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Riverview Park and Zoo

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Free and Fun

The grounds of this park are well cared for, there are plenty of shade trees in the heat of summer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Calgary, Canada
Great day for all ages!!

We had a great time. I went with 2 seniors (70yrs.plus), 1 average(35yr.old) and 2 younger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peterborough, Canada
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride”(117 reviews)
“splash pad”(205 reviews)
“picnic area”(24 reviews)
55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play park, many animals, and free admission and parking.
1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The grounds of this park are well cared for, there are plenty of shade trees in the heat of summer and picnic tables to sit at, relax and enjoy the views. The zoo area and the animals are a lot of fun to watch. There...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. I went with 2 seniors (70yrs.plus), 1 average(35yr.old) and 2 younger children (8 and 12 yrs). We walked both ways and went for a ride on the train. The kids enjoyed the day as did the elders. All this for...More

Thank betb0b
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is free to the public! Good parking, shady in the summer, very good selection of animals to see,a miniature train ride for young and old, sprinkler park for the kids. A chip and ice cream outlet.

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great place to take young children!! Playground and water play area!!! Animals to see if you want to go for a walk!! Good job Peterborough!!!

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is pleasant to walk around but the zoo itself is in need of updating/renovation with a number of enclosures in need of repairs. The animal enclosures do not currently provide suitable viewings in a number of cases. There is no admission charge with...More

Thank TimboAU1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this zoo. It is great for children and adults alike with beautifully kept paths and lots of interesting information on the animals in the enclosures. And it's free!

Thank lcunningham838
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo has a really nice setting and the animals seem well cared for in very natural habitats. Very relaxing to walk around and enjoy the quiet near the river when you have had enough of the animals. There are no large cats pacing about...More

Thank audreydineenastr2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Riverview Park and Zoo may not be as extravagant as some larger zoos in bigger cities, but it's actually a really great place to visit with children, particularly given the price - $0! It's free! Where can you go and spend a great afternoon...More

Thank GlobeTrotterNL1
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

In just an hour or so, we were able to enjoy a walk in pleasant surroundings, sit and chat by a fountain, and enjoy the spectacle of a few animals in spacious enclosures. That’s the recipe for a fun family afternoon!

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Two weeks ago we visited the Peterborough Zoo. We hadn't been there for a while and we were impressed to see the animals in the zoo looking content. This zoo is well kept. It's a great place to have a picnic, meander through the area,...More

Thank Linda S
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Natesa S
17 July 2018|
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Response from travelllerjoe | Reviewed this property |
Soory for the delay ....in answering but no there is not Panadas .i believe the only zoo now that has Pandas is in Calgary..hope this helps
29 August 2017|
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Response from Bonnie E | Reviewed this property |
No cost for this zoo
Pararajasingam A
30 June 2017|
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Response from Andrena F | Reviewed this property |
Lift lock cruise leaves from del crary and lock 19. Good cruise if you haven't been through the Trent or lift lock