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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“The Canadian Canoe Museum stewards the world's largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number, the watercraft and their stories of national and international significance, have a pivotal role to play in our collective future.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Zoo
“Peterborough Zoo and Park: For decades, the Riverview Park and Zoo has attracted about a quarter of a million visitors a year. The zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 45 species, including Two-Toed Sloths, Yaks, Camels, Wallaby, Emu, Crocodiles, Macaw, Lemur, Squirrel Monkey, Plated Lizard, and Meerkat. The park covers 55.5 acres and is the largest and includes most diversified playground in the city and a splash pad. It also features accessible equipment and wheelchair swings. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely walking trails along Jackson Creek. The Pagoda Bridge is located at the south end of an artificial lake in a valley in Jackson Park in the City of Peterborough. It is a covered bridge that spans approximately 20 feet over a section of Jackson Creek. It is recognized for its heritage value by the City of Peterborough . Google Jackson Park for details.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Play arcade games and watch great movies plus get a meal at the restaurant.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“A little slice of Belgium right here in Peterborough. You'll find world reknowned, award-winning beers on tap, that you probably can't find anywhere else. Great food on the menu - make sure to try the mussels!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Part of Parks Canada. Combine your visit with lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants that Peterborough offers. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Campground
“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.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Peterborough MusicFest is a free concert series every Wednesday and Saturday at Del Crary Park. Only a 12 minute walk from the Edgewater, and we supply you with two fold-out camp chairs so you can watch the show in comfort and style. Great bands like 54-40, The Sheepdogs, Tom Cochrane, The Reklaws, and more. A great family friendly event!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“This little gem is truly like being at a cottage in the city. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards on site. And they serve ice cream! Open May through mid-October.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Open year round, this market has been running for a long time. It offers a great selection of locally grown produce, food and unique goods. Grab a hot coffee, fresh perogies or in-season produce and enjoy the market atmosphere. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“This is the highest hydraulic liftlock in the world, on Hunter Street at Ashburnham Drive. It is best to go in summer (between Victoria Day and Canadian Thanksgiving) when the Trent Severn waterway is operational. The visitor's centre has displays and explains how the lock works.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only a 10 minute walk from our space for a great lunch or dinner at excellent prices. Good selection of craft beer. Nice patio and cozy atmosphere inside. Friendly staff. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the first hydraulic locks, the weight of water and boats raise the water and boats on the other side. Take your camera!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“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”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Free Concerts in the park in summer. Marina and Art Gallery right there too.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“A little slice of Belgium right here in Peterborough. You'll find world reknowned, award-winning beers on tap, that you probably can't find anywhere else. Great food on the menu - make sure to try the mussels!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“This little gem is truly like being at a cottage in the city. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards on site. And they serve ice cream! Open May through mid-October.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only a 10 minute walk from our space for a great lunch or dinner at excellent prices. Good selection of craft beer. Nice patio and cozy atmosphere inside. Friendly staff. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Most eclectic breakfast/brunch spot in Peterborough. Get there early because its a small space and extremely popular. All dishes are unique to Two Dishes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot for food, roof top patio with a view of the lake. Pool tables and night club attached.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Art scene cafe/bar with incredible nachos, cool beers and eclectic crowd. Sometimes hosting live music. Great, quirky patio. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great vegan and gluten free restaurant that features a creative menu, plenty of fresh veggies and freshly prepared dips, sauces and seasonings! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“More of a fine dining experience with excellent food that is fairly priced.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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