Taste Your Way Along Ontario’s Biggest Self-Guided Butter Tart Tour

With more than fifty participating bakeries from across the Kawarthas Northumberland region, there’s a tart to please just about everyone. And we won’t even ask questions about what a butter tart should contain… Raisins? Pecans? Currants?

Our bakers have won awards for their unique flavours and also for the simple elegance of the quintessentially Canadian plain butter tart. Tour locations are accessible from Toronto, Kingston or Ottawa. Make this year-round, self-guided tour a sweet addition to your next weekend escape or day trip!

Can the butter tart be any more Canadian than it already is? We asked our bakers to create what they consider to be a true Canadian flavoured tart to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. A select number of them have concocted a totally delectable line of scrumptious specialty tarts within what we’re calling “The Canadiana Collection.”

The collection features uniquely Canadian flavours such as the Nanaimo Bar Butter Tart, The Trudeau, The S’More Butter Tart, The Maple Bacon Goat Cheese, The Stompin’ Tom, The Canada 1-5-0, the Double Double and the Maple Ice Wine to name a few. Find a full list of the Canadiana Collection flavours at buttertarttour.ca

Join us on Saturday September 23rd for the annual Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Taste-Off at the Peterborough Farmers’ Market where bakers will vie for the tastiest tart title in five categories. Doors open at 9:00AM. Judges will vote for Best Plain Butter Tart, Best Emerging Baker, Best “Canadiana” Butter Tart, Best Gluten Free Butter Tart, and Best of the Best Butter Tart. Buy a hand crafted tart (or several) from the many competitors at the event.

Home of the Trent Severn Waterway, our region is brimming with yearround activities for families, couples or the solo traveller. Whether you prefer to paddle, cycle, boat, snowshoe, ski, snowmobile, drive or hike, there is something for you to see and do. Over 350 lakes offer an abundance of fishing. Stroll through our towns and quaint villages for amazing artisan creations, farm to table culinary delights and crafted brews, performing arts, First Nations culture, and accommodations to suit any budget.

Create your own itinerary at trip.kawarthasnorthumberland.ca.