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Embrace the Wonder of Winter

Plan the Perfect Winter Getaway

Welcome to our winter wonderland, where enchantment meets adventure.

As the temperature drops and snow blankets the landscapes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas transforms into a playground for winter enthusiasts.

From thrilling outdoor adventures to fantastic live music experiences to cozy food & drink by the fire, an array of winter experiences await. Use our curated list of local delights to plan the perfect winter experience for you and your loved ones.

Chemong Lake in the winter is stunning. Grab your snowshoes to see it in person, via 3km of trails at the Selwyn Conservation Area & Beach.

Winter Family Fun: Cozy up and Make Memories in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Ice skating, snowy hikes, board games – and cozy dining experiences! Have some fun with the family this winter.

  • Winter Family Fun in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
    Skating at Night at Quaker City Square, Christmas Tree in the Background.

    Winter Family Fun in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas has incredible opportunities to unwind and rekindle connections. Here are some ways to play together this winter. Lace Up for Outdoor Skating Embrace the chilly charm…

Winter Wanderlust: Take a Scenic and Snowy Road Trip in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Indulge your sense of adventure in the coldest season with a road trip through Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Combine the thrill of a snowy landscape with the comfort of a delicious butter tart on this unforgettable seasonal journey. (Don’t forget your snowshoes!) 

  • Winter Road Trip
    man sitting on a bench covered with ice in a partially frozen pond during winter in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

    Winter Road Trip

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Outdoor Winter Adventures Abound in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Explore one of Ontario’s most enchanting winter landscapes. Whether you crave the thrill of a snowy adventure or the serenity of a secluded, frosty trail, your perfect outdoor activity awaits in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Trek a snowy path on snowshoes, glide across the frozen canal on skates, or travel powdery backcountry routes on a snowmobile. Seeking tranquility over excitement? Take a peaceful winter walk with picturesque surroundings.

snowmobiles on a path in woods


Snowmobiling in Peterborough & the Kawarthas offers some of the best and reliable conditions in cottage country.

Best Winter Ever
a frozen lake at sunset during winter in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Best Winter Ever

This winter stay close to home while still getting outside of your comfort zone. Whether your looking for outdoor adventure in a winter wonderland or to chill fire side, there’s…

Peterborough & the Kawarthas this Winter: Resorts and Snow Sports
winter sunset over frozen Rice Lake with 5 people snow kiting

Peterborough & the Kawarthas this Winter: Resorts and Snow Sports

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Unforgettable Winter Experiences Await in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

An abundance of interesting and exciting activities are happening during the snowiest season in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Immerse yourself in the holiday vibes at a candlelight Christmas event, embark on a guided winter hike through snowy landscapes (day or night), or indulge in the charm of a festive outdoor farmers’ market. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable season: start planning your visit now.

Escape Winter’s Chill with Warm Indoor Delights in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Immerse yourself in comfort with the wide range of indoor activities found in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Explore the charm of our museums and art galleries. Up your relaxation with a soothing spa retreat, then energize your spirit with a thrilling live theatre performance. Discover the perfect blend of ingredients for an exceptional winter experience.

Find Cozy Accommodations for your Winter Getaway in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Elevate your winter escape with warm and inviting lodging this season. Choose from charming cabins nestled amidst snowy landscapes, comfortable B&Bs offering a home-like retreat, or even secluded winter campsites for those seeking a unique adventure. 

More to Explore: Plan Your Next Winter Escape in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Peterborough & the Kawarthas brims with unforgettable experiences in the winter season – throughout the holidays and beyond.

Discover the perfect winter photography spots along our picturesque winter trails, or embark on a holiday shopping spree at a vibrant winter market. Indulge in cozy moments with warm sips at a local café, then gather with friends for a cheerful skate along the frozen canal. Embrace the spirit of the season with us!