The Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
The 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 The Canadian Canoe Museum and other Peterborough attractions into our Peterborough visit planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • VERY well put together. Impressed that it was a multi-sensory experience. The stories were rich in detail making me feel like I had been transported back in history. I especially liked the stories....  more »
  • The first time we went to the Canoe Museum, I thought “well this will be boring and take about half an hour”. How wrong I was! This is a fascinating collection of Canadian canoes (including many...  more »
  • We hadn't planned on going to the museum, but as things turned out, it was on our way as part of a larger trip, and so we took the opportunity. It has a great history of the development of canoe...  more »
  • Very interesting and unique museum with a strong focus on Indigenous Canadian history and early Canadian history. Exhibits were very informative and there was lots to do for kids/interactive exhibits and crafts. Staff were very friendly and there is a gift shop.
  • It's so Canadian!!! A beautifully put together history of the canoe and kayak in contributing to the shaping and forming of our mythology. I felt as if I was in a wing of the museum of civilization in Gatineau. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers this is a worthy trip
  • Enjoyed Family Day at the museum. The kids loved it! Staff did a great job. We will be back soon.
  • Great place for the whole family. Lots of fabulous displays and don't forget to visit the paddle making room.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Very knowledgeable staff. A great collection of artifacts.

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