THE GATEWAY TO THE TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY
Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte, serving as the gateway to the world-famous Trent-Severn Waterway and its interlocking lock system. Quinte West — formed through the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray and Frankford — offers its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic mix of rural and urban lifestyles. The exquisite natural features of the City are complemented by a strong, vibrant and diverse economic base while also serving as home to Canada’s largest airforce base, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.
Quinte West is located on the western end of the Bay of Quinte at the mouth of the Trent River, serving as the gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway which connects Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario.
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National Air Force Museum of Canada
The National Air Force Museum of Canada is a must-see attraction while in the Quinte area. With over 75,000 square feet of display space attached to a sprawling, 16-acre air park, plan to set aside a few hours to truly enjoy this aviation gem.
Quinte Natural History Museum
The museum welcomes you to come see their exhibits, engage with their knowledgeable volunteers, and explore what the natural world has to offer!
The Trenton Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) is designated under a municipal by-law and legislated by the province of Ontario. It is an association encompassing more than 140 businesses located in the heart of Trenton, Ontario.
Trent Port Marina
Trent Port Marina is a first-class municipal marina unlike any of its kind. It features 375 fully-serviced slips for both seasonal and transient boaters at very competitive rates.
Quinte West Pop-Ups
The Quinte West Pop-ups program features eight wood cabins and five food truck stations, equipped with hydro and water connections, overlooking the Trent River in Centennial Park in the summer months.
Front Street Farmers’ Market
Visitors can find a wide variety of artisanal and produce vendors with products ranging from fruits, veggies, crafts to baked goods and more from May to October.
Centrally located in Trenton, Centennial Park is home to the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community arena, amphitheatre, splash pad, skate park, sports fields and diamond, and playground.
Sager Conservation Area
Sager Conservation Area offers picnicking, trails, and a scenic lookout. A short 1 kilometre trail starts at the base of the hill and climbs steeply to a scenic 30ft tall lookout tower, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Trent River valley and surrounding area.
Frankford Tourist Park
Situated on a stretch of parkland along the Trent River in downtown Frankford, this Park is the centre for regional and special events. The park has a sandy beach area and playground, a covered picnic pavilion, and seasonal overnight camping facilities.
Batawa Ski Hill
In the Winter months they offer Skiing, Snowboarding, Rentals, Lessons and Winter Hiking/Snowshoeing Trails. In the off-season they offer Hiking, Mountain Biking, Dino Dig and Natural Playground for kids, Pump Track, Summer Adventure Camp, Land and Venue Rentals for Weddings, Specials Events, and Conferences.
Mount Pelion Park, situated at the northern end of Dufferin Avenue, is widely recognized as a site of significant historical value. This park, also known as Mount Ossa, holds a special place in Trenton due to its rich and captivating history, intertwined with enduring legends that have fascinated the local community for generations.
Cutting straight through the narrow strip of land connecting Prince Edward County with the north shore of Lake Ontario, the Murray Canal is an 8 kilometre canal cut linking Lake Ontario with the Bay of Quinte.
Trent Severn Lock System
Every lockstation on the Trent-Severn Waterway forms part of a historic navigation system that connects Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Parks Canada maintains and operates these national historic sites to make travel possible for boaters and paddlers along 386 km of waterway.
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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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