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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
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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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Fantastic time for a young family!

The staff are very cheeful, there are special events, and 'free admission' days. The rates on the family pass for the year are so good you'd be cheating yourself if you didn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are very cheeful, there are special events, and 'free admission' days. The rates on the family pass for the year are so good you'd be cheating yourself if you didn't become a member. There's also a fantastic little store as well. It's a great place to relax and read up on our history and canoes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extensive collection of Canoes - experienced and informative staff on-site. Activities for children - very informative ....

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is located on Monaghan Road near Lansdowne. It has a spectacular collection of preserved canoes through history and from across Canada. It also highlights the history of the Peterborough Canoe Company that existed in Peterborough on the Otonabee river. Tours lasting an hour and a half will lead you through the development of the canoe through out history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited 5 years ago and then again last year with another couple each time. It is a fascinating museum especially if you have any interest in the outdoors. A minimal fee is charged and well worth it. It is also a site where a wedding can be held which was a surprise to us. They were preparing for one... More 

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Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went during the open house on thursday night. I must say it was well worth it!. Two floors of excitement all about canoes. Learn some history and enjoy interactive exhibits. Warm atmosphere and friendly staff. Tour guides or self guided. Go out and enjoy it

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Jessica F, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Larry! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful journey through the past depicted by canoes , the peoples that built them, and their many uses in exploration, transportation, trade, gathering of food and leisure. This gem of a museum in Peterbourgh takes one on a journey through time, from canoes built by our Native People to the sleek, slim, lightweight canoes used in present day Olympics.... More 

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Jessica F, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this review

Hi Doris, Thank you so much for the great review, and sharing your experience! We are so pleased you enjoyed the museum and will look forward to your next visit. More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best museums I've ever visited. They have an amazing collection of canoes of all different types with information to put them into context. I was expecting only local canoes but the collection does span the country with many from the west coast. Interspersed in the formal displays are "hands on" areas where children (or adults)... More 

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Jessica F, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this review

Hi Marie - thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed all of the exhibits and hands-on activities. We are so excited for the new museum facility beside the Lift Lock and will look forward to welcoming you to the new museum when it is completed! It is unfortunate that you weren't aware of the... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were amazing canoes to see close up, with lots of supporting information on history, first nations people and canoe builders. Best of all was being able to touch the wood that went into the building of the canoes.

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Jessica F, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this review

Hi Mary, we're so glad you enjoyed your time here at the museum - come back again soon! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband builds cedar strip canoes, so this was on his list of "must see" attractions while in Ontario. We drove 3 hours to get here, and we are so glad we did! The museum is set up with the history of canoes beginning with the Birch-bark canoe, to modern canoeing with Olympic canoes. I was surprised by how much... More 

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Jessica F, Marketing Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this review

Hi Laura, wow - thank you for making the long trip to Peterborough to visit the Canadian Canoe Museum! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much, we will look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my wife said she wanted to a canoe museum, my first thought was "boring" - I was wrong. Besides having the world's largest display of historical canoes, the museum had a lot of variety to it. It also taught a lot about the history including our trading history with the indigenous people. The only negative was the electronic survey... More 

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