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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.
Zoo
“the Peterborough Zoo is located on Cumberland. Its free parking and admission with excellent parks and a water park, ”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“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. ”
  • 29 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
“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
Café
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“Delicious treats at a quiet café overlooking the water. There are also canoe and kayak rentals here. It is a short walk to the lift lock cruise. 🚢 There are also bike shop rentals and bike paths that lead from this area. ”
  • 10 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
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
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
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
Movie Theater
“Play arcade games and watch great movies plus get a meal at the restaurant.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Great little cruise up and down the famous lift-locks on the Trent Sever waterway”
  • 9 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Great music, great theatre! This renovated old building is intimate and fascinating at how they have kept so many old features and built an amazing sound entertaining experience.”
  • 7 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
Park
“This park has it all. It is right downtown but the lake is right there with beautifully cultivated gardens, a wonderful cafe with all kinds of food and drink and a deck overlooking the lake to sit by for free! You can walk all the way over the Otonabee to East City or leisurely walk back to your room at the Urban Cottage aka Murray Manor) ”
  • 3 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

Top restaurants

Café
“Delicious treats at a quiet café overlooking the water. There are also canoe and kayak rentals here. It is a short walk to the lift lock cruise. 🚢 There are also bike shop rentals and bike paths that lead from this area. ”
  • 10 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
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
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“This is a Cajun themed restaurant that shares a kitchen and brewery with 'the olde stone' next door. Both are quite charming and serve some excellent brews that are not available in the LCBO. Some live music may be available on weekends. ”
  • 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
Bar
“Some of the best beer around brewed downstairs from the bar and fantastic! They also serve food and have a great atmosphere.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“this all vegetarian place will not make you miss the meat- it's delicious, fresh, made in house and budget friendly, with a great tea selection...and homemade bread, and cookies. Go here. Just remember cash only and slim hours ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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