Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough

Canadian Canoe Museum, a museum dedicated to this unique watercraft, exhibits the cultural significance canoes hold among the Canadian people. Observe more than 100 canoes, kayaks, and paddle crafts ranging from old to modern from around the world. You'll hear traditional First Peoples stories and have the chance to try your hand at carving out your own birchwood canoe in the skills gallery. Kids can take part in a scavenger hunt while dressed in period costume, or sit down to watch a puppet show. Put Canadian Canoe Museum and other Peterborough attractions into our Peterborough visit planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I wasn't to sure when we pulled up to this museum, but the inside was absolutely beautiful! They have an amazing collection of canoes, and I really enjoyed how the museum was laid out through a timeli...  more »
  • We pulled in and questioned if we would go inside, as the outside of the building was rather unimpressive. However, we were pleasantly surprised! There were some great exhibits and tons of interesting...  more »
  • Finally went to this place after so nany years of saying I should wish I went long time ago... interesting history lesson and fun learning experience  more »
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  • Volunteer run, so the people that you interact with are passionate about the history of the area and the details behind everything available to see in the museum! There is a decent part on the history of Aboriginals in our area, but the museum really is about canoes, so don't expect too much more than a bunch of similar looking canoes. It's perfect for kids as there are a bunch of hands on activities, and they even have little events that they host like treasure hunts. Would recommend if you have kids, wouldn't recommend if you don't though.
  • The fact that this museum was only about canoes and nothing else made it a kind of boring and after a while you have the feeling of already having seen everything already. On the other hand it's an awesome service to get in for free on thursdays and the souvenir shop has many things to offer! I think I actually spent more time in there than in the museum itself.
  • I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Great displays and the variety of canoes was surprising. Much research done obviously.
  • Very interesting things to explore. There for a wedding catered food was average
  • I've been here a few times over the past couple of years with my kids (5 and 2). Very interesting, and really great for kids too. Plenty of 'hands-on' things for little kids, they always have a blast.
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