New Museum

History in the Making

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. View the historic announcement here. 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.

Watch a short video that reveals some of the ideas that inspired the architectural and landscape architecture designs for the new museum.

Museum on the Move Highlights

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World-Class Exhibition Design Firm Joins New Museum Project

The Canadian Canoe Museum partners with GSM Project following a nationwide selection process PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The Canadian Canoe Museum will partner with world-class exhibition design firm GSM Project to create one-of-a-kind visitor experiences at its new building...

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New Museum Information Night

Join us to learn more about our future home! On October 5 at 6:30 p.m., General Manager Carolyn Hyslop and Board Chair John Ronson will be sharing about the redevelopment project. This will give you an opportunity to learn about decisions made in the concept design...

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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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