Port Perry

Port Perry

Located on the southern tip of Lake Scugog, the charming town of Port Perry offers a vibrant and historic downtown, scenic countryside, easy access to swimming, boating and other water activities. 

Just to the northeast of the town, the Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel offers gaming fun and excitement on the territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. 

Map of Port Perry

Where is Port Perry?

Port Perry is located in Ontario’s Durham Region on the southwestern shore of Lake Scugog. The town is located just up Highway 12 from Oshawa, about an hour’s drive northeast of the Greater Toronto Area. 

The nearby region is most easily accessed by car and GO Transit bus service is available from the Whitby GO station. Bus service to the Blue Heron Casino & Hotel is also available throughout the year. 

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Things to do in Port Perry

Enjoy dining lakeside

Grab a bite and watch the boats float by at the Boathouse Grill, located right at the town’s marina on Lake Scugog. The Boathouse is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday–Sunday. 

Visit a local museum

Located on Scugog Island, Scugog Shores Museum Village features 11 restored buildings to explore, with artifacts donated by the local community.  

Try your luck at a casino

The Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel offers table games like Blackjack or Baccarat, slots, restaurants, bars and more, spread out over 25,000 square feet. 

Sample craft beer

The Old Flame Brewery crafts German-inspired lagers in a historic building located in downtown Port Perry. 

Have fun at a fair

Celebrate agriculture in Durham Region at the Port Perry Fair. This annual fall fair features music, baking contests and horse-pulling contests.

Buy some British sweets

Shop candies, sweets and groceries from the UK at Ye Olde Little British Sweet Shoppe, located in the quaint village of Little Britain. It’s about a 25-minute drive from Port Perry. 

Points of interest

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Last updated: February 16, 2024

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