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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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Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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
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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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Harlingen, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is an awesome resource for all history and geography students in the area. This museum tells the story of the canoe from its very inception. The are many, many canoes, photographs, maps, stories and interactive displays. Well worth the visit and admission is not that expensive for admission. Gift shop has some very nice items at a reasonable price.... More

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Whitby, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit here. It was very informative and also very fun. The hands on exhibits were a huge bonus. Will return.

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Peterborough, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Took an American visitor who builds canoes, we were there for hours, very intereresting and surprising how much there is to see.

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Kirkfield Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Loaded with Canadian and Aboriginal craftsmanship, this museum is a treasure trove of information. The displays are well done ad well organized, and the staff is very well informed and helpful. The canoes themselves are works of art. The move for the museum to a place on the water should open even more opportunities for the visitor. Loved it, as... More

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Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place has a lot to offer in terms of authentic and aboriginal heritage. But for a Canadian museum it is quite lacking. Reports say that the facility is moving to a new venue, which will help. Imagine a canoe museum built where there is no water access. Seems weird to me. The day we were there, they had a... More

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