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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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  • Visited here last weekend and throughly enjoyed it. If you enjoy canoeing or Canadian history you need to visit. What a great museum filled with knowledge and rich history of both indigenous cultures ...  more »
  • Kind of a go only once museum, very informative about the local canoe business and how it has shaped the local economy.  more »
  • An incredible collection! Within a few years she will be located near the lift lock and will attract even more visitors...
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  • The Canadian Canoe Museum is a gem that should not be hidden! I take my class there twice a year. Staff are always incredible and the programs and experiential learning opportunities blow away other programs I have taken on field trips. Go on the sleepover and carve a paddle! Paddle in a Voyageur canoe. Team build a kayak model. Every activity is great!
  • Great little museum focused on an important aspect of our Canadian heritage. Also has gender-neutral washrooms.
  • It was more entertaining than I originally thought it would be. Some fun things for the kids to do as well.
  • 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!
  • 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.

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