The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario, has stewarded, for the last 20 years, the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number, the watercraft and their stories have a pivotal role to play in understanding our past and, our collective future. As part of our responsibility for this one-of-a-kind collection, we are building it a new home that aspires to be as innovative as the canoe itself. The construction of this new museum at the water’s edge will be supported by a $65M campaign.

In 2013, the Senate declared The Canadian Canoe Museum and its collection a cultural asset of national significance.

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News

New Museum’s Exhibit Design Committee to Be Led by Dianne Lister

Design and development of the new museum’s exhibition spaces to begin in earnest The Canadian Canoe Museum is pleased to announce that Dianne Lister will lead the organization’s Exhibit Design Committee. A community leader and member of the organization’s Board of...

Looking Back at 2017

2017 was an incredible year for the museum! We hosted many events, launched a new exhibit and celebrated some significant milestones. We also made significant progress on our redevelopment project. A series of funding announcements related to our future home allowed...

Invest in a National Asset

The following appeared as a guest column in The Peterborough Examiner. <img class="thumb-image" src="http://canoemuseum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CoppermineCanoe.jpg" alt="CoppermineCanoe.jpg"...

World-Class Exhibition Design Firm Joins New Museum Project

The Canadian Canoe Museum partners with GSM Project following a nationwide selection process PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The Canadian Canoe Museum will partner with world-class exhibition design firm GSM Project to create one-of-a-kind visitor experiences at its new building...

New Museum Information Night

Join us to learn more about our future home! On October 5 at 6:30 p.m., General Manager Carolyn Hyslop and Board Chair John Ronson will be sharing about the redevelopment project. This will give you an opportunity to learn about decisions made in the concept design...

Canoe Museum Announces Completion of Concept Design Phase

Form Follows Function at the New Museum The new museum project continues to progress with much momentum. The first phase of the project, concept design, is complete, and it will be followed by: schematic design, detailed design and finally, construction documents. In...

*Please note that the images of the new museum throughout the website are conceptual drawings.

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