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The Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough
(4.8/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Was intrigued with the historical examples dating back to pre-European contact, descriptions of their uses and construction. 
  • The Museum greatly exceeded my expectations. I loved the layout from the earliest vessels to the most modern canoes and kayaks. Every display had an excellent description and there were many interesti...  more »
  • I enjoyed taking my family here, it was fun and interesting. There were crafts for kids to do and interesting things to see. You get to see how others lived in the past. We spent 3 hours here and will...  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!