North Bay

The Gateway to the North. #discovernorthbay

Looking for a Truly Northern Experience? Look no further than North Bay. Summer or winter, we’ve been living the northern dream since 1884, and we want to share it with you!

Northern hospitality, culture, shopping—and of course the great outdoors—it’s all just a 3.5-hour drive north of Toronto. Check out the guide, and then come experience it for yourself!

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NORAD in North Bay

Canada's secret nuclear bunker that protected North America during the Cold War.

Blast-off From North Bay

8 fun-filled day trips within an hour's drive of the city

9 Great Places to Stay in North Bay

A log cabin B&B, a boutique motel, a lakeshore hotel—take your pick!

8 Best Beaches in North Bay, Ontario

No fees, no crowds, just endless sand and sun!

Nightlife in North Bay

From ballet to craft brews—and even the Northern Lights—there's so much to discover in this Northern Ontario waterfront city.

Looking for Great Food in North Bay?

Delicious yet affordable signature fare, whether you're in the mood for food trucks or fine dining.

A Pop of Colour

The best 5 scenic hikes to discover North Bay's amazing fall foliage.

Top 6 Places to Hit The Slopes In North Bay

From Nordic skiing to black diamond runs, North Bay is a skier's paradise for every skill level.

North Bay Virtual Marketplace

Supporting locals, retailers, and restaurants

Slow Your Roll

Relax, reconnect, and revive your senses with these amazing cycling excursions around scenic North Bay.

How this city of just over 50,000 people became a hub for Canadian music.

North Bay's love affair with music comes down to talent, iconic venues, and die-hard audiences.

7 Things to Do in Winter in North Bay

Slopes, snowshoes, snowmobiling, and more!

North Bay embraces its natural treasures

North Bay’s natural beauty is helping residents and businesses get through challenging times

This World-Famous Winter Sport Was Invented In North Bay, Ontario

Are you familiar with the fastest game on ice?

7 Spots for a North Bay Beach Vacation in Canada

There are 43 beach access points in North Bay!

North Bay Artisans Virtual Marketplace

Shop one-of-a-kind gifts for every occasion

Trails for All Seasons in North Bay

Discover epic trails for every season in one of Ontario's most scenic cities.

A Sustainable Trip to North Bay, Ontario

Explore this sustainable weekend itinerary in one of the province's most scenic waterfront cities.

Top 10 Christmas Movie Hot Spots in North Bay

You never know who you might bump into visiting these popular film locations!

6 Reasons Why North Bay is The Best Place to Move To Right Now

The arts have found a perfect home.