We’re going to let you in on a little secret...life doesn’t get any better than it is in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. We are one of Canada’s best kept secrets. But, it’s OK if you let others know. We won’t blame you.
The Bay of Quinte (pronounced quinn-tee) region is the perfect mix of rural and urban living, world-class amenities, outstanding natural attractions and career opportunities. Best of all, we are located right in the middle of many of the most popular cities in North America.
Life in the Bay of Quinte region means close access to many lakes, forests, beaches and other natural attractions while also providing urban amenities including shopping, dining, schools and entertainment.
We enjoy activities in all four of our distinct seasons and have welcomed a diverse group of cultures into this unique community.
The Bay of Quinte region is home to the nation’s largest Canadian Forces base as well as many Fortune 500 employers. We enjoy world class theatres, museums, art galleries and restaurants and look forward to welcoming you to our community.
Residents have many housing options in the Bay of Quinte region, from rural farm houses to urban homes including single family, semi-detached and apartments for sale and rent.
The Bay of Quinte region is made up of several communities, including Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County and each has unique neighbourhoods and attractions for you to explore and enjoy.
Belleville is the largest urban area in the Bay of Quinte region and is home to 50,000 residents.
Belleville is known as “The Friendly City” and is a community rich with an inviting blend of urban and rural living opportunities including established, historic neighbourhoods and brand new sub-divisions.
Belleville has a wide assortment of shops, restaurants and accommodations, with beautiful natural spaces and waterfront trails. There is also a wide range of cultural attractions, world-class fishing, boating and golf. The City’s family-friendly recreational facilities are second to none and include swimming pools, playgrounds, ice rinks, splash pads and more.
The Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre is a state-of-the-art sports and recreation complex located near highway 41 in Belleville’s north end.
The municipality of Belleville also includes the rural Foxboro, Corbyville, Plainfield and Roslin hamlets.
The region’s largest hospital is located in Belleville and it is home to most government and regional services.
Quinte West, home to 43,000 residents, can be found in an area of Eastern Ontario that is well known for its natural beauty, as well as its deep historical and military roots. The City, including its four wards of Trenton, Frankford, Murray and Sidney, is located in the heart of the Bay of Quinte Region at the mouth of the World Famous Trent-Severn Waterway. The exquisite natural features are complemented by a strong, vibrant, and diverse economic base.
With its unique mixture of both rural and urban landscape, the City lends itself to an interesting blend of agricultural, industrial, commercial and retail sectors. Mixed into that is the compliment of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, the largest Canadian Air Force Base and the largest employer in the Bay of Quinte Region, which the City of Quinte West maintains a great partnership with.
An ample selection of public facilities, parks, trails and sports fields are the heart of our Community and play host to both competitive and non-competitive sports. Numerous City-led and Community festivals and events take place each year. Attractions like the National Air Force Museum of Canada, the City’s new Trent Port Marina and the Batawa Ski Hill showcase Quinte West as a Natural Attraction in all four seasons.
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County is home to several world class wineries and craft breweries and tens of thousands of tourists flock to the region in the summer months to enjoy the Sandbanks beach and the outstanding golf courses in the region.
The population of “The County” is 25,000 and it has become a year-round destination for tourists and residents from larger metropolitan areas.
The County includes the villages of Picton, Wellington, Bloomfield, Carrying Place and Consecon.