Tour 1 – Exploring the Kawarthas:
Are you ready for a variety of experiences? You will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough. Revisit the 19th Century during a visit to Lang Pioneer Village, see aboriginal rock carvings at Petroglyphs Provincial Park, and go spelunking or hiking at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area. There is a moderate amount of walking outdoors involved in this tour. Suitable clothing for the weather is recommended (rain jacket, walking shoes, bug juice and hat).
Tour 2 – The Toronto Experience:
For those who have never been to Ontario, Peterborough is conveniently located less than 2 hours from the metropolis of Toronto. Tour the Royal Ontario Museum and learn about world culture and natural history. From this vantage point, you will be able to spot the CN tower. Visit the Ontario Science Centre featuring the main exhibit hall. These venues will be sure to stimulate your mind. Comfortable shoes for walking around are recommended.
Tour 3 – On the wild side - Algonquin Park:
This is one of Ontario’s most renowned Provincial Parks. Well known for bear and moose sightings, this park is home to many types of wildlife. Learn about the history of the park at the Visitor Centre and participate in a guided tour of the Logging Museum. You will also have time to explore the trails and, enjoy lunch, relax and take in the natural wonder. Some walking will be involved. Please note that this is the beginning of Black fly season in the park so long sleeves and bug juice are recommended. Suitable clothing for the weather is also recommended (rain jacket, walking shoes, and hat).
Tour 4 – A Howling experience - Haliburton
If you are interested in geography and biology, you’ll be interested in this tour. Located North of Peterborough, Haliburton is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. This tour includes a visit to the Wolf Centre and the opportunity to view wolves in their natural habitat. Guides will be available to tell you about the wolves and the ongoing research at this park. Lochlin Esker will provide a unique educational tour of the areas natural features. Be prepared for a 2-2.5 hour hike at a leisurely pace along Wright’s walking trails. This is the beginning of black fly season in Haliburton so come prepared with longpants, long sleeve shirts and some bug repellant but don’t let them scare you off because this is sure to be a great tour. Suitable clothing for the weather is also recommended (rain jacket, walking shoes, and hat)
Tour 5 – Up in the Air - CFB Trenton
If you are interested in aircraft, then this is the tour for you. CFB Trenton is a National Air force base located an hour from Peterborough. Tour the National Airforce Museum of Canada and learn about our aviation history. This tour includes guided visits of the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Squadron (ATESS) and 8 Air Maintenance Squadron (8 AMS).
Tour 6 – Where it all begins - Local Farm Tour
Peterborough is an area of prime agriculture production. The farming community comprises a significant part Peterborough’s culture. Start the tour with the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster, to learn about how they are improving agriculture in the area. Visit a number of local farms, including an alpaca farm, goat farm, and a large-scale wheat-producing farm. Visits may include the opportunity to taste-test local produce!
Tour 7 – An Eye for Art - Gallery Tour:
Peterborough has a strong artistic community and features a variety of galleries in the area. Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum, a unique heritage centre and must see tourist destination in Peterborough. View the work of our local artists through a visit to the Peterborough Art Gallery and the Whetung Ojibwa Centre. The Peterborough Art Gallery tour includes a guided interpretation of the art and the opportunity to create your own work of art.
Tour 8 – Pushing the Limits - Engineering Tour:
Are you interested in finding out more about engineering? A tour of General Electric and Siemens will offer the opportunity to see the inner workings of the manufacturing industry and the opportunity to learn about a variety of engineering professions. Peterborough Lift Locks visitor centre and Lock 21, the largest lift lock in the world will be another highlight of this tour. This tour will be completed with a visit to a Hydroelectric generating station along the Otonabee River.