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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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you get to see some historical stuff. The canoes are really interesting, no dislikes. Easy to get too. Peterborough canoes are famous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

you get to see some historical stuff. The canoes are really interesting, no dislikes. Easy to get too. Peterborough canoes are famous.

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Bemidji
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent family museum...particularly for history buffs and canoe enthusiasts. Excellent Ojibwe acquisitions - birch bark and cedar canoes. Flashback to the pre-Euro days. Nice shop available for souvenirs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Seemed like most staff were volunteers which made the fact that they were incredibly friendly even better. Kudos to the gentlemen in the workshop - he gave us a ton of really cool information.

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Don'e be put off by the warehouse exterior. This museum gives you the flavour of Canada before, during and after European contact from the vantage point of human-propelled watercraft. Go to Peterborough Ontario and visit the Canadian Canoe Museum. A prime minister's buckskin jacket beckons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

It's a very well done museum that explains the important role canoes played in Canadian history. The exhibits present lots of information. It was very empty when we went but seemed to have lots of hands on activities for kids. It is somewhere you should explore at least once especially if you have ever done any canoing or camping

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went here for the first time in the summer of 2014. Went for the kids special event "Touch a truck" - both kids loved that and we hope they're going to do it again - great experience. Went in the museum after they were done playing with the trucks and even though they were getting tired and almost at the... More 

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A Canoe Museum? I thought it would be boring... quite the contrary! This is a thoughtful, interesting and extremely well designed exhibit. Rather than focus on Peterborough's (significant) role in canoe and boat building, it gives a panoramic view of Canadian history, which also (finally) includes the Canadian Arctic. This is well worth a visit, and more than once. There... More 

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Canoes, canoes, and more canoes! All with related stories and even photo ops. Includes extra exhibits of living in the wilderness. Also on exhibit: Pierre Trudeau's fringed leather jacked and his canoe.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Awesome collection of canoes. Wonderful displays. Great atmosphere. An excellent lesson in Canadian history.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Canoe Museum is a must for canoe and Canadian history buffs. A real family venue and lots of interactive exhibits.

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