Voyageur Canoe Tours at the Peterborough Lift Lock

Join us on this one-of-a-kind tour as we paddle a 36' 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 and learn about the history of the waterway and how the Peterborough Lift Lock was built. As we travel through the Lift Lock you'll gain 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 lifejackets are provided and we recommend that you bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Ample parking is available at the Lift Lock Visitor Centre.

We also offer custom tours for special events, corporate and community groups and large families! For more information on custom bookings and pricing, please email or call 705.748.9153 x215.

2016 Summer Schedule & Pricing

Our season opens on Friday July 1st and runs until Monday September 5th, 2016. Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus holiday Mondays, from Canada Day until Labour Day.

Tours run each day at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm, and each tour is 90 minutes in length.

Pricing (HST Included)

Adults (18+)
Member Price: $18
Non-Member Price: $20

Youth (17 and under - must be accompanied by an adult)
Please note that infants (30lbs and under) are not permitted in the canoe due to safety limitations
Member Price: $13.50
Non-Member Price: $15

Canoe Museum Members receive 10% off tour rates. Become a member today and save!

Buy Your Tickets

Reserve in Advance: Call the Canoe Museum at 705-748-9153. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you check seat availability and reserve your spot in advance by giving us a call. 

On Location: We accept walk-on participants depending on seat availability. Payment can be made with cash or credit card at our loading dock at the Peterborough Lift Lock.

2016 Fall Custom Bookings

Book a custom Voyageur Canoe Tour this fall! This is the perfect excursion to boost employee morale and refresh your team!

To find out more information and available dates please click here