Overlooking the mouth of the Moira River, Belleville is a historically rich town in the heart of the Bay of Quinte region. It’s home to Heritage-listed residences and an excellent military museum and is near the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Things to do in Belleville
Discover Belleville’s military history at the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum, which features artefacts and documents illustrating the regiment’s historical significance. Browse the old uniforms, weapons and badges while learning about the regiment’s role during various wars and the legacy it has left today.
Admire the 19th-century residence where influential local businessman Billa Flint once lived while writing his series of articles about the early days of Belleville. Alternatively, visit the museum-home of the Glanmore National Historic Site to wander through its grand period rooms featuring hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork.
Meet the region’s indigenous inhabitants at the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, which is controlled by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation. Explore the cultural heritage sites and go shopping for traditional handicrafts or coincide your visit with the annual Pow Wow festival.
Stretch your legs during a round of golf at the Black Bear Ridge Golf Course. Soak up the sweeping vistas across the fairways and its natural water features or sharpen your skills on multiple greens, chipping areas and bunkers.
Getting around Belleville
Belleville is around two hours’ drive east of Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport, with both trains and buses connecting the two destinations. Belleville’s downtown area is easily explored on foot or by bicycle, but having your own vehicle is best for venturing further afield.