Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd Peterborough, ON K9J 5K4



Year Round, 7 days a week.


About Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, Ontario

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a family-friendly museum that explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada, Turtle Island and the World. The museum was founded on a collection of the late Professor Kirk Wipper,and was open to public in 1997.

Canadian Canoe Museum is the largest Canoe Museum in the world.

What to do at Canadian Canoe Museum

Attractions and things to do at Canadian Canoe Museum

Explore the interactive, hands-on galleries, which holds more than 600 canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Learn about the watercraft traditions of Canada.

Canadian Canoe Museum

Puppet Theatre

Go on scavenger hunt, try your hand at model canoe building, create your own show at the puppet theatre.

The museum store offers a wide range of canoe-themed clothing, books, artwork, media and gifts that even the non-canoehead will love!

Looking to learn how to carve your own canoe or kayak paddle or how to fix up your canoe? The museum runs a wide range of adult artisan programs throughout the year.See here for upcoming events.

Enjoy a fun and informative paddling experience on the Trent-Severn Waterway and through the Peterborough Lift Lock.

The Museum also holds many popular March Break programs or Summer Paddling Camps for children. (details)

You can also host a wedding, anniversary, party including birthday party, meeting, conference.

Who all will enjoy the attraction?

Visitors of all ages will enjoy and sure to have fun at this museum.

When to visit Canadian Canoe Museum?

Canadian Canoe Museum Hours / Timing

Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday & Saturday: 10 :00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sundays : 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Closed on Christmas Day (Dec 25), Boxing Day (Dec 26), New Year’s Day (Jan 1), January 2

Voyageur Canoe Tours: Summer & Early Fall

2016 – Friday July 1st and runs until Monday September 5th, 2016. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus holiday Mondays, from Canada Day until Labour Day. | 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM, and each tour is 90 minutes in length.

Time required to visit

One to three hours.

Toll free phone number : 1.866.342.2663

How much does it cost to visit Canadian Canoe Museum ?

Canadian Canoe Museum

Adult Programs, Canadian Canoe Museum

Adults $10.50
Students & Seniors $8.25
Families $25.00
Children under 5: free
The museum also offers group rates and group tours.

Christmas Open House

FREE admission on Thursdays and Fridays between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. from late November to Christmas Eve. 2016 – TBA

Support the museum and enjoy unlimited visits by becoming a member.

Canoe Tours:

Adults (18+): $20; Youth (17 and under) $15,
Family Pkg ( 2 adults, up to 3 kids): $75.

Infants under 30lbs are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations.

How to get tickets?

In person at the location.

Types of payment accepted

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Interac and Cash.

How to get to Canadian Canoe Museum?

Canadian Canoe Museum Directions & Location

The Canoe museum is located at 910 Monaghan Rd in the city of Peterborough, Ontario.

For directions, click on the map tab (in page directions) or click on the GPS coordinates.

Voyageur Canoe Tours at Peterborough Lift Lock. – From the visitor centre, go down the steps to the river and you will find the canoe dock.


Free parking

GPS Coordinates: 44.2882,-78.3304

What about Amenities & Accessibility at Canadian Canoe Museum?


Family friendly washrooms, Feeding areas.

Gift Shop.


Wheel chair accessible.

Dining :

No cafe on site but one can have lunch or take a snack break in the Education Room.

See dining options in Peterborough

Other Information

Pets & Service / Guide animals allowed.

Trips ideas

Plan a day trip from Toronto, explore Peterborough, and visit the Museum.

Take a short detour and include the museum in your trip to Toronto/Ottawa.

All images: © Canoe Museum

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