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Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
+1 705-748-9153
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Rainy Day Fun

We were unsure of what to expect going in to the museum We were surprised at the displays and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan D
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Important History Taught Interactively

We visited in March with a Finnish exchange student. We wanted to take her to places that would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Weatherweary
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Barrie, Canada
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The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family-friendly museum exploring the canoe's enduring significance to the people of Canada and the World.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
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+1 705-748-9153
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were unsure of what to expect going in to the museum We were surprised at the displays and the size of the canoes. Looking forward to going again

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in March with a Finnish exchange student. We wanted to take her to places that would highlight Canadian culture and history. This fit the bill perfectly! The displays are interactive, informative and interesting! We loved it so much we purchased a membership!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I won a contest and got to spend an amazing night at the museum !! It was a great time and the staff were all amazing. They certainly know their stuff and how to make learning entertaining. Canada has a very colourful history and they...More

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Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! It was great having your group here to experience the museum. We hope you will return again soon!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We took our grandkids on family day. There are plenty of interesting displays and some hands on areas for kids. The kayaking trainer was a big hit because they learned last summer. If you want to learn about canoes...this is the place!

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Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We're so glad to hear you and your grandkids enjoyed the visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A visit to the Canadian Canoe Museum has been on my bucket list for a long time and was definitely worth the trip. I loved learning about the history of the canoe, and how intricately it is connected to the history of Canada. I learned...More

Thank Ellie H
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Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. It sounds like you spent a long time here and looked around very thoroughly! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Please go, you will not regret it, there is some of Canads' most prized artifacts housed here and something for everyone

Thank Jeff M
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Micaela B, other at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and want others to do the same!

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Canadian Canoe Museum is an inspiring place. You learn about the central place of the canoe in the development of our country. The canoe is the only mode of transportation which allows us to reach much of our landmass. I enjoyed learning about different indigenous...More

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Micaela B, other at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thanks for the review! It sounds like you have enjoyed many visits to the canoe museum. In the summer, we also offer opportunities to get out on the water through our Voyageur Canoe Tours up and over the Peterborough Lift Lock! We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

There must be an academic reason to collect all these canoes, but it is just so incredibly boring to visit. I like using a canoe, but do not find looking at several hundred of them stacked in a warehouse entertaining.

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Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

We're glad you came by, but sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. Maybe you would enjoy some of our hands-on programming more. We offer Artisan Workshops for adults and Voyageur Canoe Tours in the summertime!

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited Peterborough so many times but have always bypassed this museum ... I had thought that it was going to be a boring place. My, was I so wrong!!! This place is awesome and amazing! They boast of a collection of hundreds of...More

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Micaela B, Marketing and Media Corrdinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks for the review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Did you know we offer on-water programming in the summer? Our Voyageur Canoe Tours are a great way to tour the Peterborough Lift Lock in our 16-passenger canoe! We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This place is fantastic venue not only can you see a history of North American canoes from the 1700 and 1800 hundreds but they have classes that show you how to build your own canoe from nature This place is extremely interesting and educational I...More

Thank Brian C
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Micaela B, Marketing and Media Coordinator at Canadian Canoe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon.

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You can do the museum on your own. Allow up to 2 hours.
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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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