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Riverview Park and Zoo

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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.  

Canada's Only Free-Admission CAZA/AZAC Accredited Zoo

Riverview Park and Zoo is a proud member of Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums - Aquariums et Zoos Accrédités du Canada (CAZA-AZAC), an organization that promotes the welfare of animals, and encourages the advancement and improvement of zoological parks, aquariums and related animal exhibits in Canada as humane agencies of recreation, education, conservation, and science.

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Bus Trips

School groups, class trips, camp groups, etc. are always welcome ar Riverview. Please note however that we no longer have on-site bus parking, just loading and unloading lanes. Also, train ticket sales at the train station are cash only. By prior arrangement, bulk tickets for classes/groups may be purchased at Guest Services. For more information please contact us at or (705) 748-9301 Ext. 2304.


PETS We know you would not want to cause harm to the zoo animals, so please do not bring your pets to Riverview Park and Zoo. Pets can introduce harmful diseases to exotic animals, and can frighten some species of zoo animals causing serious or life threatening injury. Visitors requiring the use of service animals are requested to contact the Riverview Park and Zoo prior to visiting, in order that precautions can be taken to prevent harm to the zoo animals.