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Things to Do in Peterborough

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  • William R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best free things to do in Peterborough! Went with some friends and spent a good portion of the day wandering around. Love the otters!
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • NeilP451
    Caledon, Canada231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the boat tour form Peterborough up through the lift lock and back down again. The captain was a store of local history and knowledge as he piloted us through the locks and the canal.
    We certainly had a very good time.
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • Byron Ellen Shaw
    Asheville, NC204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had the best time! I have never seen so many beautiful canoes! So much history under one roof! This was the best place to stop and stretch your legs!
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Yolanda S
    Winnipeg, Canada360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s been our tradition since the '60s that when we’re vacationing in Peterborough we visit the Whetung Ojibwa Centre at Curve Lake First Nation. Lots of interesting things to see - a huge selection of Native crafts and art and collectible items, also a museum of history. I am a longtime fan of artist Rick Beaver from nearby Rice Lake, and they always have a selection of his art. I don’t presently have wall space for another print, but there is always room for another mug and fridge magnet!
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • HMR
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is so amazing! Not only do they provide an excellent, fun-filled experience, but they are also doing incredible work for animals. They are an animal sanctuary, meaning all of the animals in their care are rescued and will live the rest of their lives out at this facility. These animals come from a wide variety of backgrounds but most commonly from the pet trade, either illegally housed or abandoned by their owners. They also participate in species survival programs, which help repopulate endangered species. They are truly doing God's Work. Without the support of the public, they would not be able to do what they do, as they are a non-for-profit charity with 100% of proceeds going back to the care of their rescued animals. It is a must go place that is great for the whole family! Please consider going or donating online at their website. The animals need your support!
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • NeilP451
    Caledon, Canada231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the tea and took a tour of the house. The tea was served by a very bubbly server who seemed very interested in ensuring we were happy. Tea is a standard of tea, iced tea, or lemonade with scones, oat cakes, choice of jam and butter or whipped cream. It was nice and filling.

    After tea we took a guided tour of the house with a guide who could give us the history. At $12.00 per person, it was a good bargain.
    Written July 15, 2023
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  • 43168976422
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park, well maintained. Lots of ducks to watch :)

    Love the summer concerts too.
    Miss the old bandshell, though I understand why it was taken down (safety).
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • 43168976422
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been to many concerts over several summers, never had a bad experience!

    Bring a lawn chair, come early, and enjoy with family and friends.

    Great variety of music - watch the listings, as there is surely at least one you will enjoy through the summer.
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • lesley g
    Perth, Canada641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Easy parking. Great gift shop. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our visit.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • pbkreader
    Peterborough, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love the variety Showplace offers! We've enjoyed great concerts, comedy and theater at affordable prices!
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • RiazQ
    Ajax, Canada25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful, beautiful lakeside, lovely trail, hiking options around, water stream, cycling etc, parking spacious, fun-day
    Written August 23, 2022
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  • Nancy L
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent an hour & a half there & probably could have spent longer but we had a lunch reservation. It is perfect for kids as there were many activities for them to try
    Written February 15, 2020
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