The distance from Rice Lake to the Ottawa River behind Parliament Hill is 225 kilometres.
Public transportation is provided by Cobourg Transit, Port Hope Transit, VIA Rail, Northumberland Transportation Initiative, and Peterborough Transit.
The Ganaraska River Fishway near Highway 401 is a ladder that allows rainbow trout and salmon to travel upriver and spawn.
There are 254 kilometres between Cobourg and Parliament Hill as the crown flies, but it takes just over three hours of drive.
About 10% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Netherlands.
German and Dutch are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 3% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $45,419.
Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre is a National Historic Site, with Art Deco style and a heritage dating to 1930.
The Ganaraska Forest, at 12,000 acres, is one of the largest forests in southern Ontario and a resource-managed sustainable natural area. It features an outdoor education centre, night trekking tours, and a treetop zip-line.
It’s popular local lore that American gangster Al Capone once stayed at the Puff Ball Inn on Nappan Island, north of Campbellford on the Trent River.
Colborne is home to the Big Apple, the largest apple-shaped structure in the world.
East Northumberland Secondary School, in Brighton, was the subject of one of Miley Cyrus’ early songs.
Though the largest industrial sector is manufacturing, agriculture is also significant to the economy. Alnwick/Haldimand Township produces grain, livestock, milk, cash crops, apples and wine grapes.
Praised for a low unemployment rate, high income, and affordable housing, Cobourg was ranked 22nd on the list of best places to live in Canada by Money Sense magazine in 2016.
Port Hope has one of Canada’s largest volumes of historic low-level radioactive waste, a result of uranium ore mining. The Port Hope Project aims to clean the affected land by 2022.
Rice Lake is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway, a 386-kilometre system of rivers, lakes, canals, and locks between Trenton and Port Severn on Georgian Bay.
The Cobourg and Peterborough Railway once passed through the riding, including across Rice Lake. However, winter ice forced the bridge’s closure by 1860.
Marie Dressler, Academy Award winner for Best Actress in 1931, was born in Cobourg.
Built in 1840, Presqu’ile Point in Brighton is Ontario’s second-oldest operating lighthouse.
Indigenous communities in this riding include:
Hiawatha First Nation
Ogemawahj Tribal Council
Alderville First Nation