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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 Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 2 pm, recognizing all statutory holidays.

The Port Hope Visitors 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. Free Port Hope souvenirs include post cards and shopping bags.


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.

Maps, guides & walking tours

The Port Hope Visitors Centre will include a large FREE map in your welcome package when you stop by to plan your visit. We have many helpful brochures on shopping, dining and accommodations. And, we also have a self-guided historic walking guide, maps of outdoor trails in the area and our itinerary brochure “Art of The Visit.”

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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