Port Perry along the shores of Lake Scugog, is a magical place to visit in any season. Known for its historic downtown, an area that continues to invest in its architecture and in serving up visitors with a wide range of events and activities. The shopping opportunities are endless, offering diverse fashions to contemporary art. Restaurants and pubs with internationally inspired menus make Port Perry a foodie paradise. Not to mention the cafes and bakeries that bake fresh breads and pastries daily. In the center of historic Downtown Port Perry is the Old Flame Brewing Co., an award-winning brewery that is well worth a visit. Mix in a few galleries and an excellent community theatre, and you have found the perfect spot for your next escape. 

In the summer, the town features a number of festivals, including the Mississauga First Nation PowWow, the Highland Games, the Dragon Boat Races and StreetFest. The annual fair, held every Labour Day weekend, has been running for over 100 years.

The Lake Scugog town shoreline offers two popular lakeside parks, Palmer and Birdseye. There are active fishing seasons, both winter and summer. In the winter months, Lake Scugog is dotted with ice-fishing huts and is a popular destination for both ice fishermen and snowmobilers.


The Port Perry BIA was established in 1989 under a Provincial Municipal act. The businesses (commercial and/or industrial) located in Downtown Port Perry, from Mary Street to Simcoe Street to North Street to Water Street, make up our Business Improvement Area (BIA). These building & store owners contribute funds, independently, which their elected BIA Board of Directors facilitates, towards the maintenance, beautification, flower baskets in the Downtown along with events presented by the BIA and advertising to create awareness of our beautiful community.