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Admissions & Tickets

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Little Lake in Peterborough, ON, our newly constructed museum and waterfront campus at 2077 Ashburnham Drive offers the ultimate visitor experience.

From the Exhibition Hall to the Lakefront Campus, we offer a variety of ways to connect with the land, water, and canoe, whether you are an avid paddler, history buff, or an adventurous family.

Explore 20,000 square feet of new exhibits, designed in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, featuring watercraft from around the world, and immerse yourself in the rich stories and diverse cultures of the canoe and kayak. Go at your own pace or take a guided tour – and be sure to peek into the integrated Collection Hall to witness the incredible depth and diversity of the collection!

Experience the joy of paddling with guided voyageur canoe tours, or rent a canoe or kayak and explore the waters of Little Lake at your leisure. Or learn a new craft or ability in our artisan workshops and certification courses. Then enjoy a coffee or a meal at the Silver Bean Café overlooking the lake while reflecting on your unforgettable visit.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks, and paddled watercraft.

Get Your Tickets!

Hours of Operation

The Museum’s Exhibition Hall, Store, and Lakefront Campus all have the same hours of operation.

The Cafe will open 1 hour earlier than the rest of the Museum, and food will no longer be served 1 hour before closing. Baked goods, ice cream, and beverages will still be available.

Monday to Sunday10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day

Admission Rates

Adults (18+)$20.00
Seniors (65+)$18.00
Youth (5-17)$15.00
Kids (0-4)FREE
*Members always receive free admission. Learn more about becoming a member!

Transfer Your Ticket into a Membership!

There is so much to explore and experience in the Museum and on the Lakefront Campus that it is impossible to experience it all in one day. One of the many benefits of a membership is that it offers unlimited free admission for a full year, so you are able to visit as many times as you want! Plus, members receive discounts on workshops, courses, and camps, and receive other exclusive perks.

Have you been inspired by your visit and are now interested in purchasing a membership? Email [email protected] within seven days of your visit, as we are happy to put the cost of your ticket(s) towards a new membership!

Learn More About Membership
A pewter pin of the pictograph that The Canadian Canoe Museum's logo is inspired by is pinned to the lapel of a red jacket.

Discounted Admission

A support person who holds an Access 2 Card and is accompanying a visitor with disabilities is provided free admission to The Canadian Canoe Museum.

Learn more about our commitment to accessibility

To obtain your free tickets, please contact our Visitor Services team in advance or our front desk on the day of your visit.

📧 [email protected]
📞 705-748-9153
📞 1-866-342-2663 (toll-free)

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a proud partner of CANOO, a welcome program through the Institute of Canadian Citizenship that offers free admission to over 1,400 art and culture venues for newcomers to experience Canada. We are pleased to offer free admission to CANOO members for their first year of citizenship so that newcomers learn about the history of this land and Canada – by canoe! This discount cannot be combined with other offers. To learn more about CANOO, visit the Institute of Canadian Citizenship website.

To obtain your free tickets, please contact our Visitor Services team in advance or our front desk on the day of your visit.

📧 [email protected]
📞 705-748-9153
📞 1-866-342-2663 (toll-free)

Exhibition Tours

Enhance your visit to The Canadian Canoe Museum by adding an exhibition tour to your admission tickets! Our trained docents walk you through the Exhibition Hall with 100 canoes and kayaks on display, sharing a curated selection of intriguing, behind-the-scenes stories that delve deeper into the history of these artifacts.

Learn more about Exhibition Tours

Due to limited availability, we recommend booking in advance.

Add-on An Exhibition Tour Experience!
A volunteer docent leads an exhibit tour at The Canadian Canoe Museum.
A group of adults and childrens raise their paddles and smile in a Voyageur Canoe about to embark on a paddling tour.

Group Tours

Bringing a large group of friends? Have a special event or interest group? For groups of more than 10 people, learn about our Group offerings.

You can request a reservation for groups and take advantage of early bookings, special rates and more.

Plan Your Group Tour

Paddling Experiences

Experience the canoe as it’s meant to be – on the water!

At The Canadian Canoe Museum, we are dedicated to inspiring both new and experienced paddlers.

We have several options for you to get on the water, suitable for all paddling abilities, including:

  • Daily Canoe and Kayak Rentals
  • Guided Voyageur Canoes Tours – perfect for new paddlers!
  • and more!
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A man and a woman paddle down a river in two separate red canoes.

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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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