Not to be confused with Prince Edward Island,
we’re an island (well, technically a detached peninsula) in Lake Ontario, Canada.
Bordered by Lake Ontario, the Murray Canal and the Bay of Quinte, The County is just a ride away from the Thousand Islands, Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway system. There are 10 locations that can provide boat launching, docking, and/or marina services. The free Glenora Ferry connects Prince Edward County to Ontario via the Loyalist Parkway – just drive your car right on. Learn about the municipal boat launch system, including details on parking payment methods here.
The County is driving distance from four main airports: Toronto Pearson International, Ottawa International, Kingston Airport and Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport – we’re just a few hours’ drive from wherever you land. We also have our own local strip to land a personal plane (with prior permission) at Picton Airport – a former WWII training field still housing historic infrastructure within Base31.
There is no train service that stops directly into Prince Edward County. Hop on the GO Train to Oshawa or the Via Rail station in Belleville, our neighbours to the north. From there, taxi, rent or carpool your way to The County. For rental suggestions, check out Enterprise,and Avis.
Ride the Greyhound bus to Belleville from Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa or Montreal then taxi, rent, carpool or catch the Deseronto Transit bus on weekdays into The County. There is no bus service directly into The County from a major city other than Belleville and no car rental services within The County. The Deseronto Transit bus runs on weekdays between Picton, Bloomfield and Belleville if you need to hitch a ride. Some businesses and organizations arrange shuttle buses within The County to their major events or during special events.
Bring your own or rent something here – cycling along on two-wheels is a great way to get from towns to farms along back roads, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail or on the Millennium Trail. The downtowns in Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington are all walkable.
By Car (Via Highway 401 Westbound)
Take ON-401 E to County Rd 40 in Murray, Quinte West. Take exit 522 from ON-401 E
By Car (Via Highway 401 Eastbound)
Take ON-401 W. Follow ON-401 W to ON-49 S in Marysville. Take exit 566 from ON-401 W. Continue on ON-49 S. Take County Rd 49 to Prince Edward County.
Once you’re here, the best way to get to and fro is a vehicle, whether you drove your own, rented nearby or hired a tour operator. Go easy on the rural roads, know you have the right of way coming up the town hill, and always watch for cyclists, stray sheep and turtles.
Prince Edward County oversees around 360 parking spaces. You’ll find convenience in 125 on-street Pay and Display parking spaces, as well as 119 more in the municipal parking lot on Market Lane. There’s also limited free parking options available at municipal lots located at 55 King Street and on Mary Street. Learn more about parking here.
Seasonal No-Parking Zones
From May to October (except for County Road 27), these zones are enforced every day. Keep in mind that County Road 27 follows a different schedule, being enforced from June 10 to October 1, 2023, during the North Beach Provincial Park operating season.In areas adjacent to Sandbanks Provincial Park and North Beach Provincial Park, the maximum fine is $400. In all other seasonal no-parking zones, the maximum fine is $100. To stay on the safe side, please be sure to look out for and follow the parking rules posted on site.
Taxis and Ridesharing
Prince Edward County offers licensed taxi cab services for your transportation needs. Detailed information about rates can be found at this location.
If you’re looking for a convenient way to get around, Uride has got you covered. Simply download the Uride app from the App Store or Google Play Store, create an account, and enjoy the convenience of on-demand ridesharing.