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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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The City of Peterborough is currently in the process of re-zoning 2077 Ashburnham Drive to allow for the use of the Museum. The re-zoning process is underway and the Museum will be hosting a public meeting to introduce the project to the community.

April 28th, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
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News

Reflections On Our Journey To The East Coast

Reflections On Our Journey To The East Coast

Robin Cavanagh, Jeremy Ward, and Fred Metallic in Listuguj First Nation viewing where we were in relation to the Seven Traditional Districts of the Mi’gmaq By Robin Binèsi Cavanagh, Director of Indigenous Peoples Collaborative Relations...

Government of Canada invests $10 million in the new museum project

Government of Canada invests $10 million in the new museum project

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing $10 million to support the construction of the new museum. “It is an historic day, and on behalf of the...

New Museum Progress Update

New Museum Progress Update

This week The Canadian Canoe Museum was given the opportunity to provide Peterborough City Council, sitting as Finance Committee, with a progress update on the new museum. Just over one year ago, Council made a $4 million commitment to the new...

The new museum: A welcoming home for all our relations

The new museum: A welcoming home for all our relations

The following is an introductory blog written by Robin Binèsi Cavanagh, who has recently joined the museum in the new role of Director of Indigenous Peoples’ Collaborative Relations.  I did not understand the significance of my birthplace until my...

Champions of The Canadian Canoe Museum join its National Council

Champions of The Canadian Canoe Museum join its National Council

 The Canadian Canoe Museum is pleased to introduce its National Council – a group of distinguished individuals who are champions of the work of the organization, past, present and future. These 32 individuals from across Canada and beyond, are...

Building A Museum Upon Relationships

Building A Museum Upon Relationships

Nearly two decades ago, the fledgling Canadian Canoe Museum set out on a journey to develop 20,000 square feet of exhibits for nine, newly-created galleries within its renovated factory setting. Among the many remarkable people who were...

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