About Porthope Ontario

The quaint and picturesque region of Port Hope may have that small-town feel or vibe, but this historic community in Ontario plays host to plenty of annual events like live musicals, plays, concerts, and more.

A stroll around town shows that Port Hope comes with today’s modern conveniences, peppered with special services and stores like antique shops, art houses, and dainty cafes that serve sumptuous pastries and aromatic coffee.

And for those who feel a bit more alive at night, Port Hope has a wide variety of pubs and restaurants that feature live bands and more. It’s no wonder that thousands of tourists, both newcomers and regulars, seem to flock to this cheerful town each year.

First becoming a real community in 1793, Port Hope is widely regarded as a town where examples of early architecture and houses can be found in excellent condition. In fact, Port Hope’s mainstreet was chosen by TVOntario as Ontario’s Best Preserved Mainstreet in July of 2002, besting other historic towns and cities in the province.

Indeed, Port Hope is a community that boasts of a rich history and culture, drawing in thousands of Canadians from all over the country to purchase antiques and other items with unique histories from the region’s 20 antique shops.

Come on up to Port Hope, we’ve got the perfect blend of old and new to show you.