North Bay is a caring community of energetic, high-spirited people. Festivals, attractions and a wide range of special event activities blend with the natural attractions of the area. The combination of lush forests, spring-fed water and clean air creates a healthy environment for working, living and raising a family. Safe, friendly, well-planned neighbourhoods also make coming home a pleasure in North Bay.
If you are looking for farm fresh produce and plants, homemade preserves and fresh baked goods as well as handmade crafts and local artwork, the North Bay Farmers’ Market is the place to be! Starting the May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend, rain or shine, the market is open Saturdays between 8:30am and 1:00pm and Wednesdays between 10:00pm and 2:00pm. Visit the North Bay Farmers’ Market website for vendor details, locations and parking options.
Situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, the City offers lakefront property in both urban and rural settings. The short distance between home and work allows more time to enjoy the wealth of parkland and leisure facilities.
Housing in North Bay offers a variety of options depending on whether you prefer the urban or rural location. Country settings are available within minutes of the downtown core and provide an array of attractive living alternatives.
A variety of recreation opportunities exist in the community provided by the natural environment trails for walking, biking, or hiking, as well as, those programs and services offered by the municipality and other community service providers. Activities for all seasons including: beaches, a municipal marina, golf,arenas, skiing and snowmobiling.
Multi level educational opportunities, and four local school boards offer elementary and high school programs including English and French language curriculums. Special focus on arts, drama, and athletics are offered by different schools. Technical training to professional programs, are served by a wide range of diploma courses at Canadore College and Degree programs at Nipissing University . CTS Canadian Career College offers Diploma programs for in-demand careers delivered by industry experienced instructors that cater to the students all in under a year!
Comprehensive medical services are provided by a fully-accredited medical hospital. The community also offers services for specialized family needs through a number of social service agencies.
Community Waterfront Park
The Community Waterfront Park, along the shores of Lake Nipissing, is a one-of-a-kind North Bay showcase. The park, upon completion, will provide an open-concept gathering place for residents and visitors alike, with gardens, waterpark, children's play area, and a series of family-friendly attractions. From the waterfront, you are able to walk to the downtown area via the underpass adjacent to the @Discovery Museum. The museum provides a unique blend of history, entertainment and special exhibitions to delight young and old.
Amenities of North Bay's Waterfront that complement the Community Waterfront Park are
- Two miles of walkway
- An arboretum of plants, trees and ornamental grasses
- 210 boat slip marina
- Next to the Government Dock, home port for the Chief Commanda II tour craft
- Picnic shelters and band shelters
- Marathon Beach for swimming with lifeguard
- Heritage Mini-Train and Heritage/Winter Wonderland Carousels
- A.C.T. Playground
- Kate Pace Way (bike path that runs along shoreline)