Originally a technology of Canada’s Indigenous people, the canoe played a vital role in Canadian history. This, and much more, can be felt by a trip to the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. At the heart of all things Canadian, multi-cultural, and artisanal, the Canadian Canoe Museum is home to the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world – some of them several hundred years old. This is a museum that parents and kids will both enjoy.
The museum tells the remarkable story of paddling as a tradition which helped build Canada as a country. Home to Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s famous buckskin coat and some of the fastest canoes and kayaks in the world, it is also home to some of the world-class, finely engineered boats used by Canada’s many Olympic champions. There is sure to be something here that will make you proud to be Canadian.
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