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The Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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 a great afternoon with my partner and mother. loved the upstairs level with all the great historic canoes and details from the Canadian history. bottom with more recent canoes is interesting but w...  read more »
  • I have visited various international & world class museums throughout the world and in my personal opinion this is a must see when visiting this town. It has been around for a number of years and does...  read more »
  • Founded by Kirk Wipper in 1957, Canadian Canoe Museum (July 1, 1997 to present) is an engaging, family-friendly place that offers a fascinating look at Canadian history as seen from a canoe. Artifacts...  read more »
  • A must-stop for any canoe/kayak and history buff!! The gift shop is also filled with well-thought , relevant items.
  • Great collection of canoes and history. Good presentation.
  • very cool, the workers are very friendly too
  • A great little outting. We learned a lot. It's very well designed and presented. I don't think it gets the recognition it deserves.
  • Excellent displays with a lot to see. I really enjoyed the birchbark canoes on display.
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