Why Quinte West:
The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte, serving as the gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway. We are centrally located along the 401 corridor; 1.5 hours east of Toronto, 2.5 hours southwest of Ottawa and Kingston is just 45 minutes west. Beautiful Prince Edward County, home to over 40 wineries and breweries, as well as several beaches, including the famous dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park is just a 30-minute drive away.
From great dining to fabulous finds, from cycling to walking trails, giant rocks to giant murals, from museums to monuments, ski adventures to scenic vistas, Quinte West offers a plethora of attractions for all to enjoy. We offer family festivals, music festivals, foodies events, classic cars and canine festivals as well as a host of sporting events and 10 golf courses! Abundant water front is available for swimming and boating (the new Trent Port Marina is a premium-class municipal marina unlike any of its kind), paddling and rowing, as well as some of the best fishing in the province. Quinte West is home to Canada’s largest military air force base, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.
Over 43,000 people make Quinte West their home, enjoying both the urban and rural landscapes that encompass the area. Affordable and safe housing in Quinte West is made up of numerous communities, each with their own unique offering. It’s easy to find the perfect place to call home, whether it be a house in the city, a farm in the country, a home on the waterfront, or something in between.
Quinte West is a great place to raise a family. Our education systems include Public, Private, Christian, French and English schools along with Loyalist Community College. We are 45 minutes to Queen’s University in Kingston and just over an hour to Trent University in Peterborough. Quinte West offers various day care and early childhood education opportunities including licensed, private and Montessori approach daycares and preschools. We offer many different clubs, organizations and sports teams for all ages, including many activities taking place at the new Quinte West YMCA. A variety of places of worship can also be found in Quinte West.