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Canadian Canoe Museum
The Canadian Canoe Museum is an engaging, family-friendly museum home to the world's largest collection of canoes & kayaks. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the interactive, hands-on galleries, the scavenger hunt, model canoe building, the puppet theatre and the other areas that make this museum so popular with our visitors. Everyone will have fun!
New Exhibition! “Skimming the Surface: The Unfolding Story of Sprint Paddling” explores many of the major developments in racing hull design and also the achievements and contributions to the sport that have been made by a number of Canadian athletes.
Looking to learn how to carve your own canoe or kayak paddle or how to fix up your canoe? We run a wide range of adult artisan programs throughout the year.
For kids and youth, we have March Break camps, Summer Paddling Camps, PD Day programs, Overnight camping in the Museum, Birthday parties and School programs. Find out more online.
Tumblehome, our Museum Store offers a wide range of canoe-themed clothing, books, artwork, media and gifts that even the non-canoehead will love!
Interested in hosting a wedding, anniversary, party, meeting, conference? We do that too!
We offer free parking, and we're accessible.
Members visit free and an individual membership is only $30.
Not sure if you should visit? We are a 2015 Certificate of Excellence winner and you should check out this review and many other raving reviews on Trip Advisor:
"Who Knew this would be so interesting? A Canoe Museum? I thought it would be boring... quite the contrary! This is a thoughtful, interesting and extremely well designed exhibit. Rather than focus on Peterborough's (significant) role in canoe and boat building, it gives a panoramic view of Canadian history, which also (finally) includes the Canadian Arctic. This is well worth a visit and more than once. There is also a charming gift shop with unique items. - Katherine P"
Hope to see you here soon!
- Hours of Operation : Mon-Wed 10-5, Thurs 10-8, Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
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- Wheelchair Accessible : Yes