Welcome to Peterborough!

Settling into a new city can be terrifying and exciting at the same time. No matter how long you are here for, there’s a lot to discover. And once you venture out and find the places you love, it won’t seem so terrifying anymore.  We’re going to do our best to help make this city feel like home.

To help get you started, some returning graduate students have shared a few of their favourite spots in the city. Whichever end of Peterborough you find yourself in, you will find some familiar places and some unique spots that can only be found here.

Consider these suggestions and use the directory at the bottom for locations and phone numbers for our favourites. For the more adventurous folks, check out the links below the directory for suggested itineraries and sightseeing tours offered in the Kawarthas.

The North End

1. Trent University
2. Peterborough Zoo
3. Walmart

East City

1.  East City Coffee Shop, Reggie’s Hotgrill
2. Matsu Sushi
3. Peterborough Liftlocks
4. Beavermead Park/ Campground

South End

1. Sir Sanford Fleming College
2. Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism Office
3. Future Shop, Starbucks, Boston Pizza

West End

1. PRHC (Hospital)
2. Canadian Canoe Museum
3. Lansdowne Place
4. Swiss Chalet, East Side Marios, Red Lobster
5. Hockey Sushi


There is way too much to explore downtown Peterborough, so that is left up to you!

Other Useful Resources

The City of Peterborough’s official website: http://www.peterborough.ca/Home.htm

City and Trent bus maps and schedule: http://www.peterborough.ca/Living/City_Services/Transportation/Transit/Bus_Routes___Schedules.htm

Complete List of Daily Events in Peterborough: http://www.peterboroughpromotions.com/

List of Events happening at Trent: http://www.trentu.ca/events/index.php

Collection of job listing sites: http://www.peterboroughcareers.com/

Sightseeing around Peterborough: A collection of tours provided by Kawartha Tourism http://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/experience/sightseeing.asp

Student discount map provided by the TCSA: