North Bay

There’s an Invisible Line that You Cross When You Approach North Bay…

Crossing this line can expand your horizons, improve your worldview – even change your life. You’ll find a launchpad to adventure, culture and a lifestyle that every human secretly craves. It’s the home of truly northern experiences since 1884. And we’re proud to share it with the world.

Welcome to North Bay, The Gateway to the North.

Do you love music and food, local history, celebrating the outdoors or saluting the seasons? Then you’re certain to find a festival you’ll love in North Bay – any time of year! We’re the north – North Bay Attractions don’t disappear with a little snow. So whether you are hoping to take in food fests like Ribfest or film fests like the North Bay Film Festival, wanting to enjoy all the live music possible with festival concerts in North Bay, entertain your family at the Capitol Centre’s Children’s Festival or enjoy one of the many authentically northern Fall Fairs – or if you can’t wait to get to North Bay Pride – you’ll find every kind of festival and event you could ask for in North Bay, Ontario.

Want History? There are three museums here devoted to it – like the Canadian Military Heritage Museum and even the original home of the Dionne Quintuplets. Love live entertainment? There are tons of concerts upcoming, and you’ll love the intimate local venues or beach front outdoor concerts to see live music and shows.

Though North Bay has been the home of truly northern experiences since 1884, archeological studies around Lake Nipissing show that for 10,000 years there have been peoples on this land. The traditional territory of the Nbisiing Anishinaabeg, of Ojibway and Algonquin descent, with the Nipissing First Nation (NFN) reserve bordering the city’s western limits, this area is home to Indigenous culture that not only honours history – but celebrates the amazing contributions and future of its people. You can visit for the Summer Solstice – National Indigenous Peoples Day – or any time in the season. Home to the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, you can also find an opportunity browse several stores in the village that sell traditional crafts made by local artists, and there is an Indigenous multi-disciplinary artist-run company based in Nipissing First Nation.

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