Historic Port Hope is one of Ontario’s oldest and prettiest communities. Settled by Empire Loyalists in the late 1700’s, Port Hope, somewhat like being enclosed in a time capsule, still retains its old world charm. The Municipality of Port Hope encompasses the quaint rural villages of Port Britain, Wesleyville, Welcome, Canton, Osaca, Perrytown, Campbellcroft, Garden Hill and Elizabethville. Why not take a drive into the country and discover their charms?
Downtown Port Hope is a heritage conservation district and the main street boasts the best preserved streetscape in Ontario. There are over 280 designated heritage homes and buildings, more per capita than anywhere in Canada. Complementing the architecture are numerous antique, boutique, specialty and one of a kind shops. Self guided walking tour booklets are available at the Visitors Information Centre.
The Capitol Theatre offers year round entertainment in music, dance, comedy, opera, and a professional summer season of plays. One of the last atmospheric theatres still in operation in Canada, the theatre was built in 1930 and is fully restored and barrier-free.
Things of interest include year round festivals and events, trails, waterfront, and the Ganaraska River and Forest Centre.
Come for the day and stay the night. Port Hope has inns, B&B’s and The Hillcrest, a world class spa. Choose to eat at one of our many eateries, pubs, bistros, cafes and fine dining establishments.
Drop by the Visitors’ Information Centre located in the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen Street in downtown Port Hope.