Arts, Culture & Heritage

unique cultural heritage of kawartha lakes

Arts & Heritage Trail Map

CKL Cultural maps Lindsay Dance Studio ~ photo courtesy of Tom Collver

Welcome to the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail – this is your guide to the unique cultural heritage of Kawartha Lakes. Come and discover lesser-known places and local legends, visit our galleries, artisan studios and craft shops, or take in a concert or festival. Choose from Trail destinations to create your own weekend tour - there’s so much to see and to experience!

Artisan Studios and Galleries | Historic Sites and Stories | Museums

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Cultural Maps

CKL Cultural maps

Welcome to the Kawartha Lakes Cultural Maps. The Cultural Maps help you to locate and acquire information on over 700 local cultural resources including cultural businesses, organizations, cultural facilities and spaces, festivals and events, as well as our heritage assets. Whether you are looking for live theatre, a dance school, heritage buildings, handmade chocolate, or a cafe that features local music- you will find it here! Additionally, the maps are interactive so you can click on a link to obtain information about each location, to access their website or even order your tickets in advance!

Cultural Facilities | Cultural Organizations | Cultural Businesses | Heritage Sites | Festivals and Events

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Stories map

CKL Cultural maps

The Kawartha Lakes Stories Map is a fascinating window into the intangible cultural heritage of the Kawartha Lakes. Intangible culture includes the folklore, the beliefs, traditions and the customs that shape our lives, that influence the way that we see the world, the objects that we craft and the cities that we build. It is best understood through our stories - our interpretations of experiences in the past and in the present.

The Stories Map positions each story at the location in which it took place on the map and includes a time-slider that also places it at the point in history at which it occurred. The map is interactive so that you can add your story and contribute to the multi-faceted and evolving cultural identity of our communities.

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