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Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront

Things to Do in Peterborough

Discover Peterborough's charm! Enjoy parks, history, art, and more in this picturesque Ontario city.

Explore Peterborough

Explore Peterborough

Peterborough Lift Lock

92 George St N,, Peterborough,, ON K9J 2J6

In July 1904 a national historic site was opened here in Peterborough Ontario. It is a national historic site because it is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world that is designed to lift boats 19.8 meters. The lift Lock continues to function as part of the Trent–Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada under the management of Parks Canada. Located beside the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront is the office for the Lift Lock Boat Cruises, you can stay with us and set sail.

Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Road,, Peterborough,, ON k9j 5k4

Although the Museum is currently closed until late summer to early Fall 2023, they are highly anticipating the biggest move in history as they open the doors to the brand new Canadian Canoe Museum which will have 600 watercrafts and 500 paddles with hundreds of artifacts and archives to share. To see more about this spectacular museum visit their website

Shorelines Slots At Kawartha Downs

1382 County Road #28, Fraserville, ON k0l 1v0

Offering over 150 slot machines including some classic games and new favourites. Play every game from 1 cent slots or the high limit machines. Now introducing Great Canadian Rewards loyalty program that replaces AXIS Rewards.

Art Gallery of Peterborough

250 Cresent St., Peterborough, ON k9j 2g5

Just a hop skip and a jump from the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront is The Art Gallery of Peterborough. This Art Gallery is non-profit and focuses on displaying the work of local artists.

Peterborough Riverview Zoo

1230 Water St., Peterborough, ON k9h 7g4

The Riverview Park & Zoo is located here in Peterborough, The Riverview Park & Zoo began in 1933 when the venue was opened by Ross Dobbin and is now owned by the City of Peterborough. The park is the only free admission accredited zoo in Canada and not only has a wide variety of animals but also has a large playground, splash pad, picnic area, disc golf course and a miniature train ride ($2.00)

Beavermead Park & Beach

2011 Ashburnham Dr., Peterborough, ON K9J 8J7

Soak up the sun and enjoy a great day at Beavermead Park situated on Little Lake. This park showcases a variety of fun activities such as play grounds, volleyball, soccer fields, trails, boat launch access, swimming and a gazebo for picnics.

Peterborough Musicfest

Peterborough Musicfest is Canada’s longest running free admission summer concert series. Located in the park walking distance from the Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront, every Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer. Have dinner on our waterfront patio, then walk next door to enjoy the music. Visit for this years line up.

Warsaw Caves

289 Caves Rd, Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0

Located just outside of Peterborough lies a day of outdoor adventures such as hiking trails, canoeing, fishing and caving. Have a pet that needs a great place to walk, bring them to the conservation area.

Lang Pioneer Village

104 Lang Rd, Keene, Ontario K0L2G0

Located minutes away, you can travel back in time and experience Peterborough County’s history brought to life at Lang Pioneer Village Museum. Throughout the village, costumed interpreters will introduce you to the people, trades and events that have helped shape local history as you visit more than 30 homes and businesses from 1800 to 1910. Discover the history and culture of the Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg at Aabnaabin Camp, a partnership project with Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations.

Showplace Performance Centre

290 George St. N, Peterborough, ON k9j 6y8

Located in downtown Peterborough , a minutes walk from The Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront is this spectacular performance art studio that showcases a variety of entertainment and artists from around the globe. Visit their website to see who is playing throughout the year.

The Lift Lock and Riverboat Cruises

92 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9J 3G6

Explore the beautiful Trent Severn Waterway aboard the Island Princess. Ticket office opens May 15th and sightseeing cruises begin May 20th, 2023. For more information you can visit their website at

Indian River Reptile Zoo

2206 County Road 38, Indian River, ON k0l 2b0

Located a short drive from The Holiday Inn Peterborough Holiday Inn is Canada’s only Dinosaur Park and Reptile Sanctuary. Explore The World Of Pre-Historic Dinosaurs And Ancient Reptiles! Over 100 hundred Dinosaurs and hundreds of reptiles such as Alligators, Crocodiles, Snakes, Turtles, and Lizards. You can also visit our Feathers & Fossils Museum, Famous Croc-Walk, Bone Dig, Gift Shop, Mini-Golf, and Delicious Food Truck.

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