjoyed the exhibits. Some excellent birch bark canoes. A definite must stop in Peterborough.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was very surprized by the extent of the exhibit. Well laid out and viewer friendly. Makes you fell that you are experiencing history close up.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

An excellent spot and well worth the time. Great for a unique spot to take a date or for young children to learn. It instantly makes you feel proud to be Canadian.

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Peterborough
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The collections of canoes is great as is the description and hands on opportunities. We stayed and played for over half a day.

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