Become a Trail Town Friendly Business!

Do you own a Visitor Facing Business such as: Retail, Food & Beverage, Accommodation or Attraction Downtown Peterborough?

Are you interested in becoming a Trail Town Friendly business?

We are excited to share that Peterborough has officially joined the Trent-Severn Trail Town program, a regional program designed to encourage tourism in the communities along the Trent-Severn Waterway – a National Historic Site.

Benefits for Participating Businesses:

  • A listing and link on your community’s Trent-Severn Trail Town (TSTT) website
  • Mentions through the Trent-Severn Trail Town social media platforms for any Trent-Severn Trail Town specific experience or product (e.g. Trail Town IPA at McGillicafey’s Pub & Eatery in Hastings)
  • Participation in video and photography showcasing each TSTT
  • Opportunity to participate in related retail promotions
  • Inclusion in the Trent-Severn Trail Town program marketing and promotion efforts by Regional Tourism Organization 8

View a list of criteria here

Click here to apply

Launched in 2019 by Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8), a provincial tourism organization serving the City of Peterborough/ Peterborough County, Northumberland County, and Kawartha Lakes. With 80% of the Trent-Severn Waterway within this region and half of its tourism assets located within 3km of the Waterway, the Trail Town program plays a vital role in raising awareness and attracting new visitors to the area’s restaurants, accommodations, arts, and culture attractions.

About RTO8:

Regional Tourism Organization 8 (RTO8) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to promote regional tourism activity in Kawarthas Northumberland, which encompasses Kawartha Lakes, the City and County of Peterborough, and the County of Northumberland.