5 All-Canadian Ways to Experience Winter in North Bay

What kinds of Canadian winter experiences are there to enjoy in North Bay?

1. Ringette

Well, yeah. Did you know North Bay is the birthplace of ringette? The game was invented by Sam Jacks, the Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of North Bay, in 1963. The rules he recorded 50 years ago are still the basis for today's ringette game.

2. Downhill Ski or Snowboard

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are extremely popular sports, and where better to experience it than within 10 minutes of downtown North Bay? 

Laurentian Ski Hill is a dynamic slope with bunny hills, intermediate hills, and a terrain park within the city limits of North Bay. What's more, ski/ snowboarding lessons and rentals are available!


3. Hit The Trails

There are an incredible amount of trails in the area, and many cross-country clubs who offer snowshoe or ski rentals. Spend some time with friends, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on one of the following trail systems:

4. Try Ice Fishing

There are two subdivisions in North Bay; The City of North Bay, which is firmly planted on the ground. And, Lake Nipissing's ice bungalow village, which only appears in the winter months. 

There are MANY fully-outfitted bungalows available for rent, typically beginning January 1st (weather permitting). Check out the full round-up of ice bungalows on Lake Nipissing

5. Winter Celebrations

We believe Winter is a season to celebrate. The following events will be happening in and around North Bay this winter: 

December 31

Date TBA

About Jamie McIntyre

Hey! I'm a outdoors enthusiast with a passion for travel in Northeastern Ontario. Check out my articles for ideas on where to travel. 

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