Catharine Parr Traill College
Named after nineteenth-century author and naturalist Catharine Parr Traill, the College has forged a unique identity as Trent’s downtown location.
One of Trent’s original colleges and the only college located in downtown Peterborough, Traill is a community of forward-thinking and creative “Traillblazers.”
Named after nineteenth-century author and naturalist Catharine Parr Traill, our college is a student oasis situated five minutes away from the centre of Peterborough. The College feels like a small university within the larger university and that’s the point. Here, students may lose themselves in their books, but they will never be lost in the crowd.
A downtown hub, Traill is a place where students of all years of study congregate together to create an environment where diversity and blending of ideas thrive.
Find yourself at Traill
Traill's old fashioned charm, close proximity to downtown Peterborough, and brand new amphitheatre make the College a popular choice for undergraduate and graduate students.
Home to Trent's graduate studies department and several undergraduate programs, Traill provides an idyllic learning environment close to the bustling heart of Peterborough.
Add to Traill’s long and colourful history by taking part in year-round events, including open mic and trivia nights at The Trend, Writers’ Reading every fall, and Pizza Fridays all summer long.
Traill has over five decades of traditions that make up its collegiate tapestry, including the Team Trend Hockey Tournament, the second-longest running alumni event, two mascots, and possibly even ghosts!