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Contents Welcome to North Bay Welcome to North Bay – it’s all here Message from the Mayor Welcome Services

About North Bay Distances to Major Centres Demographics Climate North Bay Waterfront Housing Regional Communities

Services Education Post-Secondary Education School Boards Private Institutions Child Resources Employment Transportation Health Care Animal Care Services Social & Family Services Community Services Professional Services Senior Services Literacy & Language Services Settlement Services Utilities Communication Services

Recreation & Leisure Leisure Guide Arts, Culture & Heritage Natural Amenities Community Involvement

Welcome to North Bay Welcome to North Bay – it’s all here North Bay is a vibrant community nestled between

The natural environment lends the perfect setting for

Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. With approximately

all-season recreational activities and special events,

54,000 residents, North Bay is the perfect location to

including a multitude of outdoor pursuits, arts, and

live, learn, work and play.


North Bay offers the best of both worlds in urban and

North Bay is a spectacular city to raise a family,

rural living. Lakefront properties or country settings

advance a career, pursue an education, settle into

are available within minutes of the active downtown

retirement and live a happy, healthy lifestyle.

core. The local economy offers employment in various professions, industries and trades, offering the perfect

Welcome to North Bay – it’s all here.

balance of work and family life. Residents can take advantage of state-of-the-art health care, specialty family services, retirement

Did you know?

facilities, places of worship and cultural associations, accessible transportation, technological-infrastructure

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and more.

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Multi-level educational opportunities include English

can click on the italicized text and

and French language curriculums for both elementary

web addresses to visit resources.

and high school, along with excellent college, university, and technical training institutions.


Message from the Mayor North Bay is truly unique. Large enough to establish

people. A multitude of services, and programs are

that “big city” feel of diversity, culture, and excitement.

available to assist residents with a variety of needs

North Bay also offers residents the safe, welcoming

and goals. Outdoor adventurists, artisans, hobbyists,

warmth found only in a caring community.

sports fans—there are activities, groups, services and opportunities that cater to any enthusiast.

Our community members share a common trait—a strong sense of pride in our region. From events and

I welcome you to experience all the city has to

festivals to groups and services, community spirit

offer and to find out first-hand why North Bay is a

flourishes in North Bay. It is an area that is as diverse as

community like no other.

it is inclusive.

Mayor Al McDonald

The well-being of our community is due, in part, to the health of our economy, our environment, and our

Welcome Services North Bay offers several programs for newcomers to

The North Bay & District Multicultural Centre will

get involved in the community. By volunteering and

provide program information and resources for

participating in programs, newcomers can quickly

anyone new to North Bay.

feel connected, build professional networks, make social connections, and learn more about North Bay.

For more information contact:

The Connector Program is a way for newcomers

North Bay & District Multicultural Centre

to get in touch with business owners, operators,

Phone: 705.495.8931

manager, volunteers, and community leaders based

Toll Free: 877.495.8931

on their interests and goals.


About North Bay Located as the gateway between northern and

success of annual events and initiatives. Festivals,

southern Ontario, North Bay is a friendly community

attractions, and a wide range of special event

with an ideal environment for working, living, and

activities complement the natural attractions of the

raising a family. North Bay is located three hours north

area, creating a vibrant and active place to live.

of Canada’s largest city, Toronto, and three and a half

North Bay boasts a healthy environment, with boreal

hours west of the nation’s capital, Ottawa.

forests, spring-fed water, and clean air, as well as safe, friendly, well-planned neighbourhoods. Coming home

The city is situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout

is a true pleasure in North Bay.

Lake and offers lakefront property in both urban and rural settings. The short distance between home and

North Bay’s residents enjoy the comforts of a safe

work allows residents more time to enjoy the wealth of

environment. With a new state-of-the-art Regional

parkland and leisure facilities available in the area.

Health Centre and world-class post-secondary institutions, North Bay continues to provide the

North Bay residents are engaged in community

infrastructure and services to support community

development. This dedication is evident in the number


of volunteer hours and support given to ensure the

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North Bay is a day’s drive from many large U.S. centres. There are six different border crossings available to reach destinations such as Buffalo, Detroit, New York City, Boston, and Chicago. Travel distances to major U.S. centres from North Bay include:



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Demographics North Bay has a population of 54,000. The regional trading area representing people within the districts of Nipissing and Parry Sound, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt contains a population of

Did you know? New residents in Ontario who have a valid driver’s licence

approximately 112,000. The North Bay Census Agglomeration includes the

from another province, state or

City of North Bay, East Ferris Township, Bonfield

country, can use it for up to 60

Township, and the Municipality of Callander. The total

days after moving to Ontario.

population for North Bay Census Agglomeration 2011 Census of Population was more than 64,000.


Climate North Bay’s four-season climate provides the perfect opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts. The following table highlights seasonal average temperatures for North Bay based on a sampling period covering 30 years. Data provided by The Weather Network.




Fall September -

December – March

April – June

July – August


9 ºC/ 15 ºF

10 ºC/50 ºF

18 ºC/65 ºF

6 ºC/43 ºF

Average High

5 ºC/41 ºF

15 ºC/59 ºF

23 ºC/74 ºF

10 ºC/50 ºF

Average Low

-14 ºC/6.8 ºF

5 ºC/41 ºF

13 ºC/55 ºF

2 ºC/36 ºF


North Bay Waterfront North Bay is well known for its magnificent waterfront, an area that has become the flagship attraction of the community. Adjacent to the downtown core, pedestrians are connected to the waterfront through an underpass walkway.

• A.C.T. Playground • The Kate Pace Way – a paved multiuse non-motorized route that runs along the shoreline The waterfront developments continue to progress

With sandy beaches, walking paths surrounded by beautiful gardens, warm and shallow waters, ample fishing and boating opportunities, snowmobiling,

as a result of a committed group of community volunteers known as Community Waterfront Friends. For more information about this group and the future

picture perfect sunsets, and an endless variety of seasonal activities, the waterfront is the spot to be.

waterfront plans, please visit:

North Bay’s Waterfront is located on the shores of Lake Nipissing, adjacent to King’s Landing (Government Dock) home port for the Chief Commanda II tour watercraft, and includes: • Abundant walkways and parking • An arboretum of plants, trees, and ornamental grass • Marina featuring 250 boat slips adjacent to the picnic & band shelters • Plenty of beaches for swimming • Heritage Mini-Train and Heritage Carousels


Housing North Bay is made up of seven areas including, Thibeault Terrace, Airport Hill, Graniteville, Pinewood, Birchaven, Central and Ferris. Each area offers unique attributes and a variety of residential, commercial and natural amenities.

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Average House Prices The overall housing market has been positive over the last 5 - 8 years. The following provides an overview of average housing prices in the first quarter of 2013..

Source: Royal Lepage House Price Survey


Buying With affordable houses, condominiums, executive homes, waterfront properties, heritage homes, and build-to-suit vacant land, North Bay offers endless ownership opportunities. For more information about the housing market contact: North Bay Real Estate Board Phone: 705.472.6812

To view current property listings visit:

Renting Renting a house or an apartment is a viable option with the availability of affordable accommodations

Did you know? North Bay was home to Ontario’s 22nd Premier, the

for singles, couples and families. Many of North Bay’s hotels also offer long-term, negotiable options that can serve as a comfortable intermediary place to stay during the house-hunting stage. Furthermore, Nipissing University and Canadore College have

Honourable Michael D.

residences available for rent in the summer months.

Harris, Former Premier of

To view rental listings visit:

Ontario, MPP Nipissing.


Regional Communities There are a number of smaller municipalities with francophone services, established commercial districts and varying housing options within a short drive of North Bay.


landscape encompasses the true essence of life in

Callander is a quaint municipality located 10 minutes south of North Bay. Situated on the south shore of Lake Nipissing, Callander Bay’s sandy beaches and picturesque sunsets provide a perfect backdrop for the downtown core. With a population of 3,864, Callander boasts a solid mix of rural and urban housing ranging

West Nipissing. West Nipissing real estate includes houses by the river, lake, country homes, downtown apartments, vacant lots for new builds, assisted living, newly built subdivisions and retirement condos.

from lakeside single-family dwellings, golf course


community homes to town homes along the lake.

Located in the District of Nipissing, the Municipality

of Temagami, situated on beautiful Lake Temagami, is 65 kilometers north of North Bay on the Highway

Mattawa Voyageur Country

11 corridor. With a population of 820, Temagami offers endless opportunities for the outdoor

The communities of Mattawa, Bonfield, PapineauCameron, Mattawan and Calvin are neighbouring municipalities in Northeastern Ontario at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers. The region is home to over 6,000 residents and is located

enthusiasts. Affordable housing in rural and lakeside settings coupled with recreational activities such as canoeing, backcountry hiking, camping, fishing, and snowmobiling provides a perfect blend.

along Highway 17 Trans-Canada highway, east of North Bay. With a blend of rural and urban living, the area provides affordable housing options to suit a range of needs.


Did you know?

Powassan is the heart of good living surrounded by natural tranquility offering a quiet, rural lifestyle. With a

North Bay is located

population of 3,378, Powassan is twenty minutes south

adjacent to the

of North Bay. Housing options in Powassan range from

Nipissing First Nations

rural estates, hobby farms, and affordable rural building lots to subdivisions, houses in town and apartment living.

Reserve which is the

headquarters of the Union of Ontario Indians.

West Nipissing West Nipissing is a vibrant community nestled between the cities of Sudbury and North Bay. With a population of 14,149 people, French is prominent throughout the area. Affordable housing, rural and lakeside living and tremendous natural beauty wrapped in a northern



Services Education North Bay is the proud home of Nipissing University and Canadore College, several private colleges, training institutions, vocational schools, and four school boards. With a wide range of educational institutions and programs, students have the opportunity to begin learning in junior kindergarten and complete their studies with a masters degree, without ever leaving North Bay.

Post-Secondary Education Several post-secondary institutions are located in North Bay and offer part-time and full-time programs. The scope of programs offered range from arts, sciences, humanities, technology, and business; to apprenticeships, adult learning¸ English as a second language, and more.

Nipissing University

Canadore College

Nipissing University has a reputation for excellence in

Canadore College has three easily accessible North Bay

teacher education, arts, science, and professional

campuses, which include the Aerospace Centre located

programs. Students will find themselves in a high quality

at Jack Garland Airport, the technical/trades campus at

academic environment that is student-focused and

Commerce Court, and the arts and science campus at

based on personal teaching practices, innovative

the Education Centre. The Education Centre, co-located

approaches to learning, and a growing research culture.

with Nipissing University, resides on a pristine 700 acre/283

For more information contact: Phone: 705.474.3450

hectares site on the escarpment. Canadore College offers small classes focusing on key academic sectors. For more information contact: Phone: 705.474.7600

Collège Boréal–West Nipissing Campus The only French-language college in Northern Ontario, Collège Boréal offers the large Francophone population of Ontario a chance to further their education in their first language. It offers a wide range of programs, services, and products which prepare students to integrate into a bilingual labour market. The college also offers French as a Second Language courses to meet the needs of the English speaking population. Nipissing University and Canadore College residences

For more information contact:

offer apartment style living with no more than two

Phone: 705.753.5420

people sharing the bathroom facilities.


School Boards North Bay is home to four school boards that include Public, Catholic, English, and French Boards.

English Public School Board For more information contact: Near North District School Board Phone: 705.472.8170

English Catholic School Board For more information contact: Nipissing Parry-Sound Catholic School Board Phone: 705.472.1201

CTS Canadian Career College

CTS Canadian Career College offers accelerated, practical programs leading to specific careers in areas such as health, business, technology, and law.

French Public School Board For more information contact:

For more information contact:

Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario

Phone: 705.495.1200

Phone: 705.472.3443

French Catholic School Board

Contact North

For more information contact:

Contact North’s access Centre is co-located within Canadore College-Commerce Court and

Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco-Nord

offers distance education technologies such as

Phone: 705.472.1702

audioconferencing, videoconferencing, web

conferencing, computer workstations and high-speed Internet allowing students to connect to their programs and courses.

Private Institutions North Bay has several private educational institutions.

For more information contact:

This includes:

Phone: 705.474.7226

Montessori Learning Centre

Phone: 705.495.1173

Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics

Kumon of North Bay Phone: 705.474.5132

Modern College of Hairstyling & Esthetics is a registered

private career college that has been educating the beauty industry since 1955.

Oxford Learning North Bay Phone: 705.472.0972

For more information contact:

Phone: 705.474.1490 SERVICES

Child Resources North Bay offers a variety of child care services that are available in both French and English. A complete listing of child care and resource programs is available at the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board. Phone: 705.474.2151

Nipissing Best Start

Child Care Subsidy

The goal of the Best Start program is to ensure that

Ontario Works can provide assistance with Children

children in Ontario develop the skills they need to

Services and the Child Care Fee Subsidy Program.

achieve success in school. Best Start focuses on early learning and child care services, as well as healthy

For telephone applications:

development during a child’s first years.

Phone: 705.474.1923

For information on these free programs for children

Ontario Early Years Centres

and families: Phone: 705.474.2151 ext. 3346

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to fostering the optimal development of children and youth through one-to-one mentoring services and growth-based programs. For more information please contact:

Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents and caregivers can participate in a range of programs and activities with their children. For more information contact: Phone: 705.474.8910 ext. 28

Phone: 705.474.3041


Employment To assist individuals in finding employment, North Bay offers several helpful resource centres:

YES! Employment Services Inc. Yes! is a North Bay employment agency dedicated to

Human Resources Development Canada - Job Bank

helping individuals find meaningful employment.

A federal government, Canadian-wide employment resource centre and job bank.

For current listings or to speak with an agent contact:

Citizen Employment Service

Phone: 705.476.3234

Service Canada

Disability Employment Opportunity Centre (DEOC)

Phone: 866.789.1297

The DEOC Employment Resource Centre is a facility

Employment Search Websites:

sponsored by Employment Ontario that focuses on

A variety of websites offer information, advice,

meeting the employment needs of people with

networking, and employment.

disabilities in the community.

Phone: 705.494.4774

Service Canada & CTS Employment Resource Centre

The North Bay Service Canada office and the CTS

Employment Resource Centre are co-located in

the Canada Place building at 107 Shirreff Avenue.

Service Canada Centres are full service offering

both information and transactional services. CTS Employment Resource Centre offers employment

support to the community.

Service Canada Phone: 705.472.3700

Did you know?

CTS Employment Resource Centre

North Bay is home to a

Phone: 705.474.5767

dozen multinational firms

whose projects take them

Canadore College Student and Employment Services

around the globe.

This service offers employment opportunities, National Graduate Register, resume information, and assistance. Human Resources Department, Room C343 Phone: 705.474.7600 SERVICES

Transportation North Bay is well connected to the rest of Canada and the United States through a system of highways, railways, and an airport. The Trans-Canada Highway 17, Canada’s east-west artery, passes through North Bay, and connects to the Highway 11 link to Toronto. This four-lane highway linkage allows for easy access to Southern Ontario markets. Two major bus lines provide passenger and express service to and from North Bay at a convenient central terminal.

City Transit

Ontario Northland

North Bay is serviced by public transportation, which

Ontario Northland offers transportation via motor

provides an efficient way to travel within the city limits.

coach. Service includes destinations throughout

Para-Bus vehicles are available to serve individuals with

Canada and the United States, with connections in

physical challenges. North Bay city buses run 6 a.m. to

Toronto, Ottawa, and Sudbury.

midnight from Monday to Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 6

For more information contact:

p.m. on Sundays. Bus stops are conveniently located all over the city and schedules are easy to retrieve online

Phone: 705.472.4500

or in person at the Transit Centre. Bus passes are also available at the Transit Centre and at North Bay City Hall.

Toll Free: 800.363.7512 ext. 0

For more information contact: North Bay Transit Phone: 705.474.0400

Taxi North Bay’s taxi companies are as follows: 5-0 Taxi 705.476.5050

Did you know? New residents in Ontario have 30 days before they have to register their vehicles and get Ontario licence plates and vehicle permits.

U-Need-A-Cab 705.497.7777 Union Taxi 705.474.2700


Jack Garland Airport Just minutes from the downtown core, the municipally owned Jack Garland Airport is served by several air

scheduled flights from North Bay to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and to Ottawa’s International Airport. In addition, regularly scheduled service is offered throughout the North.

carriers and charter operators with daily flights to For more information contact:

Toronto and Ottawa. The passenger terminal features a single-level design, a restaurant, a security screening hold room, airline office space, ticket counter space, and unique architectural

Air Canada Reservations: 888.247.2262 Toll Free: 800.361.8071

accents to please travelers from around the world.

Bearskin Airlines

The Airport provides convenient, safe, and accessible

Reservations: 800.465.2327

vehicle parking at competitive rates. Mixed-use

parking lots meet the needs of both long-term and short-term parking customers. Additionally, there

Ministry of Transportation

is a covered drop-off area directly in front of the terminal building, providing easy and quick access to

North Bay’s Ministry of Transportation office provides

both departure and arrival areas. Taxi and limousine

information about obtaining, and updating driver and

service is available outside the arrivals area. Car rental

vehicle licences.

agencies serve the airport, with kiosks located at the arrivals area.

For more information contact: Ministry of Transportation

For more information contact:

Phone: 705.472.7900

Phone: 705.474.3020

Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Offices

Scheduled Service

Phone: 705.495.3481

The North Bay Jack Garland Airport provides scheduled passenger services. Air Canada Jazz and Bearskin Airlines operate a number of daily

Drive Test Centre Phone: 705.472.4448 Toll Free: 888.570.6110


Health Care North Bay‘s medical community is comprised of specialists and general practitioners that provide patients throughout the region with the highest quality of care. North Bay practitioners range in scope and services and include physicians, dentists, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, herbalists, holistic medicines, physiotherapists, rehabilitation therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and more.

North Bay Regional Health Centre North Bay’s state-of-the-art Regional Health Centre serves a dual role providing traditional hospital

Did you know?

services coupled with advanced specialized mental health services.

Before you you submit your

The North Bay Regional Health Centre provides

application for an Ontario

compassionate, quality, patient-focused care to

Health Card you must meet the

the people of North Bay and surrounding areas. A district referral centre, the facility is truly a community

eligibility requirements and have

hospital with more than 95% of family physicians in

proper documentation. Following

North Bay actively participating in patient care.

submission, there is a 3-month

For more information please contact:

waiting period before you receive

Phone: 705.474.7525

your Health Card. Please call 9-1-1 for any emergencies.


North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

Walk-in Clinics

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

throughout the city. Walk-in clinics are available

North Bay has several walk-in clinics located for those who do not have a family doctor or may

administers health promotion and disease prevention

require non-emergency health care outside of regular

programs to inform the public about a variety of

business hours.

important topics. Areas of service include healthy lifestyles, communicable disease control immunization,

The following provides a list of clinics.

health education and selected screening services.

Blue Sky Medical Walk In Clinic

For more information please contact:

3-2029 Cassells Street

Phone: 705.474.1400

Phone: 705.476.1413

Toll Free: 800.563.2808

* For Blue Sky Family Health clients only

Doctor’s Clinic

Finding a Family Doctor

1950 Algonquin Avenue Suite 303

The Ontario ‘Health Care Connect’ attempts to find a

Phone: 705.472.5588

doctor for Ontario families.

Near North Medical Clinic

For more information contact:

66 Josephine Street Phone: 705.495.2685

Health Care Connect Phone: 800.445.1822

Ferris Medical Clinic

5-41 Lakeshore Drive

Phone: 705.495.4000 *Call for appointment

Nurse Practitioners Clinic Nurse practitioner-led clinics offer a team-based

Other Services

approach to frontline health care. Nurse practitioners

In addition to family practitioners, North Bay is serviced

are able to treat common illnesses and injuries, and

by highly talented dentists, orthodontists, periodontists,

order lab tests, X-rays and other diagnostic tests.

prosthodontists, optometrists, audiologists and midwives.

Nurse practitioners work with doctors, nurses and other

Health Card

health care providers at the clinic, and will focus

To obtain, renew or update health card information

on comprehensive primary care services, including managing chronic conditions, preventing disease and health promotion.

visit Service Ontario. Service Ontario Phone: 705.494.4130


Toll Free: 800.461.4006

Telehealth is available for immediate health

concerns or questions. Telehealth is a free health

For more information about health care visit the

service providing access to registered nurses via telephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No health

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care at:

insurance number is required and the service is

completely confidential: For more information contact: Telehealth Phone: 866.797.0000 SERVICES

Social & Family Services North Bay has a variety of organizations offering support services to community members with special needs. One Kids Place

Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing


Phone: 705.472.1337

Toll Free: 866.626.9100

Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY)


Phone: 705.476.5437 ext. 3550

Phone: 705.476.2293

Toll Free: 800.668.8555

Community Living North Bay

District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board

Phone: 705.476.3288

(DNSSAB) Phone: 705.474.2151 Toll Free: 877.829.5121

Community Services North Bay Public Library Phone: 705.474.4830

Emergency Services (*for all emergencies, dial 911) North Bay Fire Department/Fire Prevention Office Phone: 705.474.5662 North Bay Police Services Phone: 705.497.5555 North Bay & District Ambulance Service Phone: 705.474.5750

Animal Care Services North Bay offers a wide range of veterinarian boarding and grooming services. The North Bay and District Humane Society provides resources, tips and advice to ensure pets receive the proper care. The knowledgeable staff can provide information specific to adoption, licencing, and community support. The North Bay and District Humane Society Phone: 705.474.1251


Professional Services In addition to professional services such as engineers, lawyers, accountants, financial institutions, and insurance companies, North Bay has many organizations that can provide support and assistance for general and business needs. Specific businesses can be located through the Community Business Directory located at Please contact the following organizations listed for specific information about businesses and organizations in the community.

The North Bay Downtown Improvement Area (DIA)

North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce

The North Bay Downtown Improvement Area

North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce is a member based organization representing the voice of

represents and supports downtown businesses through

business. The Tourism Information Centre located at the

various initiatives and promotions.

Chamber office provides access to information about the city, region and province.

For more information please contact: Phone: 705.474.7824

For more information please contact:

Phone: 705.472.8480 Toll Free: 888.249.8998

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc. The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound Inc. provides support to start-up and small enterprises including information concerning market research, business planning, management, marketing, technology, and financing. Co-located with Economic Development, the centre works with

Did you know?

community partners such as Community Futures

Shadflies, a species of insect that

Development Corporations (CFDC).

has been around for more than 300

For more information please contact: Phone: 705.474.0626 ext. 2528

million years, are found in fresh water

Toll Free: 800.465.1882

lakes like Lake Nipissing and arrive for

a few weeks in late June. They are an important food source for other insects, birds and fish.


Senior Services North Bay provides lifestyle amenities and accommodations for individuals who are seeking activities, retirement living options and nursing homes. Numerous organizations exist for those seniors seeking activities such as the North Bay Golden Age Club. For more information contact: Phone: 705.474.6520

Retirement Residences The following provides a listing of available retirement residences in North Bay. The Barclay House Phone: 705.476.6585 Cassellholme Phone: 705.474.4250 Empire Living Centre/Terrace Suites Phone: 705.474.9555 Granite Village Phone: 705.495.7994

The following provides a listing of Seniors Apartments. Corpus Christi Court Phone: 705.494.9684 Castle Arms Non Profit Seniors Apartment Phone: 705.474.4250 Gloria Gardens Phone: 705.495.2475 Ontario Northland Apartments Phone: 705.474.4279 Place St. Vincent Phone: 705.495.1478 Shibeleth Group Phone: 705.472.5222

Leisureworld Phone: 705.476.2602

Place Richelieu Phone: 705.474.4566

Marina Point Retirement Living Phone: 705.474.9494 SERVICES

Literacy & Language Services Literacy and language services are offered through various organizations focusing on skill improvement and English as a Second Language needs.

Did you know?

North Bay Literacy Council

North Bay is culturally

The North Bay Literacy Council is a community based

diverse with more

literacy agency dedicated to helping adults improve reading, writing, spelling, math, and computer skills.

than 60 languages

For more information please contact:

spoken in the area.

Phone: 705.494.9416 French as a Second Language programs are available through educational institutions. For more information contact the Near North District School Board. For more information about Education programs in North Bay visit:


Places of Worship

Settlement Services

North Bay has a diverse population practicing many

The following settlement services are available:

different religions.

North Bay & District Multicultural Centre

For a complete listing contact the North Bay &

The North Bay & District Multicultural Centre provides

District Multicultural Centre

immigrant support services. The volunteer mentoring

Phone: 705.495.8931

programs provide newcomers with an opportunity to

meet community members and help them adjust to life in Canada. The organization provides information and referral services for all aspects of immigrant support including settlement assistance, job search assistance, immigration applications, Canadian citizenship preparation, and community referrals. For more information contact: North Bay & District Multicultural Centre Phone: 705.495.8931 Toll Free: 877.495.8931

English for International Communication Institute (EICI)

Did you know?

EICI uses a comprehensive and innovative approach to instructing English as a second language to Mexican

North Bay is home to the

students between the ages of 13 to 19 years old.

North American Aerospace

For more information please contact:

Defence Command

Phone: 705.475.1525

(NORAD), a United States

and Canada bi-national

North Bay Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC)

organization who monitors

The North Bay Military Family Resource Centre

aerospace control for North

aerospace warning and

enhances and supports the quality of life of the military community by actively promoting individual and family

America from North Bay.

well-being. Relocation support is available through the

In addition to these duties,

North Bay centre.

NORAD’s responsibilities

North Bay Military Family Resource Centre

include tracking Santa Claus.

Phone: 705.494.2011 ext. 2053


Utilities Municipal water, sanitary and sewer services are

Did you know?

available to most properties within the City’s urban service boundary.

In 1931, Roy Thomson

The following companies are located in the

purchased CFCH in

community. Contact organizations directly

North Bay and began his

regarding hook-up, pricing, and for general

broadcast empire.


Utilities Natural Gas Union Gas Phone: 705.475.7945

Local Radio

100.5 EZ Rock

Electricity North Bay Hydro Distribution Limited

102 FM The FOX

Phone: 705.474.8100

600 CKAT Radio

Communication Services

106.3 FM Moose FM

North Bay is supported by media groups offering full services including print, radio, television and online.

KFM North Bay 103.5

The following provides a list of local stations and


Local Television



North Bay has various carriers who provide full

Phone: 705.472.9868

coverage service covering landlines, mobile phones

and Internet connections.

Daily News

CTV North Bay Phone: 705.476.3111

The North Bay Nugget Phone: 705.472.3200 Bay Phone: 705.497.9619


Recreation & Leisure A variety of recreation and leisure opportunities exist in North Bay. They include arts, culture & heritage activities, nature activities, and the City of North Bay’s community programs and services. For a complete overview of the available programs and organizations visit the Parks and Recreation Department at the City of North Bay.

Leisure Guide The North Bay Leisure Guide is a community wide

the City of North Bay’s Recreation & Leisure Services

resource for recreation programs and services. The


Leisure Guide has information about leisure news and activities, community contacts, organizations, and educational programs and lessons. A copy of the leisure guide can be found online or by contacting

Recreation and Leisure Services City of North Bay Phone: 705.474.0400, ext. 2329

Arts, Culture & Heritage Arts, Culture & Heritage are deeply rooted in North Bay. With a wide selection of galleries, museums, historic buildings and a well-known performing art centre, the community spirit is alive and well.

Capitol Centre The Capitol Centre, a 1,000 seat theatre with fly tower and orchestra pit, provides North Bay and surrounding communities with quality arts and entertainment. Programming features local, national,

CBACH (Coordinating Body for Arts, Culture & Heritage) is a partnership with the City of North Bay and the local arts, culture and heritage community. CBACH is a non-profit organization representing the groups and individuals within the sector.

and international talent, ranging from bluegrass and ballet to opera and rock. For more information please contact: Phone: 705.474.4747

For more information please contact:

CBACH c/o Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Phone: 705.474.0400 ext. 2329

Did you know?

Steve Herman, President of

Performing Arts There are a number of community theatre groups

Artists Services with Live Nation

in the area actively contributing to the arts scene.

is originally from North Bay and

North Bay is home to its own performing Symphony

works with musicians such as

Orchestra, dedicated to entertaining, enriching and educating the community through the performance of music. A complete listing of organizations and contact

Nickelback, Prince, Alicia Keys, and Ozzy Osbourne.

information is available in the community leisure guide.



The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence (CFMAD)

Dionne Quints Museum On May 28, 1934, five identical girls were born in a small country home. In the middle of the depression, this miracle, the first quintuplets to ever survive birth, brought millions of tourists to the city of North Bay. Now, over 75 years later, people still come to North Bay to experience the miracle of the Quintuplets. For more information please visit them online at

The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence (CFMAD) is the only museum of its kind in Canada. The museum showcases Canadian contributions to the evolution of air defence. For more information please contact: CFB North Bay 22 Wing North Bay

Phone: 705.494.2011 ext.2261

Dionne Quints Museum Phone: 705.472.8480


Toll Free: 888.249.8998

North Bay has many galleries that showcase the

Discovery North Bay Museum

talented work of area artists.

The Discovery North Bay Museum has been a local

For a listing of North Bay galleries visit the Arts and

voice for heritage preservation and education in the

Literature page at

community. Discovery North Bay provides information about the transformation of the city and the many historical buildings which date back to the early 1900s. A Heritage Tour Map can be acquired by contacting the museum. For more information please contact: Discover North Bay Museum Phone: 705.476.2323


Natural Amenities Beaches

North Bay offers a selection of outdoor activities and

North Bay is situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake while surrounded by many smaller lakes

natural amenities. Detailed information can be found at

throughout the City. With over 43 access areas, North

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

Bay is home to a wide selection of well-groomed

(NBMCA) is dedicated to conserving, restoring,

sandy beaches. For more information about North Bay

developing, and managing renewable natural

beaches, please visit

resources on a watershed basis. Many of the NBMCA’s conservation areas provide recreational opportunities


such as hiking, picnicking, photography, bird watching,

With the 229 feet/70 meter escarpment, North Bay has

and canoeing, allowing the public to interact with

an excellent urban trail system for hikers, bikers, cross-

nature and the great outdoors.

country skiers, in-line skaters, and joggers. The City’s trails take many forms including paved pathways,

For more information please contact:

level walkways and nature trails. Please visit

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority for details about the trails.

Phone: 705.474.5420


Parks & Arenas

floors become available for craft shows, trade shows,

North Bay has 72 park areas including playgrounds and picnic shelters that provide places for people to relax, picnic, play, walk, blade or swim.

concerts, fundraising events, and team sports. One of North Bay’s arenas maintains ice surface in the summer months to allow for ice rentals. Visit for more information.

The City of North Bay Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services has soccer fields, baseball fields, and a football field which are available for community and sport organization use from June through until September each year. Additional information can be found at

Did you know? Olympian and world champions freestyle skier Steve Omischl and

North Bay has several outdoor rinks throughout the city and three indoor arenas available for use all year round. In winter, the ice surfaces are used for

alpine skier Kate Pace are both from North Bay.

skating, hockey and ringette. In the summer, the arena


Skiing/Snowboarding/Snowshoeing Cross-Country/Snowshoe There are a number of cross-country ski facilities in the area. The Education Centre on College Drive has scenic groomed trails. The North Bay Nordic Ski Club has over 40 kilometres/24 miles of marked, groomed and trackset trails with a clubhouse and snack bar open seven days a week. The club offers ski instruction, moonlight skiing, potluck suppers, and trail cookouts. Samuel de Champlain Park offers cross-country skiing through the park on groomed trails. For more information please visit:


The North Bay Region is nestled in the midst of

3,400 km/2,000 miles of groomed trails. Well-marked


trails lead to exciting and different locations. The trails

Laurentian Ski Hill has a 310 foot/ 94 meter vertical drop, with a state-of-the-art quad chair lift and

are unsurpassed for beauty and safety. There are numerous rest stops providing everything from meals to lodging and fuel.

snowmaking equipment. Facilities include ski, snowboard, terrain park, and ski patrol.

For more information please visit:

Laurentian Ski Hill


Community Involvement

Did you know?

North Bay welcomes newcomers and residents to get

Ringette was invented in

involved with community efforts. There are a number

North Bay by Sam Jacks

of groups and organizations contributing to the community. For more information about volunteering

in 1963. Jacks, the late

opportunities and how you can further get involved

Director of Parks and

please contact the organizations directly. A listing of local service clubs and organizations is available in

Recreation for the City

the Leisure Guide.

of North Bay, introduced the game to the Northern

Recreation and Leisure Services City of North Bay

Ontario Directors Municipal

Phone: 705.474.0400, ext. 2329

Recreation Association.


City of North Bay Economic Development 705.474.0400


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