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Peterborough Snofest - February 19 to 21, 2022

Show us how you celebrate winter!

Welcome to the 45th Annual Snofest Online Activity Guide! Stay busy this Snofest season with fun activities that you can do with your friends & family to get active & outside! Snap a photo and then share on Facebook, but be sure to tag us using @PtboSnofest and the hashtag #PtboSnofest2022 for a chance to win great prizes.

The contests and challenges will run from February 19 to 21, 2022, but feel free to participate and post the activities all month long! The contest winners will be chosen on February 22, 2022.

The Snofest Committee reminds residents to follow all local and provincial public health regulations during this time. Peterborough Public Health has up-to-date information about restrictions and safety guidance.

Winter wishes from Mayor Therrien

“The online Snofest activity guide is full of great ideas for residents to have fun safely,” remarked Mayor Diane Therrien. “Though we may not be gathering in-person, I encourage people to connect online by sharing your Snofest activities on social media. I hope everyone can find time to embrace the winter season and participate in the wide variety of Snofest activities over the Family Day long weekend. ”

Snofest 2022 Activity Guide

Did you know 15 minutes of moderate exercise will give you health benefits such as boost your immune system, improve your mood, and release endorphins - the feel-good chemicals! 
Get outdoors
& get active!

Try something new this winter! 

Tag us on Facebook @PtboSnofest, use our tag #PtboSnofest2022

Check out the many parks and trails that the City of Peterborough has to offer.

Colouring contest For Kids & Youth 

Download the Snofest winter-themed colouring page for kids and/or colouring page for youth

Print it, colour it in, scan it and e-mail your completed work to Kelly Elliott. You can also post your masterpiece on Facebook by tagging us using @PtboSnofest and the hashtag #PtboSnofest2022.

Youth 12+can drop-in and get paper copies at DYS and submit their entries while at the centre (201 McDonnel St). Post your work on Facebook tag us @DowntownYouthSpace or on insta @downtownyouthspace.

Deadline for the colouring contest is Monday, February 21, 2022.

Biggest outdoor shinny/hockey "celly" contest

There are so many great outdoor rinks, backyard rinks and ponds in our City. Show them off and have someone video your "celly" (celebration following a goal) and share it on Facebook for a chance to win a prize! Don't forget to tag us on Facebook @PtboSnofest, use #PtboSnofest2022 to be eligible for a chance to win!

Please check our the list of City of Peterborough Outdoor Rinks

Art Gallery

Visit the Art Gallery of Peterborough's website for instructions and details on how to build your own Snofest Pete. Dress him in winter gear and bring him with you on all your Snofest outdoor adventures. 

On Facebook, tag @PtboSnofest , #PtboSnofest2022 and the @AGPtbo in a picture of yourself out and active with Snofest Pete! #AGPtbo

Winter trails

Stay active in February during Snofest and explore the City's winter trails. We have 42 km of paved trails through greenspaces and alongside roads are plowed and maintained for your enjoyment. 

Unpaved trails are kept in their natural state in the winter, so be aware of conditions that are variable.  

As always, pedestrians have the right-of-way. Keeping to the right leaves space for faster people to pass with a safe berth. Many trails are not lit, so bring your lights! 

Best snow sculpture or snow fort contest

Let's take advantage of all the snow and get creative, Peterborough! Make a snow sculpture that represents a "Canadian Winter".  Post and send us a picture for a chance to win a prize! You can submit photos all month long; the winner will be selected on February 22, 2022.

Tag us on Facebook @PtboSnofest, use #PtboSnofest2022


Join the Peterborough Public Library for great winter reading recommendations. Please check out their monthly list of great activities to escape the cold, story times, grab & go crafts, online reading challenges and more!

The Museum wants to take you down memory lane...

The Peterborough Museum & Archives will be sharing photographs of Snofests past, and wants you to do the same! Show us your memories skating on the canal with Snofest Pete, enjoying the Mayor's pancake breakfast and Carnival on the Hill, or competing in Snofest Idol! We want to see your photos, and hear your stories!

Check out the PMA's Facebook page to view these photos, and then share your own using the hashtag #PtboSnofest2022 and use the tags @PtboSnofest + @PtboMuseumArchives for a chance to win a great prize!

Don't forget to visit the Peterborough Museum & Archives YouTube channel where we'll feature the Crafternoons playlist for your family to enjoy!


Pancake contest

We all miss the Lion's Club pancake breakfast, mix up your best pancakes and send us a picture of your creations.  Can you make a Snofest Pete out of pancakes?

Tag us and the Lion's Club on Facebook @PtboSnofest and @PeterboroughLionsClubCommunity Organization, use #PtboSnofest2022 for a chance to win a great prize! 

Snowman contest

Let's get creative Peterborough! Show off your snowman building skills! Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, largest and most original snowman. Post your photo on Facebook and tag us @PtboSnofest, use #PtboSnofest2022 or email it to Kelly Elliott

Best dressed pet contest

Who doesn't love seeing dogs in the community sporting their winter boots, coats and fun light up leashes.  For those avid dog walkers please share pictures of your pets all dressed up and ready for winter! There will be a prize for best dressed pet! Share your pictures on Facebook by tagging us @PtboSnofest, and use #PtboSnofest2022.

Walk or bike to work or school challenge even in the winter!

Active School Travel Peterborough encourages families to walk or roll as they travel, even in winter.  Celebrate winter by bundling up the family and enjoying a walk as you travel to work, school or play.  Get a little exercise, explore nature and your community, run into a neighbour for a friendly chat. The journey can be as fun, or even more fun, than the destination. Post your pics with this tag #journeyoutside.

Prize details

Winners will be contacted via Facebook on February 22. Prizes can be picked up at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre the week of February 22 to 27, 2022. 

For more information please contact Kelly Elliott or call our customer service desk at 705-742-0050 ext. 2201.

Mayor Therrien and group of people with Snofest Pete