Peterborough – East City

Overview

Located approximately one hour from Toronto, the city of Peterborough is situated on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the heart of the Kawarthas. Known for its exceptional quality of life, the area offers a unique mixture of history, culture and recreation that can only truly be appreciated by those immersed in it!

A thriving city, Peterborough has something for just about everyone. Whether it’s cuisine, the arts or outdoor activities, you’ll find no shortage of reasons why the region is quickly becoming one of Ontario’s best kept secrets. A diverse work base sector, great local schools (including two post-secondary institutions) and well established communities and neighborhoods are just a few of the ingredients of our growing city.

Above all, we’re extremely proud of our strong sense of community, and would love to share it with you. If you’ve been contemplating a change and are looking for a quieter pace of life but don’t want to sacrifice the everyday amenities that keep things convenient and simple, visit Peterborough and see what all the hype is about!

Peterborough Lift Lock

Designated as a national historic site in 1979, the Peterborough Lift Lock, also known as Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway, is one of the world’s highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world. It attracts a number of visitors, both locally and beyond. The canal below is a popular site for family skating during the winter time and fishing during the spring, summer and fall.

Beavermeade Campground

Located on beautiful Little Lake in the heart of Peterborough, Beavermead Campground is a 95 site campground where families can enjoy everything that the city has to offer while kicking back and relaxing at the same time. Fishing, swimming, boating and sighting seeing are all readily available given the unique location of this well-known and respected campground.

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