Bay of Quinte Tourism

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The Landing of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Mohawk people holding a canoe and walking on grass towards the water for the Mohawk Landing celebration.

The Mohawk Landing Celebration returns again in person this year and will take place on Sunday, May 21. More details are available on our EVENTS CALENDAR. THE LANDING OF THE MOHAWKS The ancestral homeland of the Kanyen’keha:ka (Mohawk) people was along the banks of the strategic Teyonontatátye River (Mohawk River) of present-day New York State. According to the Rotinonhsyon:ni (People of the Longhouse) creation story, the world was created on the back of the turtle and Indigenous people have ...

Building Up the Mohawk Language and Culture in Tyendinaga

An artist's rendering of a natural playground and building in the background.

REVIVING A LANGUAGE AND CULTURE Indigenous peoples are continuously working to reclaim their rights, language and culture that were taken from them through colonization. Through colonialism, children were taken away from their families and forced to adopt European norms, stripping them of their language and culture. This was as a result of broken treaties, The Indian Act (where Indigenous ceremonies and governance were restricted), cultural repression and residential schools. The last residential school only closed in 1996 and the ...

Young Entrepreneurs – Shyra + Rye Barberstock

Two people standing close together with a mountain in the distance.

Shyra and Rye Barberstock are the owner/founders of Okwaho Equal Source, an Indigenous-owned global consultancy and design thinking firm.

An interview with Shyra and Rye Barberstock of Okwaho Equal Source. Describe your business. An Indigenous-owned global consultancy and design thinking firm, which specializes in Indigenous social innovation, social enterprise, social finance and social procurement. What brought you to the region? Initially, we moved to the region because Rye wanted to return to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory (where he grew up) and because I was pursuing graduate studies at Queen’s University. Now, we love living in the region and plan ...


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 ...

Meet A Local Series – Shelby Lisk

Meet Shelby Lisk. She is a local artist, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur who is rediscovering her roots in the area. Originally from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Shelby grew up here in Belleville and then moved to Ottawa for university to obtain her degree in Fine Arts and minoring in Feminist and Gender Studies. She later travelled around North America, in part working as a wedding photographer — van-life style. After recently moving back to Belleville, Shelby enrolled in the ...

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 ...

Young Entrepreneur – Tsiokeriio (Diio) Brant

An Interview with Young Entrepreneur Tsiokeriio (Diio) Brant of Red Bird Artisans based in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Describe your business. Red Bird Artisans is a business run by myself, Tsiokeriio (Diio) Brant from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. My mission is to bring a greater understanding and appreciation for Native American art, as well as incorporate newer materials into traditional works of art. My work focuses on the transformation of materials – both traditional and new mediums. The materials used are intended to reflect ...

Twelve Days of Mother’s Day

On the first day of Mother’s Day my children gave to me: The priceless gift of pampering at Beauty Works Spa on Sidney. Mother’s Day 2018 is fast approaching! Sunday May 13th and this Mother’s Day, your mom deserves nothing but the best. Since 1977, Beauty Works Spa in Belleville has been the best. They have been committed to providing the highest quality results in beauty, relaxation and wellness for women and men. Their serene atmosphere, aromatic essences and ...

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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.