Bay of Quinte Tourism

A Bit About Us

Welcome to the Bay of Quinte, located smack dab in the middle between Toronto and Ottawa. Simply put, we’re an authentic rural travel destination in south eastern Ontario,. surrounded by pastoral farmlands, picturesque waterfront, and luscious boreal forests. Each facet of the Bay of Quinte Region brings its own unique markers to the tourism landscape, making it a destination of choice for visitors, families, and businesses from Ontario and the world over.

So what makes us, us? From the presence of one of the largest air force bases in Canada, to the traditional First Nations pow wows, to thriving agriculture, farm-to-table meals, and old railways, we have a lot to thank our ancestors for. A sense of adventure leads our visitors into the great outdoors where world-class fishing, trails, and camping offer a natural escape from the big city. The arts and entertainment scene in the Bay of Quinte region boasts varied mediums, engaging events and an unmatched ability to highlight the artisan community spirit of the region.

Life and tourism in the region revolve heavily around the Bay and its many inlets, as well as an extensive trails system and pristine country roads under wide-open skies. Isn’t it time you discovered the Bay of Quinte?

Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board

In April 2017, the Bay of Quinte Tourist and Living Councils officially consolidated into the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board (BoQ RMB), with the mandates of marketing tourism and resident attraction. As per policy created by the Board of Directors in fall 2017,  BoQ RMB is only to market and advertise for the organizations that are stakeholders of the partners paying into the public-private partnership. The current partnership consists of City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, Municipality of Brighton, and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, along with the Quinte Accommodations and Attractions Association, Quinte Home Builders Association, and the Quinte Restaurant Association. 

Mission Statement

A regional partnership of chambers of commerce, municipalities and communities, organizations and businesses, with the common goal of supporting and promoting tourism to the Bay of Quinte Region to increase regional visitation, revenues and investment.


Bienvenue dans la baie de Quinte, située à mi-chemin entre Toronto et Ottawa. Destination voyage rurale authentique au cœur des régions de The Great Waterway de l’Ontario… des terres agricoles pastorales, des rives pittoresques et de splendides forêts boréales.  La baie de Quinte est une destination unique pour les touristes, les familles, les entreprises de l’Ontario et du monde entier.  Peu importe le moment de l’année, les villes reliées par la baie de Quinte offrent quelque chose de spécial pour tous les visiteurs.

Ce qui nous démarque des autres destinations touristiques?  La présence de l’une des plus grandes base de l’armée de l’air du Canada, les powwows traditionnels des Premières nations, l’agriculture florissante, les repas « de la ferme à la table », les anciens chemins de fer, voilà l’héritage de nos ancêtres. Les visiteurs qui ont le goût de l’aventure en pleine nature sont ravis par la pêche de classe mondiale, par nos vastes sentiers et par le camping qui leur offre une merveilleuse alternative à la vie de grande ville.  La baie de Quinte est fière de ses arts et spectacles, de ses événements spéciaux et pour sa capacité inégalée de mettre en évidence la communauté d’artisans de la région.

La vie et le tourisme de la région sont concentrés autour de la baie avec ses nombreuses criques, son vaste réseau de sentiers et ses routes champêtres sous un ciel grand ouvert.  Venez faire la découverte de la baie de Quinte!    

TRIP IDEAS

Apple trees

Bay of Quinte Orchards: Get Your Apple On September 09, 2019

A large, red barn reflecting in the water at Karlo Estates Winery in Prince Edward County.

Beyond the Bottle August 26, 2019

Campbell's Orchards June 12, 2019

BoQootie Catcher - Discovery Guide Edition June 07, 2019

Illustrated map of the Bay of Quinte region

Inside The Cover: 21 Reasons to Explore the Bay of Quinte May 27, 2019

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TORONTO 222 Km
OTTAWA 273 km
MONTREAL 364 km
 

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.

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