City of Peterborough Website 705-742-7777
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.
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 705-743-3561Riverview 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.
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 23rd & 24th 2013 is an exciting community event that provides local students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water.
Peterborough Folk Festival - August 23-25 2013 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 21-27 2013 2013 marks the 11th Peterborough Pride Festival
REELKids Film Festival 2013 ReFrame REELKids Festival Saturday January 26 2013
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 2014
Relay for Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level! Takes place at Crestwood Secondary School, Peterborough June 6, 2014 7 pm to 7 am
Santa Claus Parade - 40th Annual Kinsmen Parade - Starts from City Hall to Morrow Park 4:45 PM to 6:30 PM on Saturday December 7th 2013.
Snofest: Celebrate the 36th anniversary of Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January 2013. 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 on January 19, 2013
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 August 24th through 26th, featuring top talent on the water and on the Wolfstock Stage.
Concerts in Peterborough - complete listings of everything happening in Peterborough - music, art, theatre, etc, etc.
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 29th to August 24th 2013
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..
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.
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.
Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre 705-742-0050
Parks Peterborough has over 150 parks in the city