Bay of Quinte Tourism

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Meet The Farmers: Palliser Downs

Audrey and James Potts, owners of Palliser Downs Farms in Quinte West, standing side by side on their front porch.

WE’RE ‘BERRY’ EXCITED Haskap berries will be the next big thing, if you ask James and Audrey Potts. The couple, whose farm sits at the intersection of Frankford Road and Highway 62 in Quinte West, started growing this lesser-known berry a few years back. Things at Palliser Downs began with strawberries in 2005, but it’s been these oblong blue gems that are taking over their hearts (and orchards, since 2011). NEW TO HASKAPS? To say that the haskap (photographed ...

Makin’ It Work: The Birdhouse Nature Store

Bobbi Wright, owner of The Birdhouse Nature Store in Brighton, shares how her business has been adapting during COVID-19.

Bobbi Wright shares how customers staying home caused sales at her store to take flight at the beginning of the pandemic.

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. Bobbi Wright – The Birdhouse Nature Store Briefly describe your business. We are a retail store that specializes in all things back yard birding. Feeders, houses, birdbaths, seed and gifts inspired by nature. We have our own seed blend which is growing in popularity and we offer in various sizes, including a refillable ...

Things to Do This January in Bay of Quinte

A photo of winter camping, an example of things to do this January in Bay of Quinte.

Photo: Cruising Canoes

The cold isn’t stopping us from getting out and enjoying the winter weather. But when we DO get cold, we like to keep a few indoors activities up our sleeve, too. Scroll down for a handful of things to do this January in Bay of Quinte (and find even more on our events calendar). ? Pull up a seat at The Lark and experience wine flights with a sommelier that cover Prince Edward County to the rest of the ...

How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor living space with a dining area and pergola.

Here are five ways to transform your outdoor living space (and make the most of the warmer months).

Here in the Bay of Quinte (and anywhere in Canada really), the backyard is a sacred space. We cherish it, particularly in the warm months that just never seem to last long enough. If you’re looking for ways to maximize your outdoor living space, without breaking the bank, look no further! Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to create a backyard that is livable, lovable and kid friendly. 1. Thrift It! If you know anything about me, this will ...

Where To Get Fit in Quinte

Where To Get Fit in Quinte

If you resolved to be less of a Netflix-absorbed couch potato for 2019, you’re likely not alone. As you might have guessed from our countless Instagram posts where doughnuts, candy and treats abound, we are (barely) mere acquaintances with fitness. A fitness routine is like the person from high school I see once a year at Christmas at the bar. We try to avoid eye contact, and then when we inexplicably run into each other (it’s a small town) ...

Lights, Camera, Local! Part One

Victor Cooper Filmmaker Belleville

As a kid I always enjoyed bossing, er… directing my siblings around in our backyard productions. I grew up in a family that loved performing, be it a church play or a music event. Fast forward nearly thirty years and not much has changed. I live about twenty-five minutes from where I grew up, I married my high school sweetheart, I still play guitar and sing at some of my favourite places around the Bay of Quinte area, and I ...

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 ...

10 Father’s Day Ideas (Gifts and Experiences)

Try flyboarding with dad this Father's Day in the Bay of Quinte!

He says he doesn’t really need anything; while that might be true, you still want to make your dad feel special this Sunday. If his closet is overflowing with socks, ties and paper weights from past Father’s Days, you might need some gift inspiration. We’ve got 10 BoQ-specific gifts and experiences that we think will impress the fatherly figure in your life. Save yourself a trip to the department store for yet another golf shirt and take a look ...

Family Artfest :)

Family Artfest is a day dedicated to spending quality time with your family and friends creating some unique and unconventional art! This event is free admission with food and beverages available for purchase.


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.