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Canadian Canoe Museum

Address: 910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-748-9153
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family friendly museum that explores the canoe's enduring...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
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
Owner description: 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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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

i have been to this place 2 times and loved it. definitely will continue to go back when i can. keep up the good work,

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

the toilet was blocked, and my husbands diaper exploded all over the place. We met up with Tobia, and she changed his diaper, and assured him that he probably won't even remember this entire trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

So interesting! Staff were super friendly. Good price for how much was in the museum. Nice gift shop with great books and gift ideas. Would recommend to any outdoors and canoe enthusiast. I could have gone back a second time. It was great!!

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The staff was knowledgeable, the design very user friendly and educational and the artifacts are impressive.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The whole museum is fascinating, in layout, their artifacts and the written material. It was easy to wander about to see and learn about the displays. Explanations were easy to follow and not too long. Unique, not a typical museum. We learned many new things not only about the canoes but about our history. Am absolutely amazing collection. Will return... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Inside the doors of this building sits an amazing collection of historical canoes. The part the canoe played in the history of Canada is amazing. They are beautifully displayed with comolete accompanying information. They have a great gift shop with really unique gifts. Its located in an easily accessible spot in beautiful Peterborough. Loads of parking. Well worth the visit!

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