Guided Tours

600+ canoes, countless stories

The Canadian Canoe Museum houses the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft, with more than 100 canoes and kayaks on display in our galleries. Each canoe holds a story that when put together, collectively tells the history of Canada.

Our tours offer a rich, guided exploration of The Canadian Canoe Museum’s galleries, enriched by unparalleled expertise, behind-the-scenes stories and the tales not told in our exhibits. Book a tour and uniquely experience the museum with family or friends!


Due to COVID-19, we have adjusted our tour offerings and policies to help ensure a safe visiting experience. We are currently offering pre-booked tours on Tuesdays at 11:00 A.M. and Thursdays at 3:30 P.M. By pre-booking a tour spot for yourself, your family or your social bubble, you are reserving that tour for your group specifically – you won’t be joined by other tour participants! 

Guided tours last 45-60 minutes, after which you can tour the galleries on your own (until 3pm on Tuesdays and 5pm on Thursdays). Be sure to plan to stop by our store before you leave for an array of apparel, books, and one-of-a-kind creations by Canadian artists 

PLEASE NOTE: 48 hours advance notice is required for booking tours. 



Tours begin at a starting price of $45.00 (for up to 3 people).
Each additional adult is $15.00 (max 10 participants)

Includes general admission



  • Advance booking is required.
  • Tours are provided in English.
  • At this time, tours are for adults (age 17+) only. Stay tuned for family tours!
  • Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people from your household or social bubble.
  • Tour participants are required to practice physical distancing (6 feet apart) from their tour guide, and to wear a mask. Please review the additional precautions we are taking against COVID-19, and what to expect during your visit at canoemuseum.ca/COVID



  • Accessible parking is located to the right of our front porch, with a ramp for wheelchair access.
  • Our entrances and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Washrooms are located on the first and second floors, and each floor has one large, accessible, gender-neutral washroom.
  • An elevator is located towards the middle of the museum and makes stops on all three of the gallery levels (first, second and Grand Portage).
  • Throughout the galleries there are benches and boxes at regular intervals for resting.
  • Service animals are welcome. 
  • We accept Access 2 cards, which waives the admission fee for one person accompanying a person with special needs. 


Parking is free at The Canadian Canoe Museum, and our parking lot can accommodate school and coach buses. There is also accessible parking close to the ramp at our front doors.


For special requests, questions or information about our rates, our complimentary policy, familiarization tours, please contact:

Karen Taylor
Director of Programs
[email protected]
705.748.9153 ext. 203

⚠️ The museum remains closed at this time. ⚠️