Canadian Canoe Museum Hosting Free Open House This Sunday

The Canadian Canoe Museum is having an open house this Sunday (January 13th) from noon until 5 p.m.

Come visit the museum and explore the exhibits for free. The Peterborough Model Railroaders and the Lindsay & Region Model Railroaders will also be there.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Why Moving The Canadian Canoe Museum To A Waterfront Location Downtown Would Rock

The Canadian Canoe Museum announced today (November 21st) that a feasibility study is being undertaken starting in January to determine in part what it would take to move to a waterfront location downtown from their current location for the past 15 years at 910 Monaghan Road.

It's never made much sense to be where it is (more than one person has remarked as such), and moving this excellent museum right down by the water in the core of Peterborough seems like an entirely logical thing to do. It would drive many more tourists and cottagers—and even locals—into the downtown area to visit the museum.

Imagine touring the Canoe Museum, then stepping outside it and going canoeing and kayaking on the Otonabee River and Little Lake. And afterwards, tourists and the like can eat and shop and take in some theatre downtown. Brilliant.

"During the years that we've been operating on Monaghan Road, it has become apparent to us that we will need to redevelop the Museum in order to achieve these goals, and so we are commissioning a feasibility study as the first step," says the museum's director James Raffan in a PR release.

Funding for the study comes from private donors and a grant from the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation.

Where do you think a great place for a new site would be for construction of a facility near the downtown?


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PtboCanada's 12th Day Of Christmas: Canadian Canoe Museum

With Christmas just around the corner, it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult to find a unique little something for that special someone. To help you find a gift, here is PTBOCanada's 12 Days of Christmas - 12 Local Gifts for $20 and under.

Today's gift can be found at the Canadian Canoe Museum's gift shop. The Canadian Canoe Company book by Ken Brown is only $20 and covers the entire history of of the Canadian Canoe Company with plenty of great photos.

The Canadian Canoe Museum is located at 910 Monaghan Road, and is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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PtboPics: Canadian Canoe Museum Gets A New Sign

If you haven't yet noticed the beautiful splash of colour that now adorns the building of the Canadian Canoe Museum, here is a peek. It's a refreshing and vibrant new look for the museum.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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National Canoe Day Activities Saturday & Sunday in Peterborough

National Canoe Day gets underway Saturday at 11 a.m., with activities taking place throughout the day at Beavermead Park. Then on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., you are invited to tour the Canadian Canoe Museum—free of charge! Bring the family and come and enjoy all things paddling!

[National Canoe Day; Canadian Canoe Museum]

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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PtboPics: Exhibition "Walter Walker: A Life In Canoes" Opens At Canadian Canoe Museum

Walter Walker

A wonderful new exhibit opened last night at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. Click to see the pictures...

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Stuff to do in the Patch this weekend

Looking for something to do in Peterborough this weekend?


- Peterborough Folk Festival - Royal Wood Concert (7PM - Sold Out) Canadian Canoe Museum

- Canadian Wakeboard Open (Schedule - $29.95 in advance) Beavermead Park

Wild Rock Outfitters hosts Learn to Paddle (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - $25/person) Beavermead Park

Ghost Walk (9 p.m. - $10 a person) - Corner of Hunter and Driscoll Terrace

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing



Peterborough Folk Festival - Festival Day (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Free) Nicholls Oval & Rotary Park

Canadian Wakeboard Open (Schedule - $29.95 in advanceBeavermead Park

- Poet and Songwriter's Matinee ($5, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m) The Spill

- Davy Jones at Little Lake Musicfest (8 p.m. - Free (Bring a canned good for Kawartha Food Share) - Del Crary Park

Mustang Drive-In  (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing



Peterborough Folk Festival - Workshops (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Free) Sadleir House

Canadian Wakeboard Open (Schedule - $29.95 in advanceBeavermead Park

Peterborough Lakers vs Brampton Excelsiors (7 p.m. - Adults $16, Seniors/Students $10.50, Children $3) Memorial Centre

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

...and, while there's still time, hit the beach. Or... shoot some hoops!

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A Video Tour Inside the Canadian Canoe Museum

Here are two unedited videos that a guy named Dana Meise shot inside the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough recently.

[Part 1 Canadian Canoe Museum; Part 2 Peterborough Ontario Canadian Canoe Museum]

[Related: Visit The Canadian Canoe Museum In Peterborough and Try Some Great Local Canoe Routes]

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June 26 is National Canoe Day: Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough and Try some great Local Canoe routes

Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. It rocks!June 26 (Saturday) is National Canoe Day, and you can learn about some of the local festivities happening here in Peterborough by visiting the Canadian Canoe Museum website.

In honour of National Canoe Day, Peterborough's Kevin Callan—a renowned expert on canoeing, camping, and the great outdoors—gives PtboCanada some great paddling routes for people to try in the Kawarthas:

Eels Creek

Route 1: Take Highway 28 north, through Burleigh Falls and before Haultain. Drive over Eels Creek bridge on highway and park immediately to the right. Put in and paddle downstream to Northey’s Bay Rd. Take out or simply paddle back up stream.

Route 2: Shortly before Haultain, turn right off Highway 28 onto Northey’s Bay Road, towards Petroglyphs Provincial Park. Use parking area on the northwest side of Eels Creek bridge. Paddle upstream to Highfalls and return via same route.

Crab Lake

Route: Take Highway 28 north, through Burleigh Falls and almost to Apsley. Turn left off highway onto Anstruther Road. Drive five kilometers and turn left on to small road leading to Wolf Lake public access. Paddle across Wolf Lake and take 107 meter portage to Crab Lake.

Lovesick Lake Wolf Island Provincial Park

Route: Drive north on Highway 28 to Burleigh Falls. Put in at the public launch on the northwest side of the falls. Paddle upstream to Lock 30 and circle Wolf Island.

Gold and Cold Lakes

Route: Drive north on Highway 36, north of Buckhorn, then yield right onto Highway 507 (at Flynn’s Corner store). Approx. 15 km make a right onto Beaver Lake Rd. A public access for Catchacoma Lake is about 3 km along but you can continue, crossing the bridge. Park along the road before the second bridge. Gold Lake is to your right. Paddle almost directly across to the 100 meter portage on beach, to the right of creek leading into Cold Lake.

Coon Lake Ponds

Route: Drive north on Highway 28. Shortly after Burleigh Falls, turn left onto Coon Lake Road. Watch it. It curves to the left after a couple of kilometers. After about 6 kilometers you’ll see a rough parking area and the Coon Lake access is down the grade to your right. Paddle across Coon, portage up and over a hill to the first pond and take shorter portages into two remaining ponds. Return via same route.

[Kevin Callan - The Happy Camper; Kevin's Explore Blog; The Canadian Canoe Museum]

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