14 of the weirdest museums in Canada

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Canada’s got lots of world-class museums. The ROM in Toronto, the Canadian Museum of History in Hull, the Haida Heritage Museum in Skidegate, British Columbia, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. Some museums, though, are a little more niche. They appeal to an audience interested in the unusual, the bizarre, the ephemeral, or the unique musical stylings of Anne Murray. More than being quirky tourist spots, these oddball museums are often important sources of revenue for small towns across Canada. The next time you’re on a road trip, take a quick detour and check one out. You may be a little weirded out, but you definitely won’t be bored.    

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Canadian Tractor Museum, Westlock, Alberta

What do you get when you put more than 100 restored vintage tractors in one 20,000-square-foot facility? Why, the Canadian Tractor Museum, of course. Tractors are a big part of the agricultural history of Canada, and the Canadian Tractor Museum makes sure that history isn’t lost. Along with tractors, the museum also displays vintage gardening equipment, steam engines, tractor handbooks, and the jewel in the tractor crown, a working weather vane crowned with a 1942 Model D Case tractor.

More info: Canadiantractormuseum.ca

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