With its 76,000 inhabitants, vibrant nightlife, shopping venues, and plenty of concert and theatre opportunities, Peterborough is a perfect student town. Canada is also known for its beautiful natural landscape and Peterborough is no exception. Therefore, you are in luck if you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, skiing, and more. It is also reassuring to know that Canadians tend to be open, warm, and friendly people. Therefore, it is relatively easy to get to know those around you and to make new friends. Above all, Peterborough is a safe city. However, it is still large and dynamic enough for you to have an active and exciting student life.
If you wish to visit one of Ontario’s major cities, it will only take an hour and a half by car to reach Toronto or three hours to reach Ottawa. If you wish to travel during weekends or holidays, America's great Atlantic cities, such as New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C., are only a short flight away.
Peterborough has a temperate climate similar to that of Scandinavia. You will not miss out on the four seasons here!