For Immediate Release
Tuesday 16 May, 2017


PETERBOROUGH, ON – The quintessentially Canadian butter tart just got even more Canadian. This morning, members of the media got an exclusive taste-test of some of the new flavours in the Canadiana Collection. The Trudeau, Rick Mercer, the Nanaimo Bar, Stompin’ Tom, True North, Cavan Blazer, Canada 150, the Lumberjack, the Goose, Maple Ice Wine, S’more and the Maple Bacon Goat Cheese are just a few of the new flavours now available along the Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Tour.

Entering its fifth year, the Butter Tart Tour is the biggest of its kind in Ontario, with over 50 participating bakeries. The tour is self-guided and open year-round. Visitors and locals are encouraged to resurrect the road trip and plan to visit the bakeries along the tour for a taste of their tarts.

“Today we’re excited to reveal the new Canadiana Collection,” said Brenda Wood, Executive Director of Kawarthas Northumberland. “We’ve got 29 new flavours, and we’re thrilled to have 15 bakeries with samples here today. The variety is amazing and we invite everyone to come to Kawarthas Northumberland and taste for themselves.”

In true Canadian fashion, the tarts arrived by canoe which had paddled along the Trent-Severn Waterway to the Silver Bean Cafe.  Paddlers from the Canadian Canoe Museum were outfitted in traditional Voyageur garb and transferred the precious cargo of tarts to Stu Harrison, an avid butter tart fan and GM of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.

The tasting this morning was exclusive to members of the media. They came. They saw. They tasted. They tasted again, and again. Visit to download the tour map and use the “Plan Your Trip” tool to create your own getaway to explore the Trent-Severn Waterway, great cycle routes, trails, fishing, resorts, culinary experiences, and much more within the region.  Use the hashtag #ButterTartTour and follow @ButterTartTour on Facebook and Twitter and @PerfectWknds on Instagram for updates and information.



Brenda Wood
Executive Director
RTO8 | Kawarthas Northumberland
Direct Tel: 705-874-6565
Mobile: 905-376-5364

Read all about it in the KawarthaNow article here.