Have you ever wondered what life was like for the pirates who terrorized the high seas from the 17th to 19th centuries?
Pirates, Privateers and Freebooters is an incredible interactive exhibit in Quebec City, Quebec.
It invites you to climb aboard a historically accurate reproduction of a pirate ship (complete with pirates) and experience the life and living conditions of these treasure-seeking scoundrels.
Unlike what Hollywood movies would have you believe, women were not permitted on pirate ships.
Pirates considered them bad luck – along with dice, rabbits and whistling.
But superstition did not stop adventurous females from disguising themselves as men and living the pirate life.
Two of the most successful were Anne Bonney and Mary Read.