On May 19, 2003, this motorcycle rider decided to take a weekend trip to Peterborough, Ontario. I was taken by the cleanliness and beauty of the city. Peterboro.info is a web site designed to portray this beauty, provide a little history, links and a few services that might not otherwise be available. City and Tourism links are available from the left menu under City of Peterborough. Screensavers and photos, virtual tours are also available free of charge. Please bookmark the site and return.
THEN AND NOW
"In 1825 2000 Irish immigrants transported from Cork to Peterborough by Peter Robinson. "Scott's Plains" renamed Peterborough in honour of Peter Robinson. Peterborough was incorporated as a Town by an Act of the Legislature of the Province of Canada in the year 1850 and was raised to the status of a City by an Act of the Legislature of the Province of Ontario in 1905." Peterborough Centennial Museum
Today the City of Peterborough has a population of over 74,000. Peterborough is located in Southeast Ontario, about 150 kilometres northeast of Toronto. It is at the falls of the Otonabee River, which connects, through the Trent Canal, with lakes Ontario and Huron. Settled early in the 19th century as a lumber town, it is a railroad and industrial center and is headquarters of the Canadian General Electric Company. Peterborough is also a tourist centre for the Kawartha Lakes region. The lift-locks on the Trent-Severn waterway are the world's highest.
THINGS TO DO
If you're looking for some fun things to do in Peterborough, Ontario then we recommend you rent a Peterborough limo service for a few hours to check out all the great sights. Visit peterboroughlimoservice.com for the absolute best rates on local Peterborough limo companies. Their service, prices and the quality of the limousines they operate simply cannot be beat anywhere around!
Downtown Peterborough, Ontario is vibrant and boasts some of the best nightlife attractions anywhere around in addition to great restaurants and specialty shops. For more information on various businesses, bars and nightlife, check out PeterboroughOntario.com where you'll find detailed info on the most popular downtown locations in Peterborough.
There are also plenty of amazing yearly events that take place across town. Our favorites include the likes of Peterborough Ribfest, the Festival of Trees, and Snofest to name a few.