Happy National Canoe Day 2019!

Happy National Canoe Day 2019!

It’s National Canoe Day! A perfect way to celebrate the canoe, its history and its link to the outdoors. National Canoe Day was coined by The Canadian Canoe Museum following a CBC campaign that in 2007, declared the canoe one of the Seven Wonders of Canada. Ever since, and in many ways – from proclamations to paddling parties – Canadians have connected and shared their affinity for canoes and more significantly, the stories they carry.

The idea of the canoe is such a simple one. But it’s never just that; it’s a vessel that carries stories, it’s a connection to the environment around us and it’s an expression of cultural and geographic diversity across this country. The canoe can be a guide, offering us new ways to learn from each other.
— Jeremy Ward, Curator of the Canadian Canoe Museum

The Canadian Canoe Museum (located in Peterborough, Ontario) is celebrating by offering…

  • Half-price adult, senior and family admission

  • Free 45-minute tours (included with admission) at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

  • 20% discount in the Tumblehome Shop

Each year we share in the festivities by also sharing photos and tweets from across the internet. Feel free to tag us or use #NationalCanoeDay and we’ll include you below…


One of our readers Darla McLeod shared this with us…

Our Girl Guides of Canada adventure Trex unit from Regina , paddling on Katepwa lake. Practicing paddling skills for our canoe trip this summer on the South Saskatchewan River. Keep your paddle wet!

Our Girl Guides of Canada adventure Trex unit from Regina , paddling on Katepwa lake. Practicing paddling skills for our canoe trip this summer on the South Saskatchewan River. Keep your paddle wet!


Photo from Dave Mans

Photo from Dave Mans


Instagram post from @adamrchandler


Instagram post from @alex.merwin