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Peterborough & the Kawarthas:

Peterborough & the Kawarthas are located in the heart of cottage country and are known for their phenomenal quality of life and beautiful settings. There is something there for everyone; summer festivals, walking trails, bike trails, snowmobile trails, community parks, beaches and recreation centers, all offering endless opportunities for fun. Not to forget the many lakes and rivers that provide the setting for an array of activities that includes cottaging, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming and much more. If this is the lifestyle you dream of, Peterborough & the Kawarthas is the place for you!


Peterborough is home to many great schools including public (Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board) and catholic (Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board) elementary and secondary schools that are located in many great communities across the city. Also, Peterborough is home to two post secondary schools, Fleming College and Trent University.


For sports fans, Peterborough does not disappoint! Peterborough is home to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Peterborough Petes, ,made famous for turning out many well known NHL players including; Zach Bogosian, Eric and Jordan Staal, Chris Pronger, Steve Yzerman, Bob Gainey, Mike Ricci and Tie Domi. Peterborough is also the home of the 2012 Mann Cup Champions, the Peterborough Lakers Major Series Lacrosse team.


Peterborough is home to multiple businesses offering many different career opportunities. Quaker Oats, General Electric and the Ministry of Natural Resources all call Peterborough home, along with many other very successfully businesses.

Festivals & Events:

Every year Peterborough comes alive with a variety of festivals and events. Fireworks dazzle the crowds on the Victoria Day and Canada Day long weekends after event filled evenings at Del Crary Park. During the summer, Peterborough Musicfest runs every Wednesday and Saturday night at Del Crary Park on the Fred Anderson stage. This exciting concert series has featured many major including; Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hanson and many more. Also, during the summer months the downtown area plays host to many other events such as the Hootenanny on Hunter and Peterborough Ribfest. Every winter, on the first Saturday of December, Peterborough residents line George Street to take part in the annual Santa Claus Parade. Peterborough hosts many other exciting events throughout the year, for more information visit


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