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Your support allows us to connect the incredible stories of 600+ watercraft to curious minds far and wide.

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Supporting the Museum

Our new location has opened up countless opportunities to make our goals in education, environmental stewardship, and reconciliation a reality.

The new outdoor campus allows us to offer new and exciting outdoor education opportunities through brand-new programs that utilize the Lakefront Campus. Through these programs, we aim to inspire adventure, connection to nature, and reflection for generations to come!

Through collaboration with Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast, we have developed new exhibits that accurately reflect our mission, amplify Indigenous voices, honour diverse cultural and oral traditions, and foster reconciliation.

With our new collection storage and Class “A” Museum Environmental Control standards, we can offer advanced care and stewardship for our artifacts and make the collection accessible as a source of cultural knowledge. In addition, our new Knowledge and Research Center has the capacity to offer opportunities for artisans, builders, students, and researchers to access diverse resources.

None of this is possible without the ongoing support of our community. Learn more about how you can contribute to The Canadian Canoe Museum and make an impact today!

Ways to Support

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Support The Canadian Canoe Museum’s various initiatives, programming, and continuing operations through a monetary donation.

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Become a Member

Purchase a yearly membership and join a community of canoe enthusiasts. Enjoy exclusive perks, including discounts, unlimited admission, exclusive events, and more.

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Passionate volunteers are the backbone of our community. Explore opportunities to join The Canadian Canoe Musuem’s team of dedicated volunteers today!

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Trade bead, ornamented canoe from the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation (Yukon River).

Care for the Collection

Make a personal connection with an artifact in the Museum and support its ongoing care.

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A conceptual render of the Lang Lakefront Campus, looking west. Visitors walk along the Trans Canada Trail, boardwalk and docks along the shore of Little Lake, surrounded by trees.

Our Supporters

We are grateful to our supporters for helping sustain The Canadian Canoe Museum and the stories shared within.

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Members of Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism team lift (or portage) a red wooden Chestnut canoe to celebrate their sponsorship of The Canadian Canoe Museum's Move the Collection: The Final Portage campaign.

Corporate Sponsorship

Align your brand with The Canadian Canoe Museum and build a mutually beneficial relationship with us where we can fulfill shared goals!

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A conceptual render of the Canoe House on the Lang Lakefront Campus. A father and son play in front of the Canoe House.

Community Giving

The Canadian Canoe Museum proudly cares and gives back to our community.

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The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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2077 Ashburnham Dr
Peterborough, ON
K9L 1P8

Phone: 705-748-9153

Email: [email protected]


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Supported in part by:

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