Ontario’s Unique & Quirky Museums

May is Museum Month in Ontario and to celebrate it we are showcasing some of our more fun and quirky museums located north of Toronto. Ontario travelers are fortunate that we have so many fabulous museums to discover that explores our rich history.  There truly is a museum for everyone.  You can discover the birth place of Winnie the Pooh, the world’s largest collection of canoes or go on a tank ride.  Explore our far past in a replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village and our more recent historical moments at the Birthplace of NHL Museum.

 

Canadian Canoe Museum

Canadian Canoe Museum

Huronia Museum's Ouendat Village

Huronia Museum’s Ouendat Village

CAF Aerospace Defense Museum

CAF Aerospace Defense Museum

White River Museum

White River Museum, hometown of Winnie-the-Pooh

 

Huronia Museum

Midland

huroniamuseum.com

The Museum features a replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse.

 

White River Heritage Museum

White River

www.whiteriver.ca

The hometown of Winnie-the-Pooh, includes an exhibit of thousands of Winnie-the-Pooh memorabilia

 

Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence

North Bay

www.aerospacedefence.ca

All about the Air Force!

 

Leacock Museum and National Historic Site

Orillia

www.museumsontario.ca

The home of one of Canada’s most beloved humourists, Stephen Leacock

 

Bala’s Museum

Bala, Muskoka

balasmuseum.com

Celebrates the life of author Lucy Maud Montgomery, writer of the famed Anne of Green Gables series. The Museum also hosts the world’s largest Anne of Green Gables dollhouse and a Anne of Green Gables look-a-like contest every October.

 

The Canadian Canoe Museum

Peterborough

canoemuseum.ca

 Home of the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft.

 

Canadian Clock Museum

Deep River

www.museumsontario.ca/museum/The-Canadian-Clock-Museum

Canada’s only clock museum features a broad range of Canadian-made and Canadian-label clocks dating from the early 1800s to the present time.  On sunny days visitors can also enjoy the many sundials “in operation” outside.

 

The NHA / NHL Birthplace Museum

Renfrew

www.museumsontario.ca

All about a decision in 1909 that changed the trajectory of hockey forever.

 

Ontario Regiment  RCAC Museum

Oshawa

www.ontrmuseum.ca

 Home of Canada’s largest collection of operational military vehicles and the only place where you can have an up close and unique armour experience.  Travel tip.  Visit on a Saturday and ride in a tank!

 

Algonquin Logging Museum

Whitney

www.museumsontario.ca/museum/Algonquin-Logging-Museum

Features a 2/4 mile long trail with a log chute and dam

 

Commanda Museum

Whitney

www.museumsontario.ca/museum/Commanda-Museum

Located in a historic General Store

 

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Alamonte

www.museumsontario.ca/museum/Mississippi-Valley-Textile

Specialized collection focused on what was once the largest wool mill in Canada.

 

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