kawarthaNOW editorial

August 12, 2023

New Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough will grow regional tourism and the local economy

A conceptual west-facing render of the new museum depicts the boat house, Trans Canada Trail, canoe docks, and green spaces that will be available.

As The Canadian Canoe Museum awaits the completion of its new state-of-the-art facility on the shores of Little Lake and begins the monumental project of relocating its world-class collection of paddled watercraft, it’s becoming clear the new museum will play a vital role in shaping the region’s economic development by increasing tourism as well as supporting local businesses.

After moving into its new 65,000-square-foot waterfront facility at 2077 Ashburnham Drive, not only will The Canadian Canoe Museum affirm its reputation as a premier tourist destination in the region and country, but it will also extend its local reach through educational programming and usable space for the community.

“We’re shifting from just doing cultural tourism — where we’re offering a museum or art gallery experience — to offering recreational tourism as well,” explains the museum’s executive director Carolyn Hyslop.

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.

kawarthaNOW is the official media sponsor of The Canadian Canoe Museum’s Move the Collection: The Final Portage Campaign.

Blue and red text reads Inspiring Canada by canoe.
The Canadian Canoe Museum has raised 97% of the $40M cost for our new museum project – but we aren’t done fundraising just yet! We invite Canadians to join us on the final portage to our $40M goal by donating today. Every donation brings us one step closer to the water’s edge at our future home.