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On the Water for National Canoe Day!

On the Water & Land

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 1:00 PM 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!

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The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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