You'll be pleasantly surprised by Port Hope's small town vibe that comes with so many cool perks. There's history to explore, street festivals, musical theatre and events on the water. We acknowledge that this land is on the traditional territory of the Mississauga Nations.

Art festivals, music, theatres and adventure!

Creative types come here for the ambience. The slower pace, wide open spaces and camaraderie appeal to big personalities and big ideas! Our arts community is vibrant!

The Capitol Theatre is a vintage movie theatre with amazing live shows, films and events like the Vintage Film Festival in September. We're also a favourite spot for TV and film shoots like the Stephen King horror IT blockbusters.

Inside of Capitol Theatre seating

Port Hope has great live theatre, concerts and movies in memorable venues

Filming set in Port Hope
Starring Port Hope

Port Hope’s small town beauty and architecture have made us a popular location for TV and film shoots.

Artists and makers come here for the vibe

We show off our local talents at Local Art Festivals like the Port Hope Arts Festival in August with food, music and makers in Memorial Park. We have Art Galleries and Studios, like the Northumberland Arts Gallery and Shop featuring paintings, sculpture and pottery, and Dragon Clay Productions for whimsical tea pots.

Crowd shopping at Art Festival tents
Local Art Festivals

Connecting makers to the community and celebrating their creativity and craftsmanship.

Artist working on pottery in her workshop
Art Galleries and Studios

Come see Port Hope artists' work – and support local! 

Best Preserved Main Street in Ontario

History and Heritage is also our thing, with one of the best inventories of historical homes and buildings in the province. Just check out the historic Waddell Hotel and visit our Museums that give you a glimpse of our past.

Plus, we've got fun stuff happening all year round.

Historic photo of Walton street
History and Heritage

We’ve been around longer than Canada. We’ve got a proud history to explore.

Exterior of Dorothy's House Museum

Let history buffs at our museums give you a taste of early farming life.