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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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Lots of history

Fascinating array of canoes with history attached to each one. Well worth the visit. Catered meal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jmc077
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Guelph, Canada
Excellant

I would recommend this museum to all ages it tells an excellent story of the canoe and the Canadian... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John F
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Port Hope, Canada
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The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family-friendly museum exploring the canoe's enduring significance to the people of Canada and the World.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating array of canoes with history attached to each one. Well worth the visit. Catered meal disappointing and cold.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend this museum to all ages it tells an excellent story of the canoe and the Canadian fur industry ,there are videos and area for young children .

Thank John F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the national canoe museum and has had many donations of historical and national interest canoes. Plans are well along for the construction of a new home for this collection to be built near Peterborough's lift lock which is worth a visit as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very noisy restaurant the ceilings are too low or something! You can actually overhear the conversation going on three tables away. The service is slow to say the least....the food okay!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit; took visitors from USA there and we all found it fascinating. If you happen to go after 5 pm on Thursdays it is free admission!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Took my Pathfinder troop here. What a wonderful experience. Well worth the admission. The Pathfinders were able to complete one of their badges here. They were very happy with the day.

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

I wasn't to sure when we pulled up to this museum, but the inside was absolutely beautiful! They have an amazing collection of canoes, and I really enjoyed how the museum was laid out through a timeline. If you are a kayak/canoe nerd, you would...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We pulled in and questioned if we would go inside, as the outside of the building was rather unimpressive. However, we were pleasantly surprised! There were some great exhibits and tons of interesting information. We spent about 90 minutes at the museum and I really...More

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Tammy T, Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you, GlobeTrotterNL1! Your review illustrates why we will be moving to our new home on the water in 2020. You can find out more about our beautiful new home-to-be on our website. Thanks for stopping in!

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Finally went to this place after so nany years of saying I should wish I went long time ago... interesting history lesson and fun learning experience

1  Thank Dawn S
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Tammy T, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

We are so pleased to hear you had FUN while learning about canoe culture in Canada!

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The museum had quite different types of canoes. It was quite engaging to read the historical events.

1  Thank cynthu78
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Tammy T, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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You can do the museum on your own. Allow up to 2 hours.
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Mary F
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
That day is a regular weekday so I am sure they will be open. Sometimes school groups go too but it is very well laid out and there are lots of areas to look at. Just check their website or call before that date if you want... More
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GO Transit is surprisingly cheap. Trains run from Hamilton to Toronto to Oshawa, where buses connect to Peterborough. Local transit in Peterborough connects from the Simcoe St. bus terminal to routes going to the Lansdowne... More
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