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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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Great Canadian History of Canoes.

I was impressed at how well it was designed. It was very interesting and would be great for school children groups or anyone with a passion for canoes or outdoor life. One could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I was impressed at how well it was designed. It was very interesting and would be great for school children groups or anyone with a passion for canoes or outdoor life. One could easily spend an hour or two there. Affordable and worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This great heritage museum is, in our opinion, a hidden gem in Peterborough. Its display of canoes and Canadian's heritage/history is done in a wonderful and interactive manner. The children were engaged from start to finish because the staff had provided them with a treasure hunt. There are hands-on activities on both levels and during school breaks, they have great... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took my children there and it was great. I went in the middle of the week. Less people and made perusing around much better and didn't feel rushed. There is a paper canoe building section upstairs and while the kids are making the canoes, my friend and I took turns looking at the more detailed parts of the exhibit. Fantastic... More 

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Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Writing this review is difficult. First of all, the Museum is very well done with excellent displays and well written descriptions. It is obvious much time, money and effort has gone into the design of the interior of this former warehouse/manufacturing building. However a person would need to be very much interested in canoes to devote a great deal of... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a beautiful space that tells the story of Canada in a unique way. You'll learn lots, especially about the integral role canoes have played in our history, from Aboriginal trade to modern leisure pursuits. The gift shop is lovely, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

An amazing collection of canoes, and related history. Very interesting. Whether your a paddler or not, it's a great way to see and learn about this important aspect of Canadian history. I would highly recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nothing to dislike about this museum. Excellent and kids love it too! A real treat, Cost of annual membership totally afordable for families. Excellent for 8 yr old birthday parties

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Canoe museum and so much more! Volunteers add so much to the experience especially in the canoe building workshop and the weaving/handicraft areas. Learned so much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This gallery would be outstanding if it was combined with the very good local Peterborough Museum which owns the Roy Collection and if it included a high quality First Nations heritage collection. It would make Peterborough a legitimate and worthwhile tourist destination and if they ever cleaned up the Otonabee River that people cold swim in it it would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love this place, they show the whole history of canoeing. It's a great place to take your kids since it have a lot of "hands On" areas and exhibits. They also have Bill Mason's canoe on display, he was a famous canoe and wildlife expert and made several movies back in the '70's and '80's. Staff in the museum... More 

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Additional Information about Canadian Canoe Museum

Address: 910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-748-9153
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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