Who doesn’t love the best of both worlds? In Belleville, you’ll find yourself in a cozy small-town atmosphere with all the spoils of big-city life.

The charming downtown unfolds along the tranquil Moira River.

This picturesque district has historic architecture, inviting streetscapes, and a vibrant local culture that makes it a must-visit destination.

Front Street, the heart of downtown Belleville, is a pedestrian-only strip lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques.

The shops have everything from vintage wear to quality clothing, accessories, and curated home decor.

Local artisans contribute to the eclectic mix with handmade soaps, candles, chocolates, and sauces.

The Farmers Market at Market Square is a must-do every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all year round.

Local suppliers fill their stalls with a bounty of fresh, seasonal delights, and the community comes together to support each other.

As the holiday season begins, Belleville transforms into a winter wonderland.

The Glanmore National Historic Site is full of Victorian charm, with decked-out halls and festive events.

Recent Posts
This lovable town in Ontario has an old mill, waterfront shops & hidden hamlets
This historic Ontario village will transform into a winter wonderland with light displays & bonfires

The Festival of Lights at Jane Forrester Park marks the beginning of the holidays, with artisans setting up shop in holiday huts and fun family-friendly activities.

For those eager to delve into Belleville’s rich heritage and culture, there are three self-guided tours beckon.

‘The City Hall Walking Tour, featuring the majestic 1872 Belleville City Hall, showcases stunning stained glass windows, original bricks, and wooden trusses, all against the backdrop of the Moira River.

There’s also the Designated Historic Sites tour and the Places of Worship Walking Tour — all the details can be found here.

In Belleville, you’ll find a perfect blend of “small-town charm and big-city amenities,” the town’s Discover Guide says.

It’s a worthwhile stop on a road trip and a day trip destination in its own right!