Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:41 AM
The Port Hope House Tour has been a fall highlight in Port Hope for 55 years, allowing residents and visitors alike to explore some of Port Hope's most interesting and beautiful homes. A stand-out feature of the House Tour is that it's a feast for all senses, especially this year!
Like most, if not all, current events and festivals, the House Tour had to be modified to include COVID-19 safety regulations, and boy did they do a good job.
Although the usual routine of touring the interiors of the houses...
Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:17 AM
Locals have long had a running commentary regarding the community’s ability to attract more than its fair share of artists and eccentrics. As such, Port Hope is home to an abundance of shops and shop owners that you just won’t find anywhere else.
At the top of this list must sit a powerhouse of a destination: Primitive Designs. This family-owned and run business has grown into a local landmark. It's unmissable on County Road 28, and calls to locals and tourists alike as the perfect place to turn...
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 03:36 PM
Travel the winding road along the lakeshore to the near-abandoned village of Wesleyville, where its last remaining buildings, and a very old graveyard, preserve the historical landscape.
Visit a once-thriving 19th century village coming back to life
Old buildings and time-weathered tombstones have stories to tell. Come explore the grounds of the tiny village of Wesleyville. By the 1860s, this quiet farming community had a school, a church, post office, blacksmith shop, a cobbler...
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2021 04:25 PM
Our varied and vibrant plant life is great for nature-lovers and bees! Come see a hive in action at our Port Hope bee farm.
Meet the honeybees and talk to an expert beekeeper
Dancing Bee is a buzzy destination in rural Port Hope. Beekeeper Todd Kalisz started a small apiary about 10 years ago, selling his honey at local farmers markets. He’s grown the business into a honey and beeswax operation that serves honey-lovers and beekeepers all over the world. Dancing Bee supplies all the equipment...
Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 11:27 AM
There’s magic under the starry sky! Come see a show at our one-of-a-kind downtown theatre.
Musicals, movies and the best buttered popcorn!
Our arts community is vibrant and we showcase it in amazing ways, most notably on stage at the Capitol Theatre, a real treasure in our pretty downtown. The theatre, formally called the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, is a vintage Famous Players movie theatre that opened just when “talking pictures” were first being released. The theatre’s debut film on Friday,...
Extraordinary is closer than you think
Historic Port Hope is Ontario's favourite small town.