National Canoe Day falls on June 26th every year, and for 2016 we celebrated on-the-water!
The museum collaborated with Parks Canada and The Land Canadian Adventures on a great event called Lock n’ Paddle. The Trent Severn Waterway waived the lockage fees from Lock 20 to lock 24 for all paddlers. There was also a “Learn to Lock” program delivered in lock 20.
The main part of the event happened at 1:00PM when we had all the paddlers meet at lock 21 (the Peterborough Lift Lock) to try and see how many canoes and kayaks would fit into the tubs! Our goal was to beat the previous record of 101 canoes and kayaks in the Lift Lock tub.
The event was a great success! We had a total of 154 canoes and kayaks join us for the event and we were able to beat the record by fitting 138 canoes and kayaks in one of the Peterborough Lift Lock tubs!
Enjoy the below photos and video, and be sure to stay tuned for 2017 National Canoe Day events and celebrations!