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A Student’s Guide to Peterborough & the Kawarthas

A drone image of Downtown Peterborough with a revitalized historic apartment building in the foreground and the rest of downtown in the background (heading south)

Are you looking to study at Fleming College, Trent University or the Seneca College School of Aviation? Here are some student favourites to get acquainted with.

Grab a bite to eat!

After visiting campus in the morning, enjoy lunch along Peterborough’s tastiest street – in the heart of the Hunter Street Cafe District.

While you’re downtown, hit the shops!

Whether you want to shop till you drop or just window shop, Downtown Peterborough has many unique stores. Check out retailers that specialize in the latest fashion and footwear, jewelry and decor to get that dorm-room inspiration (and places for sweet treats too!)

Learn more about hometown culture and history

Peterborough has a rich background of arts, culture, and heritage. Visit one of these two places to start discovering the art and history of Peterborough! The Art Gallery of Peterborough features art exhibitions, artist talks, and a Gallery Shop. Peterborough Museum & Archives‘ ever-changing interactive exhibits, exciting programs, nationally-significant collections and warm, friendly atmosphere make this the perfect stop for families, residents and visitors.

Get Active on the Region’s Trails

Take a hike (or bring your bike) Peterborough & the Kawarthas has more than 300 kms of trails, paved shoulders and bikeways ready to explore. Out in the woods more your style? You’ll find some spectacular hiking at Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park, Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary, and at Jackson Park.

  • Parks & Trails
    Woman walking a dog down a trail in the forest

    Parks & Trails

    Parks and trails in Peterborough & the Kawarthas are a wonderful way to explore the outdoors.