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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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...

Ontario Invests in expansion of The Canadian Canoe Museum

On May 26th, 2017 the Honourable Jeff Leal, MPP Peterborough and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced $9 million in funding from the Province of Ontario for the Museum's redevelopment  “This investment from the Province of Ontario is nothing short...

Cultural Spaces Funding announced for new canoe museum facility

Today was a very exciting day for The Canadian Canoe Museum! The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced more than $1.4M in cultural...

Architectural Inspiration Revealed

The Canadian Canoe Museum's architectural team, lead by heneghan peng, of Dublin, Ireland, will share with community members its inspiration for the new building's award-winning design at a public presentation next week. The presentation, titled Architectural...

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


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