Things To Do In Peterborough

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

50% Off All-Day Summer Sports Camp

Five Star Camps

Scarborough

C$150 C$75

Five-day camps focus on improving athletes' skills in soccer, volleyball, dryland training, or several sports

Up to 70% Off Bowling or Private Party

All Star Interactive

Toronto East

C$99 C$30

Automatic lanes clatter with toppling pins as guests square off in rental shoes and refuel with drinks; parties offer 12 private lanes

50% Off Wine-Bottling Experience

Grapefully Yours

Scarborough Village

C$140.04 C$69.99

Each guest fills 30 bottles of wine—such as riesling, white zinfandel, or pinot noir—to take home after 4-6 weeks

50% Off Pioneer Village Museum Visit

Lang Pioneer Village Museum

Keene

C$20 C$10

With restored buildings and costumed interpreters performing tasks such as printmaking, an outdoor museum recreates a 19th-century village

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 87% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Scarberian Boxing

Scarborough

C$95 C$15

Body boxers sweat and spar as they learn the science behind boxing, eschewing hits to the head in favour of accuracy and technique

Up to 78% Off Krav Maga Classes

Counter Attack Krav Maga

Scarborough

C$112 C$25

Self-defense moves designed by the Israeli Defense Forces prepare students for real-world situations

93% Off Boot-Camp and Kickboxing Classes

BOSS Fitness Bootcamps at Ryouko Martial Arts

Scarborough

C$290 C$19

Boot-camp classes build strength and cardiovascular endurance; kickboxing classes hone reflexes and self-defense moves

Up to 90% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Achieve! Fitness & Health

New Location

C$200 C$29

Instructor leads outdoor & indoor classes that help patrons slim down and build lean muscle with traditional and non-traditional equipment

Up to 57% Off a Fab Four Concert

Class Act Dinner Theatre

Cobourg Theatre

C$40 C$20

Live tribute band re-creates every era of The Beatles' career with faithful renditions and costumes

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Without the benefit of planes or cars, 19th-century pioneers trekked to the County of Peterborough, where they built a new life for themselves. Here, they established a number of operations including farms, a cider mill, and a print shop, and today, it’s as if the village never changed. The Lang Pioneer Village Museum re-created the 19th-century town in 1967 to give visitors a glimpse into pioneer life, and more than 25 restored and furnished original structures have been moved as far as 90 miles to lend the outdoor museum authenticity. Among these buildings is the three-story Lang Grist Mill, an 1846-built facility where wheat is still ground into flour every summer.

Costumed villagers populate the town, roving past the museum's vegetable gardens, hitching posts, and watering troughs on their way to work. In the various shops, blacksmiths shape metals, carpenters assemble furniture, and printers generate handbills on a 1927 Washington Flatbed Press. Villagers perform crafts such as open-hearth cooking and weaving; in fact, the museum's weaver shop showcases one of the few Jacquard looms on display in North America.

Visitors to the museum can interrupt any of the townspeople to find out more about their trade or to lend a hand with chores. The museum even rents out its 1886 schoolhouse to students for a day, replacing their usual teacher with a costumed interpreter who conducts lessons similar to those of a 19th-century classroom.

470 Water Street
Peterborough,
ON
CA

Magical Midways' colourful trucks have journeyed throughout Ontario for more than 60 years, metamorphosing quiet fields into lively amusement parks. Amid the clatter and hum of roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, and merry-go-rounds, adults and youngsters compete for prizes over darts, hoops, and other games of skill. From within cheerful concession stands, servers dole out servings of sweet treats and hot foods. TSSA-certified mechanics stand by at all times, ensuring rides are working safely and not accidentally set to self-destruct.

3221 Eglinton Avenue East
Scarborough,
ON
CA

Certified PGA of Canada instructor Justin Stiebel teams up with V1 Video Analysis software to help golfers improve their play through game assessment and customized lessons. A golf coach for more than seven years, Stiebel sharpened his swing while competing on the Canadian and American junior golf circuit before earning a diploma for Professional Golf Management, a degree that instantly gave him the ability to drive a ball through a brick wall. The first lesson kicks off with a brief chat about goals and golfing experience before the student commences firing shots down range as Stiebel analyzes swings and dispenses advice aided by a video camera that records mechanics. Toward the end of the lesson, student and coach review recorded swings using V1 Video Analysis software, which helps the student identify mechanical flaws and understand why people keep suggesting a haircut.

125 Milner Avenue
Scarborough,
ON
CA

Kawartha Lakes Trout Farm is a 90-minute drive northeast of Toronto—just close enough to be convenient and just far enough way to feel like a true escape from city life. The tranquil lake is surrounded by verdant trees, making it a lush backdrop for fly fishing, swimming, paddleboating, or ceremoniously summoning the ghost of Bob Ross. Visitors can picnic at tables on the shore, rounding out their meals with items from the snack bar or the smoked trout sold onsite. After a long day of fishing, carousing on the playground, and tossing horseshoes, anglers can retire to their cozy campsite tent.

Kawartha Lakes also offers wintertime ice-fishing adventures, during which guests can keep warm inside a heated hut. The farm additionally hosts ice-skating outings.

112 January Ln
Lindsay,
ON
CA

After running a gourmet food importing business abroad, Nikki Dersnah returned to Canada and opened TableTalk, sharing her passion for food through cooking classes and retailing high-end kitchenware. Taught by two experienced chefs, cooking classes begin by covering the technical skills—from pressing garlic to unzipping potato jackets—that students will need to prepare a full meal during the second half of class. Just as students experience food's power to bring people together, the class curriculum emphasizes dishes and techniques that awakening epicureans can use to entertain at home.

104 Walton St
Port Hope,
ON
CA

A chorus of scattering pins fills the air at All Star Interactive, a two-floor complex where guests hurl bowling balls down 24 lanes equipped with automatic scoring. A casual atmosphere awaits downstairs, where guests can compete in classic bowling or cosmic bowling. Upstairs, the Danforth Suite houses 12 private lanes amid dark leather lounge chairs and sofas, large-screen TVs, a full-service bar, and commissioned Canadian art illuminated by pendant lights. The upscale alleyway hosts private parties, corporate events, league games, and seminars on what to do if you encounter a bowling ball in the wild. And while bowling is clearly All Star Interactive's main draw, it's far from its only attraction. Guests can also square off in games of billiards and dine on a menu of classic grill fare.

2791 Eglinton Ave. E
Scarborough,
ON
CA