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Getting Here

The Canadian Canoe Museum is located on the shores of Little Lake in Peterborough, Ontario. Whether you are arriving on foot, on wheels, or on the water, we can’t wait to welcome you!

Investigate directions, transportation options, and maps in advance of your visit so your journey can be completed with ease and confidence.


2077 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough, Ontario


The front entrance is the main entryway and is located on the east side of the property, or if you are facing the front of the building, the side facing Ashburnham Drive. Above the doors, there are windows etched with a hydrological map. 

The lakefront entrance is located on the west side of the building, backing onto the Lakefront Campus. If arriving from the water or trail, follow the path from the Trans Canada Trail up to the Lakefront Terrace (the Silver Bean Cafe outdoor seating area).

Methods of Transportation

Arriving by Car and Parking

Limited accessible parking is available at The Canadian Canoe Museum. Free overflow parking is available in nearby parking lots:

  1. Across the road at Eastgate Memorial Park (2150 Ashburnham Dr.): Cross at the pedestrian walkway and enter through our main doors.
  2. At Beavermead Campground (2011 Ashburnham Dr.): Follow the sidewalk along Ashburnham Drive to our main doors, or you can walk through the beautiful Beavermead Campground – just follow the Trans Canada Trail to the right and cross over the pedestrian bridge. This will bring you to our Lakefront Campus, and you can follow the path to our Lakefront Terrace to enter the Museum.

Arriving by Canoe Bus

Introducing the Canoe Bus: Your All-Inclusive Ticket to Exploration!
This summer and fall, take advantage of our brand-new Canoe Bus service, offering convenient coach rides from Toronto to Peterborough with 12 dates to choose from beginning June 26 (National Canoe Day!).

Learn more about the Canoe Bus and get your tickets here.

Arriving by GO Bus

The Peterborough Bus Terminal is the closest GO Bus stop to The Canadian Canoe Museum. From there, Peterborough Transit is available (see below).

See Go Transit schedules and routes here.

Arriving by Rider Express

The Rider Express Bus drops you off at 271 Ashburnham Drive. From there, Peterborough Transit is available (see below).

See Rider Express schedules and routes here.

Arriving on Peterborough Transit

Take route 7 Lansdowne (Eastbound) and disembark at the Marsdale at Ashburnham stop. Head north on the Ashburnham sidewalk until you spot us on the left.

See Peterborough Transit schedules and routes here.

Arriving on the Trans Canada Trail

Take a walk along the shoreline of Little Lake before exploring all our facility has to offer! Our campus is accessible from the Trans Canada Trail, so it’s easy for you to drop in if you’re camping at nearby Beavermead Park or just passing by on a walk.

Learn more about the Trans Canada Trail here.

Arriving by Bike

If arriving by bicycle, you can find designated bike racks by the main entrance.

Arriving by Canoe or Kayak

Paddle up to the docks or the nearby natural canoe launch ramp (north of docks, see #18 on the Lakefront Campus map) and park your canoe or kayak on or near the racks we have made available. This is not a secure holding area for your watercraft, so be sure to bring your own lock.

Learn more about Our Lakefront Campus here.

Map of the Outdoor Campus

A conceptual illustration of the Lakefront Campus and Gathering Circle. The 5.3-acre Lakefront Campus on the Trent-Severn Waterway includes a Gathering Circle, an accessible boardwalk to the Trans Canada Trail and waterfront, a Canoe House, a dock for voyageur canoe tours, a large dock for teaching and canoe and kayak rentals, an accessible canoe and kayak launch, and a walk-in canoe launch.
A conceptual illustration of the Lakefront Campus and Gathering Circle. (Photo Credit: Basterfield & Associates Ltd.)

Click to view the full-size Lakefront Campus map


The Canadian Canoe Museum is committed to accessibility and is thrilled that our new home was built with accessibility in the forefront of our minds.

Learn more about accessibility
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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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