North Bay
Ontario
By Shaina Amienyi

Natural beauty, picturesque waters, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and entertaining events draw vacationers to North Bay. The city is a great place for history lovers, adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts, and any other type of traveler.

Vacationers can fly into North Bay Jack Garland Airport (YYB).To book your flight with WhatsCheaper.com, click on the following link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). When you are ready to book accommodations, visit WhatsCheaper.com for our top selections of North Bay’s varied hotels and inns. Click on the following link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to the hotel portion of our site.

North Bay is surrounded by lakes and has several creeks and rivers that run through it. Lake Nipissing is a popular body of water to visit. It offers beaches and plenty of opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and sailing. WhatsCheaper.com also suggests Trout Lake, with its number of beautiful beaches. Other areas to enjoy the water include Algonquin Provincial Park, Duchesnay Falls, and the Sturgeon River. The city’s bodies of water are popular for water sports; vacationers can enjoy kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing.

For year-round outdoor recreation, we at WhatsCheaper.com recommend visiting the waterfront on the shores of Lake Nipissing. In winter, you can ice fish or take a snow mobile out for a drive. In the summer, enjoy the beaches, botanical gardens, cycling path, the Heritage Railway and Carousels, and more. The North Bay Heritage Carousel is a site to behold. The horses are hand carved and painted by local artists to represent a variety of styles from the past century. If trains are more to your liking, WhatsCheaper.com suggests riding the Heritage Railway Company miniature train. The train takes vacationers around the gorgeous waterfront.

North Bay’s outdoor activities are not restricted to the warmer months. You can visit Laurentian Ski Hill for downhill skiing or snowboarding or the Nordic Ski Club for cross-country skiing. There are also trails where you can drive snowmobiles. If interested in a more unique winter experience, you can try horse drawn sleigh rides or dog sledding.

North Bay offers indoor attractions as well. We at WhatsCheaper.com recommend visiting Discovery North Bay, located at the restored Canadian Pacific Railway station. This museum mixes entertainment, history, and technology to represent the history of North Bay and showcase the city’s importance as a transportation hub for the area.

When you are ready for a shopping adventure, choose from one of North Bay’s shopping centers: the North Bay Mall and the Northgate Shopping Centre. Another great place to shop is downtown, which boasts over 200 businesses, including galleries, fashion stores, gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, and more. Downtown is also the hub of North Bay’s nightlife. Visit any of the bars and nightclubs for nighttime music and entertainment.

North Bay is an ideal year-round destination, especially popular with adventure seekers. The city offers plenty to keep vacationers active and entertained. With its lakes and rivers, the city is a beautiful place to spend a vacation. Book your next vacation to North Bay by visiting the above link to WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN North Bay LIST:

  • 1. North Bay Heritage Train & Carousel
  • 2. Memorial Park War Memorial
  • 3. Lake Nipissing
  • 4. Laurentian Ski Hill
  • 5. Jacques Cartier Memorial
  • 6. Canadian Pacific Railway
  • 7. Dionne Quints Museum
  • 8. Trout Lake
  • 9. North Bay Area Museum
  • 10. Mayors of North Bay Plaque

North Bay EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Farmers' Market - May to September
  • 2. Gateway Banner Festival - June
  • 3. July - Canada Day
  • 4. Music from the Heart Festival - July to August
  • 5. Summer in the Park Festival - August
  • 6. Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Walk - November

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