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Sports, Meetings & Events

North Bay, Ontario Conveniently located a 3.5 hour drive North of Toronto, North Bay is welcoming, vibrant and offers a variety of a rac ons, fabulous restaurants, and stunning Waterfront Park - an ideal and refreshing loca on to host your next event. In North Bay you’ll find state-of-the-art athle c facili es, more than 2,000 rooms for accommoda ons, efficient conference facili es and the new Steve Omischl Sports Field Complex. If you’re new to North Bay, now’s the me. With ongoing infrastructure investments in athle c facili es and unmatched service quality, North Bay has simply never looked be er.

Table of Contents North Bay, Ontario.......................................1 Commi ed to Service Quality.......................3 Ge ng to North Bay.....................................4

Sport Facili es.................................................6 Arenas...........................................................7 Sports Fields..................................................8 Indoor Facili es.............................................9 Outdoor Facili es.....................................9-10 Past Events..................................................10

Conference Facili es & Accommoda ons...............................12-14 Things to See & Do................................16-17

Committed to Service Quality Event Support Services

Bid Assistance

The City of North Bay is commi ed to providing unmatched support services for your event including promo on, connec ng with local suppliers, as well as facility and conven on site bookings. The City’s Events, Mee ngs & Conference Services Department also offers a Special Events Guide - a one-stop document for all relevant contact informa on. City services include providing informa on packages, mapping services, city collector pins and one-on-one consulta ons with event organizers.

We’re here to help! With everything from organizing bid presenta ons to iden fying facility matches, we are pleased to provide mul -level support to ensure that all your needs are met.

Tourist Information Centre Located at 1375 Seymour Street, the Tourist Info Centre can help you discover the region’s hidden gems and opportuni es for pre- and postconven on/event travel.

Event Hosting Fund North Bay recognizes the importance of conferences and special events to our local economy and is proud to offer an Event Hos ng Fund that can provide limited financial assistance to qualified events. For more informa on please contact the City of North Bay’s Mee ngs, Conferences & Events Services Department.

24/7 Online Assistance Everything you need to know about hos ng your next event in North Bay is available online through northbaysportsandmeeƟ Here you’ll find access to informa on on facili es, a rac ons, ameni es, accommoda ons, dining and much more.

Tell us about your event! The Corpora on of the City of North Bay Events, Mee ngs & Event Services 200 McIntyre Street East North Bay, ON P1B 8H8 1.800.465.1882 x 2321 705.474.0400 x 2321 parksandrecrea


Commi ed to Service Quality

Getting to North Bay is Easy Whether you’re travelling by air, land or rail, ge ng to the Bay is quick and easy. Ideally situated at the crossroads of trans-con nental highways, railways, air and fibre op c routes, North Bay’s loca on provides convenient links in all direc ons for transporta on and communica on ac vites.


Distance (km/miles)

Regional Community

Distance (km/miles)

Toronto O awa London Sault Ste. Marie Sudbury

330/216 330/227 530/329 430/269 125/78

Callander West Nipissing Powassan Ma awa Temagami

Neighbouring community 34/21 35/22 61/38 98/61

Ge ng to North Bay


Facilities By Numbers




Sports fields


Golf courses


Kilometers of groomed ski trails


Foot ver cal at the Lauren an Ski Hill

Arenas Memorial Gardens Sports Arena

Trout Creek Community Centre (Powassan)

Ice surface: 190’x90’ Spectator capacity: 4,000 Number of dressing rooms: 5 Features include: Concessions, box office automated cke ng service and a super-suite

Ice surface: 180’x85’ Spectator capacity: 250 Number of dressing rooms: 4 Features include: Kitchen, bar and a rental hall with capacity for 350 people

West Ferris Community Centre

Rodden Arena & Community Centre (Ma awa)

Ice surface: 180’x80’ Spectator capacity: 700 Number of dressing rooms: 5 Features include: Concessions, board room, auditorium, kitchen and on-site skate sharpening

Ice surface: 180’x80’ Spectator capacity: 300-400 Number of dressing rooms: 6 Features include: Hall with capacity for 225 people, kitchen, bar

Pete Palangio Arena - 2 ice pads

East Ferris Community Centre & Arena

Ice surface: 180’x80’ Spectator capacity: 300 Number of dressing rooms: 12 Features include: Concessions and on-site skate sharpening

Ice surface: 180’x85’ Spectator capacity: 300-400 Number of dressing rooms: 7 Features include: Hall with capacity for 350 people

Sturgeon Falls Arena (West Nipissing) Ice surface: 190’x83’ Spectator capacity: 600/1700 (floor) Number of dressing rooms: 4 Features include: Concessions, arena hall and referees room

Verner Arena (West Nipissing) Ice Surface: 180’x85’ Spectator capacity: 500/1700 (floor) Number of change rooms: 4 Features include: Concessions, two mee ng rooms and referees room

The Sportsplex Community Recrea on Centre (Powassan) Ice surface: 185’x85’ Spectator capacity: 300 Number of dressing rooms: 8 Features include: A community hall with capacity for 160 people


Facili es

Curling Facilities North Bay Granite Club 6 standard curling sheets Features: Lounge area and op onal bar service

Powassan Curling Club 2 standard curling sheets Features: Kitchen, mee ng rooms, op onal bar service

Sturgeon Falls Curling Club 4 standard curling sheets Features: Kitchen, rental hall, op onal bar service

Nosbonsing Curling Club (East Ferris) 2 standard curling sheets Features: Kitchen, rental hall (65 people), bar

Sports Fields Parks & Complexes The Steve Omischl Sports Field Complex

Sam Jacks Recrea on Complex

Field A - FIFA Interna onal Natural Turf (68m x 105m) Field B - FIFA Interna onal & CFL Ar ficial Turf Field C - FIFA Interna onal Ar ficial Turf (68m x 105m) Field D - Ball Diamond (350 ou ield) Field E - Ball Diamond w/Mound (350 ou ield) Field F - Ball Diamond (350 ou ield) Features: Public washrooms, natural areas and shelter

Bowness Mini Soccer Field (4 fields) Tapper Gray Ball Field

Thomson Park Rolly Fischer Football Field Johnson Ball Field Troy Ball Field Features: Sliding hill, jogging trail and prac ce fields

Amelia Park Ball Field Soccer Field Features: Close proximity to public beach areas, trail systems and Lee Park

Armstrong Park Lennox Ball Field Graham Soccer Field Features: Public beach access, canoe club and jr. play equipment

Lauren an Playground Centennial Ball Field Features: Basketball pad, community building, outdoor rink, ski trails and play equipment

Veterans Park Veterans Ball Field Veterans Soccer Field ONR Soccer Field Features: Washrooms/change rooms, shelter, picnic areas and play equipment, and scoreboard

Exhibi on Grounds (West Nipissing) 4 Ball Diamonds 1 legal sized soccer field with football uprights Features: Fencing, bleachers and washrooms

Richelieu Park (West Nipissing) 2 Ball Diamonds 1 Small Jr. Soccer Field Features: Bleachers and fenced in field areas

Lion’s Park (Powassan) Lion’s Ball Diamond So ball Field

Additional Ball Diamonds Phillips Ball Field Police Ball Field Railway Street, Cache Bay - 2 Fields Hwy 64, Field - 1 Field Leblanc Road, Springer - 1 Field Principal Street, Verner - 2 Fields Yarlasky Park, Callander - 1 Field Len Guppy Ball Field, Callander - 1 Field Astorville Community Centre - 1 Field

Additional Fields Riverfront Street, West Nipissing - 2 Fields Verner Soccer Field - 1 Junior Field Nipissing University Soccer Pitch - 1 Field Corbeil Park Hall - 1 Field

PLUS more than 10 fields available at secondary schools throughout the region.

Op mist Park Kelly Ball Field Handley Ball Field Features: Ba ng cages and score boards

Facili es


Indoor Facilities


Swiming Pools

Facility size: more than 10,000 sq.- .

YMCA North Bay


CFB Fitness Centre

Outdoor Facilities

25m, 8 lane pool 4 change rooms 25m, 8 lane pool 2 change rooms

Sturgeon Falls Recrea on Centre 25m, 5 lane pool

Gymnasiums YMCA North Bay

Gym size: 9,600 sq.- . Gym height: 37’

CFB Fitness Centre

Gym size: 9,600 sq.- . Gym height: 37’

Nipissing University - Robert J. Surtees Student Athle c Centre

Apollo Gymnas cs

Facility size: more than 5,000 sq.- .

Tennis Courts North Bay Tennis Centre 6 lit tennis courts

Sam Jacks Complex 3 lit tennis courts

Callander Community Centre (Callander) 2 recrea onal courts

Cache Bay Tennis Courts

2 lit recrea onal courts (also used for outdoor basketball)

Field Tennis Courts

2 lit recrea onal courts (also used for outdoor basketball)

Trout Creek Lions Tennis Court

Gym size: 20,000 sq.- . Gym height: 40’

2 fenced recrea onal courts

Canadore College

3 recrea onal courts (community centre & Corbeil Park)

Gym size: 10,800 sq.- . Gym height: 37’

PLUS 10 secondary schools providing gymasiums, track

East Ferris

Cross Country Ski Trails North Bay Nordic Ski Trails

and field facili es and sports fields

Total trail distance: 50km Number of trails: 7

Squash Courts

Wasi Cross Country Ski Club (Callander)

Nipissing University

Total trail distance: 45km

1 Interna onal squash court

Nature’s Harmony Eco-Lodge Trails (Ma awa)

YMCA North Bay

Total trail distance: 12km

2 regula on courts

Educa on Centre Trails (North Bay)

CFB Fitness Centre

Total trail distance: 3.5km

2 regula on courts

Sturgeon Falls Rod & Gun Nordic Ski & Snowshoe Trails Total trail distance: 9.1km

Ski Hill Lauren an Ski Hill Ver cal: 350 . Features: 6 runs and a terrain park 9

Facili es

Golf Courses Pinewood Park Golf Course Holes: 18 Total yardage: 3,138 Total par: 56

North Bay Golf & Country Club

Past Events... Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Championship OFSSA Boys AA Soccer

Holes: 18 Total par: 72

Provincial Ul mate Frisbee Championships

Clear Springs Golf Course (Powassan)

World Senior Fastball Championship

Holes: 18 Total yardage: 6,208/6,054/5,430 Total par: 72

Highview Golf Course (Powassan) Holes: 18 Total yardage: 5,352/5,071/4,350 Total Par: 72

Lauren de Golf Course (Sturgeon Falls) Holes: 18 Total Yardages: 5,920/5,562/4,617 Total par: 70

Verner Municipal Golf Course Holes: 9 Total Yardage: 6,400 Total par: 29

Osprey Links Golf Course (Callander) Holes: 18 Total yardages: 6,442/6,006/5,374 Total par: 71

CCAA Women’s Na onal Volleyball Championship Ontario Winter Games North Bay 1/2 Marathon and 5km Race Ontario Regional Boy’s Basketball Championship Skate Canada Northern Ontario Ontario Region Boys Basketball Championship Northern Flights Ul mate Frisbee OCAA Extramural Hockey Tournament Ontario Firefighters Provincial Curling Tournament OUA Nordic Championships

Lookout Terrace Golf Course (Callander) Holes: 18 Total yardage: 1,300 Total par: 54

Multi-Use Trails North Bay and surrounding areas offer more than 1,800 km of mul -use trails.

Ontario Ski Cup Races OFSAA “AAA” Soccer, Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball, Alpine/Nordic Skiing CCAA Na onal Badminton Championships Carter Cup Hockey Tournament Lost in the Rocks - trail running & mountain biking

Facili es / Past Events


Conference Facilities & Accommodations By Numbers


Rooms throughout the region


Specialized conference facili es


Rooms available seasaonally at Nipissing University and Canadore College


Mee ng Rooms

# of Guest Rooms / units





Holiday Inn Express 1325 Seymour Street, North Bay 705.476.7700


Hampton Inn by Hilton 950 McKeown Avenue, North Bay 705.474.8400





Fitness Centre

Wireless Internet

Room Service


Banquet Hall Facili es

Con nental Breakfast

Conference Facili es

Conference Facilities & Accommodations

Conference Facili es Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre 700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 705.474.5800 Clarion Resort Pinewood Park 201 Pinewood Park Drive, North Bay 800.461.9592 Nipissing University 100 College Drive, North Bay 705.474.3450 x 2876 Canadore College 100 College Drive, North Bay 705.474.7600 x 5358

The Voyageur Inn & Conference Centre 123 Dellaware Avenue, North Bay 705.472.1490 The Canadian Ecology Centre P.O. Box 430, Highway 17, Ma awa 888.747.7577 Comfort Inn - West Nipissing 11 Front Street, Sturgeon Falls 877.753.5665


Facili es

# of Guest Rooms / units

MeeƟng Rooms

Fitness Centre


Wireless Internet

Room Service


ConƟnental Breakfast

Banquet Hall FaciliƟes

Conference FaciliƟes

Hotels Comfort Inn - Lakeshore 676 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 877.449.4484 Comfort Inn - Airport 1200 O’Brien Street, North Bay 866.260.8261 Super 8 570 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 888.828.4551 Travelodge - Lakeshore 718 Lakehsore Drive, North Bay 705.472.7171 Travelodge - Seymour 1525 Seymour Street, North Bay 866.337.9195 Inn on the Bay 340 Main Street, North Bay 877.937.8483 The Howard Johnson 255 McIntyre Street E, North Bay 705.474.4770 Sunset Inn on the Park 641 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 800.463.8270 Northern Suites 710 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 888.474.3011




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Facili es


Things to SeeBy& Do Numbers


A rac ons at the Waterfront Park


Public beach access points


Giant freshwater lakes


Dining establishments to choose from

Things to See & Do Waterfront Park - Memorial Drive


Heritage Railway & Carousel Company

The Capitol Centre 150 Main Street East

Winter Wonderland and Heritage Carousels Heritage Mini Train

Heritage Gardeners Beau ful gardens lining the waterfront boardwalk

Fun Rentals Unique bikes, awesome kayaks satellite messengers

Chief Commanda II

This 1,000 seat performing arts centre hosts concerts, comedy acts, live theatre, movies and more.

Galaxy Cinemas 300 Lakeshore Drive Features 7 theatres and an arcade.

320 passenger cruise vessel on Lake Nipissing

Art Galleries

The Boat - Dockside Bar & Grill

Art on Main 171 Main Street West

Waterfront restaurant housed in the original Chief Commanda vessel

Kate Pace Way

This downtown ar sts collec ve features works from new and established local ar sts.

This 12km paved pathway is used for walking, jogging , cycling and rollerblading

W.K.P Kennedy Gallery 150 Main Street East

Lee Park

Features a number of permanent and travelling exhibits.

Home to the City’s Gateway Arch, this park offers walking trails, a playground and is the site for North Bay’s Annual Summer in the Park Fes val

White Water Gallery 143 Main Street West

Museums & Local History

Joan Ferneyhough Gallery 157 First Avenue East

The Dionne Quintuplets Museum 1375 Seymour Street This collec on of ar facts is housed in the Quints’ original homestead and is open from May-October each year.

Discovery North Bay 100 Ferguson Street Located in the City’s former CP Railway Sta on, the Discovery North Bay Museum is filled with interac ve displays and historical facts.

The North Bay Sports Hall of Fame 100 Chippewa Street West Located in the Memorial Gardens Sports Arena, the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame includes a photo display of more than 200 inductees.

Canadian Museum of Aerospace Defence CFB North Bay, Hornell Heights, ON Dedicated to telling the story of the men and women who helped shape the world of air and aerospace defence. 17

Things to See & Do

This gallery is a not-for-profit, ar st-run centre.

Located in a 1930’s period home in the heart of the City and features fine contemporary Canadian art.

Line Gallery 897 Main Street West Dedicated to exhibi ng and documen ng contemporary Canadian drawing.

Michelle’s FrameMaker & Gallery 168 Main Street West Custom framing and art sales.

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