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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
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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Best World Collection of Canoe History

Excellent As far as I know this is the leading museum collection and history of canoes from the beginning of time including different kayaks early ancient canoes with actual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent As far as I know this is the leading museum collection and history of canoes from the beginning of time including different kayaks early ancient canoes with actual exhibits descriptions of materials and construction methods

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norwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic way to entertain the entire family. The kids will learn a lot about Canada and how the canoe made it possible for the first people to come here from France, England, Ireland, and Scotland to explore and settle the country. You can see how to build a canoe from cedar and birch bark. Find out about... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place to visit! lots of history on various canoe styles through the years, and why they have changed or the reason for certain styles. Beautiful collection of canoes, makes you want to take one out onto the water and enjoy and quiet sunrise or sunset. Love to see how the canoe's were made.

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Lakefield, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent exhibits with some interactive exhibits for younger children. Lots of good information for anyonewho enjoys the water.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went here at the suggestion of a family member based on it being cold and rainy outside and we were looking for an indoor activity. I know nothing at all about boat works and the earlier models of water travel but this place is amazing!!! We had 2 kids with us, aged 12 and 4. Both were very interested... More 

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QualicumBeach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Historically significant, and a mindbogglingly complete collection of one of man's most important forms of self-propelled water transportation. It is positively amazing what Kirk Whipper (of Camp Kandalore fame) was able to collect, and to the credit of his memory, what the Town of Peterborough and the Canadian Government have assembled for all to see. A visit there will indeed... More 

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Perth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was very impressed with this museum. It is just not about canoes. It is also about our Canadian history. I will definitely be back. Thank you very much.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This museum has a wonderful collection of canoes that tell the story of Canada. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and will return.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent walk through Canadian history with exceptional displays of canoes. If you have ever paddled a canoe, you must visit this place. Need a minimum of 90 minutes but easily spend 2.5 hours if you intend to read and watch some of the video clips.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Attended here with my son's Grade 5 class and was pleasantly surprised at the hidden treasures that abound within. A great place for class trip or a family Saturday. It does not look like much from the outside, but indoors the facility is clean, contemporary and very state-of-the-art.

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