Find out what it means to live in a region that connects rugged outdoors to convenient city centres and small-town spirit to lakeside solitude. Discover hundreds of years of agricultural tradition blended with creativity, innovation, and technology throughout our thriving small business community. Surround yourself with 1,200 km of shoreline in rapidly developing cities and towns with new and existing homes to make your own. We’re accessible by highway and rail, but you just might find that sailing around the bay is more your style. Here, you can create your own sense of place. Come and see the Bay of Quinte and understand why we choose to live, work, and play here.
The charming harbour town of Brighton is located on Highway 2 along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario at the western gateway to the Bay of Quinte region, and an hour and a half east of Toronto. Brighton offers the tranquil atmosphere of a small town with a wide range of boutiques, fun family parks and fine local cuisine. With its heritage main street and front porch Victorian flavour, Brighton anchors a land of wooded hills and rolling farmland. Brighton is also the gateway to Presqu’ile Provincial Park, known for lakeside camping, swimming, windsurfing, hiking and world-class birding.
Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte, serving as the gateway to the world-famous Trent-Severn Waterway and its interlocking loch system. Quinte West — formed through the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray and Frankford — offers its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic mix of rural and urban lifestyles. The exquisite natural features of the City are complimented by a strong, vibrant and diverse economic base while also serving as home to Canada’s largest military base, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.
Belleville — known as “The Friendly City” — is situated on the picturesque Bay of Quinte. Being located just off Hwy 401, an almost equal distance between Toronto and Montreal makes Belleville a great central point. Belleville’s bustling city streets contrast the rolling rural landscapes that surround them. With all the modern amenities of a large metropolitan city, Belleville is not just a great place to vacation, it’s a great place to live and work.
Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehá:ka community. Built on and united by their language, culture, traditions, knowledge and history the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka exercise their rights and responsibilities for the protection of an respect for their people, their land, their resources and the environment.
Just south of Hwy 401 lies the heart of one of Ontario’s prettiest small towns with a river running through it. The municipal motto “Greater for Many Reasons” speaks well to the area’s proud rural roots while acknowledging the opportunities available here. Napanee offers small-‐town appeal with a rich history; our boutiques, beautiful architecture, and public spaces appear much as they did when Napanee was a prosperous trading centre in Ontario.
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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement
The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities.
We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with.
This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.
This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.
We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.
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