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Renovating Crest View: In The ‘Home’ Stretch

Three photos side by side. A stone patio with shrubs and a fence. An old fire extinguisher and vintage licence plate. A person on a ladder painting a white room.

IN THE ‘HOME’ STRETCH This is part three in a multi-part series by Miranda Fabricius about her latest renovation project, Crest View House, in Belleville’s East Hill neighbourhood. Check out part one here and part two here. Follow along with Miranda on Instagram for the latest updates! Spring is here and we are on the final stretch of our renovation. Crest View is about to emerge, updated and improved. We are taking advantage of this beautiful weather. Thanks to some ...

Indoor Activities in BoQ

Female rock climbing indoors

With cooler weather coming we’re faced with finding local, safer activities to do indoors and fun for all ages.

We’re starting to see our breath when we step out for a cool morning walk. For any fellow Game of Thrones fans (or not)…winter is coming! And, that means we’re all thinking about how we can stay busy while staying safe and warm inside this year. Read on to check out several indoor activities you can do in the Bay of Quinte region. Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing those hands, physically distancing and wearing your mask while you ...

From the Bay of Quinte to Switzerland–And Back

From the Bay of Quinte to Switzerland

Just over a year ago, my family and I were busily packing for a year-long exchange in Switzerland. My husband was switching jobs with a Swiss teacher in the little French-speaking town of Farvagny, about 40 minutes by car from Bern, and we were all jumping on his coattails and happily going along for the ride. The Swiss family would live in our house near Belleville and we would live in theirs. Perfect. My older daughter even agreed to ...

Home Buying Part One: Find It

How To Find A Home in the Bay of Quinte

This is the first in a three-part series by local experts who want to help you find home sweet home. Whether you’re looking, building or buying old or new, here are some tips on how to find your home in the BoQ. LAURA SMITH HERE, BoQ explorer, dreamer and lover of good real estate. Finding homes with great bones is my obsession. I spend more than my fair share of time poring through house listings and day-tripping through different ...

Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board: Executive Director Dug Stevenson

We turned the page in the Discovery Guide once again and landed upon the Bay of Quinte team! We market tourism and resident attraction for the region and are thrilled to share our passion for the BoQ with others—but how did we all come to be working for the Regional Marketing Board in the first place? Read below for a background on Bay of Quinte’s Executive Director, Dug Stevenson (and connect with him here). Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing ...

Mike Blunden’s hockey resume reads like the verse of a Johnny Cash song. He’s been through Erie, Rockford, Norfolk and Hamilton; Columbus, Chicago, Syracuse and Binghamton (just to name a few places). But the journeyman is now shooting pucks in the Bay of Quinte region with a new American Hockey League franchise, the Belleville Senators. The 31-year-old father of two kids is finding Belleville isn’t just a great place to play hockey; it’s also a great place to raise ...

Top 3 Quinte West Neighbourhoods for the Millennial Homebuyer

Like Belleville, Quinte West has become an attractive area for the millennial homebuyer — and no wonder. With average home prices well under $300,000 and a landscape that mixes the best of rural and urban living, the reasons for putting down roots here are many. For one, this city of 43,000 sits on a gorgeous stretch of the Bay of Quinte at the mouth of the world-famous Trent-Severn Waterway. For another, it has a strong and vibrant economic base ...

Top 3 Belleville Neighbourhoods for a Homebuyer

Though millennials are expected to account for up to 35 per cent of home sales this year, it’s no secret that many are getting priced out of red hot housing markets like Toronto’s and are looking further afield for their dream homes. One place they’re looking in increasing numbers is Belleville, where average home prices are around $300,000 and the amenities rival any in Ontario. Seriously, where else will you find 1,200 kilometres of water-front near your doorstep for ...

Last Chance Marie on Music in the BOQ

Last Chance Marie has been making music in the Bay of Quinte region since 2007. After a temporary pause for post secondary education in New Brunswick, the group has reassembled with a tweaked roster and a new rehearsal space: a Church that Tayson Ingersoll, the band’s lead singer attends. I met with them there to get their perspective on how the region has evolved, and to find out where bands go to eat on the Bay. M: Having the experience ...

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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.