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Millennium-Park-Girls-DucksThe Peterborough area is known around the world for great outdoor recreation, with hundreds of lakes, rivers, and parks – 134 lakes in the Peterborough region alone!

The historic Trent-Severn Waterway passes through the city, making it a great spot for boaters. Peterborough also boasts an extensive trail network, which is a part of the Trans-Canada Trail.

The city offers a large number of restaurants, theatres, and festivals. It is also a convenient base from which to visit Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, and other Ontario destinations.

If you have gone through the immigration process and are new to Peterborough, you are eligible to receive the Peterborough Welcome Pass.  This pass provides free or discounted admission to a large variety of cultural, arts and recreational organizations and programs.  For more information or to get your pass please contact the New Canadians Centre.

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