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The City of Belleville is a vibrant, thriving community situated on the picturesque Bay of Quinte. It is the largest and most central point of the region located between Toronto and Ottawa directly along highway 401.

Belleville est une ville dynamique et prospère située le long de l’autoroute 401, près de la pittoresque baie de Quinte, à mi-chemin entre Toronto et Ottawa. Il s’agit de la ville la plus étendue et la plus centrale de la région.

Our community is rich with an inviting blend of urban and rural opportunities. Belleville offers an interesting mixture of shops and restaurants with beautiful natural spaces and waterfront trails. In addition, there is a wide range of cultural attractions, worldclass fishing, boating and golf. The City’s family-friendly recreational facilities are second to none and include swimming pools, ice rinks, splash pads and more.

Belleville regorge de possibilités invitantes, tant urbaines que rurales. Elle offre un vaste éventail de magasins et de restaurants ainsi que de superbes espaces naturels et sentiers riverains. De plus, on y trouve une foule d’attraits culturels et des terrains de golf, et on peut s’y adonner à des randonnées nautiques et à des excursions de pêche de calibre mondial. Ses installations récréatives pour toute la famille sont incomparables et comprennent notamment des piscines, des patinoires et des aires de jets d’eau.

No Belleville visit is complete without taking in one of our exciting festivals and events that are held throughout the year. Whatever your interests, you’ll find our community has something for everyone. We have a large assortment of accommodations so plan to stay for a few days to really experience what Belleville and the surrounding region has to offer. Explore, experience and enjoy, and most importantly – return. You’re always welcome here!

Une visite à Belleville est incomplète si on ne participe pas à l’un de ses nombreux festivals et événements palpitants, échelonnés tout au long de l’année. Chacun est certain d’y trouver son compte! Belleville compte une foule d’établissements d’hébergement. Prévoyez donc y séjourner pendant quelques jours pour découvrir tout ce qu’elle et les régions avoisinantes ont à offrir. Venez découvrir Belleville. Amusez-vous et, surtout, revenez nous voir. On vous y accueillera toujours chaleureusement!

m ayor of Be lleville message from the

As the Mayor of the City of Belleville it is my distinct pleasure to have this opportunity to welcome you, on behalf of my colleagues on Council, to the Quinte region. Thank you for choosing Belleville for your vacation destination. We are extremely proud of the amazing amenities in our city; unique shops and fine restaurants; beautiful waterfront trails, parks and recreational facilities. There are so many things to do in the ‘Friendly City’ you will no doubt enjoy your time here. This Visitor Guide is a fantastic resource to help you plan your vacation or day trip in the area. Our hope is that each of you enjoys your time in Belleville and that you return to the Quinte region in the future.

Taso A. Christopher Mayor

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Hotels & Motels: 3 Bed & Breakfasts: 4 Conference & Banquet Facilities: 5 Casual & Fine Dining: 7, 8 & 9 Fast or On the Go Food: 10 & 11 What to Do:

Shopping 12 & 13

Water: Sailing, Kayaking,

Boating, Fishing 14 & 15

Boat Launches &

Harbour Facilities 16 & 17

Hiking, Trails & Conservation

Areas 18

Parks: 19, 20 & 21 Economic Development: 23 Dog Park and Birding: 26 Concerts on the Bay: 27 Belleville on Bikes & Geocaching: 28 Golf: 29 History & Museums: 31 Outdoor Winter Activity: 32 & 33 The Arts: 34 Theatres: 35 Upcoming Events: 37- 44 Here in Our Area: 45 Regional Day Trip Ideas: 45 Things to Watch for in 2017: 45 Maps: 46-48

Belleville & District Chamber of Commerce

5 Moira E, Belleville, ON K8P 2S3 PH (613) 962-4597


HOTELS & MOTELS Best Western Belleville 387 N. Front St., 613-969-1112 Canada’s Best Value Inn 325 N. Front St., 613-968-5353 Comfort Inn Belleville 200 N. Park St., 613-966-7703 Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Belleville 407 N. Front St., 613-962-9211 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Belleville 291 N. Front St., 613-962-1200 Park Lane Motel 648 Dundas St. W., 613-962-5394 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Belleville 400 Bell Boulevard,613-779-1212 Travelodge Hotel Belleville 11 Bay Bridge Rd., 613-968-3411

Things to Know Belleville is the largest urban centre in the Quinte Region and centrally located within the heart of North America Population: 49,454 (2011 census) Regional Population: 210,000 Waterfront & Ethnic Festival: Free Admission Top 100 Festivals, largest multiday summer festival in South Eastern ON Home of the Cheddar & Ale Trail and Chocolate & Apple Trail Sportsman Boat & RV Show largest in Eastern ON 189km east of Toronto 361km west of Montreal -3-


BED & BREAKFASTS Aisling House 272 Charles St., 613-969-5220

Belle Vie Belleville 194 Lingham St., 613-962-2487

Heritage Charm 118 Bridge St. East, 613-962-8472 Inn by the Rose Garden 144 Bridge St. East, 613-969-2894

Place Victoria Place 156 Victoria Ave., 613-967-8560

Savery House B & B 1763 Hwy #37, 613-477-2684

St. John’s Inn 263 John St., 613-967-5859 The Moira B & B 21 Elvins Gardens, 613-967-7856

The Occasional Scone 33 Catharine St., 613-779-0326


Travelodge 11 Bay Bridge Rd 1-800-420-3555 Maranatha Church 100 College St W 613-962-2062

Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre 265 Cannifton Rd 613-966-4632 Meeting rooms are available at: Fairfield Inn: 613-962-9211 Holiday Inn: 613-962-1200 TownePlace Suites: 613-779-1212 Best Western: 613-969-1112

BANQUETS Bay of Quinte Yacht Club 86 South Front St. 613-966-4632

The Greek Hall 7 Harder Drive 613-967-1874

Belleville Fish & Game Club 170 Elmwood Drive 613-966-6731

The Banquet Centre 1 Alhambra Sq. 613-966-1222

Belleville Shriners Club 51 Highland Ave. 613-962-2633

The Belleville Club 210 Pinnacle St 613-962-1239

Capers 272 Front St. 613-968-7979

The Royal Canadian Legion 132 Pinnacle St., 613-968-9053

Masonic Temple 132 Foster Ave. 613-962-3867 Parkdale Community Centre 119 Birch St. 613-962-9494 Pentecostals of Quinte 490 Dundas St. W. Sans Souci 240 Front St. 613-968-2952

Thurlow Community Centre 516 Harmony Rd 613-962-8000 The River Inn, Corbyville 79 River Rd S 613-969-0854 Also (contact information above): Maranatha Church Fairfield Inn TownePlace Suites -5-




CASUAL & FINE DINING Aji Sai Japanese Restaurant 32 Dundas St. W., 613-966-3939 Belle Pub 310 Front St., 613-968-5650 Birdy’s Fine Casual Dining 449 Dundas St. W., 613-779-0856 Boston Pizza 180 Bell Blvd., 613-966-2444 Bourbon Street Pizza Company 5A Market St., 613-779-0803 Buffet Gardens Restaurant 365 N. Front St., 613-967-7888 Café E 357 Front St. W. on Empire Square, 613-968-1412 Capers 272 Front St., 613-968-7979 Captain George’s Fish & Chips 150 Sidney St., 613-967-8088 Chilangos 394 Front St., 613-969-0988 Chuck’s Roadhouse 305 N. Front St., 613-779-0987 Denny’s Family Restaurant 398 N. Front St., 613-962-6634 Dinkel’s Restaurant & Courtyard 44 Bridge St. E., 613-966-2556 Dragon Rolls 265 N. Front St., 613-969-0988 Earl & Angelo’s Steak & Seafood 182 Front St., 613-962-1182 East Side Mario’s 390 N. Front St., 613-962-8440 Foxboro Diner and Take Out 432 Ashley St., Foxboro, 613-967-0224 Greek Oasis 690 Sidney St., 613-962-3332 Heather’s Place 6835 Hwy. 62 N., Sommerville Centre, 613-771-1937 India Curry House 180 N. Front St., 613-968-5731 Irene’s Diner 470 Dundas St. E., Bayview Mall, 613-967-1074 Jim’s Greek-Italian Eatery Pizzeria 326 Front St., 613-967-1444


W H E R E T O E AT Casual & Fine Dining (continued) Kate’s Country Kitchen 7276 Hwy. 62 N., 613-962-1666 Kelsey’s 170 N. Front St., 613-967-2400 Ku Mo Sushi 71 Millennium Pkwy., 613-969-9090 La Favorita Trattoria 248 Front St., 613-779-8993 L’Auberge de France 304 Front St., 613-966-2433 Linguine’s 257 N. Front St., 613-962-5444 Little Texas 290 N. Front St., 613-966-2427 Lone Star Texas Grill 130 Bell Blvd., 613-962-8677 Modern Café 190 Front St., 613-962-4182 Montana’s Cookhouse 170 Bell Blvd., 613-967-9970 Mr. Wendell’s 325 N. Front St., 613-779-8203 North China Buffet 300 Bell Blvd., 613-771-9988 Northway Restaurant 205 N. Front St., 613-962-7119 Olympic ’76 Restaurant 444 Dundas St. W., 613-966-1686 Oriental Wok & Himalayan Cuisine 59 Dundas St. E., 613-962-9232 Panera Bread 179 Bell Blvd., 613-967-7758 Paulo’s Italian Trattoria 38 Bridge St. E., 613-966-6542 Pizza Hut 268 N. Front St., 613-968-4582 Prime Time Steakhouse 260 N. Front St., 613-962-5361 Quinte Restaurant 135 Cannifton Rd., 613-962-1313 Red Rock Canyon 365 N. Front St., 613-966-8210 Riverside Restaurant & Bakery 1 Moira St. E., 613-967-4928 Royal Haveli 366 N. Front St., 613-962-1409 Rustic Café and Eatery 19 Campbell St., 613-962-4242 Saigon 110 N. Front St., (beside Metro) 613-966-0045 - 8-


Casual & Fine Dining (continued) Sans Souci 240 Front St., 613-968-2952 Sensuous Up Café 33 South Pinnacle St., 613-966-8800 Slapshots Bar & Grill 151 Cannifton Rd., 613-967-3813 Swiss Chalet 15 Bell Blvd., 613-962-7010 Tandoori Lounge 366 N. Front St.—Unit 22, 613-968-9696 Thai Garden 151 Pinnacle St., 613-962-1188 Thai House Cuisine 230 Front St., 613-966-7888 The Beaufort Pub 173 Dundas St. E., 613-966-7060 The Boathouse Restaurant 32 S. Front St., 613-969-2211 The Dugout 514 Dundas St. E., 613-968-5169 The Red Lion 211 Coleman St., 613-966-2458 The ‘Stache Sports Bar & Nightclub 366 N. Front St., 613-967-2424 Toro Sushi Restaurant 338 Pinnacle St., 613-967-6478 West Side Café 436 Dundas St. W., 613-966-0365 Wild Wing 366 N. Front St., 613-967-4848 Window’s on the Bay (Travelodge) 11 Bay Bridge Rd., 613-968-3411 Yangtze Restaurant 444 Dundas St. E., 613-966-6600 Y’wanna Hav’ a Café 613-966-3762 q254 Pinnacle St. (Library)

q199 Front St. (Century Place)q15 Bridge St. W. (Courthouse)

In addition to the dining choices you can enjoy year round, during the summer months there are some fun, casual options along the waterfront – plus chip wagons scattered throughout the City. -9-

W H E R E T O E AT FAST OR ON THE GO 10 Acre Truck Stop 902A Wallbridge-Loyalist Road , 401 Exit 538, 613-966-7017 Arby’s 281 N. Front St., 613-966-1844 A&W 366 N. Front St., 613-969-9276 Burger King 298 N. Front St., 613-966-9797 Burger Revolution 300 N. Front St., 613-966-3388 Cedar Nights 21 College St. W., 613-771-1311 Crust and Crumb Bakery 37 Pinnacle St. S., 613-779-1115 Dairy Queen 74 Dundas St. E., 613-968-8959 Dino’s Pizza Factory 150 Sidney St., 613-968-3336 Domino’s Pizza 143 College St. W., 613-962-4949 East Side Franco’s Pizza Express 652 Dundas St. E., 613-962-1212 Extreme Pita 365 N. Front St., 613-969-9777 Goody’s Pizzeria 470 Dundas St. E., (Bayview Mall) 613-969-4444 Gourmet Diem 249 Front St., 613-779-9995 Harvey’s 233 N. Front St., 613-967-1165 Katrina’s Cakes & Treats 135 N. Front St., 613-966-1274 KFC

464 Dundas St., 613-962-2907 q336 N. Front St., 613-967-6394

Little Caesars 110 N. Front St., (beside Metro) 613-966-0963 Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters 150 Sidney St., 613-967-0202 McDonald’s

274 Millenium Pkwy., (Wal-Mart) 613-962-2705 q 185 N. Front St., 613-962-7400 q470 Dundas St. E., (Bayview Mall) 613-968-5400 - 10 -

Mr. Sub

41 Dundas St. E., 613-968-8466 q 243 N. Front St. E., 613-968-2060

Mr. Zed’s Subs & Burgers 324 Front St., 613-968-7787 Nova Deli-Maritime Donairs 200 N. Front St., 613-968-3357 Papa John’s Pizza 142 N. Front St., 613-771-1155 Papa’s Kitchen Pizzeria 212 N. Front St., 613-966-7212 Pasta Tavola 109 N. Front St., 613-779-9739 Pho Viet 30 Dundas St. E., 613-968-2605 Pita Pit 305 N. Front St., 613-966-6617 Pizza Pizza 170 N. Front St., 613-967-1111 Quizno’s Subs (Reid’s Dairy) 222 Bell Blvd., 613-967-7703 Reid’s Dairy 222 Bell Blvd. 613-967-1970 Rosemary & Thyme 417 Bridge St. E., 613-962-9358 Smoke’s Poutinerie 305 N. Front St., 613-962-2873 Starbucks

390 North Front St., (Quinte Mall) 613-962-0479 q 295 N. Front St. 613-697-0874


110 N. Front St.q366 N. Front St.q450 Dundas St. E. q49 Dundas St. W.q219 Millenium Pkwy.q51 Adams St.q25 Bellevue Dr.

Taco Bell 336 N. Front St., 613-967-6394 Tim Hortons

161 Bridge St.q165 College St.q169 North Front St.q218 Bell Blvd. q390 North Front St. (Quinte Mall)q470 Dundas St. E. (Bayview Mall) q 48 Dundas St. W.q902 Wallbridge-Loyalist RoadqHwy 62

Tina’s Pizzeria 113 Cannifton Rd., 613-966-0241 Topper’s Pizza 365 N. Front St., 613-813-7171 Urban Escape Café 279 Front St., 613-966-0000 Wendy’s 350 N. Front St., 613-967-9636 Quinte Mall Food Court - 390 North Front Street A & W 613-966-4817 q Asian Gourmet 613-779-8880 Booster Juice 613-779-7202 q Bourbon Street Grill 613-771-0540 David’s Tea 613-968-9261 q Feta and Olive 613-967-1382 Kernels 613-962-6727 q KFC/Taco Bell 613-966-1642 Mr. Sub 613-969-7231 q New York Fries 613-967-8402 Oishii Sushi 613-966-8796 q Orange Julius 613-969-1900 Teavana 613-966-1073 q Tim Horton’s 613-961-7977 - 11 -


Fast or On the Go (continued)

W H AT T O D O Belleville features unique shopping experiences due to its wide range of antique, boutique and specialty shops, many found in the downtown core. Whether you’re in search of collectibles, chocolates, clothing, something exceptional or everyday items… in Belleville we have it all.

The Quinte Mall on Bell Boulevard is the region’s largest shopping centre with over 125 stores and services. The Mall offers big box stores such as Chapters, Sears and Toys R Us – and entertainment such as Galaxy Cinemas Multiplex Theatre. For more information visit:

Downtown Belleville is located in the centre of the City. Here you will find a variety of shopping experiences and some of the best dining establishments in the City. Roaming the streets of downtown you will discover galleries, spas, salons, specialty boutiques and theatres.


The downtown hosts many special events throughout the year – music festivals, sidewalk sales, street dances and gallery tours to name a few. Be sure to check out our Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for a wonderful assortment of fresh local produce. For further information on our downtown visit:

Explore, Experience, Enjoy! Belleville is known for its specialty shops which include Donini Chocolates and Steve Marshman Jewellery - and if you wish to relax the day away, there is a wide selection of day spas to choose from such as: B e a u t y W o r k s , Estetika, Joseph Anthony’s, Polish, Studio 237+Glo Day Spa and The Salon+Day Escape. In addition to these shopping experiences Belleville also offers stores and services from recognizable retail names such as Lowes, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Walmart, The Gap, Staples, JYSK, Homesense, Oshkosh, Michaels, Bed, Bath & Beyond and many more.

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Unique Shopping Experiences qBridal Path Tack Shop

qDeja Vu Boutique


qFunk-N Gruven A-Z

qGourmet Diem

qReid’s Dairy

qHigh Falls Outfitters

qLive, Love and Laugh qRuttle Brothers

qMaple Dale Cheese

qScalliwag Toys

qStephen Licence

BELLEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET Fresh Fruits & Vegetables q Maple Syrup q Honey q Home Baking Meats q Crafts q Plants & Cut Flowers q Ethnic & Health Foods Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, all year behind City Hall THE COMMUNITY ARCHIVES OF BELLEVILLE AND HASTINGS COUNTY IS NOW LOCATED AT THE BELLEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY featuring historical information & memorabilia depicting the heritage of Belleville & Hastings County.

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W H AT T O D O Dragon Boating Dragon Boating is a popular sport in Belleville. We have two Dragon Boat facilities, the Belleville Dragon Boat Club, 613-962-4362 and the Quinte Dragon Boat Training Centre, 613-967-4643. Sailing, Kayaking & Boating The broad, sheltered waters of the Bay of Quinte make Belleville one of the top destinations for sailing and a prime location for power boating, kayaking and windsurfing. The Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to those interested in both sailing and power boating as well as cruising, racing in keelboats or dinghies or those who want to socialize at one of their many social events. The club also hosts camps in the summer for youth and adults who want to experience the thrill of sailing. For more information on the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club please visit: or call 613-966-5931. Windsurfing and kayaking are also great water sports. There are two locations near Belleville to rent kayaks; Clear Water Design and Kayak-ity-Yak.

Fishing Tackle and Bait Shops Canadian Tire, 101 Bell Blvd., 613-968-6701 Chesher’s Outdoor Store, 300 Maitland Dr., 613-966-8080 Pete’s Pro Shop, 4611 Old Hwy #2, 613-968-2667 Pro Tackle, 43-B Putman Industrial Rd., 6113-968-4111

Don’t miss the DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL to be held at Victoria Park from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on July 9th. - 14 -

W H AT T O D O Fishing Charters Whether you are looking for salmon, bass, trout, pike, ice fishing or walleye these charters specialize in the Bay and aim to ensure your fishing adventure is a great success. These charters include boats, seasoned guides and tackle. Bay of Quinte Fishing Charters

Hooked For Life

Merland Park Fishing Charters

PB&J Fishing Charters



Quinte Ice Fishing Team

Seas the Day Fishing Charters



Werner’s Angling Adventures

Sunrise Cottage Resort and Fishing Charters





Fishing in Belleville

The Bay of Quinte is the perfect destination for fishing. We are internationally known for our walleye and anglers from all over come to take part in our many fishing tournaments including our annual Kiwanis Walleye World competition. The Moira River cuts through downtown Belleville and has many fishermen lining its shores in early May during walleye season. The Moira River is also a hot spot for fly fishing enthusiasts. In addition to walleye there are large and small mouth bass, pike, musky, perch, catfish and other pan fish. More information on fishing in Belleville can be found at:

High Falls Outfitters is Quinte’s destination for all things hunting, fishing and archery related. Classes are also available for experienced or new archers. They provide six shooting lanes and a variety of shooting experiences such as: League Shoots One-on-One instruction Classes Try crossbows and compound bows before you buy 6835 Hwy 62 North - 15 -

W H AT T O D O Boat Launches Belleville Recreation, Culture and Community Services operates two boat launches on the City’s waterfront - one at the bottom of Herchimer Avenue and the other at South George Street. Both have coin-operated ticket machines for your convenience. Seasonal boat passes can be purchased at the South George Street Canteen, City Hall (169 Front Street) or the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department located at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (265 Cannifton Road). 

Harbour Facilities Meyers Pier 1 South Front St. 613-967-1906 Meyers Pier offers first-class amenities for travelling boaters including: • gas, diesel, pump outs • 160 seasonal and transient boat slips • washrooms, showers & on-site laundry • power & water at every slip • evening security • wireless internet • Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary on site • George Street Canteen within walking distance • Local Walking Trails • Shopping, groceries, supplies and restaurants are within walking distance to downtown. Victoria Park 86 South Front St. Victoria Park is home to seasonal boaters with power and water at most slips and features: - 16 -

Hours of Operation (subject to change): May - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm June - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm July - 7:00 am - 8:00 pm August - 7:00 am - 8:00 pm September - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Closed - Tuesday, Wednesday October - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Closed - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Marine Services There are Marine businesses in the City that provide many amenities to ensure your boating season is enjoyable. Crate Marine J&P Marine Service Stillwater Basin 25 Dundas St. W. 1-888-857-7114

112 Black Diamond Rd. 613-962-8422

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9 Wilkie St. 613-966-1220


Victoria Park (continued) • Off-shore fishing on west side • Inner Green Space Available for Rent (events, outdoor weddings, etc.) • Dragon Boat Racing Location • Home to the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, the second oldest Yacht Club in Ontario and fourth oldest in Canada. • Close to Belleville’s extensive waterfront trails located at the base of Riverfront Trail for walking or biking. • Visa, MasterCard, Interac and Cash Payments.

W H AT T O D O Hiking & Trails The City of Belleville has over 17 kilometers of multi-use trails that are maintained year round, perfect for walking, cycling, running and rollerblading. Waterfront Trails

Kiwanis Bayshore Trail (2,570 meters) Parrott Riverfront Trail (1,610 meters) Riverside Park Trail (5,224 meters) East Zwick’s Trail (1,960 meters) West Zwick’s Trail (1,255 meters)

The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of trails and is made up of nearly 500 individual trails. To date approximately 80% of the trails are connected. Once fully connected in 2017 the trails will stretch nearly 24,000 km from coast to coast. Belleville’s section of the Trans Canada Trail enters near Corbyville and follows north to Stirling. The trail is 23.5 km in length. This trail provides opportunity for hiking, horseback riding, ATVing or snowmobiling. Conservation Areas

just north of Belleville. School classes visit throughout the school year for curriculum based science programs. The 14 km’s of trails are open to the public dawn to dusk at this 138 hectare (341 acres) Conservation Area, owned by Quinte Conservation. Located at 381 Thrasher Rd. 613-477-2828, Quinte Conservation Quinte Conservation has the distinction of being one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario and offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. Trails wind past fragrant orchards, open meadows and scenic woodland. Located at 2061 Old Highway 2 613-968-3434, Vanderwater Conservation Area Vanderwater Conservation Area has 15 km of trails to explore with a wide range of natural environments from mature cedar forests in the low lying areas to hardwood and coniferous forests that cover the slopes and high ground. The Conservation Area is a popular destination each winter for cross-country skiers.

Enjoy limitless outdoor activities H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre surrounded by nature in a wonderful The HR Frink Centre is a conservation natural playground. area and outdoor education centre - 18 -

Riverside Park 373 Moira St. E.

Zwick’s Park is located along the shores of the Bay of Quinte and many events take place here during the summer. The Lions Club Pavilion is here as well and is a popular venue for concerts. In addition, the new fully accessible Rick Meagher Medigas Play Structure is open and provides hours of entertainment for children. Also available at Zwick’s: • Waterfront • Trails • Soccer fields • Parking • Wading pool • Picnic areas (fresh air or covered)

Conveniently located just off Highway 401, this park is close to the Quinte Mall. Here you’ll find the popular pirate ship play structure and the Kiwanis skate board park, used for skateboarding and BMX biking. Open from 9am – 9pm, the splash park is a great place to cool off from the heat. Also at Riverside Park: • Canteen • Picnic area • Washrooms • Shelter • Parking • Baby change stations • During the winter a large toboggan hill

Kinsmen Park 151 Dundas St. E.

We kicked it up a notch. The newly revitalized Kinsmen Park includes a 30 metre outdoor pool, complete with an accessible lift, six lanes and a slide. In addition, we installed a new splash pad and an accessible playground is being installed in the summer of 2016. There are hours of enjoyment to be discovered at this community park, so pack a lunch and create some new and lasting memories with your family. - 19 -

PA R K S , PA R K S & M O R E PA R K S

Zwick’s Centennial Park 11 Bay Bridge Rd.

PA R K S , PA R K S & M O R E PA R K S

Memorial Park 130 Station St.

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Morris Drive Parkette 38 Morris Dr.

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Parkdale Veterans Park 119 Birch St.

Centennial Park 335 Bridge St. W. •

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Sports Field

Corby Park 210 Ann St.

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138 Leland Ave. • Multi-Use Trail

Stanley Parkette 32 Stanley Park Dr. •

Jane Forrester Park 1 S. Front St. Multi-Use Trail

Jackson Woods 110 Finch Dr.

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Playground Sports Field

Tom Gavey Alemite Park 102 Pine St.

Multi-Use Trail

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RT Potter Park 82 Dundas St. W.


Thurlow Park 516 Harmony Rd.

Victoria Park 86 S. Front St. •


Sir MacKenzie Bowell Park

21 Keegan Parkway • Sports Field • Picnic Site • Multi-Use Trail

Sports Field Multi-Use Trail

Robin Jeffrey Park 220 Bleeker Ave.

Floral Display Wedding Photos Multi-Use Trail

Kiwanis Bayshore Park

Playground Splash Pad Sports Field

MA Sills Park 140 Palmer RD.

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Lions Park 70 Station St.

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Playground Sports Field

West Hill Greenspace 41 Octavia St.

Floral Display

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The City of Belleville maintains over 500 acres of parkland at 55 locations throughout the community. Beautiful floral displays can be found at numerous locations that add an array of colour and brilliance to the City landscape.

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Renée Rodgers


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With a population of approximately 50,000, Belleville serves as the business, cultural, medical, government service and commercial centre for a region totaling over 210,000 people. We are centrally located within the heart of North America, within 500 miles of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Chicago and NYC making Belleville the ideal setting for your business requiring access to Canadian, U.S. and International markets. With a variety of industrial areas, Belleville has strategically positioned itself to accommodate new growth and development. We are consistently attracting and expanding new businesses from all sectors, with plenty of land and low development costs which supports our commitment to your success and prosperity. For further information on investing in Belleville please contact: Economic & Strategic Initiatives 613-967-3238

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Belleville offers a prime location for your business.

City of B


FREE ADM Painting, chalk art, clay sculpting, balloons, face art, paper crafts, “Spring Fever” photo booth & more!

SATURDAY MAY 28TH West Zwick’s Park 11:00am – 4:00pm

Pumpkin carving & painting, fall themed arts & crafts, hot apple cider, live Country & Bluegrass music, wagon rides, pony rides, balloons, face art AND Porchfest!

Saturday September 24th in Downtown Belleville 11:00am – 4:00pm

Christmas Lighting Display at Meyer’s Pier & Jane Forrester Park Official Opening


Nighttime Santa Claus Parade Magical lights, amazing floats, bands & Santa!

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH beginning at 4:30pm


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Thursday July 7th – Sunday July 10th West Zwick’s Park, Highway 62 South Full Midway • Ethnic Food Village • Children’s Attractions Meet & Greets with TV & Movie Characters Musical Entertainment including Multicultural Acts • Vendor Exposition Canine Watersports • Dragon Boat Races • Parasailing & Paddle Boarding

Recipient of Top 100 Festivals in Ontario Award for 2015 & 2016!

BIRDING Birding is a popular pastime in the Quinte Region. The points of land along the Bay of Quinte and our conservation areas provide excellent opportunities to view migrating birds. From herons to sparrows and sandpipers to warblers, you never know what you will find right here in the Quinte Region. For more information on birding in Quinte and for birding groups please visit Nature Stuff at:


If you are an avid bird watcher, have a passion for backyard birding or even have one of your own, A Place to Perch carries all the products you need. Visit A Place to Perch at:

Quinte Dog Park For those who enjoy a social experience, try the Quinte Dog Park at East Zwick’s Park. This is a three acre, fenced area with a double gated entrance for your safety. - 26 -

Concerts on the Bay date back to 1967. The ANAF Veteran’s Association, along with a few keen citizens, had a vision to create a venue for enhancing the summer experience with the sound of music. They joined together and with the support of several local businesses a band shell was constructed. Needless to say, this gave way to an annual tradition, free summer concerts featuring, in most part, local entertainers who also benefited by having the experience of performing in front of live audiences. After 43 years, the band shell was replaced in 2011 with the beautiful Lions Pavillion. Sundays - June & July - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - August - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. June 12 The Reasons, 50’s/60’s/70’s Rock June 19 Cruisin 50’s/60’s Band June 26 Ambush, Rocking Country July 3 Bay City Band, Variety Dance Band July 17 The Commodores Orchestra, Big Band Memories July 24 Andy Forgie & Ed’s Garage, 50’s/60’s/70’s Rock July 31 White Brothers, Country Aug. 7 Cathy Whalen & Land O’Lake Cruisers, Country Aug. 14 Ken Stapley/Lions Country Jamboree, Country Classic (5 - 8 p.m.) Aug. 21 Ken Kovac & Heartland, Country Classic Aug. 28 Frank Howard Orchestra Directed by Lance Jeffrey, Big Band Memories Wednesdays - June & July - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - August - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. June 15 The Shadows, 50’s/60’s Rock & Roll June 22 The Young Family Band, Country June 29 Big Black Smoke, 60’s/70’s Classic Rock July 13 Matt Cage & Derek Morris, Tribute to Elvis & Johnny Cash July 20 Texas Tuxedo, Rocking Country July 27 Kinfolk, 50’s/60’s Rock/Country Aug. 3 Ken Stapley & Friends, Classic Variety Aug. 10 The Reasons, 50’s/60’s/70’s Rock Aug. 17 Lynzi Couch & Wrought Iron Roots, Blue Grass/Country/Folk Aug. 24 Grampa’s Goodtime Gang, Yesteryear Favourites Aug. 31 The Emily Creek Band, Country/Folk/Dance - 27 -


Concerts on the Bay


Working to make cycling safer in the ‘Friendly City’.

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, fun for the whole family. You can hide and/or seek containers, called geocaches or caches. Do this by entering the coordinates into a GPS or compatible mobile device and then set out on the adventure of finding them. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where you enter - 28 -

the date you found it and sign it with your established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where you found it. If you want to take something from the cache, be sure to have something to leave behind for the next person to find. Belleville has over 50 caches hidden in the city. To get started go to:

Black Bear Ridge Black Bear Ridge is a traditional parkland layout designed with sweeping vistas, natural water features, and superior conditioning. Along with their reputation of providing golfers with superior turf conditions BBR is one of the finest public golf facilities in Canada. Trillium Wood Trillium Wood Golf Club is characterized by mature trees, large greens, elevated tees, rolling bentgrass fairways, picturesque ponds and strategically placed bunkers. The magnificently scenic 18 holes gives one the sense they have been part of the landscape for many years. Regional Golf Courses

Regional Golf Courses (cont’d) Frankford Municipal Golf Course Murray Hills Golf Course Napanee Golf & Country Club Oak Hills Golf Club Ltd. Picton Golf & Country Club Pineridge Golf & Country Club Poplars Golf Quinte Hills Golf Course Timber Ridge Golf Course

Barcovan Golf Club

Warkworth Golf Club

Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club

Wellington on the Lake

Bayview Golfing Centre

West Highland Golf Course

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There are 18 golf courses in the Quinte Region with two of Ontario’s premiere golf courses located right here in Belleville.




Glanmore National Historic Site of Canada 257 Bridge Street East Belleville, ON 613 -962-2329


Museums Glanmore National Historic Site Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1969 in recognition of its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture. Built in 1882 – 1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Philips (1842 – 1912) and his wife Harriet Dougall Philips (1839 – 1915). The grand interior includes beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork. Many rooms have been restored to the 1890s. Period room displays containing some original furnishings as well as beautiful objects from the Couldrey Collection. The museum cares for an extensive collection of antique furniture, paintings and ceramics. Local history is highlighted in Glanmore’s lower level and includes the Early Homestead display and Maid of All Work: Domestic Service at Glanmore exhibit. Open year-round. 257 Bridge St. E. 613-962-2329 The Regimental Museum Features a collection of uniforms, badges, diaries, equipment, weaponry and other memorabilia. Located in the Armory on the corner of Bridge and Pinnacle St. 613-966-2125

Heritage Belleville Heritage Belleville is our municipal heritage committee and is comprised of citizens appointed to the committee who are interested and knowledgeable about heritage matters. There are a few self-guided tours available so you can fully embrace and enjoy the rich heritage that Belleville has. The City Hall Tour Belleville’s beautiful High Victorian Gothic City Hall was built in 1872 and is an identifiable landmark in Belleville. Inside City Hall you will find beautiful stained glass, original bricks and wooden trusses. Designated Sites Walking Tour Take a walking tour and see the beautiful heritage properties located here in Belleville. The designation of properties protects and preserves its architectural history. Places of Worship Walking Tour This tour takes a look at the many churches and sites in Belleville that existed from the City’s beginning up to 1940 that served a religious purpose, some of which continue to do so. A heritage walking tour guide is available at City Hall or online at: - 31 -

WINTER IN OUR CITY Winter in Belleville is a beautiful time to enjoy fun, outdoor activities together as a family.

Christmas at the Pier Join us for the annual lighting of the Christmas Light Display at Jane Forrester Park, November 18.

Santa Claus Parade The Santa Claus parade is one of the most anticipated annual traditions in the City. The evening parade will make its way through the City on November 20 starting at 4:30 p.m.

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Ice Fishing When the water freezes the Bay of Quinte is transformed into the ultimate destination to ice fish. Pike and walleye action are fast and furious. Outfitters with huts, bait and transportation are available throughout the winter season. Please visit:

Outdoor Skating Victoria Harbour and Zwick’s Park are fun locations for outdoor skating. Public Skating Family skating is available at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre. The facility also provides drop in adult only public skating and senior shinny hockey and

adult shinny hockey. Please visit for scheduled times. Fat Biking

Fat biking is becoming popular in the Quinte Area. What is fat biking? Well these are peculiar looking bicycles since their wide monster truck-like tires and colourful frames draw attention. Ruts, snow drifts, logs and ice are no match for the 4� tires of a fat bike. These bikes can be rented at Ideal Bike and staff there can educate you and direct you on which trails will be most suitable for hours of fun. Ideal Bike is located at 225 Front St., 613-779-6979 or visit: - 33 -

GALLERIES Belleville Art Association Gallery Home to an ever-changing series of exhibitions by the association members. Located at 392 Front St. in downtown Belleville. For more information please call 613-968-8632. John M. Parrott Art Gallery Located in the library at 254 Pinnacle Street in Belleville. Featuring art exhibitions and programs, and an artisan gift shop. 613-968-6731. Gallery 121 Non-profit art gallery providing exhibition space for Belleville and Quinte West artists. Located at 48 Bridge St. E. in downtown Belleville. Please call 613-962-4609 or visit

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Lisa Morris and Peter Paylor Gallery In addition to the creative works of Lisa an artisan jeweller, sculptor and painter, and Peter a wood sculptor, you will find the works of other local artists featured in their gallery at 54 Bridge Street East. Quinte Arts Council Founded on the belief that arts are for everyone and should be accessible to all. Featuring arts from local artisans – come check us out! Located at 36 Bridge St E. in downtown Belleville. For more information call 613-962-1232 or visit

Empire Square Live is located adjacent to the Empire Theatre and brings you to the next level of live concert performances. Empire Square has room for you and 3600 friends. This popular outdoor venue is home to the famous Empire Rockfest. For venue details visit: The Belleville Theatre Guild is now in their 64th season. A great venue for excellent community theatre in downtown Belleville. You can enjoy five quality plays at a fraction of the cost of a big city production. With a blend of the old and new – plays designed for laughter, tears, debate, and the joy of music. For upcoming performances visit:

The Quinte Ballet School of Canada is one of Canada’s top five full-time professional ballet schools and is based here in Belleville. The school provides an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment that nurtures talented young people to become world-class professional dancers. Graduates perform in major Canadian and international dance companies. Visit: The Quinte Symphony has become one of Quinte’s most significant and highly acclaimed performing arts organizations. For over fifty years the symphony has been performing live orchestral music in the Quinte region with world-class performers such as Mary Lou Fallis, Eduard Minevich and Anton Kuerti. The symphony has also featured home-grown talent such as pianist Greg Butler, the Belleville Choral Society, Donna Bennett, Marilyn Woolven and Steven Belanger to name a few. Visit:

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The Empire Theatre and Centre for Performing Arts is a 700 seat state-of-the-art theatre in downtown Belleville. Top national and international acts consistently make stops and perform here. Some of the top names in music/comedy and more have performed on The Empire stage - plus fabulous movies on all of the other nights. Rooms for meetings, parties and get togethers are also available. Visit:

Where everyone is welcome! Activities for all ages & stages.

Swimming, Skating, Walking Track, Gymnasium, Arenas, Workout Studio, Youth Room, 50+ Centre and so much more!

Visit or call us at 613-966-4632 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville ON

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MAY 11-16 Kidstock - Fun filled family festival put on by the Quinte Children’s Theatre with six acts, and over ten shows. 13-15 Shannonville Motorsport Park race Superseries 18 International Museums Day Open House – At The Glanmore National Historic Site, free admission to learn more about recent restorations and to explore the historic house and enjoy light refreshments from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. 21

Night Kitchen Too – Musician & spoken word artists. Tickets: Pinnacle Music, Arden Music, Gourmet Diem, Urban Escape Café, Ontario Arts Council.


Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Display – Located in the Quinte Mall. The Members will be there to answer questions on the clubs membership and activities, as well as discussing the bikes on display.

27-29 Canadian Superbike – Shannonville


Family Artfest – West Zwick’s Park, 11am-4pm. Family fun free activities include arts & crafts, clay sculpting, chalk art, T-Shirt art, face painting, music and more - a fun-filled, creative day

Belleville & District Chamber of Commerce

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June 2-18

The Belleville Theatre Guild presents “The Music Man” directed by David Kidd. The Music Man is family entertainment at its best and you’ll be singing as you leave the theatre.

3-5 Quinte TT Races at the Shannonville Ontario Race Track - The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and the Vintage Road Racing Association will be at the Shannonville races this June. Along with the Racing CVMG will put on a swap meet of vintage motorcycle parts and concours display to choose the best vintage bike on display. 4

Fixed for Life – Strut for Strays – West Zwick’s Park from 9:30am to 4pm. Featuring Canine Watersports Canada, vendors and prizes.

4-5 The Recreation Division of Quinte Ballet School of Canada present Assemble, Saturday June 4 beginning at 2:30 pm at Centennial Secondary School. Tickets: $22 adults, $18 seniors/students, $12 children 12 and under. 5

Belleville Lions Club 6th Annual Show and Shine Car Show. Zwick’s Park Belleville, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Free general admission. Car Registration $10.00. 50’s 60’s music. Free Dash Plaques 1st 200 registrants. Photograph of your vehicle on arrival. Lots of door prizes and trophies. Food and refreshments available on site.

11 The Professional Division of Quinte Ballet School of Canada presents their Spring Showcase commencing at 7:00pm at Centennial Secondary School. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors/students, $15 children twelve and under. - 38 -

10-12 Shannonville Motorsport Park race Superseries 11-12 Doomsday Dash - Trudeau Park in Tweed. - exciting new obstacles, swag, and festival entertainment. 12

Quinte ToyCon – Ontario’s largest collectibles show with a live lego build, special effects artists, costumes and props.

17-19 Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group National Rally - This is the CVMG’s National Rally. This has it all, everything vintage, concours, swap meet, vendors, rides, good food and fun entertainment. 17-19 Shannonville Motorsport Park drag racing series. 25

Night Kitchen Too – Musician & spoken word artists. Tickets: Pinnacle Music, Arden Music, Gourmet Diem, Urban Escape Café, Ontario Arts Council.

25-26 Taste of Belleville – Craft beer, wine & food festival 10 Bay Bridge road. 25-26

Air Show CFB Trenton - The air will commemorate the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) and the 75th anniversary of the 400 series of squadrons, designations still in use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

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June (continued)



1 Canada Day Celebration 149th birthday at Zwick’s Park 1-3 Shannonville Motorsport Park Race Superseries and Shannonville Motorsport Park Drag Racing Series



Dragon Boat Festival Victoria Park Family Fishing Week License free fishing

7-10 Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival Free admission this four-day family festival, held on the Bay of Quinte, features a full midway, ethnic food village, top notch musical entertainment for all ages, children’s attractions and vendor expo. 15 Party in the Square Live music, food and drinks, and a silent auction. Come enjoy the party in the Market Square in Downtown Belleville at 7:30pm.

15-17 Hollywood North Film Festival

20-23 RockFest 2016 An outdoor concert venue for you and 3600 friends. Located adjacent to the theatre, Empire Square Live brings you to the next level of concert performance. - 40 -


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Pride Parade In West Zwick’s Park join a few hundred revelers as well as dozens of community groups and vendors for an afternoon of games, entertainment and merry-making with the local LGBTQ2s+ community.

23-24 Firefit Championships Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre

Quinte Ballet School of Canada PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Integrating a versatile dance curriculum grounded in classical ballet technique with academic studies in partnership with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. September to June with December and June shows. Admittance by audition.


Offering a wide variety of dance instruction by professional teachers, evenings and Saturdays for ages three to adult. Sept to May with June show.


Three weeks of daily dance training during July in many techniques and styles with ongoing activities and workshops. Admittance by audition for professional students; no audition for open students.

613.962.9274 866-962-9274

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August 29 -1 Tweed Stampede and Jamboree 5-7 Shannonville Motorsport Park race Superseries

10-11 RCMP Musical Ride Belleville Fairgrounds

12-13 Shannonville Motorsport Park Drag Racing Series 13 George Pepper Memorial Flat Track Race The Belleville Agricultural Society and The Eastern Shield Section of the CVMG are working to get the very best of show and race. 12-14 Quinte Ribfest 10th Anniversary in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hastings Prince Edward County 13-14 Tyendinaga Mohawk Pow Wow Tsi tkerhitoten Park, 275 Bayshore Road 19

Bridge Street Bridge Bash Free admission, grab dinner on a patio, bring the lawn chairs and get ready to boogie with Ambush live. or 613-968-2242.

19-21 Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival Tribute artist competitions, classic cars, downtown events.

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September 9-11 Shannonville Motorsport Park Drag Racing Series 17

Downtown Bridal A free event that showcases how all your wedding needs can be taken care of in the Downtown core - invites, attire, flowers, jewelry or more - it’s all here.

23-25 Shannonville Motorsport Park Race Superseries 24 Flavours of Fall A City of Belleville event which celebrates sights, sounds, scents and tastes. 613-962-4597 24

Porchfest A family friendly event with musicians playing on front porches geographically from John St. to MacDonald Ave., and from Bridge St. E. to Pine St. Opening ceremony commences at 12:45 pm at Glanmore National Historical Site.

24-25 Brighton Applefest Events include BBQs, a dog show, children’s village, dances, a street fair, car show, arts and crafts show, dinners and a parade.


October 7-9 Shannonville Motorsport Park Drag Racing Series 21-23 All-Breed Championship Show The Belleville & District Kennel Club presents the All-Breed Championship Shows at the Yardman Arena.

November 12-13 Quinte Mini-Con This convention brings everything you love Anime, manga, gaming, comics, and more. Come to the Quinte Region’s premier geek convention. 18

Official Lighting of City Christmas Light Display Mayor Christopher and Belleville City Council invite everyone to attend the official lighting of the “Christmas at the Pier” Light Display which begins at 6 pm.

20 Belleville’s Annual Santa Claus Parade Bring the kids for hot chocolate from local restaurants, giveaways, treats, and entertainment.

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Shannonville Motorsport Park has a unique track design making it Canada’s favorite road racing facility. From motorcycle racing to drag racing, car events and driving academy schooling this track is busy every day of the week. Join in the fun today, cheering, training, competing or testing.

Regional Day Trip Ideas

Batawa Ski Hill: Cheddar and Ale Trail: Chocolate and Apple Trail: County Wine Tours: Farmtown Park: Festival Players of Prince Edward County: L’il Crow Native Arts Centre & Cafe: Montrose Inn B & B and Tea Room: National Air Force Museum of Canada: 8 Wing Trenton O’Hara Mill: Regent Theatre: Stirling Festival Theatre: The Museums of Prince Edward County: Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves: Westben:


Shannonville Motorsport Park

T H I N G S TO WAT C H F O R I N 2 0 1 7 Canada 150 Celebrations DOCFEST - 6th Annual Downtown International Documentary Film Festival Kidstock - Fun filled family festival put on by the Quinte Children’s Theatre with six acts, and over ten shows. Quinte Sportsman Boat & RV Show Belleville’s 200th Birthday Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show Quinte Woodcarving Show For upcoming community events please visit: - 45 -

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Profile for City of Belleville

Visitors Guide 2016  

Visitors Guide 2016