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Recreation & Culture

Participating in recreational and cultural activities benefits individuals, communities, the environment and the economy. Through play, culture, arts, leisure learning, sport and travel an individual can gain physical skills, develop social connections, foster creativity, and stimulate intellect.

The City of Peterborough is pleased to offer many opportunities for recreation and culture. See the links below to learn more.
Senior Sponsor IconThe Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre
Description: The Wellness Centre offers special Senior rates on their memberships.  Many aquatic and fitness programs, socials, and special events offered at the Centre are geared towards older adults. The centre offers a triple gymnasium, leisure pool, therapy pool, multi purpose rooms and is also completely accessible.
Address: 775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough ON
Phone: 705-742-0050
Senior Sponsor IconPeterborough Museum & Archive
Description: The museum offers three galleries that feature exhibitions on the history and development of the Peterborough area and one gallery that houses special and touring exhibitions.  Adult programs are offered for adults of all ages.  Volunteer opportunities are available for adults.  The Museum offers barrier-free access, a gift shop, picnic facilities, parking and a scenic location.
Address: Ashburnham Memorial Park
Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East (Armour Hill), P.O. Box 143, Peterborough  ON  K9J 6Y5


Senior Sponsor IconArt Gallery of Peterborough
Description: Non-profit public gallery dedicated to exhibiting and collecting visual works of art by artists from the immediate area, region and nation.  The art gallery offers a Seniors Art Afternoon which provides an interpretive tour of the exhibitions with a Gallery Docent and relax with refreshments and social time in the Gallery Reading Room.  Reservations required. Seniors workshops are also available as well as volunteer opportunities in Visitor Services, Exhibition Installations, Education Programs and much more.
Address: 250 Crescent Street, Peterborough ON  K9J 2G1
Phone: 705-743-9179
Senior Sponsor IconPeterborough Public Library
Description: The library is pleased to provide home delivery services to residents who are unable to come to the library for individuals who are; physically disabled, advanced in age, suffering from a long-term illness, temporarily ill, residing in a nursing home, residing in a retirement residence, confined to home due to an accident.  Regular and Large Print books are available.  A library car discount is offered for non-city resident seniors and there is no charge for city residents.
Address: 345 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough ON K9H 3V7
Phone: 705-745-5382 ext. 2340 or 2350
Senior Sponsor IconThe Evinrude Centre Arena
Description: The Evinrude Centre offers Seniors Skating 3-4 days per week from August to March
Address: 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough ON K9J 5K5
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 2577
The Peterborough YMCA
Description: The YMCA offers a seniors rate on memberships for anyone over the age of 60. Programs are designed to help individuals, regardless of age, to develop in body, mind and spirit. The YMCA also features 1 racquetball and 2 squash courts. This facility is wheelchair accessible with ramps into both the small and large pools.
Address: 123 Aylmer Street South, Peterborough ON K9J 3H8
Phone: 705-748-9622
Trent Community Sport and Recreation Centre
Description: Seniors and all of those with age-related health care issues will benefit significantly from Trent’s renewed community programming as well as state-of-the-art new features, including a therapy tank and therapy clinic. At Trent, this important and growing community group will discover the merits of maintaining an active lifestyle at any age.
Address: 1600 West Blank Drive, Peterborough ON K9J 7B8
Phone: 705-748-1011
Peterborough Senior Hockey
Description: The Peterborough Senior Hockey has members from age 55 up to 80 years of age. We play hockey at The Kinsmen Centre and at The Evinrude Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from the end of September until the end of March. There are two divisions; the Freedom 55 division with 11 teams and the Elderskatesmen Division (for those 65 years and older) with 5 teams. Contact Bob at for information.