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. Take a whirlwind tour through our new museum.

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

Why Build?

The Building

The Exhibits

Project Team

National Council

Ways to Donate


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...

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...

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


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