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Love Local & Your Staycation Credit

Peterborough and the Kawarthas  Chamber of Commerce

With the weather warming, sunnier days ahead, and the promise of the end of two years of isolation, many are ready to ‘get out of Dodge’ and escape for our next vacation. Ditch the crowded airports, avoid the towering gas prices and consider an escape closer to home. The rest of the province looks to the Kawarthas as a wonderful tourist destination; why not you too?

With the temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022 being offered, there is no better time to explore your own backyard this year. 

Any resident in Ontario can claim 20% of their holiday expenses (hotel, cottage or campsite, for example) on their tax returns next year. This includes expenses up to, “$1,000 as an individual or $2,000 if you have a spouse, common-law partner or eligible children, to get back up to $200 as an individual or $400 as a family” – Government of Ontario website.

This is an opportunity to explore this beautiful landscape in which we work and live. 

Our local businesses also count on us to support them after these past years of financial strain. Our hospitality sector was hit harder than most. This is a chance for us to support the businesses that help make our Peterborough and Kawarthas the wonderful place that it is.

For all your local destination ideas, visit 

Peterborough and the Kawarthas 

Chamber of Commerce