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Bring On The Best Of Times In The Bay of Quinte

The region is known as the Walleye Capital of the World and boasts some of 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, take in a play or enjoy one of the winter festivals.

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Gone Fishin’
Gone Fishin’
Bring Out Your Inner Ski Bunny
Bring Out Your Inner Ski Bunny
Hockey Night In Belleville
Hockey Night In Belleville
History Comes Alive
History Comes Alive
Sing And Dance At Empire Theatre
Sing And Dance At Empire Theatre

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. 

READ ALSO: A Guide To Ice Fishing In The Bay Of Quinte

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 fireplace. Don’t have your own gear? No worries, they’ve got you covered with a full range of ski and snowboard gear. 

Cross-country Skiing

There are 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


Hockey Night In Belleville

Score one for winter as the season means hockey, hockey and more hockey in the Bay of Quinte region! The Belleville Senators hit the ice from fall to spring for their 2018-2019 season and they attract a rabid following for home games at the CAA Arena in Belleville. Get in on the action and take in a game or two of these AHL affiliates of the Ottawa Senators. With rivalries, theme nights and even free giveaways at some home games, seeing the Belleville Sens live is an all-around fun experience for the whole family. Forget Netflix and chill – add some excitement to your weekends and cheer on the home team in the Bay of Quinte!


History Comes Alive

These family-friendly museums bring the Bay of Quinte’s history to life, from grand architecture to our military heritage.

Glanmore National Historic Site

This designated a National Historic Site of Canada was recognized for its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture.

Glanmore was built in 1882-1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips and his wife and is a sight to behold. A visit to the museum is a glimpse into their grand life. You’ll see the beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork, as well as period room displays containing some original furnishings as well as beautiful objects from the Couldery Collection, antique furniture, paintings and ceramics.

The Museum is open to the public six days a week and offers a wide variety of programs and activities for schools and the general public. Guided and self-guided tours are available year-round.

National Air Force Museum of Canada 

The Natural Air Force Museum is dedicated to telling the 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?

Sing And Dance At Empire Theatre

Since 1938, Belleville’s Empire Theatre has been the cornerstone of the Bay of Quinte’s arts scene. From classical music, cutting-edge comedians, to burgeoning stage actors, you will find something to enjoy! If you’re in the mood for music, check out this season, Black Sabb*tch or The Eagles tribute -Hotel California.

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