The Canadian Canoe Museum is closely monitoring news and guidance regarding COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

As a public cultural institution, the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, members, and community is always a priority. As such, we are actively following the leadership and guidance of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Government of Canada, Public Health Ontario, and our local health unit, Peterborough Public Health.

To help protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Canoe Museum is temporarily closing to the public, effective immediately (March 14, 2020). This includes our galleries, store, and all programs and events (including third-party rentals and March Break camps).

We anticipate remaining closed until April 6th , but will continue to follow the guidance of public health officials regarding the duration of the closure.

In addition, we have made the decision to postpone Campfires & Cocktails, scheduled for April 18, due to the scale and nature of the event. Once the situation and timelines on closures becomes clearer, and after coordinating with partners and stakeholders, we will provide a rescheduled date for the event. Please read our full statement on this decision.

We will continue to communicate with you, our community, and provide updates as necessary. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to review the World Health Organization’s recommendations for personally implementing preventative health measures.

We thank our many communities for their ongoing support!

Questions or Concerns?
Should you have any questions, concerns, or requests, please contact us at [email protected] and we will aim to respond as soon as possible.

Peterborough Public Health

Experiencing symptoms? Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or if you are local, Peterborough residents with concerns can call the COVID-19 hotline at 705-743-1000, ext. 401 or email [email protected] to consult with a nurse.