Different members of my family visit several times a year from out West and it is not surprise that they all want to visit the local tourist attractions in our area. As Peterborough is in driving distance of many attractions we have visited many of the places over and over again. I was worried that I would tire of the site-seeing but I think the trick is to observe the location through your visitor’s eyes. It is nice to watch the reaction of someone standing on the glass floor of the CN Tower and being just as scared as I was the first time I stepped on it! Canada’s Wonderland is another “have to go to” place and although I am mainly the purse holder it is a joy watching my company have fun. I have been to Niagara Falls numerous times with the most recent being a couple of weeks ago with my daughter; it was great having the last laugh after she realized why they give rain ponchos for the Maid of the Mist ride! So whether I was touring the Bird Kingdom or watching my daughter mingle with William & Kate at the Wax Museum – it never gets old!
But as a Canoe Museum employee I can’t help but scrutinize the various locations for their customer service skills, the variety of gift store merchandise and just the overall visitor experience. I have come to the conclusion that we don’t have to travel out of town to visit a great attraction – we have many right in Peterborough – and of course my favourite is The Canadian Canoe Museum. Why not bring your visitors to “See Canada by Canoe”? You can check out our great reviews at Trip Advisor as well!