A Town Renown

As Mayor of the Town of Cobourg and a proud resident for more than three decades, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to our town. You’ve come for an experience and we can provide you with so many!

Park the car and take a walk Downtown. Step into quaint shops and be greeted with warm hellos. Take in the scents of our town-grown flower baskets and be sure to keep a close watch for monarch butterflies.

Step back in time and as you tour your way through our four designated heritage districts. Stand in awe of the charismatic and unique heritage homes. Each have a story to tell, some older than Canada, and may have appeared in a movie or two.

Ask for a free tour of Victoria Hall, a building so exquisite in architectural design that Edward, the young Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, came to Cobourg during his Canadian tour in 1860 and on September 6 officially opened Victoria Hall which was named for his mother Queen Victoria.

Stroll up to the third wing of Victoria Hall and visit the Art Gallery of Northumberland to quench your thirst for art. If you’re a history buff, visit Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre to learn more about the extraordinary ambitions of Cobourg’s early settlers and the events that shaped our town.  If the theatre or music are your muse, our Concert Hall is host to a remarkable variety of local and international artists and productions that are sure to impress.

Lastly, let the warmth of the sun and the white sandy beach wash over you at our beautiful waterfront. Stop and watch the sailboats gliding against the horizon under the watchful eye of our infamous lighthouse. Grab an ice cream and let yourself melt into this relaxing town.

And that describes just the beginning of your Cobourg experience.  With so much to see and do, you may find that just one trip to Cobourg isn’t enough.  #experiencecobourg

Mayor John Henderson

Town Of Cobourg Website