Base31

Picton

Experience/Attraction, County Ambassador Certified, Rainbow Registered, Arts, Family Friendly, French Speaking, Nightlife, Pet Friendly

Base31 is a cultural destination on the site of a former 70-acre WWII air training base in Picton, Ontario. An evolving fusion of creative placemaking, culinary arts, heritage, ecology, events, innovation and community, Base31 invites you to peer into the past and co-create its future.

Operated as a military base until 1969, the site transitioned into a business park and airport and was purchased by PEC Community Partners in December of 2021. The new ownership group has embarked on an ambitious revitalization program that includes the adaptive re-use of many of the heritage buildings, transformation of the landscape and significant investment in placemaking, public art, programming, site activation and food & beverage.

Base31 is home to more than 70 tenants including galleries, retailers, makers, artists, landscapers, services and trades. More than 100 local collaborators have joined forces on the revitalization of Base31.

What’s nearby

  • Escape Camp Picton

    Escape Camp Picton offers immersive escape room experiences at a decommissioned WWII airbase. Indoor and outdoor games blend heritage, history, and excitement for all players.

  • Glenwood Cemetery

    Explore over 150 years of local history throughout Glenwood Cemetery's 62 acres of scenic rolling hills. Visit grave sites of historical significance and our renowned Stone Chapel, a designated heritage structure. Our gates are open to the public every day, and visitors are welcome.

  • Melt Studio and Gallery

    Melt Studio and Gallery, near Picton, showcases Canadian encaustic artist Susan Wallis' work and hosts group and solo art shows. Offers art and nature workshops.