Voyageur Canoe Tours

Join us on this one-of-a-kind tour as we paddle a 36-foot Montreal canoe along the Trent-Severn Waterway and through the Peterborough Lift Lock! In partnership with Parks Canada, these tours are a great experience for people of all ages and abilities. No previous paddling experience is necessary, only a willingness to try new things!

Throughout the tour, you can expect to hear stories about voyageur life, learn about the history of the waterway, and hear how the Peterborough Lift Lock was built. As we travel through the Lift Lock, you’ll discover an incredible view of the canal! We’ll teach you basic paddling strokes, and we’ll work together to move our big canoe through the water. Paddles and PFDs are provided, and we recommend you bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Ample parking is available at the Lift Lock Visitor Centre.

We offer custom tours for special events, corporate and community groups, school groups, and large families! For more information on custom bookings and pricing, please email [email protected] or call 705-748-9153 ext. 218.

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Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Seating

The Voyageur Canoe can facilitate a maximum of 20 people.  This includes 5 centre seats, it is up to the discretion of the tour guides to assign people to seats and move them between the seats during the tour.

Waiver

You will be asked to sign a waiver for yourself and your children before you can participate.

 

Family Paddling Days 

  • Please be advised that this program runs rain or shine.  The tour will only be cancelled due to weather if it is deemed by the Tour Guide to be unsafe.  This includes electrical storms, high winds, or torrential rains.  If the tour is cancelled due to weather the participants have the option of switching their tour date/time or receiving a full refund of all amounts paid.
  • We regret to say that these programs are not wheelchair accessible at this time.
  • We cannot accommodate anyone under 30 pounds.
  • Please arrive promptly.  The canoe typically leaves the dock ten minutes after the start time.
  • Part of your fee is a $5 non-refundable administration fee.  If you cancel with more than 2 weeks notice all amounts paid, with the exception of the administration fee will be refunded.  If cancellation is made with less than two weeks notice than no refund will be provided.
  • We will notify you and issue a full refund if the minimum capacity of the canoe is not reached.
  • If you book within two days of your tour please bring your receipt with you.

Custom Tour 

  • Please be advised that this program runs rain or shine.  The tour will only be cancelled due to weather if it is deemed by the Tour Guide to be unsafe.  This includes electrical storms, high winds, or torrential rains.  If the tour is cancelled due to weather the participants have the option of switching their tour date/time or receiving a full refund of all amounts paid.
  • We regret to say that these programs are not wheelchair accessible at this time.
  • We cannot accommodate anyone under 30 pounds.
  • Part of your custom tour fee is a $50 non-refundable administration fee.  If you cancel with more than 2 weeks notice all amounts paid, with the exception of the administration fee will be refunded.  If cancellation is made with less than two weeks notice than no refund will be provided.

Blue: Canoe Museum Staff

Green: Active Paddling Seat

Yellow: Centre Seat

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July 2018

Voyageur Canoe Tour

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Peterboroug Lift Lock, 353 Hunter St E,
Peterborough, ON K9H 7B5 Canada
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$20
Voyageur Canoe with Canada Flag

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Voyageur Canoe Tour – Fun For Everyone

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Peterboroug Lift Lock, 353 Hunter St E,
Peterborough, ON K9H 7B5 Canada
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$20

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Voyageur Canoe Tour – Paddle Historic Liftlock

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Peterboroug Lift Lock, 353 Hunter St E,
Peterborough, ON K9H 7B5 Canada
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$20
Voyageur Canoe with Flag in background

Book your seat on this Family Paddling Tour at the Peterborough Lift Lock! This fun and engaging tour is 90 minutes long and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Voyageur Canoe Tour – Celebrate Summer

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Peterboroug Lift Lock, 353 Hunter St E,
Peterborough, ON K9H 7B5 Canada
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$20

Join us on this one-of-a-kind tour as we paddle a 36-foot Montreal canoe along the Trent-Severn Waterway and through the Peterborough Lift Lock!

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Voyageur Canoe Tour – An Experience for Anyone!

July 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Peterboroug Lift Lock, 353 Hunter St E,
Peterborough, ON K9H 7B5 Canada
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$20

Join us on this one-of-a-kind tour as we paddle a 36-foot Montreal canoe along the Trent-Severn Waterway and through the Peterborough Lift Lock! In partnership with Parks Canada, these tours are a great experience for people of all ages and abilities. No previous paddling experience is necessary, only a willingness to try new things!  90 Minutes Long PRICING (HST INCLUDED) Adults (18+) Member Price: $18 Non-Members Price: $20 Youth (17 and under – must be accompanied by an adult) Member…

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