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

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On April 28th, 2021 the Canadian Canoe Museum hosted a virtual public meeting to share how our new museum will become a vibrant community hub on the waterfront of Little Lake. The presentation featured an hour-long presentation, followed by a question and answer period. You can watch the recording or visit a summary webpage to learn more about our vision for our new home

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Canadian Canoe Museum to host virtual public meeting

Canadian Canoe Museum to host virtual public meeting

Consultation next step in planning for new museum buildThe Canadian Canoe Museum (CCM) announced today that it is hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 6:30 pm EDT, via Zoom, when it will unveil details about its new...

Canadian Canoe Museum announces purchase of Johnson Property

Canadian Canoe Museum announces purchase of Johnson Property

Marks significant milestone in advancing new museum buildThe Canadian Canoe Museum (CCM) and the City of Peterborough announced today the conditional purchase and sale of Johnson Property, the City-owned land at 2077 Ashburnham Drive in...

The Canadian Canoe Museum seeks leadership volunteers

The Canadian Canoe Museum seeks leadership volunteers

Background The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario, stewards the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number and with a significant representation of Indigenous canoe cultures from across...

Canadian Canoe Museum terminates lease with Parks Canada

Canadian Canoe Museum terminates lease with Parks Canada

Advances search for new museum build site  The Canadian Canoe Museum (CCM) announced today that it has terminated its lease agreement with Parks Canada for the land located alongside the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway at 353...

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