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Winter Getaways

Make Memories in the Stunning Snowscapes of Kawarthas Northumberland

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Come & fully experience the winter season. Find the perfect balance between city and country in Peterborough, enjoy some frosty Arts & Heritage Trail touring, or experience the quaint Victorian charm of Port Hope and Cobourg. Take in a show or event. Treat yourself to a delicious meal prepared from scratch, or even enjoy a one-of-a-kind hands-on workshop at the Canadian Canoe Museum, the Curve Lake Cultural Centre, or South Pond Farms. After a day of snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling, relish the satisfaction of warming up next to the fire with a hot cup of cocoa and some freshly baked goods as you watch the sun set over a frozen lake.

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Snow kites on Rice Lake

Kawarthas Northumberland offers access to many outdoor winter experiences, all within an hour or two of Canada’s biggest city. With plenty of trails, natural spaces, and outdoor activities, your winter getaway wouldn’t be complete without getting outside. Each activity and winter resort comes with countless pristine snowscapes to discover.

Grab your snowshoes or your cross-country skis and trek through kilometers of winding trails. Have your skates? Feel your blades slice into the ice on the Trent-Severn Waterway beneath the worlds highest lift lock. Or try the truly Canadian experience of pond hockey or curling on the doorstep of one of our all-season, lake-front resorts.

Drop your line into the hole and take in some of the best multi-species ice fishing in the province. Soak up the magic of the night sky in the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, one of the closest dark sky sites to Ontario’s major urban centres. Whatever you choose, you will be left breathless in more ways than one.

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In Kawarthas Northumberland, we know outdoor winter experiences aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Winter is traditionally a season of comfort and warmth, of great food and engaging arts.

In towns like Port Hope, you can enjoy a live performance at a historic theatre, take a carriage ride down quaint streets, and enjoy a warm meal at your boutique hotel. Or you can escape into the silence at one of our lake-side resorts. Indulge yourself with the warmth of a wood fire, a cozy blanket, a good book & great company as you soak up the serene view of a snow-covered lake.

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Winter Contest

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Exclusive winter contest experience - a sleep over at the Canadian Canoe Museum.

This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to Jennifer from Keswick, Ontario! Jennifer & her family will be enjoying our Great Canadian Family Day Escape:

  • Customized hands-on workshops at The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • An exclusive overnight experience nestled amongst the galleries of The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Catered breakfast at The Canadian Canoe Museum
  • Two nights in your own private cottage at Elmhirst’s Resort

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