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Must See Winter Events in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas, we welcome winter with open arms. That’s probably why there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the season throughout the area. Check out these must-see winter events in Peterborough & the Kawarthas!

Peterborough Snofest Winter Carnival – Various events throughout January

January is full of winter celebrations. With such a wide variety of events including Snofest Discovery Day, Snofest Idol Contest, and Snofest Winter Carnival Day this event is guaranteed to help you enjoy the chilliest time of year.

Elmhirst’s Snowkite Weekend – January 18 – 20

The purpose of this event is to widen the circle of enthusiasm for Snowkiting, to help new Kiters network and find avenues to progress, to introduce Rice Lake as a riding area, & to share the stoke.

ReFrame Film Festival – January 24 – 27

ReFrame celebrates the latest works created by filmmakers from our community, Canada, and around the world. Selecting films that will entertain, engage and inspire you!

Polarfest – February 1 – 3

The City of Peterborough isn’t the only place to have some fun this winter. The township of Selwyn brings you PolarFest in early February. This event invites you to join a whole host of exciting activities. From speed skating to ice carving, to pond hockey; this event truly celebrates all of the activities that make winter in Peterborough & the Kawarthas so special.

Family Ice Fishing Day – February 16 – 18

Have you ever wanted to try to your hand at ice fishing? On Family Day weekend the OFAH holds their Family Ice Fishing Day where you can experience ice fishing for free! Take the whole family out to their designated location and don’t worry about what to bring; fishing equipment and bait are provided for you.


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