THE FRIENDLY CITY
Belleville — known as “The Friendly City” — is situated on the picturesque Bay of Quinte. Being located just off Hwy 401, an almost equal distance between Toronto and Montreal makes Belleville a great central point. Belleville’s bustling city streets contrast the rolling rural landscapes that surround them. With all the modern amenities of a large metropolitan city, Belleville is not just a great place to vacation, it’s a great place to live and work.
Belleville is the largest and most central city in the region with a variety of big city amenities that a community of 50,000+ people call home. It’s situated at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte.
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Glanmore National Historic Site
Glanmore National Historic Site opened as a museum in 1973. The Museum is owned by the City of Belleville and operated by the Community Services Department. The Museum also receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
HR Frink Conservation Area and Outdoor Education Centre
The H.R. Frink Conservation Area at 381 and 384 Thrasher Road, Plainfield ON, has hiking trails on the north side and south side of Thrasher Road for a total of 12 km of trails.
Whatever you need, you’ll find it at Quinte Mall – The Quinte region’s go-to for retail, restaurants, services and so much more.
Belleville Downtown District
Belleville’s Downtown District has almost 200 shops, restaurants and services to serve you. Let’s explore.
Zwicks Centennial Park
One of the largest waterfront parks in the region, Zwick’s Centennial Park is full of prime picnic spots, soccer fields and greenspaces, a playground and an off-leash dog park.
Pop-Ups On the Bay
A waterfront pop-up village in West Zwick’s Park throughout the summer months featuring a diverse selection of food vendors and mini golf in a beautiful setting on the shores of the Bay of Quinte.
Belleville Turtle Pond
One of the best wildlife viewing areas within the city lies on the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail at Memory Lane. In the summer you can see dozens of turtles catching some sun on the logs in the pond with visits from several species of waterfowl including Great Blue Herons.
Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre
This state-of-the-art, multi-use community recreation centre has three pools, four arenas, an indoor walking track and fitness facilities.
The Belleville Senators are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League that began play in the 2017–18 season as the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League team, the Ottawa Senators. Based in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, the Senators play their home games at CAA Arena.
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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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