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Where is Cobourg?

Victoria HallThe Town of Cobourg is one hour East of Toronto via Highway 401 and is on the shore of Lake Ontario, in Ontario, Canada. Go to Google for a map on how to get here. Additional maps - current and historical - can be found here.

The History of Cobourg has been well documented and now a large amount of this is on the web - see the site CobourgHistory.ca.

The major feature of Cobourg is the waterfront on Lake Ontario where there is a Marina (run by the Town of Cobourg), Yacht club, a very popular sandy beach and an extensive Park area.

Performances by many groups and Events (such as the annual Waterfront Festival) keep residents and visitors entertained. 

One of the legacies of the boom in the mid 1800's is Victoria Hall (above). After restoration in ~1980, it now plays a key role in the town with a Council meeting room, Art Gallery and Concert Hall. More.

And of course, being in the heart of UEL territory, the Canada Day parade is a big affair and is led by the Cobourg Concert band. (Video of 2017 Parade here). The history of this band goes back a long way (more) and every year, they participate in joint Historical re-enactments in Plattsburg, New York.

In 2016, according to the Census, Cobourg's population was 19,440 and English was the mother language for 92% of us.  (Full Stats Canada Data on Cobourg here.)

Living in Cobourg

There are a number of articles on Living in Cobourg - you can find them listed here or in the box above right.

Transit

For the latest information on Fares, route and schedule, click here.

What's On

See our Entertainment page which tells you how to find what's on in Cobourg.  See also the Calendar of Entertainment events.

Seniors

Seniors Activities

Municipal Information

If you live in Cobourg you might want to know more about the Town planners, councillors and committees.  Municipal Information.

Business Support in Cobourg

There is a good network of organizations both government and private to support business in Cobourg.  We are a business friendly town.  More here.

Annual Waterfront Festival

The weather for the 2017 July 1st weekend cleared up in time for the parade. As usual, the Lions, Rotary Club and the town staged the annual Waterfront Festival. The slide show above (from earlier festivals) gives you a feel for it.

Each year there is a Parade on Canada Day then for the 3 days of the weekend, the Lions have their vendor market-place booths in Victoria Park and the Rotary Club have their upscale Arts and Crafts tent. The Lions also provide the popular beer tent in Victoria Park. The crowd on the magnificent beach was not as large as usual due to high lake levels which reduced the beach area. However, the pier and Victoria Park were crowded and as usual there was entertainment in the bandshell all weekend. (See this report for more - including a video).

Cobourg Photos

Click any photo to enlarge then scroll through all six. Captions on enlarged versions  See also Photo/Video Gallery here - over 800 photos in 24 galleries - plus 10 videos.

Cobourg Waterfront Canada Day

Sandcastle Competition Piper on Pier at sunset

Antique Cars in Victoria Park Skyhawks at Waterfront Festival

 

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