If you one happens to be driving through Belleville, a fine little town in South Western Ontario Canada you just can’t miss the dominating feature of the 185 ft. brick bell tower of City Hall. It was built in 1872 and looks just as spectacular today and is still home to Belleville’s administrative offices. The historic Downtown is defiantly worth stopping to have look around, it has nice new boutiques, and shops, and businesses but, at the same time it feels as if though you are in the 1800’s. The best of the old and new it could be said. Situated at the mouth of the Moira flowing into the Bay of Quinte this Town is truly picturesque. Although, rich in history it offers all of the modern conveniences of any big City and, is home to some major industry as well. Proctor and Gamble, Kellogg’s Canada, Magna, Sears, Sigma are some examples of corporations operating in Belleville.
It also hosts manufacturing company’s like, Bioniche Life Sciences, Airborne Systems Canada LTD, Berry Plastics Canada, Halla Climate Control, Black Diamond Cheese, CpK Interior Products and Norampac INC. just to name a few. Belleville has two big shopping malls, one on the North side and one on the East, plenty of fine local restaurants not counting all the National Chains even though they are can be found here as well.
Car Insurance in Belleville can most certainly be found, there are quite a few agencies around town. All the typical businesses and services one might expect are in abundance and the people are really friendly and very helpful towards tourist or passersby. There are several reasons why people might come through Belleville and maybe stop for the night, Hwy. 401 comes right through town and, the 401 is the main route linking Montreal and Toronto and, it’s almost exactly halfway in between. Another reason could very well be because three miles east sits CFB Trenton, Canada’s largest Air Force Base with a 10,000 ft. long runway. Home to the 8th Wing Canadian Forces Base, it also takes on commercial aviation upon request to and permission by the Dept. of National Defense (DND). Furthermore, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is located right on the East Side of the Base.
All of this could account for folks coming upon Belleville unintentionally but, it’s a pleasant discovery for anyone who stops and checks it out. Of special noteworthy importance is Belleville Harbor linking the community,( after a few miles of twisting and turning Bays and Channels) with the Great Lake of Ontario. The Bay of Quinte Yacht Club operates from out of this Harbor and has a quite a renown reputation in competition sailing going back to 1881 when they challenged for the Americas Cup. 49,454 people, according to the 2011 census, happily call Belleville home and, it’s not hard understand why after visiting this remarkable little Town. Plenty of fine Hotels available or, cute Bed And Breakfast establishments are around to accommodate visitors and tourist.