Event Rentals

Rentals Update

Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not taking facility rental bookings at this time.


At The Canadian Canoe Museum we pride ourselves on being one of the most unique and memorable event venues in Peterborough. Our flexible, one-of-a-kind event spaces can play host to functions of all types: weddings, galas, banquets, press conferences, performances and corporate functions. When you choose The Canadian Canoe Museum for your special event, you are not only renting a space, but a myriad of services and amenities.

Your event booking includes access to our kitchen, dedicated Event Staff, audiovisual equipment, and much more. Working with our Event Coordinator guarantees flexible, accommodating and attentive service. All of our staff and volunteers at the Museum are dedicated to providing exceptional guest service to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

The Event Room:

The bright and spacious Event Room is well-suited for weddings, corporate functions, galas and parties alike. An open concept floor plan allows for a lot of flexibility for seating, displays, and presentations. The room provides capacity for seated dinners of 120 people, theatre-style seating of 150 people, or cocktail style affairs for up to 170 people. Furthermore, the light, neutral decor plays well as a blank canvas, easily decorated for your specific taste and style.

The McLean/Matthews Gallery:

We offer a truly unique opportunity to enjoy cocktails and appetizers while interacting with the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world. Hosting your family, friends or colleagues in the McLean/Matthews Gallery will truly elevate your event and ensure it is memorable for all of your guests.

For additional information and inquiries contact the Event Coordinator at [email protected] or call 705-748-9153 ext. 215.

Excellent facility for a dinner and dance!


Thank you for all of your hard work and efforts to make our anniversary party the huge success it was. The event staff were friendly and very efficient. It was a pleasure to have them be part of our special celebration. We received many positive comments regarding the facilities and would recommend it to others looking for a venue.

Tom & Judy B.

I have been to several different events at the Canoe Museum over the years. This time we hosted our school event at the museum. It was very easy to coordinate and work with the wonderful museum staff to make it a memorable, enjoyable event for our parents. We will definitely host another event at the museum again! Thank you!


“We had a beautiful time on December 5th.  The CCM was a hit; easy to find for out-of-towners, lots of parking, accessible for my good friend with MS, good sized room for our group, the galleries were well travelled by some, your staff were conscientious, gracious, hospitable and flexible. I am busy recommending the Museum to others who ask. Thanks for making it all so easy”.

David and Nancy M.