Museum Info

Hours of Operation

Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Free Admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Museum is open daily except for December 25 and 26, January 1 and 2.

Admission

Adult (18+): $12.00
Senior (65+): $9.50
Student (ages 5-17 or with valid ID): $9.50
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children ages 5-17): $30.00
Child (under 5): Free
Members: Free (Become a Member)
All rates include HST

Please note that Access 2 cards are accepted here. The Access 2 card offers free admission to any support person accompanying a person with a permanent disability.

Pet Policy: Unfortunately pets are not permitted in the museum, but service animals such as guide dogs are welcome.

Location

910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough,Ontario
K9J 5K4
Canada

Contact Us

Call 705-748-9153
Email [email protected]

Admission is not required for those who only wish to visit the Tumblehome Shop. The Museum accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Interac and cash. Free parking is available at the Museum. Bus tours are welcome. The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

Group Visits

Groups of 10 or more

Visit the Museum with a group of 10 or more people and receive a discount on admission. Experience the Museum on a much deeper level by turning a visit into a Guided Tour for an additional $25.00 (per group of up to 15). Book a guided tour or learn more by emailing us. Guided tours must be booked in advance.
Adult (18+): $10.00
Senior (65+): $8.50
Student (ages 5-17 or with valid ID): $8.50
All rates include HST

Want to visit for free? Membership gives you special access to everything the museum offers including unlimited free admission, discounts on programming and merchandise, invitations to special events and more! Best of all, you’ll be supporting the museum that tells the story of a nation built by canoes and ensures proper care to the world’s largest collection of canoes and kayaks.

Discounts on admission apply to:

Admission is not required for those who only wish to visit the Tumblehome Shop. The Museum accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Interac and cash. Free parking is available at the Museum. Bus tours are welcome. The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

Family Visits

At The Canadian Canoe Museum we strive to redefine the visitor experience to ensure that all learners feel involved and engaged while interacting with the collection. Plus, great photo opportunities exist at every turn in the Museum

Drop in between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm on the last Saturday of each month for our unique craft activities! The activities are free for members or with admission. See Upcoming Events for details!

Family-friendly! Interactive! Educational!

  • Puppet Theatre: filled with Canada’s wildlife creatures just waiting to be brought to life.
  • Craft Station: kids young and old can decorate, cut out, and shape their own cardboard canoes.
  • Canoe Drum: a full size 16’ canoe turned into a drum that just screams ‘play me’.
  • Building Table: Roy Toy building sets and little wooden canoes on a play table where kids can spend time building boat houses, boat sheds, or their very own museum.
  • Voyageur Encampment: invites those young and old to climb under an overturned 36’ birch bark canot du maitre, where it is possible to imagine oneself falling asleep along the bank of the French River. Kids can also try a true to life 90lb canoe pack or pick up a paddle and try to paddle 50-60 strokes per minute just like the voyageurs.
  • Dress-up: the whole family can try on woolen Hudson Bay Company capotes, mittens and booties and try weaving a snowshoe, or learn to finger weave the iconic Voyageur belt, the ceinture flechee.
  • Get in a canoe: there is a modern day canoe (on industrial springs) that kids can get into to rock and roll their way through the whitewater – be sure to put safety first and put on a PFD! The canoe is even equipped with paddles so that kids can show off their expert canoeing skills.
  • Relax and read: there is a reading nook with canoe and nature-themed children’s books for the budding to escape into.
  • Experience the fur trade: there are real beaver pelts to touch and engage with, which invoke the ‘wow’ factor and encourage kids to contemplate how this country depended on the beaver fur trade.
  • Sit in a wigwam: the birch bark winter wigwam is a special place to gather around the faux fire and listen to a recorded story being told by a Mi’kmaq elder.

The fun doesn’t stop in the Museum galleries! In the Museum Shop there is a whole area devoted to kids, with great books, toys, puzzles, games, puppets (just like those in the Puppet Theatre) and inexpensive goodies that all kids seem to love.

Find out more about the unique indoor overnight program or the school programs for a twist on your visit.