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Riverview Zoo and Park

Map1300 Water St
Peterborough, ON K9J 6Z5
  • Attractions
  • Free & Cheap Outings
  • Pools & Splash Pads
  • Zoos & Petting Zoos


We are a unique, recreational facility offering attractions to people of all ages. Located just north of downtown Peterborough, Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and tranquil setting while experiencing the natural beauty of Peterborough.

For decades, the park and zoo have attracted over a quarter of a million visitors a year. And no wonder - the zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 48 species, including Yak, Camel, Wallaby, Emu, Macaw, Squirrel Monkey, Cougar, Plated Lizard, Meerkat and more!

The park covers 55.5 acres and is the largest and most diversified playground in the city. It also features equipment for physically-challenged children. With a splash pad, frisbee golf course, walking trails, a miniature train ride, and beautiful gardens we have something for everyone.

15-minute ride on a vintage miniature train for only $2 each. Children under 2 years of age ride free.


• Free admission and parking
• Open year-round, 8:30 am to dusk
• Over 55 acres of scenic riverfront park and zoo exhibits
• 15-minute ride on a vintage miniature train for only $2 each, children under 2 years of age ride free
• Fabulous children's playground including water splash pad
• Over 27 exhibits and 40 species of animals
• Large picnic area along Otonabee River with picnic tables
• Disc Golf course in the North end of the park
• F-86 Sabre jet
• Totem pole donated by the Curve Lake First Nation
• Snack bar open May to September
• Winter tobogganing and cross-country skiing
• Wheelchair accessible

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Region: Eastern Ontario

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We have over 27 exhibits and 40 species of animals

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