Attractions

Listed below

Looking for things to see and do during
your stay in Peterborough?
Here are our recommendations!

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Attractions - Peterborough

The Peterborough Lift Lock is a monument to the ingenuity of Canadian engineers, architects, and construction workers in the transformation of landscapes for human efficiency.

Liftlock and the River Boat Cruises takes up to 3 cruises per day on week days, and up to 4 cruises per day
on weekends from May to October.

The galleries of Peterborough County represent the remarkable talents of both local and nationally recognized artists. Discover for yourself the vibrant art being exhibited in this county.
The Canadian Canoe Museum is North America's only canoe museum.  With more than 600 canoes and kayaks and 1,000 related artifacts, the Canadian Canoe Museum's collection is the largest of its kind.
Riverview Park and Zoo is a unique, recreational facility offering attractions to people of all ages. Located just north of downtown Peterborough, the Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

Hutchison House is a living museum, owned and operated by the Peterborough Historical Society, depicting 19th century Ontario life. Take a tour, browse the bookshop and stay for a traditional Scottish Tea.

The Victoria Museum, Peterborough’s first museum, was dedicated on June 22, 1897 by the Historical Society.
A Museum re-birth began in the 1960s. On October 28, 1967 the Peterborough Centennial Museum officially opened. It incorporated much of the original Victoria Museum’s remaining collections.

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary season of the Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights!
Following each Wednesday and Saturday concert at around 10:00 pm, we present a dazzling fireworks display from a barge in the middle of Peterborough's Little Lake.  Along with the Festival concerts, the fireworks displays are free to all.

The Peterborough Improv Group (PIG) is a collection of actors, clowns, musicians and performers who have been providing the Kawartha Lakes area and beyond with entertainment for the past six years. PIG has grown to encompass workshops, murder mysteries, staged drama and improv shows.
From our simple beginning in 1965, The Peterborough Theatre Guild has entertained thousands of Peterborough area residents and visitors alike with award winning live theatre.
Two acres of gentle sloping gardens, designed around an English theme. Over twelve gardens, each with their own distinct focal point, nestled among mature native trees and shrubs.
Throughout its history, the team has enjoyed much success and paved the way for many legends. Its successes have helped to put Peterborough and the Petes on the map throughout the hockey world.
Attractions - Surrounding Area

Serpent Mounds Park is a family campground and day-use
area that is owned and operated by Hiawatha First Nation.
Whether you come for a day or a camping trip, there's something for everyone at Serpent Mounds Park!

Idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian, each year the 4th Line Theatre Company presents Canadian plays – written by and about Canadians: small town stories or broad national
sagas that touch a nerve in all of us.
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Enjoy an outdoor summer day of Jazz, Art and Crafts
in Lakefield July 8, 2006

Deep within a forest northeast of Peterborough is the largest known concentration of aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Carved into the white marble rock face hundreds of years ago, the 900 petroglyphs depict turtles, snakes, birds, humans and other images. Hiking trails meander through surrounding forests, wetlands and rocky ridges.
Nestled along the banks of the historic Indian River, Lang Pioneer Village Museum features over twenty restored and furnished buildings constructed between 1820 and 1899. Each year, thousands of visitors from around the world take a trip back in time to discover how the pioneers lived.

Whetung Ojibwa Centre offers a spectacular collection of Indian crafts as well as fine art, sculpture, masks, leather work, clothing, jewelry, music, and books from across Canada. The Centre is open year round and offers free admission, free parking, wheelchair access, gas bar, and picnic area.

Groomed trails, including 34 km of classic trails and 13.5 km of skating trails; plus 10 km of wilderness trails. Four picturesque trail-side cabins equipped with wood stoves and first-aid equipment. Beautiful trails in a wilderness setting.

Greetings traveler! We, at Kawartha Kayaking, introduce people to the beauty and serenity unique to the Kawarthas.

The 15 x 13 foot observatory room can handle small groups with ease, but the star of this show is the 14-inch Celestron telescope astride its motor-driven Parallax mount.
Art Gallery featuring oil paintings, pastels and
water colours by Doug Andrews.
Country gardens brimming with perennials, interesting trees
 and shrubs and more than 50 different roses.

Nestled in the valley of the Indian River, the Warsaw Caves Conservation area offers a range of recreational opportunities that the entire family, or organized group, can enjoy!
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Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure, a relaxing holiday or anything in between, let our region embrace you with its own brilliant personality!

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All plants are grown by us or
hand picked at the best nurseries.

The award winning Locks Salon & Spa,
a full service Aveda Concept Salon & Spa offers a complete array of tempting day spa and hair care services.

As an Aveda concept spa,
we invite you to choose from a full spectrum of hair,
aesthetic and healing arts services.

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