Visit Peterborough

children playing on splashpad

Outside the ordinary

The City of 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 are close enough to major centres (like Toronto or Ottawa) yet far enough to be an independent city with our own soul. We offer outdoor adventure, a hip downtown, and a community calendar filled with great events.

Come for a visit, you may never want to leave.

To explore things to do, places to stay and where to eat and drink, visit Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism.

Beavermead Campground

People in the water and on a beach

Your family campground on beautiful Little Lake in the heart of Peterborough, Beavermead Campground has 95 sites (18 un-serviced sites and 77 serviced sites with electricity and water) available.

Whether you enjoy swimming, fishing, sight seeing or are just looking for some relaxation, Beavermead has something for you. You can enjoy the sandy beach on the shores of Little Lake, great fishing for bass, walleye or perch. Take in the many local attractions: Peterborough Lift Lock, shopping and restaurants, Centennial Fountain, Millennium ParkPeterborough Museum and Archives, the Art Gallery of Peterborough or the Peterborough Marina.

Peterborough Airport

Snowbirds aerial demonstration planes flying over Peterborough airport

The Peterborough Airport welcomes commercial and recreational pilots, visitors and business professionals to our user-friendly airport. Our newly expanded and upgraded airport has gone through an extensive renewal process supported by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments - to better support and serve our existing businesses, airport users and to create new business opportunities for job creation. Fully serviced industrial and commercial lands are available airside and groundside.

Peterborough Marina

Boats at a marina

The Peterborough Marina is located on Little Lake, adjacent to the Trent Severn Waterway, home to the famed Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site of Canada. The marina is ideally situated in the heart of thriving downtown Peterborough, offering specialty shops, fine dining, trendy cafes, pubs and nightclubs, live music and theatre. The marina is beside Del Crary Park home of Peterborough Musicfest.

Peterborough Musicfest

Large audience at an outdoor concert in Del Crary Park

For two months each summer, Peterborough Musicfest lights up Del Crary Park with 18 free concerts on the shores of Little Lake. Recognized as a Top 100 Festival and Event in Ontario, Musicfest has had popular bands such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Alan Doyle, Randy Bachman, and Chad Brownlee.