Welcome to Peterborough & the Kawarthas


If you feel like hanging around, consider staying a night in pretty Lakefield, 14km north of town at the bottom of Katchewanooka Lake. Back in Peterborough, you'll find plenty of dining and shopping options and a quaint city center. Cruises and canoes ply the waterways to the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway, while cycle paths lead around town and over the Otonabee River. The Canadian Canoe Museum is a must-see.


Top experiences in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Peterborough & the Kawarthas activities

$17.27 Water Sports

Stand-up Paddle Board Hourly Rentals

Explore 1 hour self guided paddle of The Burleigh Falls area of Stoney Lake by Stand-Up Paddle Board with many islands located with in just minutes of paddling from our dock. We are Located just two hours from the down town area of Toronto and 30 minutes north of Peterborough. Taking a day trip to The Kawarthas is the perfect way to enjoy all natures beauty at its finest. Pick a hour time spot during that day that fits your scheduled. Best enjoyed with friends. Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected booking time. We have lockers are available for use if needed.Enjoy a 1 hour Stand-up Paddle Board rental on Beautiful Stony lake in the heart of the Kawarthas.Explore The Burleigh Falls by paddle board or the many islands located with in minutes away from our dock.

$17.27 Water Sports

Kayak Hourly Rentals

Enjoy an 1 hour self guided Kayak adventure of The Burleigh Falls area of Stoney Lake with ether an Sit In Side Kayak or a Sit On Top Kayak. With many islands located with in just minutes of paddling from our dock. We are Located just two hours from the down town area of Toronto and 30 minutes north of Peterborough. Taking a day trip to The Kawarthas is the perfect way to enjoy all natures beauty at its finest.Pick a hour time spot during that day that fits your scheduled. Best enjoyed with friends.Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected booking time. We have lockers are available for use if needed.Two kayak option are:Single sit-in Kayak RentalsThe Vantage 144 (12FT) Rental Kayak is stable and difficult to tip over with a large open cockpit that is easy to get in and out of.FeaturesContoured seat with high molded-in backrestComfortable, side molded-in grab handlesBow and stern grab handlesCup holderMolded-in foot wellsLength 144″Width 31″Height 13″Weight 59lbsCapacity 325lbsSingle sit-on Kayak RentalsThe Boost 100 is a fun easy to use kayak great for all experience levels.FeaturesCarrying HandlesMolded FootrestsLay Down Bottle HolderAdjustable Padded BackrestStorage Platform with BungeeDrain PlugLength: 120”Width: 30″Hight: 13.25″Weight: 50 lbCapacity: 300 – 349 lb

$25.91 Outdoor Activities

Canoe Rentals On Stoney Lake

Enjoy a 1-hour or Full day self-guided Canoe adventure of The Burleigh Falls area of Stoney Lake with many islands located within just minutes of paddling from our dock. We are Located just two hours from the downtown area of Toronto and 30 minutes north of Peterborough. Taking a day trip to The Kawarthas is the perfect way to enjoy all natures beauty at its finest.Pick an hour time slot during that day that fits your schedule. Best enjoyed with friends.Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected booking time.We have lockers are available for use if needed.Visit our website for more info and rental options.Canoe Rental SpecsMax 3 adults or2 adults & 2children under 60 lbs (seats 3)PASSAGE CANOEThe Passage canoe is wide, deep and very stable.Length 16. 4Width 37.5Depth 18Weight 78lbsCapacity 950lbsEach canoe rental comes equipped with two PFDs, two paddles, and a safety kit.

$32.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lady Muskoka Boat Cruise

The Lady Muskoka has been running cruises in Muskoka for over 50 years. Our cruises travels through the heart of Muskoka. You'll see and experience everything Muskoka has to offer. Wildlife, cottage life, Millionaire's Row and everything in-between.Situated in picturesque Bracebridge, the 300 Passenger Lady Muskoka offers an incredible sightseeing opportunity you're sure to remember. Ranked #1 tour in Bracebridge, Muskoka on TripAdvisor, the Lady Muskoka boat cruise is handicap accessible and offers open and closed decks with plenty of seating. Enjoy full food and bar service on board as you spend approximately 40 minutes on the Muskoka River each way. The remaining cruise is out on Lake Muskoka and every trip includes a view of Millionaire's Row.

$20 Outdoor Activities

Holly Jolly Hunt - Peterborough, ON

This outdoor activity takes place in the downtown or urban area of your city. Using a smartphone, you will download an app to help you play the game. You will also be texting with a remote survival guide while you play the game. You'll be given a list of holiday themed items on the app. You will need to walk around the area and find these items around the city and take a photo through the app to get points. Your team will also be given holiday themed challenges or trivia questions to complete as well. You will be rewarded for completing the challenges and trivia questions with points. You'll be able to see your score on the leaderboard compared to others to see how you compare!

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Lindsay, ON

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

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