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Experience Winter in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
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Discover Winter in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

When you’ve had enough of grey slush, and are looking a little grey yourself, break free – if even for a day – by heading out to Peterborough & the Kawarthas. With your heart pumping, the wind in your cheeks and shouts of joy, you can skate on the canal, cross-country ski or make a snowman.

Drive a snowmobile or rent cross country skis or snowshoes for an outing through the silent wood. When you’re done, there’s always a warm fire, a cup of steaming chocolate, and a scrumptious meal waiting for you. Curl up with a book or a furry friend. Spend quality time with your kids. Give your mind a break and let your heart go. Are you the indoor type? Museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, and events welcome you (safely, of course). Our seasons never sleep.

‘Tis the Season

Retail therapy awaits you at Lansdowne Place mall, featuring over and adorably decorated shop windows light the main streets of our towns and villages. Shopping downtown Peterborough? Don’t forget to pick up your Holiday Shopping Passport! Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of dozens of local bakeries and warm more than your heart in finding your new favourite café. Haven’t found the utterly unique holiday gift you’ve been searching for? It’s quite possible that you’ll find it at Gallery on the Lake. It’s one of the Ontario’s largest retail galleries, featuring some of Canada’s finest artists. Check out Whetung Ojibwa Centre, for an amazing selection of handmade aboriginal carvings, masks, pottery, paintings, beadwork, quillwork, jewelry, traditional music, and other decorative items of every description. Browse more unique shopping experiences in Peterborough & the Kawarthas here.

Ice Is Nice

Especially for anglers out on one of the dozens of local ice fishing spots in our county. Care to join them? Make some new fluffy friends on a visit to Wanderlight Alpaca. Watch Olympic-class speed skating at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval, or just play some pond hockey. The Kawartha Nordic Ski Club, run by volunteers, boast miles of groomed and wilderness trails, and a cozy chalet to warm up in. Looking for the perfect trail or park to snowshoe, cross-country ski, or hike? Check out our trails here.

Getting It Down Cold

Elmhirst’s Resort’s sought-after annual Winemakers Dinners pairs premium wines from very select vineyards with fine, locally-sourced cuisine – the provisions often originating from Elmhirst’s own farm. An amazing experience for the entire family awaits you at Pine Vista Resort. Join them for their Country Christmas special and a weekend that will truly leave you saying “This is Living”.

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