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About North Kawartha

Welcome to North Kawartha!

We envision a united community with a healthy lifestyle and economy while sustaining the natural environment.

About Us

The Township of North Kawartha is a municipal government comprised of the former municipalities of Burleigh-Anstruther and Chandos providing services to a population of approximately 2,289 year round residents and 12,000 seasonal residents for a total population of approximately 14,342 residents.

North Kawartha is located midway between the City of Peterborough and the Town of Bancroft which both offer all the amenities of larger urban centres. Within the Township are smaller urbanized areas such as Apsley and the hamlets of Big Cedar, Burleigh Falls, Glen Alda, Mount Julian, Stoneyridge and Woodview. North Kawartha offers medical facilities, an ambulance base, a pharmacy, a school, larger grocery outlets and smaller general stores, libraries, retail and commercial operations including restaurants, real estate, building supplies, legal services, a legion, two golf courses, a bank and a post office. The Township provides a full range of parks and year round recreational facilities and programs including an indoor ice surface.

North Kawartha is a very popular tourist destination. There are two Provincial Parks within our boundaries; Petroglyphs Provincial Park displaying the largest known concentration of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada and the recently designated 34,000 hectares set aside for long-term preservation as the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park, due to the fragile ecosystem.

Today many cottagers have become permanent residents, contributing year-round to the recreational and cultural activities that enrich community life.

Map of North Kawartha