Where can you find a pirate ship kite, a life-size replica of a motorcycle made from wood, beautiful home furnishings, and a custom-made Tiki hut for your yard – all in one shop?

20160320_141551.jpgPrimitive Designs is probably the coolest day trip destination date you can set for yourself this summer. If you live in the GTA, Port Hope is about an hour east of Toronto along the 401. The gallery/shop is approximately 5-10 minutes drive from the highway and it is definitely worth your time to stop and check it out!

Importing items from all over the globe, highly rated on Trip Advisor and known as a top Canadian roadside destination – these hand-picked curiosities will make make your day!

Even if you don’t buy anything on your first trip that’s ok – you will probably be overwhelmed by the whimsical items and cool art that fills the building from floor to ceiling in every room.


If you have children with you they will love the giant dinosaur sculpture out front and the Transformer sculptures inside – plus there is a section of unique musical instruments that will definitely appeal to kids.20160320_144002.jpg

Not convinced to fill your gas tank and hit the road this weekend?

Check out the pictures below – there is literally something that will appeal to everyone at Primitive Designs!

Don’t forget to add this destination to your list this summer!