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The region is known as the Walleye Capital of the World and boasts some of the the best Walleye fishing around. If you’re not an angler, there’s still tons to do; raise your glass and find your favourite flavour of craft beer or cider on a Quinte Craft tour, take in a play or enjoy one of the winter festivals.

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Bay Of Quinte at its Best

Bay of Quinte Craft
Bay of Quinte Craft
Air Force Museum
Air Force Museum


Raise your glass and go brewery hopping in the Bay of Quinte. This region is home to Canada’s largest rural craft beer and cider brewing with more than 25 incredible options to choose from. Explore new breweries and cider makers on your own, or as part of a Bay of Quinte Craft Package Tour.  

You’ll see why this area, which became known for its Bay Barley during the prohibition era, is still making a name for itself, in the brewing scene. You’ll get to meet some of the makers of these incredible brews and hear all about their passion for their craft. Find your unique flavour on a Quinte Craft tour.

Local Talent in Abundance

The Bay of Quinte is a vibrant, artistic community where amazing, live theatre is easy to find. In the bustling city of Belleville, find The Belleville Theatre Guild – performing awe inspiring plays and musicals in the Pinnacle Theatre. The Empire Theatre, also in Belleville offers live musical performances by popular artists. Or visit one of the quaint village theatres close by and be charmed and inspired by amazing local talent.  Performing arts thrive in the Bay of Quinte; now that’s entertainment!

Theatre Venue’s in the Bay of Quinte:

Belleville Theatre Guild: Live theatre productions, 256 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, ON

Empire Theatre: Musical performances, concerts and movies, 321 Front Street, Belleville, ON

Brighton Barn Theatre: Plays performed in a barn, 96 Young St, Brighton, ON

Lennox Community Theatre: Local theatre performances, 2219 County Rd 11, Selby, ON

Stirling Festival Theatre: Local theatre performances, 41 W Front St, Stirling, ON

The Village Theatre: Belleville dinner theatre performances, call for information: 343 263-8434

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Bring Out Your Inner Ski Bunny

The Bay of Quinte has some great options to get you out on the slopes and on the trails this winter.


Downhill Skiing

Head to the Batawa Ski Hill for skiing or snowboarding fun. This outdoor winter gem boasts nine runs; that suit everyone from the novice to the experienced, including a terrain park with assorted rails, boxes, jibs and jumps. After a few hours zooming down the hills, head to the rustic chalet and warm up in front of the the fireplace. Don’t have your own gear? No worries, they’ve got your covered with a full range of ski and snowboard gear.

Cross-country Skiing

There lots of trails to explore this snow-filled season.

  • Quinte Conservation Area
  • Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail
  • Hanna Park
  • Trenton Greenblet Conservation Area
  • Lower Trent Trail
  • Centennial Park Trail
  • Hollinger Park
  • Sidney Conservation Area

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Gone Fishin’

Anglers come from around the globe to fish in the Bay of Quinte. The eastern tip, is more than 50 km long and is plentiful with pike, bass, and walleye. Ice fishing starts when the hard water season begins – usually in early January when safe ice forms in some locations. But the ice fishing season really “heats” up in February and is extremely popular right up until March 1st, when walleye season closes.

The Bay of Quinte has become affectionately known as the Walleye Capital of the World as it’s not uncommon to find double digit walleye in this area. Despite the healthy population; it is possible for even the more experienced anglers to come up empty handed. Frustrating indeed, for those who have traveled here to snare one of these monsters. Increase your chances by hiring the services of a guide who can steer you in the right direction, make sure you have everything you need, share techniques and keep you safe on this massive body of water.

Aviation at its Finest

The National Air Force Museum of Canada is dedicated to telling story of Canada’s heroic air force. You will be taken back in time, where you will learn an important part of Canada’s heritage and the people who made it possible for us to have the freedoms we have today. There is an impressive variety of displays, artifacts and information, as well as a large number of static aircraft. Flying enthusiasts should make a point observing first-hand the on-going restoration of the worlds only MARK VII Halifax Bomber. A visit to this very popular public attraction will tell you an enlightening and enjoyable story about Canadian pride and who doesn’t love a great story?

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