City of Peterborough Information

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.


Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Walk-in Clinic in Peterborough

Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Utilities

Peterborough Transit


My Kawartha

The Peterborough Examiner


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

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

Peterborough Children's Water Festival  An exciting community event that provides local students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water.

Peterborough Festival of Trees -   The Peterborough Festival of Trees raises funds for Peterborough Health Care by hosting a series of magical events and experiences created by volunteers and supported by the community.

Peterborough Folk Festival

Peterborough Pride Festival 

Santa Claus Parade -  Kinsmen Parade - Starts from City Hall to Morrow Park

Snofest: Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January 2012. 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.


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