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Do yourself a favour and take a day off. Enjoy an overnight getaway.

The Municipality of Port Hope abounds with beautiful scenery and attractions. This historic community is nationally acclaimed for its heritage downtown and was winner of TV Ontario's competition for the "Best Preserved Main Street in Ontario". Recently, Port Hope was cited among Canada’s Top 50 small towns to visit for an overnight vacation. Whether you’re a theatre enthusiast or if food and shopping is on the agenda, Port Hope is a must-see destination. 

Directions:

Coming from Toronto or the west, 401 exits at #456, turn south onto Wesleyville Road and follow to Lakeshore Road. Turn east or left, and follow historic Lakeshore Road approximately 8 km to the top of the main street of Port Hope. You will be entering on Ridout Street, it changes its name to Walton Street at the crest of the hill.

Also coming from Toronto or the west, 401 exits at #461, turn south onto County Road #2 called Toronto Road and follow the Tourist Information "?" Signs.

Coming from Kingston or the east, 401 exits at #464, turn left onto Ontario Street and follow the Tourist Information "?" Signs.

Coming in from Peterborough or the north on County Road #28 follow through onto Ontario Street. All entrances are well signed with the Tourism Information "?" that will lead directly in front of the building.

Transportation - VIA Rail, easy 401 access and local town bus service.

Visitor Centre
Open 7 days a week to serve you better!

If you're looking for local travel information, we've got you covered! Find maps, brochures, accommodations, cycling routes, driving tours and much more at the Port Hope Visitor Centre in Downtown Port Hope.  

MID-APRIL - The Visitor Centre & Municipality of Port Hope Tourism Office at 20 Queen St. is open seven days a week throughout the year from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, recognizing all statutory holidays and Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm to 4 pm. 

Services:

The Port Hope Visitors' Information Centre is first and foremost a welcoming place to gather brochures and information and to be counselled by courteous staff on Port Hope and its attractions and amenities. The Centre also provides materials from other tourist destinations and attractions within Ontario. Free Port Hope souvenirs include post cards and lapel pins and items for purchase include shopping bags, lunch bags, mugs, t-shirts and license plate surrounds.

Getting Married - Civil marriage services are available. For more information call 905-885-4009 ex. 2450 or email marriage@porthope.ca

Things to Know:

The Municipality of Port Hope encompasses Port Hope, Port Britain, Wesleyville, Welcome, Canton, Perrytown, Campbellcroft, Garden Hill, and Osaca

  • Port Hope is the gateway heading east to Northumberland County
  • Population 16,500
  • 100 km east of Toronto
  • 155 km west of Kingston
  • 300 km south west of Ottawa

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