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

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas activities

$33.37 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.

$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! 

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Peterborough, 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! 

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

Zombie Scavengers Game - Peterborough, ON

This outdoor activity takes place in the downtown or metropolitan 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 for 2 hours while you play the game. You'll be given a list of 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. You'll be able to see the "rival colonies" on the app and see how your survival rate compares to theirs based on the number of points you have. Your team will also be given challenges or trivia questions. You will be rewarded with virtual weapons to ward off the zombies and rival colonies once you complete the challenges or trivia questions.

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