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The Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough

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The Canadian Canoe Museum, a museum dedicated to this unique watercraft, exhibits the cultural significance canoes hold among the Canadian people. Observe more than 100 canoes, kayaks, and paddle crafts ranging from old to modern from around the world. You'll hear traditional Native American stories and have the chance to try your hand at carving out your own birchwood canoe in the skills gallery. Kids can take part in a scavenger hunt while dressed in period costume, or sit down to watch a puppet show. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Canadian Canoe Museum and many more Peterborough attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Peterborough vacation planner.
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  • The Canadian Canoe Museum is reasonably priced and has exhibits and activities for all ages. From the small waterfall to the tepee's and trapper's lean to's that u can enter and imagine how people sur...  more »
  • A quick first visit, to be continued! We had a couple of hours, not nearly long enough to do the museum justice, so we opted to visit just the upper floor, which houses the oldest canoes. The exhibit ...  more »
  • More interesting than I expected, not being a canoeist. It is divided into sections covering early canoes, using them to move stock, sporting feats, how the museum started, Inuit decoration....and mor...  more »
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  • It was more entertaining than I originally thought it would be. Some fun things for the kids to do as well.
  • Great variety of exhibits with significant emphasis on indigenous canoes and kayaks and their role in those societies.
  • This museum is the perfect place to bring family and friends any day of the week! Can't wait to see the growth of this Canadian gem. The staff are wondeful, very warm atmosphere!
  • Good museum with lots of different canoe. A different one than usual museum.
  • Loved the rich history of Canada,canoes and indigenous peoples. Some hands on exhibits for kids and adults! Gift shop on site,food is a 5 minute drive away.