Getting around The County in the summer might take a bit of planning, but we have some tips to help you get where you want to go (without getting a parking ticket!)
Check out the information below on County Transit services, taxis and ridesharing, the Millennium Trail, and parking.
Commuting for work or school? Need to get to the train station? County Transit can get you there.
- Fixed Route: Public transit route connecting Belleville and Picton/Bloomfield 4 times/day on weekdays. Stops in Picton, Bloomfield and at the bus terminal in Belleville.
- To Belleville: $11 (Adult), $7 (student/senior) $4 (child)
- Picton to Bloomfield: $5 (Adult), $4.25 (student/senior), $3.25 (child)
- Within Picton: $3.50 (Adult), $2.50 (student/senior), $1.75 (child)
- Need to get to the bus stop? Contact County Transit for door-to-bus-stop service that can get you from any point in The County to a bus stop to connect with the fixed route.
- Connecting to VIA Rail: Call County Transit in advance to arrange for the fixed route bus to drop you at the train station.
- Connecting to Belleville Transit: The fixed route bus drops you at the Belleville bus terminal five minutes before the Belleville buses depart. Your County Transit fare includes a transfer to the Belleville bus system.
For detailed route maps, schedules, fares and other FAQs visit the County Transit website.
Contact County Transit to discuss your transit needs: 613.392.0640 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Taxis and ridesharing
Licensed taxi cabs are available in Prince Edward County. The public is encouraged to call ahead to book taxis. More information about rates is available here.
Uride provides on-demand ridesharing in Prince Edward County. Sit back and relax, let Uride do the driving for you. They’ll pick you up at your preferred pickup location and deliver you to your destination safely. All drivers and vehicles are thoroughly vetted before joining Uride, with background checks, vehicle safety inspections, insurance requirements and a “one-strike policy” that requires drivers to adhere to strict codes of conduct.
During the summer months, Uride is available seven days a week.
Visit the Uride website to learn more about the service or to learn about how to become a driver. The County has partnered with Uride, providing funding to ensure drivers earn a living wage while the service is being piloted in Prince Edward County.
The County boasts an impressive 46-kilometre linear park that connects the County from Picton to Carrying Place. The Millennium Trail is perfect for walking, biking, e-biking, cross-country skiing and even horseback riding to get you where you need to go. For more information about the Millennium Trail, check out the Visit The County website.
Driving and parking
Payment is required to park in the following municipal parking areas as signed:
- Sections of Picton Main Street and adjacent streets
- Market Lane Parking Lot (Picton)
- Municipal Boat Launches
For more information about paid parking areas in Picton visit our parking page.
All County-managed parking will be administered through Passport Parking Canada, including Picton Main Street, Market Lane parking lot in Picton and the boat launches throughout The County.
Download the Passport Parking Canada app to pay from your phone.
Parking in town can be paid with coins, credit card and non-PIN debit cards.
Parking zone numbers for Picton in-town parking are:
- On-street parking: 3221
- Off-street parking: 3222 (Market Lane parking lot)
Between May 1 to October 31, payment is required to park at municipal boat launches. Parking at the boat launches is handled through the Passport Parking Canada App (no machines on site). This includes day use and seasonal passes. You can get more information about boat launches and how to buy passes in advance online or in person here.
Parking Zone numbers for Boat Launches are:
- Big Island 3223
- Glendon Green 3224
- HJ McFarland 3225
- Mabel Kleinsteuber 3226
- Northport 3227
- Prinyers Cove 3228
- Rossmore 3229
- Wellers Bay 3230
- Wellington Beach 3231
- West Lake 3232
In Picton, the County offers free parking in municipal lots at 55 King Street and on Mary Street.
In Wellington, parking is free for up to two hours on sections of Wellington Main Street and on some side streets in the downtown core. The map below shows where 2-hour parking restrictions are in effect. Restrictions are regularly enforced. Blue lines are two-hour parking, red lines are no-parking areas:
This map is a visual guide only. Look for signs and adhere to posted parking restrictions.
Parking is free at C.M.L. Snider School in Wellington (entrance to parking lot off Oak Street) from July 1 – August 31. This initiative is the result of a partnership between the municipality and the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board. The lot will be managed by the municipality and be available for free public parking from 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. No permit is required to park in the lot and there is no maximum within those hours. No overnight parking or camping is allowed. Municipal by-law officers will enforce these regulations.
Check back here in June for more details on C.M.L. Snider School parking.
In Bloomfield, parking is free along Bloomfield Main Street for a maximum stay of two hours. Parking restrictions are regularly enforced.
Seasonal no-parking zones are located at areas where roadside parking creates safety and trespassing concerns during the summer months.
See below for maps of all of the seasonal no parking zones.
Parking in these zones is enforced 7 days/week from May to October 31. The maximum penalty for parking in zones adjacent to Sandbanks Provincial Park and North Beach Provincial Park is $400. Maximum penalty is $100 in all other seasonal no parking zones.
You can pay your parking ticket online. You may also mail a cheque, drop a cheque or pay in person at the municipal offices at the Shire Hall, 332 Picton Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0.
Cheques should be made payable to the “Corporation of the County of Prince Edward”
You may also dispute a parking ticket through the Administrative Money Penalty System.
RVs can only be parked overnight in official campgrounds. Many campgrounds are listed on the Visit The County website.
You may park your own RV on your own property.
The “Use of County Parks and Recreation Areas By-Law” (By-Law 78-2021) prohibits camping of any kind in County parks, beaches, and recreation areas.
The by-law also prohibits persons from charging or inviting the public for camping on private property that is not zoned for such use.
Seasonal No-Parking Zones
Seasonal no-parking zones are enforced 7 days/week from May to October (with the exception of County Road 27, which is enforced during the North Beach Provincial Park operating season from June 10 – October 1, 2023). Red lines on the maps below indicate no-parking at any time. Blue lines indicate no-parking during designated times. Double lines on the maps indicate no parking on both sides of the road. Single lines on the maps indicate no parking on one side only.
Parking fine updates for 2023: Maximum $400 in areas adjacent to Sandbanks Provincial Park and North Beach Provincial Park. Maximum $100 in all other seasonal no-parking zones.
The PEC Summer Pass is back for 2023! County residents and taxpayers can obtain and use a PEC Summer Pass to exempt them from parking fines when parked in designated spaces on County Road 20 (Huyck’s Point Road) and Bakker Road.
If you still have your yellow pass from 2022 you can use it again throughout 2023, if the vehicle information listed on the pass is still accurate. If you no longer have your pass from 2022, or the pass no longer matches your vehicle information, you can get a new Summer Pass here. Learn more about the benefits of the PEC Summer Pass and how to use it.
These maps reflect Parking By-Law 75-2021, as amended.
These maps are a visual guide only – please look for and obey the parking rules posted on site.