Hours of Operation
Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Free Admission from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open regular hours (including holidays) except:
October 18th: CLOSED
October 19th: CLOSED
December 24th: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
December 25th: CLOSED
December 26th: CLOSED
January 1st, 2020: CLOSED
Please note that from November 8th to 10th the museum welcomes the Autumn Treasures Fine Artisan Sale. During this time, our galleries will host dozens of artisan booths among the exhibits, offering a different visitor experience.
For more information about tickets and the event itself, visit the Autumn Treasures website here.
Adult (18+): $12.00
Senior (65+): $9.50
Student (ages 5-17 or with valid ID): $9.50
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children ages 5-17): $30.00
Child (under 5): Free
Members: Free (Become a Member)
All rates include HST
Please note that Access 2 cards are accepted here. The Access 2 card offers free admission to any support person accompanying a person with a permanent disability.
Pet Policy: Unfortunately pets are not permitted in the museum, but service animals such as guide dogs are welcome.
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Admission is not required for those who only wish to visit the Tumblehome Shop. The museum accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Interac and cash. Free parking is available at the museum and bus tours are welcome! The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
Discover The Canadian Canoe Museum by bringing your group or organization for a guided tour. Listen to the stories behind the artifacts with a tour guide who can answer questions, and bring the exhibits to life. Lots of free parking. Busses welcome!
Group admission (10+ participants)*
Adults: $10 each
Seniors (65+) and Students (age 5-17): $8.50 each
All rates include HST
*Fewer than 10? Please plan on an individual admission rate ($12/$9.50 adult/senior), plus your chosen add-on experience.
For more information, or to book a guided tour, email [email protected] or call Victoria Veenstra, our Programs Registrar, 705-748-9153 ext. 218.
Consider adding a Voyageur Canoe Tour experience to your tour!
To learn about experiential school and youth programs at the Museum, please visit the Schools and Youth Groups page.
Want to visit for free? Membership gives you special access to everything the museum offers including unlimited free admission, discounts on programming and merchandise, invitations to special events and more! Best of all, you’ll be supporting the museum that tells the story of a nation built by canoes and ensures proper care to the world’s largest collection of canoes and kayaks.
Discounts on admission apply to:
- Ontario College of Teachers members
- Fleming College Museum Management and Curatorship Program students
- Cultural Access Pass holders
Admission is not required for those who only wish to visit the Tumblehome Shop. The Museum accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Interac and cash. Free parking is available at the Museum. Bus tours are welcome. The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
- Drop-in-to-Draw: slow down with a special kit prepared just for you. Explore the artifacts and stories that connect us all by canoe. The artist kit, for your use onsite, is just $2 with regular admission, but free for members.
- Puppet Theatre: filled with Canada’s wildlife creatures just waiting to be brought to life.
- Craft Station: kids young and old can decorate, cut out, and shape their own cardboard canoes.
- Canoe Drum: a full size 16’ canoe turned into a drum that just screams ‘play me’.
- Building Table: Roy Toy building sets and little wooden canoes on a play table where kids can spend time building boat houses, boat sheds, or their very own museum.
- Voyageur Encampment: invites those young and old to climb under an overturned 36’ birch bark canot du maitre, where it is possible to imagine oneself falling asleep along the bank of the French River. Kids can also try a true to life 90lb canoe pack or pick up a paddle and try to paddle 50-60 strokes per minute just like the voyageurs.
- Dress-up: the whole family can try on woolen Hudson Bay Company capotes, mittens and booties and try weaving a snowshoe, or learn to finger weave the iconic Voyageur belt, the ceinture flechee.
- Get in a canoe: there is a modern day canoe (on industrial springs) that kids can get into to rock and roll their way through the whitewater – be sure to put safety first and put on a PFD! The canoe is even equipped with paddles so that kids can show off their expert canoeing skills.
- Relax and read: there is a reading nook with canoe and nature-themed children’s books for the budding to escape into.
- Experience the fur trade: there are real beaver pelts to touch and engage with, which invoke the ‘wow’ factor and encourage kids to contemplate how this country depended on the beaver fur trade.
- Sit in a wigwam: the birch bark winter wigwam is a special place to gather around the faux fire and listen to a recorded story being told by a Mi’kmaq elder.
The fun doesn’t stop in the Museum galleries! In the Museum Shop there is a whole area devoted to kids, with great books, toys, puzzles, games, puppets (just like those in the Puppet Theatre) and inexpensive goodies that all kids seem to love.
Find out more about the unique indoor overnight program or the school programs for a twist on your visit.