Important places in our past are all around you. No matter where you live or travel in Canada, there are museums, historic sites and all kinds of other special places to explore. In each issue of Kayak, we tell you about some that relate to our theme — check them out below! And if you have a favourite historic place, tell us about it.

Odds and Ends

Ten unusual, surprising and just plain weird Canadian museums you can visit.

Revelstoke Nickelodeon MuseumRevelstoke Nickelodeon Museum

Revelstoke, B.C.
Every kind of automatic music maker you can think of is on display.

Canadian Potato MuseumCanadian Potato Museum

O’Leary, P.E.I.
Check out the world’s largest collection of potato-related stuff.

Corkscrew Inn Wine MuseumCorkscrew Inn Wine Museum

Vancouver, B.C.
A collection of corkscrews open to guests of this bed and breakfast.

Horseless Carriage MuseumHorseless Carriage Museum

Fenelon Falls, Ont.
Century-old cars, plus an amazing collection of unexpected things like music boxes.

Vulcan Tourism and Trek StationVulcan Tourism and Trek Station

Vulcan, Alta.
This town’s cool Star Trek name brings lots of visitors to see the collection of Trek items.

Anne Murray CentreAnne Murray Centre

Springhill, N.S.
Devoted to the famous Canadian singer. Visitors can even record a duet with her voice.

Canadian Clock MuseumCanadian Clock Museum

Deep River, Ont.
Beautiful and unusual Canadian-made clocks from the past 175 years.

The Sardine Museum and Herring Hall of FameThe Sardine Museum and Herring Hall of Fame

Seal Cove, N.B.
This museum shows off things from Grand Manan’s sardine industry.

Gopher Hole MuseumGopher Hole Museum

Torrington, Alta.
Tiny stuffed gophers dressed up as outlaws, musicians and more in little scenes.

Accordion MuseumAccordion Museum

Montmagny, Que.
The squeezebox is at the heart of this display in a historic house.

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.