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,...
Posted on Friday, October 02, 2020 10:43 AM
Recently, I travelled to Port Hope, Ontario, about an hour east of Toronto, to participate in a community-based initiative for VIA Rail’s 40th anniversary. While there, I had a job to do, and I hadn’t planned on falling in love with the setting. But every once in a while, life gives us the gift of serendipity: the small town of Port Hope was a lovely surprise, and I was instantly charmed.
Lucky for me, I was granted a return visit to Port Hope – and you best believe I took full advantage...
Extraordinary is closer than you think
Historic Port Hope is Ontario's favourite small town.