Facility Rentals

The Canadian Canoe Museum offers a unique and flexible event space for functions of up to 170 people. This space regularly plays host to weddings, galas, banquets, press conferences, performances and corporate functions. When you choose The Canadian Canoe Museum for your special event, you are not only renting a space, but a myriad of services and amenities. Your booking includes access to our kitchen, dedicated Event Staff, audiovisual equipment, and much more. Working with the Event Coordinator guarantees flexible, accommodating and attentive service. All of the staff and volunteers at the Museum are dedicated to providing exceptional guest service to ensure that your event runs smoothly. 

Our Spaces

The bright and spacious Event Room is well-suited for weddings, corporate functions, galas and parties alike. An open concept floor plan allows for a lot of flexibility for seating, displays, and presentations. Light, neutral decor plays well as a blank canvas, easily decorated for your specific taste and style.

You also have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and appetizers while interacting with the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world. Hosting your friends or colleagues in the McLean/Matthews Gallery will truly elevate your event, making the Canoe Museum the most unique and memorable venue in Peterborough.

For rates, services and amenities please review our information package entitled "Host Your Event" here. 

For additional information and inquiries contact Kate Salmon
at rentals@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x215.


“Thank you for all of your hard work and efforts to make our anniversary party the huge success it was. The event staff were friendly and very efficient. It was a pleasure to have them be part of our special celebration. We received many positive comments regarding the facilities and would recommend it to others looking for a venue”. — Tom & Judy B.

"We had a beautiful time on December 5th.  The CCM was a hit; easy to find for out-of-towners, lots of parking, accessible for my good friend with MS, good sized room for our group, the galleries were well travelled by some, your staff were conscientious, gracious, hospitable and flexible. I am busy recommending the Museum to others who ask. Thanks for making it all so easy". — David and Nancy M. 

“Thank you Canadian Canoe Museum for all you did to make our seminar such a success. The presence and competence of the event staff made our preparations so much easier. You won rave reviews from our committee. The guild is so pleased that your venue was chosen for the seminar. Thanks so much for all of your assistance” – Peterborough Handweavers and Spinners Guild

“Thanks so much for your part in making this surprise party so successful. It went off without a hitch! Thanks to The Canadian Canoe Museum team for being so helpful and addressing all the little issues. We certainly appreciate the professionalism and enthusiasm of the Museum staff” – Tim & Barb D.
"The party went very well.  Your staff was wonderful and the set up and environment was excellent.  Thanks for helping me make this event a success!" – Catherine Smith, Safran Electronics Canada