A Great Place to Live, A Fun Place to Visit
The Bay of Quinte region has been identified as one of the best areas in Canada in which to live. Rich with history, it is also one of Ontario’s best kept secrets. The magnificent beaches of Prince Edward County, the wonderful live theatres in Stirling, Picton and Belleville, the beautiful Waterfront Trail, the excitement of OHL Hockey, the bounty of our local farms sold at the roadside stands and downtown markets, a diverse and thriving industrial sector plus some of Ontario’s best golf courses.
Conveniently located off Hwy #401, Belleville itself serves a population base of 155,000 people. Thus, its facilities and services are on par with those of a much larger community, featuring fine restaurants, cinemas, a variety of shops, a thriving arts community and so on. The area is also a destination of choice for outdoor fun – skiing, boating, fishing, hiking and camping. QBSC is just minutes away from the Bay Bridge which is the gateway to Prince Edward County, in particular, the world famous Sandbanks Provincial Park.
The region also features live theatre at the Belleville Theatre Guild, The Regent Theatre in Picton and the nearby Stirling Festival Theatre. Belleville’s Empire Theatre offers live music, theatre and stage productions regularly featuring world class artists. Westben in Campbellford and the Quinte Symphony offer the perfect solution for those who enjoy classical music.
Driving Distances from…
Toronto – 188 km – 2 hrs
Kingston – 82 km – 55 mins
Ottawa – 272 km – 2 hrs 50 mins
Montreal – 363 km – 3 hrs 49 mins
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