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.
Authentic Adventures & Local Experiences
Our Authentic Adventures collection highlights the most unique and memorable adventures this region has to offer – beyond the “must-see and do” activities, this collection is sure to give you the gift of lifelong memories!
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.
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 farmecome well-known for the incredible experiences, dedication and details that they offer their guest
Get back to basics and explore an inspiring connection to nature, people and yourself.
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.
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!
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.
Preserving heritage artisans’ skills and enhancing the community of Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ by providing education and skills training to locals and visitors alke!
Come kiss a snout
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!
Create a sweet treat!
Ready to Get Your Hands Messy? Experience choclocate making the old way! Make your own artisan chocolate bars, ganache and truffles by hand. Dip and decorate to your hearts desire!
Downtown Ptbo Food Tour
Join us for a 3-1/2 hour guided walking tour of downtown Peterborough. Delicious food stops are on the menu of the tour. Discover the rich history and meet some of the key characters of Peterborough’s past.
Hang out with the zoo critters
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
Introductory Stone Carving Workshops
Introductory sculpting workshops led by a visiting Zimbabwean sculptor who has been invited to be ZimArt’s artist-in-residence for the season.
It’s all about the bees
Join a fun and interactive tour of an apiary and experience a slice of being a beekeeper. Learn about honeybee biology, lifecylces, colony jobs, honey production, pollination, challenges with an apiary and more.
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 fileds.
Learn to throw on a potter’s wheel
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.
Natural farming tour
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.
Party Bike tour downtown Ptbo
“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.
Peterborough Folk Festival
For its 33rd year, this nationally renowned 3 day music festival returns to the City of Peterborough.
Every spring since 1987, the City of Peterborough excitedly awaits the start of a summer festival like no other. A festival that offers eight-weeks of free admission concerts that showcase renowned musicians in a beautiful gathering place at the end of the rapids (Nogojiwanong) on the shores of picturesque Little Lake
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.
Unique workshops at the Canadian Canoe Museum
There’s truly something for everyone! The Canadian Canoe Museum offers a wide variety of workshops to suit all tastes.
Walk with alpacas
Playful, graceful, and a little marvelous, 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.