Museum on the Move

History In The Making

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation invests $7.5 million in The Canadian Canoe Museum’s new facility at the water’s edge.

An historic $7.5M gift from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation for our new home at the water’s edge marks the largest known private one-time gift to a charity in the Peterborough area. The Canadian Canoe Museum community is so grateful for this transformational gift to our capital campaign. You can read more here.

The Canadian Canoe Museum will be moving to a new home that will physically connect the more than 600 watercraft in its collection to the waterways of the country. This new facility will be located beside the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway, bringing together two of the region’s most significant sites.

The museum is moving forward on the project with much momentum thanks to an incredible project team, strong support on all fronts and key partners in redevelopment, the City of Peterborough and Parks Canada.

The new museum’s award-winning architecture has been envisioned with, and for, its community, and the facility will be a leader in 21st century sustainable design. Purpose-built for the collection, the new museum will be the high-profile hub of the organization and the headquarters from which it reaches out across the country – inspiring connection, curiosity and new understanding.

The facility will be as innovative as the collection itself, and will play a key role in the stewardship of this national cultural asset. The redevelopment project and all it encompasses and enables will allow the organization to realize fully its role as a national museum. In addition, the organization is laying the groundwork for a success capital campaign that will rely on support locally, provincially and nationally.

Museum on the Move Highlights

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Canoe Museum Announces Completion of Concept Design Phase

Form Follows Function at the New Museum The new museum project continues to progress with much momentum. The first phase of the project, concept design, is complete, and it will be followed by: schematic design, detailed design and finally, construction documents. In...

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Ontario Invests in expansion of The Canadian Canoe Museum

On May 26th, 2017 the Honourable Jeff Leal, MPP Peterborough and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced $9 million in funding from the Province of Ontario for the Museum's redevelopment  “This investment from the Province of Ontario is nothing short...

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Architectural Inspiration Revealed

The Canadian Canoe Museum's architectural team, lead by heneghan peng, of Dublin, Ireland, will share with community members its inspiration for the new building's award-winning design at a public presentation next week. The presentation, titled Architectural...

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