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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 #1 of 30 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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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited today. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the exhibits were wonderful to see and read about. Not at all stuffy and museum like. The cards with the canoes had just about the right length of information so they were easy to read and we didn't have to spend ages reading.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited the Canoe Museum in August 2014. Well worth a visit as it was really interesting to learn about the history of canoes. Lots of hands on displays and had a fun time with our family. Would really recommend.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Brother took me lives in Peterborough, Just So interesting,really out there but in town if you know what i mean,was a pretty cool windy day when i went loved the hand made canoes,the teepee's,all the history stuff,staff were friendly to us,liked the shop brought a few nick knacks to take home...Go see really worth it.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been with my family 2x now to the Canoe Museum, and it has been very worthwhile on both occasions. There are many interactive exhibits and it is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a cool place! More canoes than one could imagine but in a very interesting presentation. Kids loved it!

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Perth, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had heard about the Canadian Canoe Museum and talked about visiting it but procrastination is our middle name. When friends asked us to visit in Peterborough then wondered what we would like to do, the museum was the first thing that came to mind. All of us were really surprised at the scope it covered and how well it... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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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Castiel
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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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