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“Needs an overhaul.”

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 April 15, 2014

This place has a lot to offer in terms of authentic and aboriginal heritage. But for a Canadian museum it is quite lacking. Reports say that the facility is moving to a new venue, which will help. Imagine a canoe museum built where there is no water access. Seems weird to me. The day we were there, they had a soapstone carving activity for kids that my boys loved. It's run well and completely lacks that awful consumerism that most public places of this sort smack of, so that's a big plus. We'll give it another go when the kids are a bit older and they've moved to their new digs.

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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 your boys had a good time! We are also looking forward to the new building. We hope to be in by 2021!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very well set up and wonderful displays. Very educational and interesting. Good gift shop. Will be moving to a better site by the Liftlock in 2 years time.

Thank Rachel B
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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 are about to begin construction on the new building, so we are hoping to move next to the Lift Lock by 2021. We hope to see you at the new museum!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very well laid out museum and extremely informative. The best news is they are planning to move the museum to the Peterborough Lift Lock site!

Thank blusher
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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 you enjoyed your visit. We are looking forward to moving into the new building in 2021!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have visited this exhibit with friends fron the UK. They were so enthralled it took 5 hours to get them out! Wonderful display, staff are great, ties in well with local history.

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

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum! We have just launched a new exhibit, Artisan and Industry. It has specific information about canoe manufacturing in Peterborough. We hope you will visit again and see our latest addition to the galleries!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have lived in Peterborough for over 25 years now, and we always enjoy visiting the Canoe Museum. Their displays are always interesting and educational, creatively displayed. Recently, I attended a one-day workshop, and enjoyed the opportunity to learn how to make something unique, and pass this learning onto my children, or others, if interested. My Instructor was very talented and very patient. I am very thankful that they offer these workshops.

Thank Ahmelia
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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 so glad to hear you've enjoyed your time at the museum and even participated in a workshop! We have just launched the new exhibit, Artisan and Industry, so we hope you will take a look on your next visit.

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