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Winter in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Brrring on Winter

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, ski down hill, make a snowman.

Chemong Lake in the winter
  • Winter Road Trip
    man sitting on a bench covered with ice in a partially frozen pond

    Winter Road Trip

    Google Search has no word for people like me – someone who is the opposite of a ‘Snow Bird.’  I don’t flee winter in search of sun, sand and swim-up…

    Doug ONeill By Insider Doug ONeill

What to do: Amazing Winter Experiences

PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour
a coloured cut out of a hockey player with the words secret dream gap tour
Event

PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour

February 10 at 11:00 am

The Peterborough Petes will be one of four OHL teams to host a Professional Women’s Hockey Player’s Association (PWHPA) game in 2023. The game will be the first ever school game hosted…

Morrow building, 151 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough, K9J 1Y4
2023 CANCAST Fishing and Tackle Show
CANCAST logo that says fishing & tackle, with a fishing line above the word
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2023 CANCAST Fishing and Tackle Show

April 2 at 9:00 am—$11.30

On April 2nd, 2023, the Peterborough Tackle Swap and Fishing Show returns to Peterborough, Ontario under its new banner name and parent company, CANCAST Fishing. The 2023 CANCAST Fishing and Tackle…

Morrow building, 151 Lansdowne Street
Peterborough, K9J 1Y4
The Fire & Ice Festival – Havelock
3 images. First one of people skating. Second is someone dancing with fire. third is people playing ice hockey
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The Fire & Ice Festival – Havelock

February 11 at 11:00 am—Free

The Fire & Ice Festival – Havelock, is BACK!! Join us at the HBMProud – Havelock Community Outdoor Rink for a family-friendly FREE event that celebrates the wonders of Fire…

39 George St E
Havelock, K0L 1Z0
PMA: Bringing TIFF To You – Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
Toronto International Film Festival Official Film Circuit entre logo.
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PMA: Bringing TIFF To You – Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

January 30 at 7:00 pm

Welcome to Peterborough Museum & Archives: Bringing TIFF to You! After a nearly three year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are exited to offer our community the chance to…

320 Water St.
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3L5 Canada
Polar Pairings
an image of two wine glasses on a serving tray
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Polar Pairings

February 4 at 5:00 pm—$75

The Cheesy Fromage in Lakefield is holding an event in association with the Selwyn Polarfest. Polar Pairings is a winter wine, cheese, and craft beer festival with live music. Polar Pairings will…

39 Queen St
Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0 Canada
PolarFest
an image of a polar bear with a scarf on and the words polar fest below
Event

PolarFest

February 3

PolarFest is an exciting family festival, offering something for everyone to enjoy! A weekend full of laughter, friendly competition and the enjoyment of winter. Choose from activities for the young and…

Polar Plunge
a poster for the 43rd annual polar plunge with a lightening bolt across an electric guitar
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Polar Plunge

February 5 at 2:00 pm

We’re back! Join us on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at 2pm as we take the plunge in support of local charities and the BEL Rotary club. The theme this year is “Be a Rockstar to the charity of…

1495 Yankee Line
Ennismore, Ontario K9J 6X2 Canada
Get Out and Play: Winter Sports in Peterborough
an image with curling and hocket items, with the text that says get out and play winter sports in Peterborough
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Get Out and Play: Winter Sports in Peterborough

December 10, 2022—By Donation

On exhibition December 10, 2022 to March 19, 2023 Everyone knows that winter can be a long, dark and cold season – but with activities to occupy the mind and…

300 Hunter Street East
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5 Canada
A Victorian Christmas for Kids
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A Victorian Christmas for Kids

December 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm—$8

Come and enjoy a tour of the museum as it is decorated for the holiday season and learn how the Hutchison family would have celebrated this time of year with…

270 Brock Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2P9 Canada
Hogmanay
Event

Hogmanay

January 1 at 12:00 pm

One of the biggest changes to the Hutchison House event line up is our popular annual Hogmanay event. Unfortunately despite several options presented, a variety of factors, including ongoing road…

270 Brock Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2P9 Canada
  • Winter Camping in the Kawarthas
    chid looking through round hole of a camping tent

    Winter Camping in the Kawarthas

    In ice we trust, in snow we must, go camp in frozen country. With axe and saw for timber is law, to make our homes more comfy. -Traditional It’s still early…

    Briagh Bretton By Insider Briagh Bretton