Virtual Tours

Experience The Canadian Canoe Museum from the comfort of your home – and anywhere in the world – with our new virtual tours! Join our staff tour guides as we share close-up demos, highlight unique artifacts, and share the history of Canada by canoe. With lots of opportunities for Q&A, our virtual tours offer a uniquely intimate and interactive experience of our world-class collection.

Are you a senior (65+) living in Peterborough City or County? You can experience our virtual tours for free, thanks to funding from the United Way of Peterborough and the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund. Contact Karen Taylor ([email protected] or 705 748 9153, x203) to sign up.

Virtual Tour: Artisan and Industry

Why did the small town of Peterborough, Ontario become a wooden canoe building hub of world renown? What were the building techniques and innovations that drove the new leisure market for canoes? How did the factory change the canoe from its Indigenous and artisanal origins? Join Curator Jeremy Ward for a live virtual tour of our Artisan and Industry gallery, featuring hands-on building demos, rare artifacts and iconic wooden canoes, and a Q&A.


  • Thursday, November 19th at 7 P.M. EST
  • Tickets are $15 per household and support the work of the museum and care of our world-class collection. Seniors that reside in Peterborough City and County can register for free tickets.
  • Your unique Zoom Webinar link and easy instructions on how to join the virtual tour will be emailed to you by November 17.

Frequently Asked Questions

What platform do your virtual tours use?
We are currently using Zoom, which is free and does not require you to have an account. We will email you the day of your virtual tour with a link to join the tour. If you did not receive an email, be sure to check your spam or junk folder!
How long are the virtual tours?
45-60 minutes depending on the level of public engagement  


Please contact [email protected] or 705 748 9153, x203 if you would like more information.