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About Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes is home to more than 75,000 permanent and 30,000 seasonal residents. Nearly 1.4 million people visit us each year seeking the cottage lifestyle made possible by our 250 lakes and rivers.

Our vibrant communities offer:

  • Vibrant downtowns with dining, shopping and entertainment
  • Abundance of green spaces and fresh air
  • Diverse educational opportunities
  • Support for new Canadians
  • High quality healthcare

There are many programs for businesses and entrepreneurs in Kawartha Lakes, as well as resources for job seekers.

Kawartha Lakes is within about an hour driving distance to the Greater Toronto Area, surrounded by agricultural lands and connected by the Trent-Severn Waterway.

View our Community Profile to learn more.

 a woman and her dog in a boat on the lake

Visit our tourism website for a full list of activities and events.

Read "A Slice of Canadian Cottage Country - Kawartha Lakes"

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