City of Peterborough Website 705-742-7777
Chamber of Commerce 705-748-9771
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.
Greater Peterborough’s Vital Signs® is a collaborative community initiative led by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough. It is a snapshot of our community that measures the vitality of Greater Peterborough, identifies needs, strengths and trends, and supports actions on issues that are critical to our quality of life.
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 Here you can discover a lot about the history of Peterborough.
Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame. This is the shrine to all that is sports in and around Peterborough.
Peterborough Children's Water Festival May 31st & June 1st 2017 is an exciting community event that provides local students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water.
Peterborough Folk Festival - August 18-20 2017 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 15-24th 2017 2017 marks the 15th Peterborough Pride Festival
Peterborough Pulse - invites the whole city to walk, bike, dance, play and socialize in spaces typically used by cars. For one summer day, George Street transforms into a vibrant car-free corridor filled with families pushing strollers, cyclists and roller-skaters, Karate and Zumba, art and music, and more. In 2017, Peterborough Pulse Celebrates the 150 with special photo exhibits, arts installations, and activities that showcase and celebrate our unique community and, we hope, provide inspiration for the next 150 years.
Peterborough Yoga festival is a community-oriented gathering that is founded upon the vision that yoga, meditation, kirtan, wellness, community connection and fresh air can all amplify love and presence in our beings, in our families and communities and around the world. June 17 2017
REELKids Film Festival ReFrame REELKids Festival January 16-19 2017
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 27 to 29th 2017
Santa Claus Parade - 43rd Annual Kinsmen Parade - Starts from City Hall to Morrow Park 4:45 PM to 6:30 PM on Saturday December 2nd 2017.
Snofest: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January 2018. Some exciting 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
Sparks Photo Festival: is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Every year, the month of April will mark the arrival of numerous photographic exhibits and artists, workshops, lectures and other related
photographic events and activities in locations throughout the Northumberland, Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes regions. April 1-30th 2018
Taste of Downtown: will run from 11 am to 5 pm on June 3rd 2017 and features delicious samples from local restaurants, a beer and wine garden, live music, sidewalk sales, local art, and activities for the whole family. Participating retailers will join the restaurateurs, taking to the street with their wares for a sidewalk sale.
Trent University Events: Up to date list of events happening at Trent - Public is welcome to attend some of the events.
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 25th to August 24th 2016
Showplace Peterborough variety of live music, theatre, dance, comedy, tribute, festival, lecture and variety acts and events in the professional 647-seat theatre
Peterborough Public Health 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