Arts, Heritage and Culture
North Bay's strength as a community today begins with a deep respect for our history and heritage. From these roots has emerged a dynamic community built by the creativity and imagination of all those who came here to build a life for themselves and their families. Today we draw strength from our diversity and a shared sense of community and identity. Our culture and heritage is the glue that connects old residents and new, our past and our future.
North Bay provides many opportunities to experience arts, culture and entertainment in the downtown district. There is always something happening be it an annual event, the Farmer's Market or one of the many activities listed on the 'Calendar of Events'. You can be sure there is something for everyone!
Learn about our history by enjoying our downtown historical walk. A 2 kilometer walk between historical sites. Each site has an interpretive sign which provide information about the site. Visit our local historic sites and monuments.
Discovery North Bay is our museum which hosts regular interesting displays and a gift shop for local souvenirs. Participate in the Haunted Hikes that take place during the summer months to experience some of 'North Bay's shady or just plain scary past'.
The North Bay and District Multicultural Centre has been identified as a remarkable community asset that provides resources to our diversity of ethno-cultural communities and more recent immigrants to North Bay and area.
The cultural traditions and practices of the First Nations are a tremendous part of our community. The North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre provides a wide array of programs and services to support Aboriginal people of all ages.
North Bay's Cultural Directory is a work in process. It provides a listing of cultural resources such as theatres, galleries, artists, musicians, historical sites and art businesses that is growing on a daily basis. Check it out to find what you're looking. If you are a 'cultural resource' in North Bay, be sure to add yourself, organization or business to it.
The Cultural Plan for North Bay was completed in December 2011. Find out more by reading the report.
For a complete list of all arts and culture resources in North Bay try visit the North Bay Cultural Directory.