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City of Peterborough Information

City of Peterborough Website 705-742-7777

Peterborough Tourism

Chamber of Commerce 705-748-9771

Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation (GPA EDC) provides a variety of services on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough, Ontario including active support of business attraction, relocation, start-up and expansion, tourism, innovation and research, agriculture and rural development.

Welcome to Peterborough - This website has been created for those who are either thinking of immigrating to Canada, or who have recently arrived. It contains information to help you decide if you want to live in Peterborough and how to get settled here.


Art Gallery of Peterborough

Artspace Peterborough's artist-run centre, a non-profit organization committed to nurturing contemporary art and artists.

Canadian Canoe Museum The largest collection of canoes, kayaks and related artifacts in the world.  Much more than canoes, the high quality exhibits are designed to walk you through Canada's history by telling the story of aboriginal peoples, exploration and trade who all depended on Canada's extensive waterways as the highways of the north.

Hutchison House a living history museum, owned and operated by The Peterborough Historical Society, depicts 19th century pioneer life in Ontario.

Peterborough Lift Lock Opened in 1904 and designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, this is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.

Peterborough Memorial Centre 705-743-3561

Peterborough Museum and Archives Here you can discover a lot about the history of Peterborough.
Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame. This is the shrine to all that is sports in and around Peterborough.

Riverview Park and Zoo wonderful zoo close to Trent University. Virtual tour is available of the various animals as well as the layout of the park. The zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 48 species, including Yak, Camel, Wallaby, Emu, Macaw, Squirrel Monkey, Cougar, Plated Lizard, Meerkat and more!  The park covers 55.5 acres and is the largest and most diversified playground in the city. It also features equipment for physically-challenged children.  With a splash pad, frisbee golf course, walking trails, a miniature train ride, and beautiful gardens the Riverview Park and Zoo has something for everyone.

Festivals and Events
Dandelion Day is an event focusing on nutrition and wllness. Local businesses will offer products, many workshops to attend - meditation, yoga etc. May 30 2015 11-4 at Seeds of Change, George St United Church, corner of George & Murray Streets.

Kms for Care - Run or walk 10 km, 5 km or 1 km. Proceeds from this event will support Community Care’s Meals on Wheels and Transportation programs. Last year, they delivered 42,283 meals and provided 32,700 drives! Sunday April 26 2015 at Trent University.

MUSE: International Film Festival. Presented by the Peterborough Museum & Archives and the Toronto International Film Festival Group, bringing Canadian and International Film to Peterborough since 1998. Screenings at Galaxy Cinema, Water Street, Peterborough.Occuring during January to April on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings. Rush tickets are always available at the MUSE Courtesy Desk in Galaxy Theatre, one half hour before each film begins. Cost: $15 (taxes included)

Peterborough Children's Water Festival May 27th & 28th 2015 is an exciting community event that provides local students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water.

Peterborough Folk Festival - August 21-23 2015 There will be live music, workshops, craft vendors, food vendors, an awesome children’s village, and beautiful weather in the heart of beautiful Peterborough, Ontario along the banks of the Mighty Otonabee River.  We’re one of Canada’s sweetest small festivals, and we’d love to have you join us!

Peterborough Pride Festival September 13-20 2014  2014 marks the 12th Peterborough Pride Festival

REELKids Film Festival 2014 ReFrame REELKids Festival Saturday January 12-15 2015

ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival ReFrame celebrates the latest works created by film and video makers from our community, Canada and around the world. We select films that will develop the audience's appreciation and awareness of arts and culture in contemporary media.  January 23 to 25th 2015

Santa Claus Parade - 40th Annual Kinsmen Parade - Starts from City Hall to Morrow Park 4:45 PM to 6:30 PM on Saturday December 6th 2014.

Snofest:  Celebrate the 38th anniversary of Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January 2015. Some exciting new events planned for this year include: Pony Rides, a Curling Bonspiel, Sno Jamming Family Day at Armour Hill, a Youth Art Show and Sale and a Library Story time, plus even more family fun at the Carnival on the Hill at the Peterborough Museum and Archives

Trent University Events: Up to date list of events happening at Trent - Public is welcome to attend some of the events.

The Molson Canadian Wakeboard Festival is a 3 day event taking place at Beavermead Park in Peterborough, Friday June 20th through 22nd, featuring top talent on the water and on the Wolfstock Stage.


Kawartha Now - what is happening in Peterborough and surrounding area

Little Lake Music Festival (previously known as Festival of Lights) Free concerts in the summer on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  June 28th to August 27th 2014

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra

Peterborough Theatre Guild

Showplace Peterborough variety of live music, theatre, dance, comedy, tribute, festival, lecture and variety acts and events in the professional 647-seat theatre


Peterborough County-City Health Unit 705-743-1000

Peterborough Public Library 705-745-5382

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Hospital) 705-743-2121

Peterborough Transit includes bus routes, fares and schedules

Peterborough Utilities  705-748-9300

Waste Management Find out about recycling, hazardous waste pickup or drop off, ordering a few yards of compost, garbage etc..

Sports and Recreation

Burnham Park quiet spot for a walk in the woods. Stop for a picnic or follow trails that meander through majestic stands of maple, beech, elm and hemlock - among the oldest in Ontario.

Evinrude Centre

Kinsmen Civic Centre Each weeknight and weekend, throughout the winter, the facility is engulfed with minor hockey enthusiasm. Adult hockey is also played on the two ice surfaces with several leagues and tournaments. The Kinsmen Civic Centre is also active in the summer with lacrosse and an adjacent softball diamond.

Northcrest Arena

Peterborough Lakers Lacrosse

Peterborough Petes Hockey Team 

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre 705-742-0050

Parks Peterborough has over 150 parks in the city


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