The Canadian Canoe Museum

Bill Mason's Iconic Red Canoe

Bill Mason's Iconic Red Canoe

"It Wasn't All Work" Gallery

Museum Gift Shop

Museum Gift Shop

On water programming for all ages

On water programming for all ages

At work in the Living Traditions Gallery

At work in the Living Traditions Gallery

"The Peterborough Tradition" Gallery

Canada One on the Thames River during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in London, England

Canada One on the Thames River during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in London, England

1234567
weddings and rentals

Share this page:

Hours:
  • Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00-5:00 Sunday: 12:00-5:00
Fees:
  • Adults: $9.25 Seniors/Students: $7.25 Families (2 Adults, 4 Children 5-18 years old): $22.12 Children under 5: Free Members: Free Group Rates (minimum 10 people unescorted) Adults: $8.25 Seniors/Students: $6.25 Tour Guide (must be arranged in advance): $25.00
  • Accessible
  • Support Person
  • Support Animals
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Change Tables/Family Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Public Transportation
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

The Canadian Canoe Museum, established in Peterborough, Ontario, in 1997, is a unique national heritage centre that explores and celebrates the canoe’s enduring significance to Canada. Founded on a collection of the late Professor Kirk Wipper that was over thirty years in the making, the museum’s holdings now number more than 600 canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Together they span the country from coast to coast to coast and represent many of the major watercraft traditions of Canada.

The museum’s artifacts range from the great dugouts of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest to the singular bark canoes of the Beothuk of Newfoundland; from the skin-on-frame kayaks of northern peoples from Baffin Island in the east to the Mackenzie River Delta in the northwest to the all-wood and canvas-covered craft manufactured by companies with names like Herald, Peterborough, Chestnut, Lakefield and Canadian. Through exhibits, stories, songs, workshops, classes and tours, the museum shares this incomparable historic resource with the peoples of Canada and the world.

Website: www.canoemuseum.ca

Type: Specialized Collection

Thank You!

Thank You!

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a canoe place, but it is also a people place. Sustained by many hearts, many hands, and many voices; who wish to say...