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Canada 150 - Canada Day in Port Hope

Port Hope’s annual Canada Day Parade will start at 11am, followed by celebrations at Memorial Park starting at 12pm. Hosted by the Kinsmen Club of Port Hope, weekend events include a classic car & antique machinery show, refreshment gardens, kids’ activities, food booths, birthday cake…

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Canada Day at the Canadian Fire Fighters Museum

Looking for something to do while you are waiting for the fireworks to begin? Why not head on down to the Canadian Fire Fighters Museum and check out the new interactive displays. Make sure you get your free Canada Day giveaway between 7pm – 9pm only! 12pm – 4pm & 7pm – 9pm, 95…

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Canada 150 - Demolition Derby

SUNDAY, JULY 2: Canada Day Demolition Derby at the Port Hope Town Park. Gates open at Noon. Derby starts at 2pm. $7 per person. Under 12 FREE. Presented by the Port Hope Agricultural Society. A full scale Demolition Derby, with multiple classes at the Port Hope Agricultural Park (62 McCaul St). Hosted…

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Canada 150 - Movie in the Park "A Dog's Purpose"

The Kinsmen Club of Port Hope is kicking off this year’s Canada Day celebrations with an outdoor movie in Memorial Park, starting at dusk. For more info please call 905-885-2004, 1-888-767-8467 (toll-free), www.visitporthope.ca.

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Canada 150: Oh Canada We Sing For Thee

Canada 150: Oh Canada We Sing For Thee. 8pm. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen St. Port Hope. 905-885-1071, info@capitoltheatre.com, www.capitoltheatre.com.

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Festivals

Festivals in Port Hope! Port Hope hosts an abundance of festivals and events year-round. In the spring, when the ground thaws and maple syrup starts to flow, you can visit the Ganaraska Forest for Maple Syrup Day followed by the exciting and eclectic Float Your Fanny Down The Ganny river race…

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GRCA’s Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day

Have you visited the Ganaraska Forest in the depth of winter? It's beautiful, especially on a pair of skis! Come see for yourself during this annual event which starts with an intro to cross-country skiing & ends with a guided ski through the forest. Make a day of it & give free snowshoeing…

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Canada 150: Sultans of String Live

Canada 150: Sultans of String Live. 8 pm. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen St. Port Hope. 905-885-1071, info@capitoltheatre.com, www.capitoltheatre.com.

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Canada 150: “Murphy’s Law” Documentary

Canada 150: “Murphy’s Law” Documentary. 1pm & 7:30pm. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen St. Port Hope. 905-885-1071, info@capitoltheatre.com, www.capitoltheatre.com.

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Canada 150: “Murphy’s Law” Documentary

Canada 150: “Murphy’s Law” Documentary. 1pm & 7:30pm. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen St. Port Hope. 905-885-1071, info@capitoltheatre.com, www.capitoltheatre.com.

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Canada 150: Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom

Canada 150: Whiskey Jack – Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom. 8pm. Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen St. Port Hope. 905-885-1071, info@capitoltheatre.com, www.capitoltheatre.com.

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POSTPONED: GRCA Family Ski & Snowshoe Day

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER & FORESEEABLE FORECAST, THE GRCA HAS POSTPONED THE FAMILY CROSS-COUNTRY SKI & SNOWSHOE DAY TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017. For more information, visit: http://visitporthope.ca/events/grcas-family-cross-country-ski-and-snowshoe-day

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Model Boat Day at CFFM

Model Boat Day will be held from 11am – 2 pm on August 12th. Come down to the CFFM to see what the Kawartha Marine Modellers have in store for their 3rd annual Model Boat Day at the Canadian Fire Fighters Museum. Check out their amazing collection of incredible hand-made model boats. You can try…

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Toy Fire Truck Day at CFFM

Toy Fire Truck Day! A fun day for everyone! Bring your favourite toy fire truck to the Canadian Fire Fighters Museum, Port Hope to show the collectors at the Museum and every child, under 12, will receive a toy truck to take home. Don’t have a favourite truck? — come anyway, we guarantee…

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Haute Goat Farm: Alpaca Shearing Day

This is a hands-on shearing day – if you’ve ever wanted to learn how an alpaca is sheared, there’s no better way than helping to do it! Last year our volunteers got to see an alpaca baby (cria) being born. Can’t promise the same thing this year, but there’s always something…

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GRCA's Maple Syrup Day

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Maple Syrup Day. Through site tours, demonstrations, stories and games, learn all about the sweet tradition of syrup production. Let the kids create crafts and have their face painted, while you enjoy live music and a pancake feast. $15.00/adult and $10.00/child…

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GRCA's Learn to Fish Day

Join the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's Fisheries Biologist at this fun and educational event learning how to fish. You'll walk away knowing how to rig, bait and cast a fishing rod, identify local fish species, and fish safely and sustainably. If participants have their own fishing gear,…

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Steamroller Printmaking Extravaganza

Celebrate Canada 150 and Port Hope Heritage at the two-day steamroller printmaking extravaganza! Part of the mini Mega Print Project presented by Critical Mass through the Ontario 150 Program. Including a series of free hands-on printmaking workshops, artist vendors, live street art and family-friendly…

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Celebrate Northumberland: Multiculturalism Day

Enjoy ethnic food, family activities, multicultural performances live from the bandshell. Free admission. Contact: 905-372-3329, www.welcometonorthumberland.ca. More details to be confirmed.

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Heroes Highway Rally

The Heroes Highway Ride & Rally is a motorcycle ride held annually in support of those who serve, and have served, our country. A public event will take place in Port Hope’s Memorial Park from 10am until 3pm. For more information, visit www.heroeshighwayride.ca. For more information on Canada…

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Operation Bye Bye Bailey

A community celebration to mark the removal of the historic Bailey Bridge on Barrett Street. Witness the deconstruction of the bridge by the Department of National Defense! This is a public event taking place from 10am until 3pm in Cavan Street Park, with food vendors and bridge making stations for…

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Farmers' Market Arts Festival

The 14th annual Arts Festival returns to the port Hope Farmers’ Market on August 12. The event is a celebration of art, agriculture and community. Art and Farm vendors will be set up behind Town Hall from 8am until 3pm selling Canadian made and grown products.Visit Memorial Park between 10am…

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Outdoor & Recreation

Outdoor & Recreation Port Hope has a variety of year-round outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy.  Celebrate in the outdoors at the annual Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny, a 10km river race along the mighty Ganaraska River or attend the All Canadian Jazz Festival, a 3-day music festival…

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Cultural Attractions

Cultural Attractions in Port Hope Port Hope is very much an arts-minded community. Culture is cultivated and celebrated regularly here. Unique experiences in music, theatre and fine art are always in abundance! Art In Port Hope, you will find painters, potters, spinners, textile artists, quilters,…

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Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny

Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny is a 10km race along the Ganaraska River to commemorate the 1980 flood that crippled Port Hope’s downtown area, and the community spirit and resilience that rose in the face of this natural disaster. Centered around the finish area at Barrett Street Bridge…

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Vintage Film Festival

TICKET PACKAGES MAY BE PURCHASED ONLINE (ADULT AND STUDENT PRICING AVAILABLE) www.capitoltheatre.com  Experience the Vintage Film Festival during its 25th anniversary year and celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with films that feature a Canadian actor or director from cinema’s past. …

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Blossom Month at Laveanne Lavender

July is blossom month at Laveanne Lavender. Experience the lavender fields in full bloom throughout the month of July, when more than 10,000 lavender plants explode into a brilliant purple haze. Learn about the many uses of lavender, enjoy lavender-inspired cuisine, and shop a variety of artisan products…

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Annual Port Hope Santa Claus Parade

A spectacular cavalcade of festive sights and sounds featuring a host of exceptional bands along with floats from many local businesses, clubs and community groups. Watch out for the postal workers along the parade route collecting those all-important letters to Santa. Location: Corner of Rideout St.…

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Port Hope Fall Fair

Port Hope Fair at the Port Hope Agricultural Park, Elgin Street South at Ward Street. Friday 4pm – 11pm, Saturday 10am – 11pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. Displays, agricultural demonstrations, dog agility trials, demolition derby, live entertainment and midway. 905-396-FAIR (3247); www.porthopefair.com.…

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Hotel Carlyle & Restaurant

Originally built in 1857 as a bank, the ten available rooms preserve the past with all the comforts of modern day. The restaurant is open 7 days a week with decor inspired by the exotic setting of Casablanca.

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Full Circle Days Festival

Full Circle Days is a free mini-festival of community events that aims to foster a better understanding of Canada’s shared history with its indigenous peoples. Hosted by Green Wood Coalition in Memorial Park. www.greenwoodcoalition.com.

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Mini Mega Print Project - TEENS

You are invited to take part in creating an artistic record of Port Hope’s heritage and to share your vision of our future! In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial and Port Hope Heritage, Critical Mass will be hosting a series of FREE HANDS-ON PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS! Each workshop will…

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Mini Mega Print Project - CHILDREN

You are invited to take part in creating an artistic record of Port Hope’s heritage and to share your vision of our future! In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial and Port Hope Heritage, Critical Mass will be hosting a series of FREE HANDS-ON PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS! Each workshop will…

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Mini Mega Print Project - SENIORS

You are invited to take part in creating an artistic record of Port Hope’s heritage and to share your vision of our future! In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial and Port Hope Heritage, Critical Mass will be hosting a series of FREE HANDS-ON PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS! Each workshop will…

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Mini Mega Print Project - ADULTS

You are invited to take part in creating an artistic record of Port Hope’s heritage and to share your vision of our future! In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial and Port Hope Heritage, Critical Mass will be hosting a series of FREE HANDS-ON PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS! Each workshop will…

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Port Hope Farmers' Market

Port Hope Farmers’ Market opens for the season. Open every Saturday from 8am – 1pm behind Town Hall (56 Queen St.), also Wednesday afternoons, noon - 5pm at the Home Hardware parking lot (177 Toronto Road). Watch for special event days. 905-396-9832, www.porthopefarmersmarket.ca.…

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Port Hope Farmers' Market

Port Hope Farmers' Market opens for the season. Open every Saturday from 8am - 1pm behind Town Hall (56 Queen St.), and Wednesday afternoons from noon - 5pm at the Home Hardware parking lot (177 Toronto Road). Watch for special event days. 905-396-9832, www.porthopefarmersmarket.ca.

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Exclusive Tickets for Warner Bros. IT Screening

Special Event – exclusive tickets to the September 11th special screening of “IT” Visit Queenies Bake Shop starting on September 8th from 11am-3pm for your chance to get a ticket to the special Port Hope screening of “IT” at the Capitol Theatre on September 11th at 7pm. …

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Eagles – Live Tribute

“Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles” celebrates the incredible music of legendary 1970s Country-Rock group “The Eagles”. This audience-interactive show is comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, who perform all of the legendary hits from the Eagles extensive…

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Haute Goat FARM LIFE Series: Sushi-Making

Haute Goat FARM LIFE Series: Sushi-Making for the Soul. Canada’s top-rated sushi chef and instructor, Sang Kim, comes to Haute Goat Farm to teach the fine art of sushi making. Sang makes this class super fun and informative. Make sure you come hungry! Goat cheese sushi roll is one of the featured…

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LAVEANNE: Special Dinner & Wine Tasting

Friday, July 21st Very Special Dinner and Wine Tasting Event Enjoy a four course lavender inspired meal at the beautiful Laveanne lavender fields, prepared by chef Matthew Thompson and Noelle Bailey of Gusto at Laveanne. Each course will be paired with a wine selection chosen by sommelier Chris Wilton.…

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Annual Port Hope Fishing Derby

Families with children aged 17 & under are invited to join the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, Municipality of Port Hope Parks & Rec, and the Port Hope Police for a morning full of fun fishing! Bring your fishing pole, life jacket, sunscreen and sense of adventure! This is a free event…

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Float Your Funny Comedy Festival

A three day comedy festival celebrating Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny!  April 6th - The Ganaraska Hotel – featuring Angela Mariano-Thurston, Azfar, Ernie, Lenny Corrado and Liam Kelly. April 7th - The Carlyle Inn – featuring Paul Haywood, Todd Graham, Erin Keaney and Angela Mariano-Thurston.…

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Robin Hood The Panto

Robin Hood The Panto. Experience the traditional holiday Panto at the Capitol Theatre. Choose from the Family version, or Adult "Naughty" version - there is a show for everyone! Family friendly matines begin at 2 pm, with additional 7pm evening performances and a 3pm start time on Santa Claus…

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Packages

Packages There’s so much to see and do in historic Port Hope. Come for the day and stay the night… or two! Why not include in your overnight stay a relaxing spa treatment, a round of golf, or even horseback riding through the Ganaraska Forest. You can relax with a beverage on a patio, or…

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LAVEANNE: Plein Air Painting Workshop

Sunday, July 9th Plein Air Painting Workshop See lavender fields through the eyes of a plein air artist. Keith Thirgood will lead you step-by-step into the incredible world of painting out of doors. Learn techniques suitable for both beginning and intermediate painters or experienced studio artists…

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Haute Goat FARM LIFE Series: Beekeeping #1

Haute Goat FARM LIFE Series: Introduction to Beekeeping. Have you always dreamed of making your own honey? Or maybe you're just curious to know more about these fascinating creatures. This workshop will give you the ABCs of beekeeping. You will learn many of the common mistakes made (there are many)…

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Haute Goat FARM LIFE Series: Beekeeping #2

Haute Goat FARM LIFE Series: Introduction to Beekeeping. Have you always dreamed of making your own honey? Or maybe you're just curious to know more about these fascinating creatures. This workshop will give you the ABCs of beekeeping. You will learn many of the common mistakes made (there are many)…

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Haute Goat Farm Life Series: Beekeeping #3

Haute Goat FARM LIFE Series: Introduction to Beekeeping. Have you always dreamed of making your own honey? Or maybe you're just curious to know more about these fascinating creatures. This workshop will give you the ABCs of beekeeping. You will learn many of the common mistakes made (there are many)…

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The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre The Capitol Theatre is one of Canada's last operating 'atmospheric' theatres. The interior of the theatre gives the patrons the illusion of sitting in an outdoor medieval courtyard, under a blue sky with twinkling stars and moving clouds. Fully restored to its original splendour…

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Driving Tours

Walking/Driving Tours in Port Hope Hit the road and explore Port Hope and the beautiful surrounding countryside of Northumberland County! For even more trails, visit our hiking page or cycling page. Urban Port Hope A driving or walking tour of urban Port Hope will take you past Canada House…

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Annual Port Hope House Tour

For the 52nd year, Port Hope will hold its annual House Tour on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The Port Hope House Tour is the longest running house tour in Ontario. The event is an annual fundraiser with funds raised distributed to assist with heritage building restoration and preservation efforts in…

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Haute Goat Shmurgle

Go behind the scenes at Haute Goat farm to SHMURGLE alpacas, chickens, horses and Nigerian Dwarf Goats! An incredible opportunity to get up close and personal while learning some of the most interesting things about them. Experience the joy of connecting with the goats in a playground designed just…

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Stay

Accommodations in Port Hope Spend the weekend in one of Port Hope’s beautiful inns or bed and breakfast establishments and be treated to small town hospitality along with an abundance of activities. Take a self-guided heritage walking or driving tour, attend a local event, shop at specialty stores,…

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Visit

Do yourself a favour and take a day off! Visitors Centre The Visitor Centre & the Municipality of Port Hope Marketing & Tourism Office is located at 20 Queen Street in downtown Port Hope (in the same building as the Capitol Theatre) and is open seven days a week throughout the year from 10:00…

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Port Hope Video Gallery

Do yourself a favour – take a day off and visit Port Hope! We offer the perfect combination of heritage charm, modern vibrancy and cultural allure.. FESTIVAL VIDEOS Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny 2016 Highlights Watch some of the highlights from 2016 as canoes, kayaks and the always-entertaining…

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Museums

Museums in Port Hope The Canadian Fire Fighters Museum This family friendly museum was established in Port Hope in 1984 to depict the historical development of fire fighting in Canada. The museum collects, preserves and exhibits a large collection of fire fighting apparatus, including antique fire trucks.…

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Joseph Scriven

Joseph Scriven Teacher, scholar, lay preacher, Joseph Medlicott Scriven came to Canada from Dublin, Ireland in 1845. He lived in Western Ontario before moving to Rice Lake as a tutor, residing later in Port Hope, Ontario. Scriven died in 1886, leaving behind the record of a humanitarian who was looked…

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Fishing

Fishing in Port Hope Running through the heart of town, the shallow waters of the Ganaraska River offer some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the province, with the river drawing anglers from great distances to fish the “Ganny.” In the spring, between late March and early May, you…

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