City Opens Municipal Boat Launches

North Bay, ON – May 14, 2020 – The City of North Bay will open municipal boat launches as of 3 p.m. this afternoon following an announcement today by the province additional restrictions related to COVID-19 will be lifted.

This includes boat launches located at Champlain Park, Sunset Park and Armstrong Park. Physical distancing and safety protocols must be maintained at all times. The Waterfront Marina boat launch will open Saturday.

  • If another boater is launching a boat when you arrive, please queue in line and remain in your vehicle until they are finished.
  • Do not congregate near the boat launch prior to or after launching your boat.
  • Ensure you are maintaining a distance of two metres apart from others while loading/unloading boats and while on the waterways.
  • Ensure you are practicing safe and responsible boating practices in order to minimize the need for emergency service response.

The City’s Waterfront Marina and boat launches have been closed in light of recommendations discouraging non-essential travel and in accordance with the provincial emergency order issued March 30 requiring the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities.

Today’s announcement by the province will also allow for the opening on Saturday of the marina. Marina customers are asked to call the office at (705) 495-3959 to book a dock slip appointment. For additional information regarding marina operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols, please visit

City parks and green spaces are open for walking, running or riding their bikes through, but playground equipment and other structures remain closed.


Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505