Results for - Strangest Museum in Canada (Part One)
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Canada's turn! From disturbing oddities to "why-does-this-deserve-an-entire-museum?" subjects, these are the types of out-of-the-box attractions that make Canada what it is. Let's continue on our road trip and maybe I too will learn of some more interesting places to visit!
1. Alberta - Gopher Hole Museum - You might think that the Gopher Hole Museum would be all about gophers and their impact on the environment in the western provinces. Yeah, not so much. The gophers at the Gopher Hole Museum are presented in lifelike dioramas indulging in their "favourite activities"–which for these taxidermied rodents include going to the post office, preaching in church, and playing in a band. The Huffington Post called it "one furry freak show you HAVE to see." Have you ever visited this museum?
2. British Columbia - Vancouver Police Museum - This museum is housed in a heritage building which, as the city's former Coroner's Court, morgue and autopsy facilities, and crime lab, makes the perfect setting for this intriguing – and at times, unsettling – institution. While the True Crime gallery may not be suitable for all members of your family, younger (and squeamish) visitors will enjoy the museum's large collection of weapons and devices used by law enforcement officials and their criminal counterparts, plus an impressive collection of confiscated weapons, gambling devices, counterfeit money, and prohibited drugs. Have you ever visited this museum?
3. Manitoba - Sam Waller Museum - The Sam Waller Museum is a museum dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of this region of northern Manitoba. The collections include First Nations, fur trading, mining, and transportation. The museum is in the old courthouse, located in downtown The Pas, Manitoba. Have you ever visited this museum?
4. New Brunswick - The Sardine Museum and Herring Hall of Fame - Not just sardines, but herring too! The Sardine Museum and Herring Hall of Fame was founded by friends Michael Zimmer and Tony Nunziata and is housed in three abandoned smoke houses. It features a collection of tools, furniture, and products related to the smoked herring and sardine industry. Although both Zimmer and Nunziata have passed away since the museum was opened 20 years ago, the facility is kept running with the help of locals. Have you ever visited this museum?