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Welcome to historic Port Hope, one of Ontario’s premier four seasons destinations.

Port Hope is a heritage community situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario in Northumberland County and offers both an urban and rural paradise with the perfect combination of heritage charm, modern vibrancy and cultural allure. The Ganaraska River runs through the heart of town past historic buildings and there are miles of waterfront trails, a sandy beach, heritage conservation district downtown, quaint villages and scenic country driving routes. The friendly people of Port Hope welcome you to come for the day or stay the night and experience the splendid amenities and events that make Port Hope your perfect place of choice to visit!

Things to see and do in port hope

Festivals & Events

Come out and join in the excitement of one of the many year round activities offered for the entire family to enjoy.

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Outdoors & Recreation

Port Hope offers a multitude of outdoor activities. Popular activities include hiking, cycling, fishing, golfing and even zip lining. There’s always something fun to do!

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Cultural Attractions

From artist and artisans tours, heritage, museums and architectural tours to theatre and wonderful live entertainment, Port Hope is a haven for all cultural interests.

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Shopping & Antiques

Port Hope is renowned for its shopping experiences. Antique, boutique, galleries and one of a kind shops, as well as unique home décor and fashion will have you “shop til you drop”.

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Food & Drink

Chefs create their masterpieces in the kitchens of Port Hope’s many fine restaurants. Choose from North American, European, Thai, Chinese or Greek cuisine. A large range of pubs, and cafes will provide a relaxing break to your day.

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Port Hope offers a selection of well-appointed B&Bs in stately heritage homes, others in pretty country settings, elegant inns and boutique hotels, and you're invited to come for the day and stay the night.

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