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City of Peterborough

As one of the most desirable recreational regions in Ontario, Peterborough and the Kawarthas offers outdoor activities, sports, shopping, entertainment, fine dining, and various must-see attractions catering to youth, families, couples and adventurists. Set along the Trent and Otonabee Rivers and surrounded by 134 lakes and with a population of 78,000, the City of Peterborough is an ideal university town that offers many amenities found in larger urban centres combined with an unmatched, tranquil physical setting. Peterborough also serves as a home to a number of international corporations including General Electric, Siemens Milltronics, Minute Maid division of Coca Cola Foods, and Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo.

The area surrounding the City is imbedded in many cultural and natural riches, all along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Treasured areas such as Lakefield, Young’s Point, Burleigh Falls and Buckhorn are great destinations for day-trippers.

One of the greatest resources in Peterborough and the Kawarthas are the magnificent waterways. Choose from one of our 134 lakes for water activity ranging from kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boating and swimming.

A good starting point on a visit to the Kawarthas area is a trip through the famous hydraulic Lift Lock, the world’s tallest structure of its kind, measuring 65 feet in height. A boat cruise through Peterborough’s Lift Lock, the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock, or around the shores of Stoney Lake are ideal ways to spend an afternoon or evening.

The City of Peterborough has a vibrant downtown area due in part to innovative planning practices and recent capital expenditures in the core area. An 1880s Victorian streetscape creates an upscale image throughout the downtown. More than 500 businesses are located in the central business district and the downtown is further enhanced by the Ministry of Natural Resources headquarters at the beautiful landmark location in the centre of town on the shores of the Otonabee River. Along with a thriving downtown, Peterborough boasts three major shopping centres in other parts of the city with retail experiences for all tastes. One of these malls is adjacent to the Evinrude Centre which will serve as a prime venue for the science fair.


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