We cannot wait to welcome you through our front doors at 2077 Ashburnham Drive and have you paddle out the back of our new Lakefront Campus


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Welcome to The Canadian Canoe Museum, located on the Traditional Territory of the Williams Treaties First Nations in Peterborough, Ontario!

For more than 25 years, The Canadian Canoe Museum has stewarded the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number, the watercraft and their stories have a pivotal role to play in understanding our past and our collective future. As part of our responsibility for this one-of-a-kind collection, we have built it a new home along the water’s edge at 2077 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, ON.

Named one of the Best Cultural Spots on National Geographic’s Best of the World 2024, the brand’s annual guide of the most exciting, meaningful, and one-of-a-kind travel experiences for 2024!

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Introducing the Canoe Bus: Your All-Inclusive Ticket to Exploration!

This summer and fall, take advantage of our brand-new Canoe Bus service, offering convenient coach rides from Toronto to Peterborough with 12 dates to choose from beginning June 26, National Canoe Day!

Your ticket includes:

  • A comfortable round-trip coach bus ride
  • Admission to the Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Breathtaking views and a day filled with adventure
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An Algonquin birch bark canoe built by William and Mary Commanda of Kitigan Zibi, Quebec. (Photo Credit: Michael Cullen)

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Elevate your experience and become a valued member of the Canadian Canoe Museum family. With discounts, exclusive perks, unlimited free admission, and the satisfaction of supporting our mission, membership offers a passport to endless adventure and exploration!

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A pewter pin of the pictograph that The Canadian Canoe Museum's logo is inspired by is pinned to the lapel of a red jacket.

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Nalgene water bottle with CCM logo
32oz Widemouth Nalgene Bottle with Pictograph – Juniper
The Chocolate Rabbit
Chocolate Canoes – Made Locally in Lakefield ON
Tshirt-rockface Heather Grey
Classic Pictograph T-shirt – Heather Black
CCM Logo White

The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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2077 Ashburnham Dr
Peterborough, ON
K9L 1P8

Phone: 705-748-9153

Email: [email protected]


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Supported in part by:

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Weston Family Foundation logo
City of Peterborough logo
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