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Welcome to Peterborough – Newcomer Guidebook

The Newcomer Guidebook is your guide to all things Peterborough! In this guidebook, you'll learn about places to visit in Peterborough, different activities you can participate in, the weather and seasons, transit, shopping, restaurants, and other essential and important services.

This guide can help create an adventure of a lifetime in Peterborough, or maybe turn this community into a home.

You can view the guidebook on your phone, tablet or computer, or even print it out to carry around while exploring the city. The Guidebook is also available in multiple languages below.

Thank you to our community interpreters for this help in translating this guidebook:
Nour Moudarres (Arabic), Sameer Bedrud (Farsi/Dari), and Rosy Salcido (Spanish).

Newcomer Guide Map

Accompanying the Newcomer Guidebook is the Newcomer Guide Map which provides the location and contact information for a selection of important locations in Peterborough. This map is intended to help newcomers orient and familiarize themselves with their surroundings.

The Guide Map provides locations for:

  • Places of worship
  • Museums
  • Grocery stores
  • Restaurants 
  • Parks, fields and courts
  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • Arts and recreation places

Do you have any feedback that you would like to share with us, including additional items that would be useful to include in this Guidebook?

We would love to hear! Please email your feedback to info@nccpeterborough.ca