Peterborough is the gateway to cottage country.Set on the Otonabee River near the Kawartha Lakes tourism region, Peterborough is home to about 75,000 people and a diverse industrial, commercial and agricultural economy. As the population increases substantially during summer months, Peterborough offers great recreational opportunities, from large urban green spaces to the Wild Water & Wheels Amusement Park. It's also home to many successful businesses serving local, national, and international markets, including PepsiCo Foods, General Electric and Minute Maid. The city's largest employer is the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Rich in heritage, Peterborough is host to numerous museums, cultural exhibits and Aboriginal heritage attractions and historical sites. The city is also home to the Peterborough Lift Lock, the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world and a National Historic Site of Canada.