We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Canadian Canoe Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 705-748-9153
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$26.72*
and up
Canadian Canoe Museum Group Guided Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 271 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Great for kids

The kids and adults have lots of fun, very educational to see how the people traveled years ago and how they made their canoes out of a tree one solid piece of wood.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RodneyMWeatherall
,
Douro-Dummer, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 262: English reviews
Douro-Dummer, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids and adults have lots of fun, very educational to see how the people traveled years ago and how they made their canoes out of a tree one solid piece of wood.

Helpful?
Thank RodneyMWeatherall
Killaloe, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We look forward to coming back to see more of this amazing place. The well informed staff were very friendly and made us feel so welcome.

Helpful?
Thank Mary Helen D
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take grandchildren when they were small and to introduce adult visitors from faraway places to Canadian history and culture. Worth spending a half day to visit or more to attend educational programs. We have been there several times over the least ten years and enjoy something new every time, most recently last summer.

Helpful?
Thank stobiete
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing collection of beautiful canoes. How they were crafted in early years is very interesting. A beautiful display to be seen by all ages.

Helpful?
Thank Ruthie M
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're into canoes at all, you have to visit the Canadian Canoe Museum. It will blow you away. It's incredible that a gem like this is tucked away off the beaten tourist track.

Helpful?
Thank KenL347
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

Helpful?
Thank nurseallyRN
Peterborough, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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.

Helpful?
Thank Vivian H
Toronto
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 

Helpful?
Thank richardwT4117TG
Dundas, Canada
Level Contributor
62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Frederic C
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie D

Travellers who viewed Canadian Canoe Museum also viewed

 

Been to Canadian Canoe Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Canadian Canoe Museum and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Kingston, Canada
6 months ago
Washington, DC
Washington, DC

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Canadian Canoe Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?