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Discover the unique ways you can contribute to The Canadian Canoe Museum. As a not-for-profit community organization, we rely on generous donations from supporters like you to ensure the continued care of our world-class collection, sustain the engagement and education of student groups and visitors, spark conversation and collaboration, and provide a one-of-a-kind cultural experience.

Our new facility on the water’s edge was made possible by donations from our community members! You, too, can contribute to the continual growth and prosperity of the Museum through a meaningful donation today.

Ways of Giving

There are unique ways of planning your gift to The Canadian Canoe Museum, some of which offer increased tax benefits. More than one type of gift combination may also work well for you. We suggest all donors seek professional advice as to their own personal financial situation.

Two men in plaid portage or carry a red Chestnut canoe across the Hunter Street Bridge in East City, Peterborough.

One-Time Donation

Donate a one-time gift to The Canadian Canoe Museum and know your support makes a difference. Every contribution, big or small, helps us reach new milestones.

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Multiple people carry or portage a red Chestnut canoe through downtown Peterborough, Ontario.

Monthly Donation

Make an impact year-round by becoming a monthly donor. Monthly giving provides a convenient option to spread your gift in regularly scheduled payments that can be stopped or started at any time.

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A man in plaid portages or carries a red Chestnut canoe through Millenium Park in Peterborough, Ontario.

In Honour Donation

Honour a special person or mark a momentous occasion with a unique gift that will have an ongoing impact.

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A man in red plaid grips the gunwales of a red Chestnut canoe while portaging it.

In Memory Donation

A gift in memory of a loved one is a thoughtful way to remember their life and create a lasting impact.

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A man in red and black plaid portages or carries a red Chestnut canoe in downtown Peterborough with the Market Hall clock tower in the background.

Move the Collection

Moving more than 600 watercraft and 500 paddles, along with hundreds of artifacts and an entire archival library collection to a new location was no small feat. Thank you for supporting us on this journey!

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Two men in plaid portage or carry a red Chestnut canoe across The Canadian Canoe Museum's parking lot at 910 Monaghan Road.

The Final Portage

Sponsors and donors lifted a massive weight off our shoulders throughout our journey across town. We extend our most sincere gratitude for helping us safely transport the collection to the new museum in this final portage!

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The Canadian Canoe Museum is a registered charity (BN 133781039RR0001). All donations of $20 or more will be issued a charitable tax receipt.

If you have questions about donating, or would like to give by phone please call Kate Kennington, toll free at 1-866-342-2663 or email [email protected].

Cheques can be made out to:

The Canadian Canoe Museum
2077 Ashburnham Drive,
Peterborough, Ontario K9L 1P8

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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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