The Canadian Canoe Museum


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Visit our voyageur encampment and climb under an overturned 36-foot birch bark canot du maître. Then, try a true-to-life 90-pound canoe pack. Or, pick up a paddle and try for 50 to 60 strokes per minute, the way the voyageurs did...

Gather around the faux fire in our birch bark winter wigwam and listen to a recorded story being told by a Mi’kmaq elder.

Bang on our canoe drum. Yes, a full-size canoe that’s been turned into a drum!

These experiences, and more, await you at The Canadian Canoe Museum – home to the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Visit us today!

We’re building a new museum, alongside the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway, to ensure that a fundamental part of Canadian heritage is not lost. A purpose-built facility on the water, with an array of indoor and outdoor spaces, will allow the museum to deliver on its mission in ways that right now, it can only imagine. Learn more about this exciting project.


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