Bay of Quinte Tourism

A Bit About Us

Welcome to the Bay of Quinte, located smack dab in the middle between Toronto and Ottawa. Simply put, we’re an authentic rural travel destination within the Great Waterway and Ontario’s Highlands Regions, surrounded by pastoral farmlands, picturesque waterfront, and luscious boreal forests. Each facet of the Bay of Quinte Region brings its own unique markers to the tourism landscape, making it a destination of choice for visitors, families, and businesses from Ontario and the world over. No matter what time of year, there’s something for everyone across each of the the towns connected by the Bay of Quinte.

So what makes us, us? From the presence of one of the largest air force bases in Canada, to the traditional First Nations pow wows, to thriving agriculture, farm-to-table meals, and old railways, we have a lot to thank our ancestors for. A sense of adventure leads our visitors into the great outdoors where world-class fishing, trails, and camping offer a natural escape from the big city. The arts and entertainment scene in the Bay of Quinte region boasts varied mediums, engaging events and an unmatched ability to highlight the artisan community spirit of the region.

Life and tourism in the region revolve heavily around the Bay and its many inlets, as well as an extensive trails system and pristine country roads under wide open skies. Isn’t it time you discovered the Bay of Quinte?

Bay of Quinte Tourism

Bay of Quinte Tourist Council is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by the chambers of commerce of Belleville, Brighton, Picton and Trenton. It has evolved over the years into a public-private partnership between the City of Belleville, the City of Quinte West, Hastings County and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, along with the Quinte Accommodations and Attractions Association and the Quinte Restaurant Association to market the region as a premiere destination to live, work and play. 

Mission Statement

A regional partnership of chambers of commerce, municipalities and communities, organizations and businesses, with the common goal of supporting and promoting tourism to the Bay of Quinte Region to increase regional visitation, revenues and investment.


Bienvenue dans la baie de Quinte, située à mi-chemin entre Toronto et Ottawa. Destination voyage rurale authentique au cœur des régions de The Great Waterway et Highlands de l’Ontario… des terres agricoles pastorales, des rives pittoresques et de splendides forêts boréales.  La baie de Quinte est une destination unique pour les touristes, les familles, les entreprises de l’Ontario et du monde entier.  Peu importe le moment de l’année, les villes reliées par la baie de Quinte offrent quelque chose de spécial pour tous les visiteurs.

Ce qui nous démarque des autres destinations touristiques?  La présence de l’une des plus grandes base de l’armée de l’air du Canada, les powwows traditionnels des Premières nations, l’agriculture florissante, les repas « de la ferme à la table », les anciens chemins de fer, voilà l’héritage de nos ancêtres. Les visiteurs qui ont le goût de l’aventure en pleine nature sont ravis par la pêche de classe mondiale, par nos vastes sentiers et par le camping qui leur offre une merveilleuse alternative à la vie de grande ville.  La baie de Quinte est fière de ses arts et spectacles, de ses événements spéciaux et pour sa capacité inégalée de mettre en évidence la communauté d’artisans de la région.

La vie et le tourisme de la région sont concentrés autour de la baie avec ses nombreuses criques, son vaste réseau de sentiers et ses routes champêtres sous un ciel grand ouvert.  Venez faire la découverte de la baie de Quinte!    

Tourisme baie de Quinte

Le conseil touristique de la baie de Quinte est un organisme sans but lucratif fondé en 1982 par les chambres de commerce de Belleville, Brighton, Picton et Trenton.  Son évolution au fil des ans a créé un partenariat public-privé entre les villes de Belleville (http://belleville.ca/ ), Quinte West (http://www.quintewest.ca/en/index.asp ), le comté de Hastings (http://www.hastingscounty.com/ ) et le territoire Mohawk de Tyendinaga (http://www.mbq-tmt.org/  ), de même qu’avec le Quinte Accommodations and Attractions Association (http://qaap.org/) et Quinte Restaurant Association pour la commercialisation de la région comme destination idéale pour vivre, travailler et s’amuser.   

TRIP IDEAS

Justin Anderson's Guide to Potter's Creek Conservation Area

Trail Guide to Potter's Creek Conservation Area October 17, 2016

fall fun in ontario's bay of quinte region

10 Ways to Ease into Fall in the Bay of Quinte Region October 11, 2016

Quinte Conservation Endangered Species

In Search of Seven Species at Risk with Quinte Conservation October 04, 2016

Bay of Quinte Cheddar Ale Trail

Bay of Quinte Cheddar & Ale Trail June 02, 2016

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Bay of Quinte Chocolate & Apple Trail June 02, 2016

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