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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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  • From the moment I walked in the door, I had such a feeling of calm and isn't that exactly what padding a canoe is all about? Great staff and volunteers as well. Had the pleasure of a tour and am serio...  more »
  • Amazing programs for kids. Lots of hands on activities. Lots of historical information like traditional canoe building techniques.  more »
  • The kids and adults have lots of fun, very educational to see how the people traveled years ago and how they made their canoes out of a tree one solid piece of wood.  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!