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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.

Take part in the Annual Fun Run and Walk on June 29 and help support improvements to our aviaries exhibits!

News and Special Events

Riverview Park and Zoo is proud to be Canada's only FREE accredited zoo, open daily from 8:30AM until dusk all year round. Below are some important updates and exciting events we have planned for the coming weeks and months ahead. We hope you have a chance to visit us soon!

- Teachers planning end of school class trips are reminded to submit a Booking Request form through our website. Our Zoo Trek program is now fully booked for May and June but we still recommend reserving a covered picnic shelter for groups wishing to come explore on their own. Get your requests in early to avoid disappointment!

- Join our 13th Annual Fun Run and Walk fundraiser on Saturday, June 29 in support of improvements to our aviaries exhibits. Both 1K and 5K courses are available that loop throughout the park and zoo grounds. Medals to be handed out to all participants with prizes for the top three fundraisers. Register ahead of June 1 for discounted pricing!

- Don't forget to check out the Otter Exhibit at 1:30PM when Splish, Boldt, and Lawrence get their daily afternoon enrichment and snack and you have the chance to ask one of our zookeepers some questions.

- With spring just around the corner, we're already busy preparing for the summer operating season ahead! Victoria Day marks the return of our beloved miniature train ride and reopening of our splash pad (both weather and maintenance permitting). NOTE: Unfortunately, the snack bar will be unavailable for the 2024 season. We look forward to welcoming both our new and returning post-secondary summer students to the zoo as well as the many volunteers who help make us a success during the busy summer months.

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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