Bay of Quinte Tourism

Category: Culture & Heritage

The History of the Two Row Wampum

A two row wampum belt, made of white and purple beads, folded in half.

Photos supplied by Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na Language and Cultural Centre

KEEPERS OF THE EASTERN DOOR The Kanyen’kehà:ka, or Mohawk People, are the Keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. It is their responsibility to notify the rest of the Nations if there is anything or anyone approaching from the eastern territories of the Confederacy that may affect the Kayanere’kowa, or Great Law of Peace. When the Kanyen’kehaka saw an encroaching settlement, they sent runners to the Onondaga Nation, who are the Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, to ...

Makin’ It Work: Glanmore National Historic Site

A photo of Glanmore, a Victorian mansion, with tulips in the garden.

The team at Glanmore National Historic Site is working hard to bring the community museum online in new and engaging ways.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. UPDATE AUGUST 12: Glanmore is now open for timed admission tours. Melissa Wakeling – Glanmore National Historic Site Describe your business. Glanmore National Historic Site is a restored Victorian mansion – a historic house and community museum operated by the City of Belleville’s Department of Recreation, Culture and Community Services. The museum is ...


Bike in front of Canadian flag

Add these events to your BoQ summer bucket list.

With the hot sunny days fast approaching, we’ve put together a list of events happening in the Bay of Quinte this summer. Grab your sunglasses and dive into the fun that’s available this season. PRIDE WEEK Saturday, June 1 – Saturday, June 8 Various locations Come one, come all! All are welcome to join the Bay of Quinte Pride Festivities with events like the Interfaith Service, Youth Summit, Coffee House and Parade. Check out our calendar for the full ...

Connecting to Culture Through Lacrosse

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“I almost died!” Hudson squeals with a dramatic flair that only pre-teen girls are capable of. She flops herself across the grey ottoman in the sunshine-filled living room, her dark brown ponytail makes an arch as it whizzes through the air before she lands with a soft thud. She’s doing a theatrical retelling of the afternoon run she embarked on with her mother the previous day through their neighbourhood. The belly flop into the cushions mirrors her throwing herself ...

White Cedar: Replanting Sacred Trees in Tyendinaga

White Cedar Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

(The above image is abstracted from the story of the same name from our 5th edition Discovery Guide on page 84). “Planting white cedar is important because it represents a source of life,” says Roberta Green. “As we cleanse our bodies with cedar, it is allowing our bodies to renew themselves. Many other medicines do the exact same, but in Rites of Passage we feel that during our fasting days we become more attached to cedar than any other ...

Inside The Cover: 20 Reasons to Explore the Bay of Quinte

Oh Bay of Quinte, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. On this green map alone, we have 20 reasons that we think you’ll love the BoQ, too. 20 Reasons to Explore the Bay of Quinte Trent Severn Waterway – This waterway consists of 44 locks, 39 swing brides over its total length of 240 miles and follows the scenic lakes and rivers connecting Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Lock 1, Highway 33, Trenton   Batawa Ski Hill – The ...

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.