Bay of Quinte Tourism

Experience the BoQ: Quinte West

Two people snowshoeing between tall trees on the trails at Batawa Ski Hill.

Home of the National Air Force Museum (your best chance to see the surprisingly fragile Burgess Dunne*), and positioned at the start of the Trent-Severn, Quinte West is a portal to outdoor activities. Stay for a reinvigorating hike–I can vouch for snowshoeing!–boat trip or ski run, and check out these gems downtown along the way.

*Canada’s first military-use aircraft.

 

Skiiers at the base of Batawa Ski Hill.Batawa Ski Hill
99 Ski Club Lane, Batawa

Batawa has a true, confidence-building “Bambi” hill with an easy pull-up lift system as well as 164-foot runs with names like Lightning, Long John and, bafflingly, Gus’s Chili Bowl (presumably a spicy black diamond?) for experienced skiiers.

The trails sport LED lights for nighttime fun–Batawa was the first Canadian ski hill to adopt energy efficient illumination–and a cozy lodge offering snacks and spirits. Also on site: nine forest trails for mountain biking, hiking and snowshoeing.

 

 

A variety of tarts from Wannamaker's Home Sweet Home.Wannamaker’s Home Sweet Home
391 Dundas Street West

Return empty handed from this bakery–or from any drive within a 5km radius of it–and experience the under-the-breath mutterings and disappointed glances of your friends and coworkers. Pro tip: fill a takeout box.

 

 

Boxes of dutch cocoa on the shelf at Trenton Delicatessen.Trenton Delicatessen
93 Dundas Street West

This is a proper delicatessen with a spectacular selection of local and foreign tastes and fine treats. Have a sandwich prepared while you shop unique, hard-to-find European brands. (Plus, designers will swoon over all the packaging eye candy.)

 

Saylor Hardware
Tools hanging on the wall at Saylor Hardware.42 Front Street

“Nothing says I love you like a new shovel,” reads one cheeky, heart-shaped price tag. This family-run hardware store has at least one of almost everything you need today and a handful of beautifully preserved tools and ephemera from the past, making it part resource, part (unofficial) museum.

Get new screens fitted, house keys cut and declare your snow-free-driveway warm feelings, all the while exploring the curious relics and chatting with Ian, the store’s knowledgeable owner.

 

Stone Garden Guest House
stonegardeninn.com

A beautiful, private apartment only an eight-minute walk from main street. It’s thoughtfully appointed with all the amenities you could wish for, as well as one I didn’t anticipate: expertly roasted coffee beans. (A perfect start to the day.)

Furniture in the living room at


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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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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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