Explore Bobcaygeon

This gorgeous town is often known as the Hub of the Kawarthas, for its location on Lock 32 and its magnetic appeal for visitors year round. It sits across three islands and the mainland, at the nexus where Sturgeon Lake and Pigeon Lake meet.

Its unique name is believed to come from the Ojibwa sayings for shallow rocky narrows. It was immortalized in the haunting song by legendary Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, about the stars that shine above it at night.

Bobcaygeon comes alive in the summer with boaters and cottages bringing their energy to this warm and welcoming community. Any time of the year, it’s worth a trip for tasty treats from Kawartha Dairy – made right here! – and extensive shopping at the Bigley’s family of shoe and clothing stores, plus a variety of whimsical and wonderful wares at neighbouring retailers.

The town’s restaurants and pubs offer fresh fare, with many patios to enjoy. The sandy beach is another great place to stop and take a break. Along the way, marvel at the stunning gardens through the main street and green spaces.

A trip down Dunn Street will take you back in time at Kawartha Settlers Village. This town-within-a-town has heritage buildings that show visitors what pioneer life was like at the general store, school, blacksmith shop, barn, church and several small homes. A walk around its streets is a peaceful way to learn about history while entertaining the whole family.

For more outside activities, catch a game of golf at a nearby course or get out on the lake for some incredible fishing. Even in the unlikely event that you don’t catch anything, the views are worth the trip out on the water.

As www.VisitBobcaygeon.com says: 

“You may never leave…”

Treats & Eats

  • Just for the Halibut
  • Water’s Edge Restaurant 
  • Donattela
  • Egg Smart
  • The Grilled Cheese Hideaway
  • Kawartha Coffee Company
  • Bobcaygeon Bakery
  • Kawartha Dairy
  • Bolton Sports Cafe
  • Grant’s Family Butcher Shop
  • Luigi’s Pizza
  • Bobcaygeon Inn
  • Tim Hortons
  • Country Style
  •  Subway
  • Kawartha Country Wines

Things to do

  • Bigley’s 
  • Kawartha Settlers’ Village
  • Globus Theatre
  • Lock 32
  • Bobcaygeon Farmers’ Market
  • Boyd Heritage Museum
  • Happy Days Houseboats
  • Buckeye Surf and Snow
  • Sheffield Greens Golf Club
  • Pedego Electric Bikes

Where to Stay

  • Bobcaygeon Inn & Conference  Centre 
  • The Victorian Getaway 
  • New Rockland Motel