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Canadian Canoe Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Canoe Museum - Interesting and Low-Key

Took our young son to have a look around. It was interesting to see the history Peterborough has... read more

Reviewed yesterday
K7256TQsuep
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Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Canada
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Visiting with niece and her kids.

First time to visit. Found the staff very friendly and helpful. Lots of historical information... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joandesalvo
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Peterborough, Canada
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The Canadian Canoe Museum stewards the world's largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number, the watercraft and their stories of national and international significance, have a pivotal role to play in our...more
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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took our young son to have a look around. It was interesting to see the history Peterborough has with the canoe. Pierre Trudeau even donated his canoe to the museum and you can see it. There are a lot of things to see. They offer...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time to visit. Found the staff very friendly and helpful. Lots of historical information. Is very child friendly with a scavenger hunt and small prizes. Also lots of "hand on areas"for kids.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lots of fun exploring the canoe museum. So much to see and such a lovely way to learn about Canadian history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chicita-Banana
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for giving us an excellent review, Chicita-Banana!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The canoe museum is one of Peterborough's hidden gems. You will see canoes from all over Canada. West Coast Native canoes made from large western cedars that are dug out of one piece. Kayaks, birch bark, and many historic cedar strip canoes from all sorts...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dan M
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking time to write a review, Dan! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Canoe Museum as a kid in the 60's. I remembered it as a small museum and stated as much to my nephew as we headed out for a visit. I knew he had been to the ROM, Ripley's.... When we left, he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank howcanihelp
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We strive to have as many hands-on activities and exhibits as possible, because it always makes any museum more enjoyable!

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

A very interesting walk through a building of old and new as the years and types of canoes cascade by you it’s fascinating to see the various materials used to create these silent carriers of the river

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Indigloflight
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave this review! Much appreciated.

Reviewed 11 November 2018

This museum is brilliant in displaying and educating visitors on the great part of exploration, trade and general movement of people via the vast waterways in Canada that the canoe played. The vast display of canoes and the skill in making them from simple and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TimboAU1
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for visiting and for leaving this wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you at the new museum.

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Canada’s history is all about the canoe, from Inuit pre-history to modern day sport and leisure. If you look at a geographical map of the country (minus the roads) it’s covered with rivers and lakes that create waterways through immense forests. So, not surprisingly, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Explorer788849
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you very much for your review and we look forward to having you for your next visit!

Reviewed 31 October 2018

My wife and I first visited the museum in 1999. We loved it. We eventually made it back in 2018. I recall after our first visit attempting to describe the museum to friends. It is difficult. You just have to experience it yourself because it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TorontoCity
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you, TorontoCity, for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're delighted that you came back after many years and look forward to seeing you again in the future! Once again, thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 28 October 2018

I have enjoyed the tour myself and returned with visitors. There is always something new to see and observe. Gift shop great for souvenirs and sending gifts overseas that are truly Canadian.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BusyB20
Tara B, Public Relations Manager at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review, BusyB20!

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Response from reneeauer | Reviewed this property |
You can do the museum on your own. Allow up to 2 hours.
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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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