There and Back Again: Searching for Peterborough’s Irish Roots
This celebration of Heritage Week will feature special speakers who will share ideas about the links between Ireland and the history of Peterborough.
Scandals and Scoundrels Pub Crawl
Listen to strange tales about Peterborough’s historic taverns. Find out how liquor and hotel culture impacted Peterborough’s past and present. There will be time to stop for a drink! Reservations required. Price of tour does not include beverages.
Heroes and Rails Bike Tour
Follow the rail trail along the Otonabee River and explore the early influence of industry on the town.
Murder on the Rue George
Explore the secret criminal history of Peterborough’s downtown on this guided walking tour led by Elwood Jones. Discover the unsavoury side of George Street during the era of Jack the Ripper!
Scandals and Scoundrels Pubcrawl
Listen to strange tales about Peterborough’s historic taverns. Find out how liquor and hotel culture impacted Peterborough’s past and present. There will be time to stop for a drink!
Avenues Walking Tour: Building an Edwardian Suburb
Stroll through Peterborough’s pre-eminent Edwardian suburb. This walking tour, led by Peterborough historian Elwood Jones, will consider park lots, pressures for developement, design options and some of the housing styles that defined the Edwardian era.
Little Lake Cemetery Tour: From Waterloo to Korea
Hear stories of those who served with the military in far-off places and are now laid to rest at Little Lake Cemetery. This guided walking tour of Peterborough’s picturesque burial ground takes visitors through the city’s military history.
Little Lake Cemetery Twilight Pageant
A cast of colourful characters share tales both macabre and enlightening in Canada’s most historic landscape cemetery. The pageant takes the form of a tour stopping at different grave sites where actors dressed in period costumes portray various cemetery denizens.
Peterborough Downtown Ghostwalk
Costumed guides recount spooky tales on this lantern lit tour around Peterborough’s most haunted buildings. A popular Hallowe’en tradition since 2003.
Eerie Ashburnham Ghostwalk
Explore the ghostly past of East City from Quaker Oats to the Lift Lock by lantern light.
Italian Heritage Night
Join us for an evening of stories, memories and history from Peterborough’s Italian community.
Transportation & Historic Sites Bike Tour
Take an easy ride through central Peterborough and discover streetcars, railroads and industry from bygone days