Canadian Canoe Museum
The Canadian Canoe Museum, located in Peterborough, Ont, is a national heritage centre that explores the importance of canoeing to Canadians. Its collection comprises 580 canoes and kayaks and 1000 canoe-related artifacts, including whaling dugouts, bark canoes, skin kayaks, and more.
The museum's collection was initiated by Kirk Wipper, a professor in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Physical Education and Health and a pioneer in the development of outdoor education in Canada. Wipper founded the Kanawa International Museum of Canoes and Kayaks in 1955, and the collection became the Canadian Canoe Museum in July 1997.
The museum offers week-long courses in canoe-building as well as instruction and certification in the sport of canoeing.