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The Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough

(4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • So much history, knowledge inside these four walls. Very interesting for the youngest of people to the older people as well. For people that know nothing about canoes to the expert there is informatio...  more »
  • History of canoeing and canoe making in Canada. Demonstrations, interactive displays for children. Pierre Trudeau's Buckskin jacket on display. Films People come from across Canada and internationally...  more »
  • Having visited many small museums was expecting a lot less and was pleasantly surprised at the number and quality of the displays. Went as a day trip spent almost 2 hours wandering around. Worth the d...  more »
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  • The collection is amazing. The canoes and kayaks are so beautiful ! One can easily spend the whole day admiring the birch bark canoes, learning about canoe making in Canada and watching educational videos. It is definitely worth the drive from Toronto !
  • Amazing work of preserving an important part of Canada. Find a copy of almost every type of canoe that has been in practice and evolved. Great place to take our new Canadians or babies.
  • A must-stop for any canoe/kayak and history buff!! The gift shop is also filled with well-thought , relevant items.
  • A great place to discover Canadian and first nations history.
  • Great place. Historic!