Escape to Angel’s Rest luxurious in-town waterfront suites.
PETERBOROUGH PETES HOCKEY at the Memorial Centre. Storied CHL Junior A franchise which has developed the career of many top players in the NHL. Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame in Memorial Centre open during Petes games as well as during the week. LaCrosse in off season.
PETERBOROUGH RIVERVIEW PARK & ZOO Free! Large children's playground and wading pool. Stroller friendly. Great place for a picnic or to bring the kids for a day of fun. Scale model reproduction steam train that takes passengers around the park and over a hydro dam also big hit with the kids. Affordable fare for train.
PETERBOROUGH CENTENNIAL MUSEUM Regional museum with local historic artifacts as well as host to both local and travelling themed exhibits. Many special workshops and family programs including star gazing during the summer months.
KAWARTHA DOWNS Harness racing, stock cars, and the Slots Casino & Restaurant. www.kawarthadowns.com
SHOWPLACE PETERBOROUGH Premiere concert hall featuring international, national and local arts performances of music, theatre, comedy, dance and film. Cash bar.
PETERBOROUGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
4TH LINE THEATRE One of a kind outdoor stage utilizing a barnyard, farm and farm animals, featuring original Canadian plays, historical drama often tinged with comedy, anchored by a troupe of professional and amateur actors. Develops two to three original productions each season. Creatures, large and small, part of the play or not, and the weather will keep you enchanted as the actors re-create Canadian history in an engaging dramatic form.
THE ART GALLERY OF PETERBOROUGH By donation. Perfect setting on Little Lake in the heart of Peterborough. Local, regional and international collections and exhibitions. Gift shop and coffee shop (the Surreal Cafe). Look for the giant red ART sign. Children's art programs.
PETERBOROUGH SUMMER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Every Wednesday and Saturday night during July and August (weather permitting), free outdoor concerts followed by a fireworks display. Concerts to suit all tastes, rock, country, blues, big band, jazz, tribute, gospel, classical, folk, celtic and pop. Up to 5,000 to 10,000 a night spread out their lawnchairs and blankets to watch the show and the crowds and marvel at the fireworks that end every show.
PETROGLYPS PROVINCIAL PARK. 1-416-965-3081. World Heritage Site of pre-historic rock carvings administered by local first nations in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources. Day use only. Seasonal only although large natural area with many small lakes and a variety of trails can be hiked year round.
INDIAN RIVER REPTILE ZOO. Always a hit with the kids and Dad. Snakes, lizards, geckos, alligators, caymens. Kids like the live demonstrations where they can hold the boa. Picnic area and ponds outside open seasonally.
BEAR MOUNTAIN BOAT SHOP (world renowned canoe & kayak boat building courses) 1-705-740-0470
TRENT UNIVERSITY. 1-705-748-1011 Canada's "best small university" located on the scenic River Road on the Otonabee River. Beautiful campus setting, unique architecture.
SIR SANFORD FLEMMING COLLEGE. Large community college with poly-technical focus well known for forestry, nursing, forensics, robotics and many other in-demand disciplines.
LIFTLOCK & THE RIVER BOAT CRUISES. 1-705-742-9912. See the Liftlocks from the water and have the experience of going through the Liftlocks on a guided tour. Special event cruises often feature live music or dinner.
PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER Daily newspaper with Canadian and international news. Extemsive local coverage of events, sports and people. Local movie and television listings. Classified.