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Canadian Canoe Museum

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Address: 910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
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+1 705-748-9153
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Amazing spot for ALL ages!

So much history, knowledge inside these four walls. Very interesting for the youngest of people to the older people as well. For people that know nothing about canoes to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
nurseallyRN
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history, knowledge inside these four walls. Very interesting for the youngest of people to the older people as well. For people that know nothing about canoes to the expert there is information to add to your knowledge. They have workshops--one such is making your paddle. Our 11yo's favourite activity. He carved it and painted it. He was part... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History of canoeing and canoe making in Canada. Demonstrations, interactive displays for children. Pierre Trudeau's Buckskin jacket on display. Films People come from across Canada and internationally to see this excellent display.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited many small museums was expecting a lot less and was pleasantly surprised at the number and quality of the displays. Went as a day trip spent almost 2 hours wandering around. Worth the drive. Lots of history. We went on a Friday so the canoe building demonstrations were not on but you could still see the workshops/tools Friendly... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a visit just before Christmas and was totally blown away by the museum content and the related displays. The interior of the museum was all decked out to look like a northern lodge, with lots of related artifacts and exhibits - they even had a 'stream' running through the main floor. The canoes were organized both chronologically... More 

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Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. Many old birchbark canoes and Baidarkas. Good for families. Very nice team.

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Bridgenorth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

overview group tour with enough info to be informative interesting and entertaining in the company of friends who had some previous knowledge and experience with canoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is great Canadian history that should be taught in schools. The exibits change every so often so I make a number of trips a year. I take guest there and they are amazed. They even have modern up to date Olympic style racing Kayaks & Canoes. Best review is just go see it.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great for an hour or two if you;re in the area. It's the only museum of it's kind and has a great collection.

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North Western, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Alright... my wife and I moved to Ptbo a year ago, and at that time EVERYONE said... you HAVE to go the Canoe Museum. To which we hesistantly said- "Really? It's a museum... for canoes? Sounds kinda lame." That's coming from two avid paddlers. Great Googly Moogly were we not only surprised but completely blown away by this place. To... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It was more than i thought. I went there without any expectation but the museum was interesting and i could learn about more than canoes. One tip is here: its free every Thurs after 5pm

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