Sit back, relax and enjoy a musical or theatrical performance in a one-of-a-kind venue. Take in a show at the 4th Line Theatre, which has been holding outdoor performances for nearly 30 years; at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, one of Canada’s only remaining Atmospheric Theatres; or enjoy live music as the summer sun sets in the park in Bobcaygeon, next to the most popular lock along the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Witness the largest known concentration of Indigenous rock carvings in Canada at Petroglyphs Provincial Park. Visit The Canadian Canoe Museum, a unique national heritage centre that explores the canoe’s enduring significance to the peoples of Canada through the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks, and paddled watercraft. Immerse yourself in the work of craftspeople from the Curve Lake First Nation and from across Canada at Whetung’s Ojibwa Centre.
Wind your way through the back roads along the Arts & Heritage Trail. Visit an artist’s home studio and soak up the natural settings that foster some of Ontario’s largest & longest-standing Studio Tours. From the rolling hills of Northumberland to the iconic Canadian Shield and the serene Kawartha Lakes, each place inspires and attracts vibrant arts and cultural communities that love to live and work here.
The creative arts are thriving in Kawarthas Northumberland thanks to vibrant communities of musicians, actors, bands, singer/song-writers, and artisans.