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Welcome to the What's up Port Hope Blog!
Your daily dose of what's happening in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
A short drive from the GTA, Port Hope sits on a heritage landscape, surrounded by the rolling Northumberland Hills and the thunderous Ganaraska River cutting through the middle of town.

We've got a fantastic events line-up, a strong and vibrant arts and culture community,  amazing restaurants, fashion forward boutiques, stylish spas and salons and great places to stay.

Combined with World famous fishing, magnificent trails through the Ganaraska Forest and along Lake Ontario, and the incredible landscape that's perfect for cyclists, Port Hope provides residents and visitors the best of Urban and Rural adventure. 

Keep checking back for What's Up Port Hope!






Italian Dinner at Trattoria Gusto

Tuesday 27 March 2018 by Stenoodie

Italian Dinner at Trattoria Gusto in Port Hope Posted on March 27, 2018by stenoodie Trattoria Gusto located at 1 Walton St in Port Hope March 17, 2018:   Trattoria Gusto is an Italian restaurant situated in a 19th century hotel in Port Hope.  Our dinner reservations…

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Giant Transformers Robots at Primitive Designs

Sunday 25 March 2018 by Stenoodie

Primitive Designs is a retail and gift shop filled with some of the most unique and exotic antiques, furnishings, and art pieces I’ve ever seen. It’s located in Port Hope and is one of the top tourist attractions in this small town. We arrived here around 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon on a…

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Summerhill Manor B & B and Tea Room

Sunday 25 March 2018 by MoVernie

During our March mini weekend getaway press trip to Port Hope, Ontario, the Municipality of Port Hope, along with the Tourism of Port Hope had assigned us to stay at the Summerhill Manor B&B and Tea Room.  This was where we were hosted and stayed for the evening.…

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Lunch at Basil's Market and Deli

Friday 23 March 2018 by Stenoodie

After spending the morning at the Ganaraska Forest Centre, we headed to Basil’s Market & Deli at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Our reservations were already made for us and when we arrived, we simply chose the items from the menu and any drinks. Basil’s Market and Deli (276 Ridout St) was like…

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Maple Syrup Day at the Ganaraska Forest Centre

Thursday 22 March 2018 by Stenoodie

March 17, 2018 was Maple Syrup Day in Port Hope at the Ganaraska Forest Centre!  It was my first time attending such an event and I was looking forward to seeing what was in store for us.  This was an absolutely made-for family friendly activity for the kids, and especially so as it was…

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Revisiting the Fish Ladder in Port Hope

Friday 20 October 2017 by Stenoodie

Revisiting the Fish Ladder in Port Hope, Ontario Posted on October 20, 2017by stenoodie Watching the salmon run in Port Hope, Ontario October 8, 2017:  Three years ago, I visited Port Hope in Ontario to watch the annual fall salmon run.  It was my first time watching…

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Salmon Watching in Port Hope

Sunday 21 September 2014 by Stenoodie

I love new experiences and today was definitely a new experience.  A group of us went salmon watching in Port Hope in Ontario.  It’s about an hour drive east from Markham and I’m glad that we headed out the door early in the morning.  It was pouring rain when we…

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