Explore and Play

children playing on splashpad

Peterborough is a one-of-a-kind place, located on nature's doorstep. We have many trails and parks right within our city, and easy access to cottage country and the lakes and beauty that it offers. We offer a balanced lifestyle that includes a growing community of entrepreneurs, a hip downtown, and a community calendar filled with great events.

Public Art under Hunter Street Bridge Winter
Arts and Culture

Peterborough has a thriving arts and culture scene supported through community organizations, entrepreneurs and Municipal services such at the Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Peterborough Public Art Program. The City's rich history is preserved and archived with the support of the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Heritage Office, which includes Heritage Property Designation and the Heritage Conservation District.

Boats docked at Peterborough Marina
Recreation Services

Recreation Services offers programs, activities, memberships, and facility rentals. Learn about the Peterborough Marina, the Sport & Wellness Centre, community arenas, rooms and halls. Register for programs like swimming lessons, learn to skate, dance, fitness, and and camps, or drop-in to an activity

London Street Bridge at sunset
Parks and Trails

Our trails provides scenic routes throughout the City for pedestrians and cyclists. Our beautiful parks offer natural space, playgrounds, sports fields and courts. Some parks have pavilions available to rent. Check out our specialty parks: the Off-Leash Dog Park and the Skateboard Park are both very popular. Get out and enjoy!

Kids having lunch under pavilion
Drop-ins, Programs and Camps
Recreation Services offers drop-in activities, swimming lessons, fitness and personal training, recreational and instructional sport programs, child and family programming, a drop-in youth space, and day camps during the summer, PA days and holidays.
Boys playing at Rogers Cove splashpad
Swim and Splash

Located on beautiful Little Lake, Peterborough has two beaches, three supervised wading pools and seven splashpads for summer fun. The indoor pools at the Sport & Wellness Centre offer public swimming and lessons.

Little Lake Musicfest

The City of Peterborough is home to hundreds of events and festivals. Our events calendar provides everything you will need to make the most of your free time.