What to See and Do
A short 3 1/2 hour drive from Toronto, this friendly city is a popular year round destination. Offering plenty of activities, amenities and services to meet your needs, North Bay's vibrancy is only exceeded by its hospitality. Whether you are planning an activity filled getaway or more of a relaxing weekend away – we have what you are looking for.
Visit Tourism North Bay to learn more.
For those who are 'on the move'...
In the winter, take in the excitement offered at Laurentian Ski Hill with the 350 foot vertical in the heart of the city. Groomed snowshoeing and hiking trails along the escarpment are also available on site. For those adventure seekers, take a ride in style and see the land by snowmobile or ATV.
During the summer, walk, run, bike or rollerblade the Kate Pace Way located alongside of North Bay’s scenic Waterfront Park and take in a gorgeous sunset overlooking Lake Nipissing. Hundreds of kilometres of multi-use trails are also available for those who seek a more challenging terrain.
Fun In The Sun
North Bay is conveniently nestled between two fresh water lakes which boast over 40 public beach access points. Lake Nipissing is a world-renowned fishing and sailing destination and presents breathtaking sunsets while Trout Lake is great for swimming, canoeing and waterskiing.
The Heritage Railway & Carousel Company provides hours of laughter and enjoyment to 100,000 + visitors each summer who stop by to ride the beautiful carousels and miniature railway at North Bay's Waterfront Park
Festivals & Markets
Summer In The Park
Every long weekend in August, the city’s Waterfront and Lee Park transform into an outdoor extravaganza boasting headline musical entertainment, midway, country singing contests, family friendly activities and more.
Celebrate Canada’s birthday in style at North Bay’s Waterfront Park with a multicultural showcase, giant cake, kid zone, museum exhibit, road race, sailboat regatta, live musical entertainment, firework show and much more.
Ring in the New Year in North Bay at the free family event. Enjoy skating, inflatable land, swimming, coloring contest, bingo and live entertainment all culminating with a large firework display.
Downtown North Bay is vibrant and offers one of a kind shops, restaurants and cafés. The city also offers big box and shopping centers which will satisfy all of your shopping needs.
North Bay Farmer's Market
Visit one of Foodland Ontario’s Top 10 Farmer’s Markets. North Bay’s Farmer’s Market is located in the Downtown Civic Square from the long weekend in May to Thanksgiving.
Sports & Events
Concerts, Events, Conferences
With seating capacity for over 4,000, North Bay Memorial Gardens is the ideal venue for concerts, large events, tradeshows, meetings and more. The newly renovated arena holds 10 new super suites, expanded parking, concessions and automated ticketing system which can be customized for every event.
OHL Hockey - North Bay Batallion
The City of North Bay is once again home to future NHL stars! Come out and support our OHL team the North Bay Battalion… Go Troups Go!
North Bay Batallion Website
For those who are just passing through...
If North Bay is not your final destination, we also welcome travelers looking for a rest stop before getting back on the road. The city is home to a wide range of accommodations, restaurants and convenient fueling stations to meet all budgets and tastes.
For more information on traveling the region, please visit: North Bay on Northern Ontario Travel