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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Road Corner Of Romaine St., Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
866-34-CANOE, 705-748-9153
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The largest collection of canoes, kayaks and related artifacts in the world.  Much more than canoes, the high quality exhibits are designed to walk... more »
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped by the museum because my brother had been there and we most impressed with the way the life of the canoe was portrayed. It was fun to dress up and have our picture taken the period costume.

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Folks of all ages will enjoy this interactive museum. Explore and learn about the significance that canoes have played in the history of Canada from east to west coast and artic as well. Don't forget to visit the gift shop for interesting books and items that you will not find elsewhere.

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Peterborough, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you haven't gone inside the Canadian Canoe Museum you are missing out....a must see for anyone...of any age...many interactive stations throughout....any outdoor enthusiast should definitely put this into their bucket list ! Come and discover ! Enjoy

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are a canoe nut or simply interested in the craft that made Canada, then this is the place for you. Well laid out and many parts are hands on which for a museum is rare. The staff are all extremely helpful, those I spoke to have an encyclopedic knowledge of canoes etc. Would LOVE to spend more time... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic museum on par with any like it on the planet. Large, superbly curated and very informative, this museum teaches the history of Canada through the lens of Canada's waterways. Well worth a stop!

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Kitchener, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Even though we are not canoers by any means, we heard about this place & thought we'd check it out while we were in town, esp. since they were running a "Thurs nights are free" promo this summer (2014). AMAZING - we were there for nearly 3 hrs! Lots of amazing & older canoes, & they were accompanied by information... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This museum would be of interest to a number of different people. If you build canoes, it is amazing to see the different construction. I was more interested in how the canoe shaped Canadian history.The exhibits are beautifully presented. There are creative little" hands on" corners for kids. There is free wifi and a nice little gift shop.

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Peterborough, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had not been to the Canoe Museum for about 5 years but went yesterday with a friend who had never been. Wow, has it every changed and for the better. Fantastic displays and some video displays. Everything you could want to know about canoes and their place in the history of Canada. Excellent section on the history of the... More

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Peterborough, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great look at Canadian history! There is a great display of water vehicles from the pioneers of canoing to the present day. A wonderful place for school children and adults alike to learn some history of our wonderful country!!

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Peterborough, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a wonderful hidden gem. This is a must do for all visitors and residents alike. Lots of interesting exhibits and great maps, stories and hands on sections. Well worth a visit .

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