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Kawarthas and Northumberland

From outdoor adventure to fantastic local cuisine, including delicious butter tarts. Check out attractions like the Big Apple in Brighton or the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. Enjoy festivals and events, or see the largest hydraulic lift locks in Peterborough and Kirkfield - highlights along the Trent-Severn Waterway, one of the world’s longest canal systems. You'll also find outstanding theatre and one of Canada's top rated spas at Ste. Anne's in Grafton. 

Kawarthas and Northumberland


Subsection under Must Sees for Kawarthas and Northumberland

Canadian Canoe Museum

The world's largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft, learn how the canoe has defined the Canadian character and spirit.

Ste. Anne's Spa and Bakery

Voted #1 Spa in Canada by Spa Finder magazine; luxurious pampering in a setting of peace and tranquility.

Elmhirst Resort

Cottage resort included in the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection.

Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site

Part of the historic Trent-Severn Waterway, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.



Butter tarts are a quintessential Ontario treat and we offer you the best chance to enjoy this tasty delight - so, come to the land of 1000 perfect butter tarts and then start touring to your tart’s content.

Houseboat on the water at dusk

Houseboating on the Trent-Severn Waterway

Combine the advantages of cottage living with the adventure of travel. Explore a different town or village each day. Prepare your own meals or enjoy dining out at fine restaurants on your way. Stop for shopping, lakeside golf, spatime, swimming or fishing any time you please.  Soak up the sun and enjoy the scenery or spend time meeting new friends at the locks or find a secluded wilderness bay for private relaxation.