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Recommended Attractions


The Canadian Canoe Museum, a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe's enduring significance to the peoples of Canada. 

Winter/Spring Hours
Monday      Closed
Tuesday      Closed
Wednesday - Friday      Noon - 4:00 pm
Saturday      10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday      Noon - 4:00 pm

Spring/Summer Hours
Monday - Saturday      10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday      12:00 noon - 5:00 pm

 Other times by special arrangement

A must see Kawartha Lakes attraction! Great for the kids.

BearMountaintain Boat Shop
P.O. Box 191
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
K9J 6Y8

We have been helping people build their own canoes, kayaks and small boats for over 30 years. Our customers are woodworkers and paddlers who deserve and expect professional results the first time.

As commercial boat builders, we know that using wood has many advantages: stiffness, high strength to weight ratio, and it is available in most parts of the world. We believe that the monocoque structure which is created when a wood core is sandwiched between layers of fiberglass cloth and marine epoxy, is ideal for one-off small boat construction.

Using the techniques we have developed in our workshop will give your project the advantage of our experience building and restoring some of the finest wooden watercraft. Whether you choose to build using the woodstrip/epoxy technique or plywood/epoxy stitch and glue, we can provide you with the shortest route to the best result.

Telephone: (705) 740-0470
Toll Free: 1-877-392-8880
Fax: (705) 742-8258


Home, Home on the Range! See the majestic bison herd (350) as they roam the hilly pastures of Canada's oldest commercial buffalo ranch, operating since 1968 on the west side of Peterborough. Just 10 minutes from downtown! Visitors are always welcome to come and see the wild animals up close! Buffalo meat is available for purchase (steaks, roasts, burgers, sausage, ground). Come see North America's largest land mammal in an idyllic country setting, where orange coloured newborn calves frolic in spring and summer and play tag in the snow during the winter. They are an awesome sight to see in person!

2342 Sherbrooke Street West


Liftlock & The River Boat Cruises

Liftlock and the River Boat Cruises takes up to 3 cruises per day on week days, and up to 4 cruises per day on weekends from May to October. We offer a range of cruises including Sightseeing Cruises, Party Cruises, and yes, even Wedding Cruises. A great way to experience our abundance of waterways.


Peterborough Centennial Museum Archives    300 Hunter Street East   
(top of Armour Hill)
Museum contains historic artifacts and records from the city of Peterborough, including displays of the Roy Studio Collection and features travelling exhibits and special programs for both children and adults. Of special interest is their astronomy series and their international film festival.

Monday February 21/05 1 to 3 pm - Know Where You Live - Peterborough Public Library - 345 Aylmer Street - As part of Heritage Week, join Rob Ferguson from MUSE magazine, in a discussion on Cultural Tourism. No charge. Refreshments served.

705    743-5180



Designed to represent a Heritage Sawmill settlement, with landscaped lawns, gardens and circulating ponds and streams even the most avid golfer will find the minature golf course a challenge. Milltown offers attractive group rates but please call ahead for reservations.

Swing batter...A great way to practice or warm up before the big game, batting cages feature hardball, soft ball and slow pitch with various speed settings for every skill level. Milltown supplies the equipment but feel free to bring your favourite bat.

Refreshment booth with cold pop, ice cream treats and more.

Open 7 Days a Week from 10am to 11pm weather permitting from spring to fall. Fully illuminated allowing play at night.

933 Lansdowne Street West (behind the Swiss Chalet)  
705 743-7789

Trent Valley Archives Tours (fall 2010)

OCT 20 to 23 - Ghost Walks (visit website for details)

OCT 28 to 30 - Little Lake Cemetary Twilight Pageant (visit website for details)

SEPT/OCT - Haunted Happenings - Haunted Horse & Carriage Tours, Ghost Walks, Bike the Historic Rail Trails of Peterborough and more - call for details 705 745-4404


The Trent Valley Archives houses geneology and historical archives from Peterborough County. Their website has "links" to many other historically significant sites for the region. Located at the Fairview Heritage Center, 567 Carnegie Avenue, Peterborough, ON K9L 1N1. Call 705 745-4404


The Peterborough Astronomical Society is your local group for astronomy in Peterborough. At our twice-monthly meetings (open to the public) we announce upcoming celestial events such as meteor showers, comets, occulations and rare planetary alignments. Often there is a guest speaker or local expert who contributes to the Canadian Amateur Astronomical scene. Meetings are held every two weeks on Fridays at the Peterborough Zoo Orientation Centre at 8:00 pm. The PAA has access to several rural observing sites in the Peterborough area. (See link below for schedule)

Phone 705 657-7718 to get a schedule or better still become a member ($30 annually) to get the club newslettler, updates and bulletins. Schedules are also available by emailing at the address below:



2254 County Rd. 507
(6.1 km north of Flynn’s Corner Gas)
Buckhorn, ON
K0L 1J0


January 1 To March 31 Open for community groups by special request only. 657-7718 for observing information and bookings.

BHO has added two computerized telescopes that automatically slew to, and track along with their targets. New high-power lasers deliver stunning constellation tours. Plus our guests may scan the skies with BHO’s loaner binoculars and rental scopes.

$10 Individuals $25.00 Families 3 – 5 members

PLEASE NOTE: All showings are 1 hour in length and are weather dependant. Call one-half-hour prior to your arrival for a weather check. No charge if clouded out. Reservations required for all showings

Call 657-7718 for specific times and details on the nights listed above.


10th ANNUAL FIESTA BUCKHORN 2008Taste of Fiesta

Fiesta Buckhorn provides visitors with a unique experience, combining fine wine, beer and local cuisine in a park-like setting of the Buckhorn Community Centre. It’s a great way to relax with friends and experience the best Ontario has to offer. Enjoye sampling from:

  • More than 50 wineries, including Colio Estate Wines, Kawartha Country Wines, Frogpond Farms and Maleta
  • Breweries and microbreweries such as The Olde Stone Brewery, Lakeport Brewing and Church Key
  • 30 local restaurants and caterers including Crocodile Bill’s, La Hacienda, and Burleigh Island Lodge

Fiesta Buckhorn also provides an opportunity to meet nationally-known wine writers and oenophiles including Shari Darling (The Sophisticated Wine), Tony Aspler, Richard Best, Gordon Stimmel and Dean Tudor.


“ The purpose of this organization is to promote, appreciate and enjoy the preservation and usage of Antique Water Craft by including its members in social events and communication."

Trent-Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association
1195 Meadowview Rd. R. R. # 2
Omemee, Ontario
K0L 2W0 (705) 799-2222

The Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA), Canada's classic and vintage roadracing association, was founded in 1980 by a group of enthusiasts who just wanted to get their treasured machines back on the track.  Their avowed purpose: to ensure the preservation of racing motorcycles and to maintain the traditions of racing vintage, and now classic, motorcycles in Canada.

The Association has grown and flourished in the ensuing years and now actively promotes four racing events to encourage and expand participation in the sport. The VRRA is the only motorcycle association in Canada devoted solely to classic and vintage road racing - encompassing 1940s to 1980s machines - and is the oldest such organization in North America.
Races in Mosport
40 minutes from Peterborough


EMMA'S CREATIVE CRAFTS FOR TWO (or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 children) Two hours (your home or other pre-arranged location - spacious well lit kitchens and recreation rooms are best) with young people's best friend, EMMA, making pens, brooches, bracelets, paintings and/or sculptures using a variety of mediums. For example, work with paper, paint, sculpy, air dry clay, beads and foods. For children aged 2 to 12 years. Emma is currently enrolled at Fleming College in the Educational Assistant Program. Emma has taught "Artistic Time" for 5 years at the Uxbridge Montessori Summer Day Camp and has a special talent for children with disabilities. Want some quality time at your next children's party? Adult supervision is required for younger children. Emma supplies all craft materials. Every child goes home with something they have made themselves. Maximum class size is 6 children. $50 for 2 children for 2 hours; add $20 for each additional child.

Emma Turnbull   Cell 705 927-4100   
Peterborough 705 876-8258
or Uxbridge 705 357-3100
Emma's Email:


The SPARK PHOTO FESTIVAL is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. For the month of April in multiple locations throughout the city and region, exhibits, workshops, lectures, and other photographic related events.



• Ecology Park
  An eco-adventure for the whole family. Next to Beavermead Park on Ashburnham Drive.

• Petroglyphs Provincial Park.

• Animalia
  A great pet store for reptiles and fish

• Indian River Reptile Zoo.

• Trent University.

Other Sites about Peterborough, the city, its history, personal anecdotes, attractions, events and programs.

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Visit the 5 fish Inc. site

Kawartha Lakes Festival Bed and Breakfast Host