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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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Who Knew this would be so interesting

A Canoe Museum? I thought it would be boring... quite the contrary! This is a thoughtful, interesting and extremely well designed exhibit. Rather than focus on Peterborough's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Katherine P
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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A Canoe Museum? I thought it would be boring... quite the contrary! This is a thoughtful, interesting and extremely well designed exhibit. Rather than focus on Peterborough's (significant) role in canoe and boat building, it gives a panoramic view of Canadian history, which also (finally) includes the Canadian Arctic. This is well worth a visit, and more than once. There... More 

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Peterborough
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Canoes, canoes, and more canoes! All with related stories and even photo ops. Includes extra exhibits of living in the wilderness. Also on exhibit: Pierre Trudeau's fringed leather jacked and his canoe.

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Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Awesome collection of canoes. Wonderful displays. Great atmosphere. An excellent lesson in Canadian history.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Canoe Museum is a must for canoe and Canadian history buffs. A real family venue and lots of interactive exhibits.

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Peterborough, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A hidden gem located with the mid part of the Peterborough community. Intriguing way to acquire knowledge about our community, area and country! Great displays. Wonderful example of a community initiative. Consider for community events.

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Cobourg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Spent a very interested 3 hours here. Glad I had my led flash with me to view all the details. Will be back.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Like taking the kids here - they've really adapted to have lots of hands on activities for kids so that they learn something and have fun too. We also went for their 'touch a truck' event last summer and the kids loved exploring all sorts of different types of vehicles.

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This museum is a must see if you are in Peterborough! I have driven by it several times and from the outside it does not look very impressive. Once you enter indoors, I felt like I was walking thru exhibits at the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. One can see the history of Canoes, how they are made, life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to the museum, and it was fun dressing up and taking pictures at the various scenes. Some real interesting artefacts. There was no problem getting our stroller around the museum. Best part is that it's free Thurs nights!

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Fenelon Falls
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This gem of a museum is world class to say the least. It specializes in self propelled water craft from all over the world, from Olympic sculls to aboriginal canoes, kayaks and dug outs. The collection is enormous when one considers how the museum specializes. There is of course local and national history to complement the watercraft and establish why... More 

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