To realize its full value and significance to the citizenry of Canada, it is essential that the Canadian Canoe Museum be acknowledged
and recognized as a cultural institution of national significance perhaps, like Pier 21—Canada’s Immigration Museum or the Museum
of Human Rights in Winnipeg, becoming a national museum in its own right. In the meantime, “moving onto the national stage”
means thinking nationally, using every means of communication, every strategy and every museological device to engage the hearts,
minds and support of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.