Visit + explore

Quinte West didn’t stumble into the tagline “A Natural Attraction” by accident. Home of some of the most beautiful landscapes in Eastern Ontario, our picturesque municipality has a lot to offer.
Visit + Explore

Quinte West has a wide span of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Nestled along the Bay of Quinte at the mouth of the Trent-Severn Waterway, it is likely that boating, fishing, monument gazing, festivals, and community events will quickly fill your itinerary here. Beyond the beautiful scenery, Quinte West also offers multiple incredible dining options.

Known for its military roots, Quinte West acts as the home of 8 Wing CFB Trenton, Canada’s largest military airbase. Visit the National Air Force Museum of Canada and be amazed by Canada’s aviation history.

Whether you come for the day, stay for a weekend, a week or (hopefully) longer, Quinte West offers a wide variety of accommodation types, from historic bed and breakfasts to quality hotels and motels. If you prefer the outdoors, there are multiple campgrounds and cottage rentals available. No matter what your arrangement, your hosts here in Quinte West will make you feel right at home.

Day trips, stop-overs and overnight adventures are all possible in Quinte West. Need an idea of what to do while you’re here? View our Discovery Guide here. Copies are available for pick up at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce or Quinte West City Hall!

Need help navigating the streets of Quinte West? Download a digital copy of our 2019/2020 map. 

Experience the hospitality and friendliness of Quinte West. Stay for a weekend, a week, or longer. We offer an excellent variety of accommodation types, from historic bed and breakfasts to quality hotels and motels, as well as campgrounds. 

Hotels / motels / bed + breakfasts

Take a journey back in time and enjoy the tranquillity of a bygone era at one of our historic bed and breakfasts featuring beautifully restored guest rooms and modern amenities, not to mention excellent breakfasts.

Suppose you prefer the amenities of a large hotel or the convenience of a motel. In that case, you’ll find excellent accommodations at many of the well-known hotel chains, along with a good selection of independent motel establishments. 

Campgrounds + cottages

For those who enjoy outdoor experiences, a camping trip or cottage getaway is the perfect choice. There are numerous privately owned campgrounds and rental cottages available throughout Quinte West, and are only a short drive to the area’s local beaches, wineries, hiking trails and biking routes. The Frankford Tourist Park is a prime example of a great outdoor space to stay, with recently updated amenities including washrooms, a canteen and a playground. 

To find the accommodation that’s just right for your stay, visit our Business directory or check out our Discovery Guide

Quinte West offers a wide variety of dining options, including cafés and diners, casual dining, Asian cuisine, pizza, pubs, and on-the-go eateries. 

Consider grabbing take-out from one of our restaurants, food trucks or ready-made products in our grocery stores, and enjoy it at one of our many picnic areas throughout the city. 

Wherever you go, you’ll be met with friendly service, good food, and affordable prices.

To help narrow your dining choices, please visit our Business directory or check out a list of eateries in our Discovery Guide.

Quinte West is more than just a place to work or do business. It’s also a place to live, visit, and play. As a four-season destination, there is never a shortage of fun things to do in Quinte West.

Quinte West hosts several renowned festivals, special events, and unique exhibitions throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. Participating in these events is a great way to experience all that Quinte West has to offer. Our welcome mat is out, and we look forward to seeing you!

Visitor information

For additional information on visiting the Quinte West area, please complete our online request form. You can also email us at or stop by one of our visitor information centres.

Year-round visitor information centres:

City of Quinte West City Hall

7 Creswell Dr.,
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6
Tel.: 613-392-2841
Toll-Free: 1-866-485-2841

Quinte West Chamber of Commerce

97 Front St.,
Trenton, ON  K8V 4N6
Tel.: 613-392-7635
Toll-Free: 1-800-930-3255

Frankford municipal office

22 North Trent St., Frankford, ON

Seasonal information centre:

Trent-Severn Waterway – Lock 1 visitor kiosk 

155 B Trenton-Frankford Rd. 

*Open daily Victoria Day to Labour Day

Last Updated: 4 months ago

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