There is always something to do in the picturesque, historic municipality of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Port Hope’s annual events, live theatre, cheerful cafes, pubs and restaurants draw crowds each year.
Settled in 1793, Port Hope is well-known for fine early residences and the architecture of its commercial Heritage Conservation District. The main street was selected as Ontario’s Best Preserved Mainstreet and as well, over two hundred private residences throughout the town have been heritage designated by proud owners.
The Ganaraska River, renowned for the best trout and salmon fishing in Ontario, flows through downtown Port Hope. The Suites is situated on the Ganaraska riverbank and overlooks the river and the exciting fish runs in March/April and August/September.
Within walking distance, the downtown Capitol Performing Arts Centre is a beautifully restored 1930 ‘atmospheric’ medieval courtyard theatre, with seating for about four hundred. Professional live entertainment is staged year-round, including music, comedy, touring headliners, concerts, with a professional Summer Season, a special Capitol Christmas, and award winning films screened during the winter. As well, the New York Metropolitan Opera live performances are delivered high definition via satellite.
Some activities around Port Hope:
Capitol Performing Arts Centre
Public Library – Carnegie-designed riverside location
Recreation Centre & Arena
Ganaraska Forest – hiking, cycling, riding, winter sports
Ganaraska River & Lake Ontario walking trails
Port Hope Walking Tours, self-guided and guided
Shopping, galleries, antique hunting