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Bay of Quinte March Break Guide

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We love March Break because it’s a sure sign that we’re getting closer to spring! If you have kids who will be off school for an entire week it can be a daunting task to try and keep them busy, avoiding the inevitable “I’m bored” comments. We’re here to help you out with a roundup of events, activities and camps in the region to make planning a breeze.

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Quinte West Familyfest

Kickstart your March Break at Quinte West FamilyFest at the Batawa Community Centre on March 10. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, crafts, face painting, animal show and tell and live music from Andy Forgie—a local favourite among kids young and young at heart. 

Waterfowl Weekend at Presqu'ile

Presqu’ile Provincial Park is a bird migration hotspot and their annual Waterfowl Weekend takes place on March 16 and 17 this year. Sometimes the park can even see 20,000 birds and up to 20 different species! Volunteer naturalists will be set up with telescopes, displays and kids activities.

Quinte Sportsman Boat and RV SHOW

Our BoQ team members have fond memories of tagging along with a parent to the boat and RV show, mostly to look at the cool boats and other outdoor gear on display. The Quinte Sportsman Boat & RV Show takes place March 8-10 in the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre with over 20 vendors, exhibits and attractions. 


Public Skating

Grab your skates and head to your nearest arena for some time on the ice. Just don’t forgot to stop for mandatory hot chocolate on the way home. Click through below to find public skating schedules:

A Day at the Museum

Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville is bringing back their Creation Station where kids can make heritage crafts or design their own. This program is included with regular admission.

The Museum of Lennox and Addington in Napanee has special events lined up including a scavenger hunt, puzzles and crafting.

Quinte West’s National Airforce Museum of Canada will have hands-on, self guided activities for families to enjoy during their visit.

The Great Outdoors

Grab your rubber boots and head outside for some fresh air. A few of our suggestions for a family-friendly hike are:

Go Sens Go!

Cheer on the Belleville Sens, AHL affiliate team of the Ottawa Senators, at the CAA Arena. They have two home games during March Break:

Having Fun isn't hard...

When you’ve got a library card! We truly mean it. Check out the March Break programming at local libraries to fill up some time:


Need a little alone time?

All jokes aside, you’re busy, and maybe you have to work while the kiddos are off school for the week so you need something to keep them occupied. These are a few March Break Camps that caught our eye:

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Let’s see what we got!

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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