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


Governor General grants patronage to The Canadian Canoe Museum

Governor General grants patronage to The Canadian Canoe Museum

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. (Photo by Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG-BSGG, 2021)The Canadian Canoe Museum (CCM) is honoured to announce that Her Excellency the Right...


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