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Sports Tourism

Sports groups are welcome in Peterborough & the Kawarthas!

A Winning Record

Peterborough’s long and storied history as a sports hotspot has fostered both the supportive culture and necessary infrastructure for hosting fantastic tournaments, competitions and sports events. Our regional approach to attracting sports business provides for successful events that are unique and seamless.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is known for its hockey and lacrosse heritage – home to one of the oldest and most successful Canadian Major Junior hockey teams – The Peterborough Petes, who have produced a record number of NHL players and coaches, and the Peterborough Lakers Major Series Lacrosse team; nine-time Mann Cup national championship winners.

The area is steadily increasing its reputation as an excellent choice for outdoor adventure competition including road cycling, mountain biking and gravel cycling, and fantastic paddling opportunities. There has been exponential growth, support and provincial success for rugby, lawn bowling, long distance and trail running, cyclo-cross and cross-country skiing, not to mention a long standing history of rowing success connected to Trent University, who’s Head of the Trent rowing regatta is the largest single day event of its kind in North America.

Competitive Advantage

Peterborough & the Kawarthas boasts a large volume and wide variety of facilities including lighted turf fields, ball parks, pools and gymnasiums ideal for competition at all levels, in addition to many arenas, parks and trails.

Imagine hosting your next sporting event in a place that’s conveniently located between Toronto and Ottawa as well as US markets such as New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania, easily accessible by major highways.

There are over 100 accommodation options available in the region, including more than 500 guest rooms at brand name hotels within 5km of each other, in close proximity to Downtown Peterborough, and Peterborough’s retail and restaurant hub. We also offer a variety of year-round resorts which make for memorable team and family sports getaways as well as post secondary residence complexes offering affordable seasonal accommodation….

We have a dedicated and resourceful team ready to help you organize events in our region. For more information on booking your group, connect with Joe Rees.

Not only is Peterborough & the Kawarthas a vibrant active region with a long sporting history, our rich mix of heritage city, cottage country and flourishing farmlands – unique in Ontario –make living and visiting here something out of the ordinary.

We look forward to working with you in bringing your event to Peterborough.