Peterborough County

The Canadian Canoe Museum, located on the Traditional Territory of the Williams Treaties First Nations, 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.

Why a New Museum?

The Building Overview

The Exhibits Inside

Collaborative Relations

Our Project Team

National Council

Ways to Support

Move the Collection

The Journey

Project Timeline Summary

Our Latest Adventure



Museum on the Move: Canadian Canoe Museum Commences Construction

Museum on the Move: Canadian Canoe Museum Commences Construction

Takes significant step toward moving to the water’s edgeThe Canadian Canoe Museum (CCM) will host a formal event, today starting at 11:00am, celebrating the beginning of the building of its new world-class museum at the Johnson Property located at...


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