Peterborough & Area Guide

Heidi & Colin
Heidi & Colin
Peterborough & Area Guide

GREAT LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Gluten free, plant based, vegan restaurant. https://www.foodforestcafe.com/
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The Food Forest
135 Hunter St W
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Gluten free, plant based, vegan restaurant. https://www.foodforestcafe.com/
Plant based restaurant on Charlotte St. https://nateuresplate.com/menu.pdf
Nateure’s Plate
182 Charlotte St
Plant based restaurant on Charlotte St. https://nateuresplate.com/menu.pdf
Delicious food and warm, inviting atmosphere. Tucked away off Simcoe St., downtown Peterborough
Jasmine Thai Cuisine Restaurant (at Charlotte Mews)
195 Simcoe St
Delicious food and warm, inviting atmosphere. Tucked away off Simcoe St., downtown Peterborough
WALK to Shafiq's - a cozy and traditional Indian atmosphere, near Peterborough Art Gallery and Del Crary Park. https://shafiqstasteofindia.com/menu
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Shafiq's Taste Of India
301 George St S
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WALK to Shafiq's - a cozy and traditional Indian atmosphere, near Peterborough Art Gallery and Del Crary Park. https://shafiqstasteofindia.com/menu
Amazing food. Friendly, cozy atmosphere. Absolutely gorgeous, colourful salads. Brunch and lunch.
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Two Dishes Cookshop
261 Charlotte St
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Amazing food. Friendly, cozy atmosphere. Absolutely gorgeous, colourful salads. Brunch and lunch.
Friendly, casual vibe. Located in "East City", minutes from downtown. Outdoor patio. http://ashburnhamalehouse.ca/
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Ashburnham Ale House
128 Hunter St E
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Friendly, casual vibe. Located in "East City", minutes from downtown. Outdoor patio. http://ashburnhamalehouse.ca/
Beautiful waterfront patio. Relaxing atmosphere. Canoe, paddleboat rentals nearby. CLOSED IN WINTER https://www.silverbeancafe.com/
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Silver Bean Cafe
130 King St
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Beautiful waterfront patio. Relaxing atmosphere. Canoe, paddleboat rentals nearby. CLOSED IN WINTER https://www.silverbeancafe.com/
Fantastic thin crust pizza, with great toppings! Bright eat in location or take-out. Downtown. https://www.nightkitchen.ca/
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The Night Kitchen
168 Hunter St W
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Fantastic thin crust pizza, with great toppings! Bright eat in location or take-out. Downtown. https://www.nightkitchen.ca/
WALK to this family owned, local southend neighbourhood restaurant. Great food and friendly atmosphere. https://www.dragonyan.com/
Dragon Yan
422 Braidwood Ave
WALK to this family owned, local southend neighbourhood restaurant. Great food and friendly atmosphere. https://www.dragonyan.com/
Family owned, cozy, "neighbourhood" atmosphere with Italian fare. https://www.jimspizzaandpasta.ca/
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Jim's Pizza & Pasta
395 Aylmer St N
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Family owned, cozy, "neighbourhood" atmosphere with Italian fare. https://www.jimspizzaandpasta.ca/
Amazing selection of beers from around the world! Delicious hearty meals in a great atmosphere. https://www.stveronus.com/
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St Veronus Cafe and Tap Room
129 Hunter St W
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Amazing selection of beers from around the world! Delicious hearty meals in a great atmosphere. https://www.stveronus.com/
Absolutely charming wine bar and charcuterie! Small and very cozy with knowledgeable staff! https://www.lepetitbarptbo.com/
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Le Petit Bar
399 Water St
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Absolutely charming wine bar and charcuterie! Small and very cozy with knowledgeable staff! https://www.lepetitbarptbo.com/
WALK to this local south end authentic Korean/Japanese restaurant serving fresh sushi, sashimi and more! Menu in suite.
Matsu Sushi Japanese and Korean Restaurant
733 Park St S
WALK to this local south end authentic Korean/Japanese restaurant serving fresh sushi, sashimi and more! Menu in suite.

SIGHTSEEING

Truly magical walk through the forest, over moss, rocks and all manner of nature's beauty.
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Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground
289 Caves Rd
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Truly magical walk through the forest, over moss, rocks and all manner of nature's beauty.
Watch this video to understand the significance of the area. https://vimeo.com/39439727 (peaceful and beautiful)
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Petroglyphs Visitor Centre - The Learning Place
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Watch this video to understand the significance of the area. https://vimeo.com/39439727 (peaceful and beautiful)
Lovely park and beach (outdoor adult gym overlooking water). Lovely walk and place just to hang out by the water. https://kawarthanow.com/2018/05/27/peterboroughs-first-adult-outdoor-gym/
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Beavermead Park
2011 Ashburnham Dr
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Lovely park and beach (outdoor adult gym overlooking water). Lovely walk and place just to hang out by the water. https://kawarthanow.com/2018/05/27/peterboroughs-first-adult-outdoor-gym/
Beautiful walk in all four seasons. Cross county skiing through park in winter. Wonderful green space in the middle of the city.
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Jackson Park
610 Parkhill Rd W
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Beautiful walk in all four seasons. Cross county skiing through park in winter. Wonderful green space in the middle of the city.
A longstanding Peterborough landmark. Free admission & a train ride through the park for kids (small fee). Picnic areas on the zoo grounds and close by near the water.
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Riverview Park and Zoo
1300 Water St
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A longstanding Peterborough landmark. Free admission & a train ride through the park for kids (small fee). Picnic areas on the zoo grounds and close by near the water.
Opened in 1904. A Canadian National Historic Site. Interesting to watch them in action! https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g155008-d482062-Reviews-Peterborough_Lift_Lock-Peterborough_Ontario.html
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Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site
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Opened in 1904. A Canadian National Historic Site. Interesting to watch them in action! https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g155008-d482062-Reviews-Peterborough_Lift_Lock-Peterborough_Ontario.html
Wonderful museum devoted to the history of the canoe and what it means to Cananda's culture and history. https://canoemuseum.ca/museum-info/
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The Canadian Canoe Museum
910 Monaghan Rd
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Wonderful museum devoted to the history of the canoe and what it means to Cananda's culture and history. https://canoemuseum.ca/museum-info/
Take a leisurely cruise along the Otonabee River and see Peterborough from a different perspective.
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Liftlock & the Riverboat Crisis
92 George St N
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Take a leisurely cruise along the Otonabee River and see Peterborough from a different perspective.

LOCAL HAPPENINGS

FREE concerts at Del Crary Park held every Wednesday and Saturday during July and August. https://www.ptbomusicfest.ca/
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Peterborough Musicfest
277 George Street North
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FREE concerts at Del Crary Park held every Wednesday and Saturday during July and August. https://www.ptbomusicfest.ca/
Great place to visit for Maplefest in spring, berry picking in summer and Pumpkinfest in the fall. http://mcleanberryfarm.com/
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McLean Berry Farm
2191 16 Line
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Great place to visit for Maplefest in spring, berry picking in summer and Pumpkinfest in the fall. http://mcleanberryfarm.com/
Wednesday outdoor market downtown - May to October. https://ptbodowntownmarket.com/
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Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market
Charlotte Street
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Wednesday outdoor market downtown - May to October. https://ptbodowntownmarket.com/
Local farmer's market. Downtown. Held outdoors in summer, indoors in winter. See website below for details. https://www.ptboregionalfarmersmarket.org/
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Peterborough Regional Farmers Market
400-470 Charlotte St
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Local farmer's market. Downtown. Held outdoors in summer, indoors in winter. See website below for details. https://www.ptboregionalfarmersmarket.org/
Great performances happening here. Check out their website for current and upcoming concerts, plays, films etc. https://markethall.org/
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Market Hall Performing Arts
140 Charlotte St
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Great performances happening here. Check out their website for current and upcoming concerts, plays, films etc. https://markethall.org/

INTERESTING VISITS

Wonderful collection of Native crafts and fine art. Don't miss it if you are in the Kawarthas for a visit! Also, visit for the Pow Wow in September. See Curve Lake First Nation Website for details.ow. https://www.whetung.com/
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Whetung Ojibwa Art and Crafts Gallery
875 Mississauga St
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Wonderful collection of Native crafts and fine art. Don't miss it if you are in the Kawarthas for a visit! Also, visit for the Pow Wow in September. See Curve Lake First Nation Website for details.ow. https://www.whetung.com/
Interesting artifacts from Indonesia and around the world. Locations on Charlotte Street (downtown) and Lansdowne Street W.
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Tribal Voices
179 Charlotte St
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Interesting artifacts from Indonesia and around the world. Locations on Charlotte Street (downtown) and Lansdowne Street W.
Awesome artifacts and cool finds from around the world! Located between Peterborough and Port Hope, but worth the drive! https://www.primitivedesignscanada.com/
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Primitive Designs
2762 Northumberland County Rd 28
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Awesome artifacts and cool finds from around the world! Located between Peterborough and Port Hope, but worth the drive! https://www.primitivedesignscanada.com/
Visit the AGP's current exhibitions and gallery shop. Located beside Little Lake. https://agp.on.ca/
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Art Gallery of Peterborough
250 Crescent St
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Visit the AGP's current exhibitions and gallery shop. Located beside Little Lake. https://agp.on.ca/
Gorgeous fields of lavender in bloom during the month of July. Do yoga, walk the fields, brouse the gift shop or artisan booths or have a bite at the open air bistro.
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Laveanne
8667 Gilmour Rd
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Gorgeous fields of lavender in bloom during the month of July. Do yoga, walk the fields, brouse the gift shop or artisan booths or have a bite at the open air bistro.

SHOPPING - SPECIAL SPOTS CURATED BY CREATIVES

Local artisan shop. Interesting and creative finds. https://www.watsonandlou.com/
Watson & Lou
383 Water St
Local independently owned bookshop. Wonderful selections curated by local author Michelle Berry. https://www.hunterstreetbooks.com/
Hunter Street Books
Local independently owned bookshop. Wonderful selections curated by local author Michelle Berry. https://www.hunterstreetbooks.com/
Lovely plant shop, cafe, creative space and juice bar. Opened by the first winner of Peterborough's "Win This Space", Tina Bromley. https://www.tinygreens.ca/
Tiny Greens Plant Shop Now Open!
431 George St N
Lovely plant shop, cafe, creative space and juice bar. Opened by the first winner of Peterborough's "Win This Space", Tina Bromley. https://www.tinygreens.ca/
Amazing local artworks in a welcoming bright space. https://www.meta4gallery.ca/#/
META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery
164 Hunter St W
Amazing local artworks in a welcoming bright space. https://www.meta4gallery.ca/#/

SPECIALTY FOOD SHOPS

Lovely local little cheese shop in downtown Peterborough with an amazing selection. http://chasingthecheese.com/cheeses.htm
Chasing The Cheese
330 Charlotte St
Lovely local little cheese shop in downtown Peterborough with an amazing selection. http://chasingthecheese.com/cheeses.htm
Vast array of specialty food selections. On-site restaurant and juice bar also. http://onefinefood.com/
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One Fine Food
800 Erskine Ave
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Vast array of specialty food selections. On-site restaurant and juice bar also. http://onefinefood.com/
Knowlegeable staff. Huge selection of cheeses and specialty foods. Worth the visit! http://delectablefinefoods.ca/
Delectable Fine Foods
550 Lansdowne Street
Knowlegeable staff. Huge selection of cheeses and specialty foods. Worth the visit! http://delectablefinefoods.ca/
Fantastic selection of locally sourced, ethically raised products. http://www.primalcuts.ca/about/about-primal-cuts/
Primal Cuts
550 Lansdowne Street West
Fantastic selection of locally sourced, ethically raised products. http://www.primalcuts.ca/about/about-primal-cuts/
Great selection of organic fruits and veggies, grass fed local meats, organic chicken. gluten free products, organic dairy, non-gmo" and eco-friendly products, "clean" cosmetics. Great staff. Lansdowne and Water St. locations https://joannesplace.ca/
Jo Anne's Place Health Foods
904 Water St
Great selection of organic fruits and veggies, grass fed local meats, organic chicken. gluten free products, organic dairy, non-gmo" and eco-friendly products, "clean" cosmetics. Great staff. Lansdowne and Water St. locations https://joannesplace.ca/

BASICS & NECESSITIES

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LCBO
196 Sherbrooke St
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Shoppers Drug Mart
250 Charlotte St
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Tim Hortons
50 Ottawa St W
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https://www.prhc.on.ca/cms/directions-maps
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
1 Hospital Dr
https://www.prhc.on.ca/cms/directions-maps
Multi-plex movie theatre https://www.google.com/search?q=galaxy+cinema+peterborough&rlz=1C1KMZB_enCA562CA562&oq=gala&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j35i39j0l4j69i60.2389j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
320 Water St
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Multi-plex movie theatre https://www.google.com/search?q=galaxy+cinema+peterborough&rlz=1C1KMZB_enCA562CA562&oq=gala&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j35i39j0l4j69i60.2389j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Visitor Centre
270 George St N
https://thekawarthas.ca/
Peterborough Public Library
345 Aylmer St N
ATM near City Oasis. Also TD across the street. Other banks, just google "ATM near me"
CIBC Branch
825 Monaghan Rd
ATM near City Oasis. Also TD across the street. Other banks, just google "ATM near me"
Closest gas station at the corner of Monaghan and Lansdowne.
Petro-Canada
607 Lansdowne St W
Closest gas station at the corner of Monaghan and Lansdowne.