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, school groups, and large families! For more information on custom bookings and pricing, please email paddle@canoemuseum.ca or call 705.748.9153 x218.

Check out our policies and FAQs below.  


Summer Schedule

Check out our summer calendar and book your seat today! Our 36' Montreal Canoe will be stationed at the base of the Peterborough Lift Lock for the summer, but it will also be travelling to various public events and courses. There are a series of family paddling days, experiential tourism offerings and free public tours throughout the upcoming season.

Our calendar is updated regularly, so check back often!


Policies: 

Seating

  Blue:  Canadian Canoe Museum Staff  Green:  Active Paddling Seats  Yellow:  Centre Seats

Blue: Canadian Canoe Museum Staff Green: Active Paddling Seats Yellow: Centre Seats

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.  

 

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. 
  • 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. 

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. 
  • 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.