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We are a unique 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.

We are Canada's only free-admission accredited zoo. Donations make us possible.

Come out and support the aviaries on June 29!

News and Special Events

Our summer operating season is well underway and June has been busy with all the students coming for their end-of-year class trips. A reminder our miniature train ride and splash pad are only available both weather and maintenance permitting. Check our website ahead of your visit for any news alert banners to be posted with status updates.

The 13th Annual Fun Run and Walk fundraiser at Riverview Park and Zoo in support of improvements to our aviary exhibits is fast approaching! Dress up and join us on Saturday, June 29 with both 1K and 5K courses available that loop throughout the park and zoo grounds. Medals will be handed out to all participants with great prizes for kids under 12 in the 1K, and top three male and female overall in the 5K. Additional prizes for the best animal costume and top three fundraisers! Register in advance or come out early that morning.

Stop by the zoo and say hi to our newest animal additions, Lambo and Cloud, our two-toed sloths! Located beside the squirrel monkeys, chances are you'll find them either sleeping or hanging out in their newly renovated exhibit. 

Kids can still register for our two-day Bondar Challenge camps held here at the zoo on July 11-12 and August 15-16. For youth aged 9-15, they can develop their photography skills by capturing the natural environment around them. Registrants then select their favorite photograph to submit to the Canada-wide Roberta Bondar Challenge contest with prizes to be won!

City of Peterborough residents are welcome to reserve one of our covered picnic shelters until Thanksgiving, however only limited weekend availability remains until September. Note that our snack bar will be unavailable for the 2024 season but pop vending machines are scattered throughout the park as well as a number of free water bottle filling stations to help keep you hydrated.

Riverview Park and Zoo is proud to be Canada's only FREE accredited zoo, open daily from 8:30AM until dusk all year round. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Riverview Park and Zoo Team

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About Riverview Park & Zoo

We are proud to be the only free admission accredited zoo in Canada. Operated as a department of Peterborough Utilities Commission since 1933.

Advancement and growth has been made possible through generous donations and support from community members, local businesses and visitors.

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