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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While it was great to see and read about the history of canoes in Canada/Ontario, all the canoes started to look the same to me by the end. Maybe I'm just not a canoe type person.

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've live near Peterborough my whole life and had never visited the museum. I supervised my daughters overnight school field trip. The programming they did for the children was fantastic. Even I learned something new. It was really neat to sleep in the "village". Thanks...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I went there with adult son who is really into outdoors and wanted to go while on a visit to Peterborough. Was really pleasantly surprised. Took us about two and a half hours to go through. Was very educational and informative and some...More

Thank Sun_Turtles
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Canadian Canoe Museum is reasonably priced and has exhibits and activities for all ages. From the small waterfall to the tepee's and trapper's lean to's that u can enter and imagine how people survived many years ago. Reading the history of the area and...More

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick first visit, to be continued! We had a couple of hours, not nearly long enough to do the museum justice, so we opted to visit just the upper floor, which houses the oldest canoes. The exhibit is most engaging, informative, interactive, and educational....More

Thank Fraggletops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More interesting than I expected, not being a canoeist. It is divided into sections covering early canoes, using them to move stock, sporting feats, how the museum started, Inuit decoration....and more. There are canoes everywhere including hanging from the ceiling, but it is a well...More

Thank DianeB1714
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This venue is stunning both visually and educationally for all ages. It has many interactive stations for kids and the canoes are incredibly beautiful and well displayed. I have been many times and would go back again! Enjoy.

Thank Mary Pat R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great array of canoes from different places and time periods! The atmosphere is perfectly fitting, with spacious layout, indoor waterfall, workshops and excellent descriptions. If you are in the area, or on a stop-over, you must visit this part of our vital history.

Thank NeilJ_88
Reviewed 16 May 2017

God range of exhibits and informative details. 100 years old whaling canoes, solid wood, barks, lots of types. An on-site operating workshop with weekly demonstrations. Less interesting for those with no real interest in watercraft, and canoes in particular

Thank William B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I was taken here whilst visiting a relative. The museum is a historical record of how the canoe evolved from the early 1500's when the English first went to Canada to modern day kayaks. The Museum explains how and who started it. The Museum has...More

Thank KSBW48
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Mary F
Will you be open on Thursday, Oct 6?
13 August 2016|
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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
HHow do I get there using transportation from toronto
9 May 2016|
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Response from n s | Reviewed this property |
Or the most convenient way is likely renting a car. The museum is just 1 hour 20 minute drive from either downtown Toronto or the Airport (Pearson). Depending on the size of your group, it might be cheaper too.
HHow do I get there using transportation from toronto
9 May 2016|
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Response from Sam71Brad77 | Reviewed this property |
I took the Greyhound bus from Toronto to Peterborough - about $25CAD. Took a couple of hours. You can walk or get a taxi from Peterborough Greyhound terminal to Canoe museum.