Bring on the Best of Times in the Bay of Quinte

The sandy beaches are beckoning, the fish are biting and pristine golf courses are daring you to give them a try. Treat yourself to a live musical performance or theatre production. Then raise your glass and find your favourite flavor of craft beer or cider on a Quinte Craft tour.

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Bay Of Quinte at its Best

Bay of Quinte Craft
Bay of Quinte Craft
Quinte Botanical Gardens
Quinte Botanical Gardens
Golf like a Pro
Golf like a Pro
Water Sports
Water Sports


Raise your glass and go brewery hopping in the Bay of Quinte, South Eastern Ontario. 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.

Bring on the Breweries! Here’s some noteworthy brewers to check out:

Signal Brewery
Relax and take a moment to experience beer, made with love, thought and passion. These brewers aren’t afraid to experiment, and regularly release specialty brews for those looking for something new and different.

Wildcard Brewery
All those interested in the craft of beer are welcome to tag along on a quick tour and see how it’s made. Reservations would just be complicated and unnecessary. Come one, come all and come thirsty.

Discover Beautiful Things

Enjoy nature at its best as the Quinte Botanical Gardens. Explore six acres of unique garden displays and extraordinary plant combinations. Each garden offers an interesting insight into the world of plants. Wander through the gardens and connect with nature while you learn about horticulture. Some highlights include; a Bee, Bird and Butterfly Garden, an Oriental Garden, and a romantic Rose Garden. The Colour Wheel Garden is the largest in the world, and an extraordinary experience!

Get Out on the Greens

The Bay of Quinte is home to some of the finest golf destinations in South/Eastern Ontario. Here are some of the most picturesque golf courses in this area.

Black Bear Ridge Golf Course – Belleville, ON
Sweeping vistas, all-natural water features and five sets of tees combine to make BBR a memorable championship course. One of the top 30 courses in Canada, Black Bear boasts all the facilities to keep you comfortable and your game on track.

Timber Ridge Golf & Country Club – Brighton, ON
Reminiscent of the Scottish Heather Lands, Timber Ridge’s holes meander through mature bush and wide open spaces. Large greens are peppered with 80 well-placed bunkers to keep you on your toes with each shot.

Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club – Belleville, ON
Modelled after the country clubs of Europe, BQGCC’s first 9 were designed by Howard Watson in 1921, with the second 9 dreamed up by Robbie Robinson in the 1950s. Fully renovated in 2010 with a focus on new challenges, it’s a course not to be missed.

Trillium Wood Golf Club – Belleville, ON
Fitting in seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, TWGC is dotted with mature trees on over 200 acres of scenic woodlands. Trillium Wood also boasts one of the region’s premier driving ranges and separate teaching and practice areas.

Barcovan Golf Club – Brighten, ON
Situated on 150 acres of treed woodland this manicured course features fast but true greens and a challenging design utilizing water on more than ten holes. There are 4 sets of tees to choose from, which makes Barcovan the perfect choice for players of all abilities.

Water Play and Sport

With its abundance of lakes and navigable waterways, as well as the Bay of Quinte in Lake Ontario, this area is a great place to experience all things ‘water’. Here are some of the things you can do in the Bay of Quinte:

Walleye or pickerel fishing is serious business on the Bay of Quinte. This area is known as the Walleye capital of the world, meaning this is the spot for some amazing trophy fishing. Professional guides know where the fish are biting and can teach you the basics, while boat charters offer group excursions to favourite spots. Be sure to visit one of the local bait and tackle shops to get fully kitted out with a reel, live bait and maybe even a few helpful hints for your pickerel fishing tour. This is also cottage country and rentals can be found throughout the area’s bays and rivers. Imagine waking up to an early morning of walleye fishing followed by a lazy afternoon nap in a hammock by the water.

Quinte Fishing Charters – Represents the most experienced group of independent Walleye charter operators on the Bay of Quinte to provide the best fishing charters possible. Their operators are all Transport Canada certified marine captains who continually share information to utilize each others knowledge and daily success.

Go Active – Standup Paddleboarding is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. This accessible, easy to learn, fun activity is great for older children to adults.

You don’t need your own canoe to enjoy this fun activity. Cruising Canoes has adventure tours that are all-inclusive and include all the gear you need. On Friday nights you can take part in their Pint and Paddle with Signal Brewery. Your 1.5-2 hour paddle will be rewarded with a drink at Signal Brewery.

Cable Wakeboarding
Feel the rush as you fly through the air on a wakeboard. This sport is a new take on waterskiing and is kinda like being pulled by a boat while riding a small surfboard. The short flexible board allows for jumps that gets the rider up into the air.

Trenchtown WakePark – Try this amazing sport at Trenchtown Wakepark, they have lessons available for beginners or all ages.

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 site to behold. A visit to the museum is a glimpse into their grand life. You’ll see the beautifully 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 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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