We are all tired of being cooped up at home … so let’s get outside for some fresh air and fun! The museum is hosting a winter contest and challenging both the Peterborough community and our friends around the country and world to build a snow canoe (or kayak) to be entered to win one of two $25 Canadian Canoe Museum digital gift cards (redeemable in our store, for admissions, or future programs). Two winners will be randomly selected: one from Peterborough, and one from anywhere in the world.

Participating is easy! Get outside and build a snow canoe or kayak: it can be big or small, decorated (keep it environmentally friendly, please) or plain, it is up to you, but we encourage you to get creative! Then take a photo of your snow-canoe and share it with us on social media. Full instructions and contest rules and regulations are below. We will then be sharing all the snow-canoes on our social media to spread some winter cheer!

So – do you want to build a snow-canoe?

How to Participate


  • Build a snow-canoe or kayak!
  • Take a photo and upload it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by March 19th, 2021. Note your city in your post.
  • Tag @cndncanoemuseum and use the hashtag #snowcanoe or #snowkayak!

NOTE: Please be mindful of and follow your local health authority’s COVID-19 protocols, and ensure you are building your snow canoe or kayak in a safe location where it will not impact others’ use of a space.

Rules & Regulations


  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  • Must be age 18 or older at the time of entry.
  • The contest is open worldwide (void where prohibited), as long as you have snow!
  • By entering you are granting The Canadian Canoe Museum permission to use the photo you submitted.
  • The contest ends on March 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST
  • Two winners will be randomly chosen: one from Peterborough, and one located outside of Peterborough.
  • Winners will be notified on the platform in which they submitted their entry
  • The prize is one (1) of two (2) $25.00 CDN digital gift cards to The Canadian Canoe Museum.

By entering the contest you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the contest’s complete rules and regulations (below).

Full Contest Rules and Regulations

(“the Contest”)


Entries will be accepted online starting January 15, 2021 and ending on March 19, 2021. All online entries must be received by 4:00 PM EST March 19, 2021​.

This Contest is open only to those aged 18 and older as of the date of entry. The Contest is only open to legal residents of Peterborough City and County to be eligible for the local prize, or world-wide, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of The Canadian Canoe Museum, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to win a prize, but may submit a photo as part of the social media Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, you must:

  • During the Contest Period, upload a photo (that compiled with the rules) of a snow canoe or kayak that you built on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • Include the following hashtag: #snowcanoe OR #snowkayak
  • Tag the Canadian Canoe Museum’s account @cndncanoemuseum
  • Note your city and country in your post.

The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Canadian Canoe Museum. Your photo must be taken by you and not violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to copyright. Your photo must be in “good taste”, and must not be explicit, offensive, obscene or profane, and must not be derogatory or promote unsafe or dangerous activities, as determined by The Canadian Canoe Museum. Your photo must be taken by you and not violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to copyright. Your photo must be in “good taste”, and must not be explicit, offensive, obscene or profane, and must not be derogatory or promote unsafe or dangerous activities, as determined by The Canadian Canoe Museum, in its sole and absolute discretion. Your photo must not violate any law or regulation, be libelous, threatening or harassing, instigate others to commit illegal activities.

The Contest hosted by The Canadian Canoe Museum is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Winner(s) will be selected by Random Selection under the supervision of The Canadian Canoe Museum. One winner will be selected from a local Peterborough City or Country contestant, and the other prize to a contestant outside of Peterborough City and County. The first two selected contestants to correctly answer the mandatory mathematical skill-testing question shall be declared the winners, subject to meeting all the conditions described in these rules. Winner(s) will be notified on the social media platform in which they entered within five (5) days following the selection of Winner(s). The Canadian Canoe Museum shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner(s) cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 72 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner(s) of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

The Winner(s) of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive one (1) of two (2) $25.00 CDN digital gift cards to The Canadian Canoe Museum.

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by The Canadian Canoe Museum. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at The Canadian Canoe Museum discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for The Canadian Canoe Museum to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that The Canadian Canoe Museum, anyone acting on behalf of The Canadian Canoe Museum, and The Canadian Canoe Museum’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Canadian Canoe Museum. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Canadian Canoe Museum from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which The Canadian Canoe Museum may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

The Canadian Canoe Museum reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond The Canadian Canoe Museum’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, The Canadian Canoe Museum may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by The Canadian Canoe Museum. The Canadian Canoe Museum reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. The Canadian Canoe Museum has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, The Canadian Canoe Museum reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless The Canadian Canoe Museum and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF CANADA AND Ontario, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Ontario having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Information submitted with an entry is subject to The Canadian Canoe Museum’s Privacy Policy.

By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of The Canadian Canoe Museum as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.


Thank you to Ken Spry for his generous support and for helping make this contest possible!