In The Secret Case Files, players are immersed in a realistic, unique escape game that takes place over the course of a weekend.
Welcome to Peterborough & the Kawarthas
The City of Peterborough and Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada.
Traditional Place Name: Nogojiwanong
Welcome! It is expected to be clear with a high of -1°C today.
A Behind the scenes view of the sacred medicines, and a hands on memory you’ll never forget. Take home more than a souvenir – take home a new skill, a new understanding, and a piece of your experience
The Secret Case Files presents it’s inaugural escape weekend getaway The Wish Pendant. The experience begins Friday night with a live band playing all the favourites. Before you know it, you are involved in a case. Players begin as a witness, then become the detective, and finally a treasure hunter. It’s a game but everything feels like you are living in a real-life detective story.
All workshops invite you to discover the joy of meeting a gentle heard of horses and donkeys and set the stage for your transformational journey of healing, personal growth and renewal. Gain practical skills to enhance your own resilience as you learn how our nervous system responds to the world around us. All adults 18 years plus are welcomed. No previous experience with mindfulness, meditation or horses is required.
Are you a local foodie who is on the search for a unique dining experience? Pack your hiking gear and head out on a road trip to a special GPS destination where Chef Tyler Scott will guide you on an outdoor culinary experience you’ll never forget!
Refresh. Reconnect. Reset.
Surround yourself with trees, farm fields and the river while staying in our loft cabin nestled in the forest. Enjoy slow cooking your meals over the fire as you take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature. Guests are welcome to discover more of the property via the trails throughout the farm; well-known for the incredible experiences, dedication and details offered to their guests.
Shape your path forward with this fun paddle carving workshop as you immerse yourself in “canoe culture” at this national museum – that is just a quick portage from Peterborough’s vibrant downtown.
This experience for four people will have you sampling a delightful array of tried-and-true local favourites and experiencing the freshest fun that Peterborough & the Kawarthas has to offer.
Get back to basics and explore an inspiring connection to nature, people and yourself.
Draw inspiration from stunning scenery and inspiring Zimbabwean stone sculpture as you tap into your inner artist at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery. This destination gallery is where you’ll find a taste of global culture nestled in the rolling hills surrounding Rice Lake.
Join a fun and interactive tour of an apiary and experience a slice of being a beekeeper. Learn about honeybee biology, lifecycles, colony jobs, honey production, pollination, challenges with an apiary and more.
There’s truly something for everyone! The Canadian Canoe Museum offers a wide variety of workshops to suit all tastes.
Whether you’re a beginner just getting started with pottery or a serious hobbyist looking to refine their skills, the English Potter has a class suited to your individual needs.
The Park and Zoo is an educational facility that encourages exploration and connection to nature in an outdoor environment. Get a chance to ask a zookeeper your wildest curious questions. Otter feeding encounters happen May through September at our world-class otter exhibit
Enhance your senses with the fragrance of lavender. Try your hand crafting a lavender wreath or wand. Or enjoy a relaxing session of yoga, reflexology or aromatherapy in our lavender fields.
Ready to Get Your Hands Messy? Experience chocolate making the old way! Make your own artisan chocolate bars, ganache and truffles by hand. Dip and decorate to your hearts desire!
In a one hour flight, you will enjoy the beauty of the Kawarthas as never seen before. We can cruise over the Otonabee river at 2,000 feet, and fly the north shore of Rice Lake.
Preserving heritage artisans’ skills and enhancing the community of Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ by providing education and skills training to locals and visitors alike!
Introductory sculpting workshops led by a visiting Zimbabwean sculptor who has been invited to be ZimArt’s artist-in-residence for the season.
There is never a dull moment at Harley Farms. Come and see for yourself! Now offering tours for those who would like a further peak into the behind the scenes and to see how happy and healthy the animals are in their natural environments.
At The Pearly Acre there are 13 residents. All of them have their own unique story as to how they came to be at the Pearly Acre. Come meet: Bullet, Piper, Ivy, Dexter, Cash, Rosie, Quincy, Georgie, Hugh, Opal, Phoenix, Charlotte & Fern!
“Tally-ho!” It’s the call you will make on the streets of downtown Peterborough this summer, as you board the light green 15-passenger bike with other riders smiling, laughing, and pedalling to their next destination.
Playful, graceful, and a little marvellous, each alpaca has a unique personality. With patience, kindness and presence you will gain the trust of your alpaca and be ready to set off on the guided walk in the company of your new friend, with many opportunities for photos along the way.
This award-winning, hands-on historical dining experience through, inside and under the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock, is truly a feast for the senses. Explore the unique tastes, sights and stories of Peterborough from the region’s most famous landmark.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the Treaty20 Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, known collectively as the Williams Treaty First Nations which include Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Williams Treaty First Nations are stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.
We also recognize that building strong communities depends on strong Indigenous communities.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism won the Sustainable DMO award at the 2022 Ontario Tourism Resiliency Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
When can we expect you?
Upcoming events in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
March 25 at 7:00 pm—$5 – $251600 West Bank Dr.
Comedy Night at Farmhill
March 25 at 6:30 pm—$27.962709 Dillon Rd
Bobcaygeon Brewing Company Turns 8!
March 25 at 11:30 am—$5 – $50649 The Parkway, Unit 4
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7K2 Canada
Peterborough Regional Farmers Market
March 25 at 8:00 am340 George St. N.
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7E8 Canada
Getting to Peterborough & the Kawarthas
- Toronto, ON
137km/85mi (1hr 40mins drive)
- Ottawa, ON
271km/168mi (3hrs 16mins drive)
- Kingston, ON
180km/112mi (2hrs 10mins drive)
- Niagara Falls, ON
263km/163mi (2hr 58mins drive)
- Hamilton, ON
203km/126mi (2hr 21mins drive)
- Barrie, ON
157km/98mi (2hr 6mins drive)
- London, ON
316km/196mi (3hr 30mins drive)
- Rochester, NY
438km/272mi (6hr 11mins drive)
- Buffalo, NY
294km/183mi (3hr 56mins drive)