Bay of Quinte Tourism

A Day Trip to Quinte West

downtown trenton

Visitors may know Quinte West because of Trenton’s RCAF history and its position as the beginning of the Highway of Heroes. It’s also famous for waterfront activities, with a new marina and adrenaline-filled wake park. Golf, dine and explore in this bustling area–choose your own adventure below!


Riverbrake Cafe. This modern coffee shop in downtown Trenton boasts sleek features and a breakfast menu with the familiar classics. Make sure to grab a sweet treat from their dessert case (like a nanaimo bar, peanut butter cookie or butter tart) for a mid-day snack.
(613) 392-0168, 11 Front St, Trenton

Momma’s Diner. You’ll feel right at home in this friendly diner, which boasts a broad menu with home-style meals just like Momma used to make!
(613) 965-1701, 425 Sidney St, Trenton

Morning Activity 

National Air Force Museum of CanadaNational Air Force Museum of Canada. Get up close and personal with the largest number of aircraft on static display in the country. The outdoor air park is open spring to fall, but there’s plenty of aircraft and military memorabilia to gawk at inside this museum year-round.
@nafmcanada, (613) 965-7223, 220 RCAF Rd, Trenton

Afghanistan Repatriation MemorialTake a moment to honour our fallen Canadian soldiers in a serene setting at Bain Park. Benches are scattered around the site for those who would like to sit and reflect.
(613) 392-2841, Bain Park, 327 Dundas St. E, Trenton 


Trenton DelicatessenTrenton Deli downtown quinte west. Enjoy an authentic European delicatessen in Trenton’s downtown core. Choose from dozens of meats and cheeses to build your own sandwich for lunch and take a freshly baked dessert or imported European candy or snack for the road. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you decide!
@TrentonDelicatessen, (613) 392-7906, 93 Dundas St. W, Trenton

Afternoon Activity 

Play a round at Roundel Glen Golf CourseThrow on your most fashionable golfing attire and hit the links! Both seasoned players and beginners will enjoy tackling this exciting 18-hole course, located on the base at CFB Trenton (keep your eyes peeled for the Hercules!). If you’re not feeling very PGA-worthy, opt for some practice at the driving range instead.
@Roundelglengolf, (613) 392-1544, 50 Golf Club Rd, Astra

Trent Port MarinaTrentPortMarina-18Newly opened, the marina has quickly become a hot spot among boaters and locals alike. Take a stroll along the shores of the scenic Bay of Quinte and grab an ice cream to savour while watching boats sail by.
@trentportmarina, (613) 392-2841 ext. 4421, 15 Creswell Dr., Trenton

Boutique Hopping. Trenton’s downtown core is lined with stylish clothing boutiques. Have your own mini fashion show at The Red Shark, Studio B, Vivacious and Sox it to Me, and pick up a new outfit while you’re at it. If you’re interested in giving your home a makeover as well, it’s worth checking out the decor items from Wish Etc.


Tomasso’s Italian GrilleTop Patios in the Bay of Quinte Tomasso's. Experience superior Italian dining along the Trent River, where you’ll find some of the best pizza in the BoQ and pasta made with authentic homemade sauces. Summer means lounging on their patio and indulging in daily special drink specials.
(613) 392-4333, 35 Front St, Trenton

Evening Activity 

Summer: Outdoor Concerts at RiverFront SquareBetween Front Street and the Trent River, you’ll happen upon yet another waterfront venue where live musical performances are the norm on Saturdays during the summer months. Bring your own chair, or enjoy from the patios of Tomasso’s and The Port Bistro as you savour your dessert!
(613) 394-2561, Riverfront Square

Winter: Movie Night at Centre TheatreIf it’s a bit too chilly to end your day with an outdoor activity, cozy up at Trenton’s intimate Centre Theatre and catch the latest blockbuster with a big bag of buttery popcorn.
(613) 392-6100 or, 120 Dundas St. W, Trenton

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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.