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an exterior shot of the building of the brand new Canadian Canoe Museum
A rendering image of the exterior of The Canadian Canoe Museum’
Inside of the Canadian Canoe Museum atrium
the exterior sign of the Canadian Canoe Museum with their logo
An image of the Canadian Canoe Museum Lakefront Campus Docks
an exterior shot of the building of the brand new Canadian Canoe Museum


2077 Ashburnham Dr
Peterborough, Ontario
K9L 1P8


  • Groups Welcome
  • Motor Coach Friendly
  • On-Site Food and Drink
  • Open Year Round
  • Patio
  • Safe Travels Stamp Certified
  • Store or Gift Shop
  • Watercraft Rentals

Embrace new experiences in our new state-of-the-art Museum on the shores of Little Lake.

Whether you are exploring incredible stories through the canoes in our Exhibition Hall, getting your hands dirty at the Campfire Pit or in the Artisan Studio, enjoying Little Lake from a canoe, or building a connection at the Gathering Circle or the Silver Bean Café, you are bound to make memories and learn something new with every visit!

For more than 25 years, The Canadian Canoe Museum has stewarded the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number, the watercraft and their stories have a pivotal role to play in understanding our past and our collective future. As part of our responsibility for this one-of-a-kind collection, we have built it a new home along the water’s edge.

Named one of the Best Cultural Spots on National Geographic’s Best of the World 2024, the brand’s annual guide of the most exciting, meaningful, and one-of-a-kind travel experiences for 2024!

Facility Features and Amenities

  • Just 90 minutes east of Toronto.
  • Accessible onsite parking, building, boardwalk, and adaptive canoe and kayak launch.
  • Nearby access to Highway 115, campground (including RV), hotels, restaurants, Peterborough Lift Lock and downtown Peterborough.
  • Signage and exhibits are presented in Anishnaabemowin, English, and French.
  • Onsite cafe with adjacent indoor and outdoor lakefront terrace and fireplace.
  • Beautiful waterfront campus intersected by the Trans Canada Trail, which connects to nearby parks.
  • Daily canoe and kayak rentals available.
  • Shop the gift store for your home, cottage, or next adventure featuring an array of clothing, books, and one-of-a-kind creations by Canadian artists.
  • You’ll love the Après Canoe atmosphere happening at The Canadian Canoe Museum!

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