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Explore the Region

Welcome to Nogojiwanong, the Place at the End of Rapids.

Long before this area was called Peterborough, it was known as Nogojiwanong, Ojibwa for “place at the end of rapids.”

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is located on the Treaty20 Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations.

Collectively, these territories are known as the Williams Treaty First Nations which include Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.

PKED respectfully acknowledges 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. 

PKED also recognizes that building strong communities depends on strong Indigenous communities.

an indigenous person performing a traditional dance in traditional costume

Discover our Communities

One vibrant city. Eight diverse townships. Two First Nations communities. Peterborough & the Kawarthas has a unique blend of urban, rural and cottage lifestyles. Learn more about the communities that make up our region.