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Guidebook for Peterborough

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Guidebook for Peterborough

Active outings for Family & Friends
Places to go and be active in Peterborough
Family facility with a gym, pool, water slides for kids
775 Brealey Dr
775 Brealey Dr
Family facility with a gym, pool, water slides for kids
Open April to September, go-carts, driving range, batting cage, slides & water slides.
Wild Water & Wheels
Open April to September, go-carts, driving range, batting cage, slides & water slides.
Small zoo in Peterborough. Free to the public. Lots of playground equipment for the kids. Also has a mini train ride in the summer time (charge is $2/person).
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Riverview Park & Zoo
1230 Water St
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Small zoo in Peterborough. Free to the public. Lots of playground equipment for the kids. Also has a mini train ride in the summer time (charge is $2/person).
Wonderful new splash pad for the kids. Lots of shade in the summer. Also has paved walking trails that lead around Little Lake and over the lock. A pretty place to have a picnic.
Rogers Cove
Wonderful new splash pad for the kids. Lots of shade in the summer. Also has paved walking trails that lead around Little Lake and over the lock. A pretty place to have a picnic.
Beavermead Park is located on the TransCanada Trail and has a little something for everyone. There is a large beach (with lifeguards), beach volleyball, play centre for the kids, & Ecology Park.
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Beavermead Park
2011 Ashburnham Dr
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Beavermead Park is located on the TransCanada Trail and has a little something for everyone. There is a large beach (with lifeguards), beach volleyball, play centre for the kids, & Ecology Park.
Sit down, Relax & Enjoy yourself
Galaxy cinemas is the closest movie theatre in the region, and only a 15 minute drive away.
320 Water St
320 Water St
Galaxy cinemas is the closest movie theatre in the region, and only a 15 minute drive away.
Awesome free entertainment. Outdoor concerts for 8 weeks in the summer time, June through August, every Wednesday & Saturday night. (ptbomusicfest.ca)
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Peterborough Musicfest
92 George St N
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Awesome free entertainment. Outdoor concerts for 8 weeks in the summer time, June through August, every Wednesday & Saturday night. (ptbomusicfest.ca)
The lift lock cruise starts and ends in Little Lake. Travel across Little Lake, up two locks and return. Options are for the cruise or the cruise and light refreshments. Reservations are recommended.
Liftlock & the Riverboat Cruises
150 George St N
The lift lock cruise starts and ends in Little Lake. Travel across Little Lake, up two locks and return. Options are for the cruise or the cruise and light refreshments. Reservations are recommended.
Essentials
Groceries, LCBO (wine & spirits) and Beer store 10 minutes away
1154 Chemong Rd
1154 Chemong Rd
Groceries, LCBO (wine & spirits) and Beer store 10 minutes away
Second grocery store that is only minutes from the house
Sobeys Towerhill
501 Towerhill Rd
Second grocery store that is only minutes from the house
Saturday Market every week between 7am - 1pm. The best spot to get your local fruits, vegetables and artisan items.
Morrow Building
Saturday Market every week between 7am - 1pm. The best spot to get your local fruits, vegetables and artisan items.
Shopping
Over 40,000 pairs of shoes for sale. Seriously. No need to say more.
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Bigley Shoes & Clothing
35 Bolton Street
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Over 40,000 pairs of shoes for sale. Seriously. No need to say more.
Lansdowne Place is the largest shopping centre in Peterborough. It has 114 stores, a food court, and a Great Canadian Superstore. It is about a 20 minute drive.
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Lansdowne Place
645 Lansdowne St W
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Lansdowne Place is the largest shopping centre in Peterborough. It has 114 stores, a food court, and a Great Canadian Superstore. It is about a 20 minute drive.
Sightseeing in and around Peterborough
A must-see in Peterborough. The highest hydraulic boat lift in the world.
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Peterborough Lift Lock Visitor Centre
353 Hunter St E
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A must-see in Peterborough. The highest hydraulic boat lift in the world.
Beautiful hiking trails and caves. You don't have to be a spelunker to enjoy!
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Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground
289 Caves Rd
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Beautiful hiking trails and caves. You don't have to be a spelunker to enjoy!
Another must-see in the area. The largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings (petroglyphs) in Canada.
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Petroglyphs Provincial Park
2249 Northeys Bay Rd
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Another must-see in the area. The largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings (petroglyphs) in Canada.
Beautiful collection of Native crafts, as well as fine art, jewelry, leather, sculptures & more. A large centre.
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Whetung Ojibwa Centre
875 Mississauga St
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Beautiful collection of Native crafts, as well as fine art, jewelry, leather, sculptures & more. A large centre.
A fantastic centre that rescues reptiles in Ontario. A not-for profit facility that is very clean, informative and is helping our zoological reptile friends.
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Indian River Reptile Zoo
2206 County Rd 38
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A fantastic centre that rescues reptiles in Ontario. A not-for profit facility that is very clean, informative and is helping our zoological reptile friends.
This is a huge barn with both new and antique items. Upstairs you'll find a large floor of hand-made Mennonite crafted furniture also featuring seasonal decor and wonderful unique gifts and gadgets galore! Downstairs you'll find the Antiques Market which features over 40 vendors! Take a walk through the market to discover nostalgia and unique one-of-a-kind pieces from history. Take a stroll across the parking lot and check out the Hardware House! Featuring a wide selection of cast iron and ceramic hooks, knobs, brackets, hinges, and so much more!
CraftWorks and Antiques At The Barn
124 Lindsay Rd
This is a huge barn with both new and antique items. Upstairs you'll find a large floor of hand-made Mennonite crafted furniture also featuring seasonal decor and wonderful unique gifts and gadgets galore! Downstairs you'll find the Antiques Market which features over 40 vendors! Take a walk through the market to discover nostalgia and unique one-of-a-kind pieces from history. Take a stroll across the parking lot and check out the Hardware House! Featuring a wide selection of cast iron and ceramic hooks, knobs, brackets, hinges, and so much more!
Everything Else
Trent is Peterborough's university. Based on the Oxford model, it is located on both banks of the Otonabee River. Beautiful campus and walking grounds.
Trent University
Trent is Peterborough's university. Based on the Oxford model, it is located on both banks of the Otonabee River. Beautiful campus and walking grounds.
Cultural Experiences
The Art Gallery has a permanent collection, as well as feature collections throughout the year. The collection now numbers over 1,400 objects including contemporary and historical paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed media works, both Canadian and international in origin
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Art Gallery of Peterborough
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The Art Gallery has a permanent collection, as well as feature collections throughout the year. The collection now numbers over 1,400 objects including contemporary and historical paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed media works, both Canadian and international in origin
The museum’s artifacts range from dugouts of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest to bark canoes of the Beothuk of Newfoundland; from the skin-on-frame kayaks of northern peoples from Baffin Island in the east to the Mackenzie River Delta in the northwest to the all-wood and canvas-covered watercraft manufactured by companies with names like Herald, Peterborough, Chestnut, Lakefield and Canadian.
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The Canadian Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Road
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The museum’s artifacts range from dugouts of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest to bark canoes of the Beothuk of Newfoundland; from the skin-on-frame kayaks of northern peoples from Baffin Island in the east to the Mackenzie River Delta in the northwest to the all-wood and canvas-covered watercraft manufactured by companies with names like Herald, Peterborough, Chestnut, Lakefield and Canadian.
For 28 seasons 4th Line Theatre has been bringing history to life on the barnyard stages of a rustic 5th generation farm in Millbrook Ontario, between Peterborough and Port Hope. Founded in 1992 by Creative Director Robert Winslow, this outdoor theatre company is committed to preserving our Canadian cultural heritage through the development and presentation of environmentally-staged historical drama.
4th Line Theatre
779 Zion Line
For 28 seasons 4th Line Theatre has been bringing history to life on the barnyard stages of a rustic 5th generation farm in Millbrook Ontario, between Peterborough and Port Hope. Founded in 1992 by Creative Director Robert Winslow, this outdoor theatre company is committed to preserving our Canadian cultural heritage through the development and presentation of environmentally-staged historical drama.