The Canadian Canoe Museum is excited to welcome visitors back into their galleries starting Saturday, July 25th. Work has been underway to implement new safety protocols while ensuring the museum’s engaging, welcoming, and inspiring atmosphere remains.

“When visitors walk through our doors, they will still be greeted by our stunning array of canoes and kayaks, the rushing waterfall, and sounds of nature – just as they have always been, although they will notice the new protocols we have put in place to help keep our community safe,” says Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director.

These new protocols include:

  • Requiring all visitors, volunteers and staff to wear a face mask or covering in the museum’s galleries and store.
  • Requiring hand sanitization upon entrance to the museum and promoting sanitization throughout your visit with newly installed hand sanitization stations.
  • Limiting visitor capacity and staggering entrances to the galleries to promote physical distancing.
  • Implementing a defined route through the museum’s galleries with reminders to keep your distance from other visitors.
  • Encouraging contactless forms of payment at the admissions desk and store. Cash will not be accepted.
  • An enhanced and increased cleaning schedule.

Full details on the new safety protocols and what to expect at your next visit are available at

Changes have also been made to the museum’s hours of operation. The museum will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice.

“After months of social isolation, we know people are craving new experiences and opportunities to safely engage and connect. We have reimagined how we offer these experiences and are looking forward to sharing the history and stories of Canada by canoe with visitors once again. We’re ready when you are!” shares Hyslop.

Recognizing that not everyone will be able to or feel comfortable returning to public places at this time, the museum is continuing to provide engaging virtual CCM From Home content at

At this time, all additional events, programs, and workshops remain cancelled for the remainder of summer 2020.

About The Canadian Canoe Museum

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada, through an exceptional collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Through inclusive, memorable and engaging exhibits and programs, we share the art, culture, heritage and spirit of paddled watercraft with our communities.

Main photo: Ontario Tourism / Image Ontario


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