Photo: Our team has begun transferring canoes and kayaks to the new Collection Hall. On the left, empty racks line one of the five aisles, while canoes and kayaks fill the right side from floor to ceiling. Once complete, the Collection Hall will be home to more than...
2023 The Canadian Canoe Museum seeks leadership volunteers | 2023 Le musée Canadien du canot cherche des bénévoles pour des postes de leadership
Background The Canadian Canoe Museum, located on the Traditional Territory of the Williams Treaties First Nations, in Peterborough, Ontario, stewards the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks, and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number and with a...
It is with sadness that we mark the passing of long-time Canadian Canoe Museum volunteer Mollie Cartmell, who died in her riverside home in Peterborough on August 10th. Anyone involved in museum affairs, certainly anyone who attended any of the dozens of events that occurred since the Museum’s inception in the mid-1990s, will remember Mollie.
Sharing Inuit Knowledge and Language: A Partnership between The Canadian Canoe Museum and Iqaluit’s Qajakkut Society
Through National Council Member Robert Comeau, The Canadian Canoe Museum has partnered with the Qajakkut Society, an Iqaluit-based organization, aimed at strengthening the practice of qajaq (kayak) building and paddling. As part of this project, The Canadian Canoe Museum commissioned the Qajakkut Society to build two qajait (kayaks). Traditional knowledge and language sharing have been essential to this project by combining hands-on experiential learning with guidance from Elders in the community.
Canadian Canoe Museum Sets Grand Opening Celebrations for Spring 2024 | Les célébrations pour l’ouverture officielle du nouveau Musée canadien du canot auront lieu au printemps 2024
The Canadian Canoe Museum is excited to announce the official grand opening date of its highly anticipated new museum. The new museum will open this winter, followed by a grand opening celebration in May, marking the culmination of years of planning and ushering in a new era for The Canadian Canoe Museum and the paddling community.
In the Media (kawarthaNOW): New Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough will grow regional tourism and the local economy
Discover the positive impact of the new Canadian Canoe Museum on regional tourism and the local economy in Peterborough. The museum is expected to attract more visitors, promoting economic growth through increased tourism, and generating additional benefits for local businesses. By prioritizing the support of local and regional trades through the construction of this significant infrastructure project, The Canadian Canoe Museum aims to create a significant boost to the area’s cultural and economic landscape.