Kawartha Lakes



The City of Kawartha Lakes is comprised of a number of small communities including Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, Woodville and Lindsay, which is the largest town in the region. The Trent-Severn Waterway runs through the city connecting over 250 Lakes and rivers. The extensive Victoria Country Rail Trail System is available to hikers, bikers and snowmobilers with 85 kilometers of trails throughout the area. Explore the charming community at local farms and art tours.


The City of Kawartha Lakes’ appreciates the arts, history and country lifestyle that is demonstrated in its support of the Academy Theatre, Lakeview Arts Barn, several art galleries and museums as well as a number of farmer’s markets located throughout the city. Recreational and cultural amenities make this one of Ontario’s most desirable communities. Browse quaint boutiques or find hidden treasure in antique shops.


Ross Memorial Hospital, located in Lindsay, has dedicated physicians working at the hospital. The emergency department is covered by 18 physicians and experiences over 40,000 visits per year. Accommodations are available for trainees at a level of funding received for rotations and arranged through the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative. Several medical clinics are in the smaller communities, in addition to the Kawartha North Family Health Team, Kawartha Lakes Community Health Centre, and City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.

Hamilton: 198km

London: 321km

Sudbury: 364km

Kingston: 247km

Ottawa: 326km

Toronto: 139km

Level of Service: Secondary Care

Number of Beds: 176

Catchment: 80,000

Referral Sites: Peterborough, Toronto

Learner Parking: Free

Population: 73,214

Median Age: 48.4

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The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) places medical students & residents into core and elective rotations in rural regions across Ontario.
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