Things To Do In Peterborough Kawarthas

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Warm Up To Winter

When you've had enough of grey slush, and you are looking a little grey yourself, break free — even for a day — by heading out to explore Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

Food and Drink

Eat, drink and be merry. Fill up and fuel up locally. Embrace the true Canadian cottage experience enriched by the fruits of centuries-old farmlands — topped off with all the culture you can drink in. 

Arts and Culture

You don't have to look far to indulge your taste for the arts in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. There's a vibrant and varied scene throughout our region. Artists and artisans are attracted for the same reasons that you will be: the scenery, the friendly people and the chance to escape the city. 

Boating and Paddling

See Canada by canoe.  Experience the world's largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft at The Canadian Canoe Museum

Winter Outdoor Adventure

Peterborough & the Kawarthas lies in the heart of Ontario's inter-connected network of snowmobile trails and offers some of the best snowmobiling and reliable conditions in cottage country. 

Hot tips for Kawartha ice fishing. Are you looking for a new adventure to try this winter? If you like exercise, sun and fresh air than ice fishing might be right for you. 

Whether you are a Nordic skiier, snowshoer, bird watcher or hiker, you will love exploring our winding winter trails. Trek along and take in the untouched beauty of the Kawarthas Wilderness. 

Romantic Date Night Ideas

Looking for date night suggestions? We asked Peterborough & the Kawarthas insiders to share some of their unique date night ideas ... and they didn't let us down. 

Only in PTBO— Unique Shopping Finds 

This season, give a gift that can be found #onlyinptbo.


In Peterborough & the Kawarthas, we welcome winter with open arms. That's probably why there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the season throughout the area. Check out these must-see winter events! 


Michael Hurcomb

A Guide to Winter Fun

You’ll need a few things to enjoy the winter: a willingness to have fun, be adventurous to try new things and have a plan. Planning is as simple as looking at the forecast, dressing appropriately and booking lessons if you need them. Here are a few great winter activities for you to try in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

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Winter Camping in the Kawarthas

You reserve the right to stoke up the stove, grab a good book, put your feet up, enjoy a drink and take the day off every now and then. Make the great escape to Peterborough & the Kawarthas and give winter camping a try this snowy season.