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Discover a world of learning opportunities at The Canadian Canoe Museum!

Learning is a lifelong journey. With opportunities for all ages, skill levels, and learning styles, we help you acquire a new skill, brush up on an old skill, or gain a stronger understanding of the diversity of the canoe and the stories it can share with us.

Two men stand smiling in a workshop holding two paddles that they hand-carved themselves during an artisan workshop at The Canadian Canoe Museum.


Learn by doing! Our workshops draw inspiration from our extensive collection, exhibits, canoe trips and traditional gear.

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A man and a woman paddle down a river in two separate red canoes.


Whether you’re looking to attain certification for professional or personal interests, or want to learn about safety on the water, we make it easy to pursue your certification of choice.

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Campers and their instructors all raise their paddles to the camera in seven side by side canoes.


Explore the great outdoors, build lasting friendships, and have a blast at a Canadian Canoe Museum camp.

Summer Day Camps Canoe Trips March Break PA Days
Children stand smiling beside a birch bark canoe outside.


Explore current curriculum links to history, art, geography, social studies, environmental studies, outdoor education, and physical and health education – through the lens of the canoe.

School Visits Virtual Field Trips Educational Resources
Curator Jeremy Ward stands in front of a case of model canoes, smiling and holding one of the canoes towards the camera.

Virtual Tours

Experience the wonders of The Canadian Canoe Museum from the comfort of your home.

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A close up photo of a campfire.


There’s something special about gathering around a campfire and telling tales. The Canadian Canoe Museum’s virtual campfire is a place where you can read stories of all kinds.

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Paddling Experiences

Experience the canoe as it’s meant to be – on the water! Enjoy a guided Voyageur Canoe Tour, or rent a canoe or kayak and explore the waters of Little Lake at your leisure.

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A group of paddlers in a large voyageur canoe look up to the sky at the camera.

Visit the Store

Nalgene water bottle with CCM logo
32oz Widemouth Nalgene Bottle with Pictograph – Juniper
The Chocolate Rabbit
Chocolate Canoes – Made Locally in Lakefield ON
Tshirt-rockface Heather Grey
Classic Pictograph T-shirt – Heather Black
CCM Logo White

The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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2077 Ashburnham Dr
Peterborough, ON
K9L 1P8

Phone: 705-748-9153

Email: [email protected]


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Supported in part by:

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