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“This is a stunning museum!”

Canadian Canoe Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family-friendly museum exploring the canoe's enduring significance to the people of Canada and the World.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I was prepared for a boring airplane-hangar-like building with canoes stacked up along the walls. It was the exact opposite. The 2-storey museum drew you in from the moment you walked in the door. With its open staircase and canoes suspended every which way, subdued lighting and sepia tones complimenting the rich wood and bark of the canoes, it was entrancing. Add the aural component of rushing rapids, birdsong & Quebecois folk music, plus video stories of the people and culture surrounding canoe life and you get a better picture of what this museum holds in store for you. I could go on and on, but go see it for yourself . . . every Canadian should!
Susan Cooper, Toronto, Ontario.

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Jessica F, Marketing and Media Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are preparing to begin construction on a new building, so we hope you will visit our new location in 2021!

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Canada is a land of many lakes and rivers so it has always been important for canoeing / boating of all kinds in order to transport yourself around ... This is one of the finest museums of its kind you would find anywhere ... You will not be disappointed and you will most definitely be educated and informed about the importance of canoeing and boating.

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Jessica F, Marketing and Media Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We have recently added a new exhibit, Artisan and Industry. This exhibit represents canoe manufacturing, specifically in and around Peterborough. We hope you will return to the museum soon!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I went there July 04, 2013, and enjoyed it greatly. It is a large wooden building and two stories tall. The people who run it are volunteers mainly, and are extremely friendly.
The top floor you go around it clock wise starting at the oldest. there are many old, old canoes and kayaks. The bottom floor then go on clockwise where the upper floor stops. They have an old car in there with a collapse able canoe attached to it. They have a nice gift shop also. The admission rates are not bad and it is definitely an interesting place to go.

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Jessica F, Marketing and Media Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We appreciate all the energy our volunteers put in! If you enjoyed our gift store, you may want to browse our online shop.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is an unexpectedly amazing museum. You might think there is not enough to know about canoes to create a museum but you would be wrong. There are many videos that explain things well; seating is well placed; docents are very happy to help. All in all it was a great few hours and the price was certainly right.

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Jessica F, Marketing and Media Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We have a weekly opportunity for anyone to get in free on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We hope you will consider another visit to check out our new exhibit, Artisan and Industry.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

What a great way to learn about Canadian history. Great displays and hands on activities. This was a highlight of our stay in Peterborough.

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Jessica F, Marketing and Media Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum.

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