About North Bay
North Bay, Ontario is a caring community of energetic, high-spirited people. Festivals, attractions and a wide range of special event activities blend with the natural environment of the area. The combination of lush forests, spring-fed water and clean air creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family. With a crime rate of less than 5% North Bay is truly a safe community. Friendly, well-planned neighborhoods and short commutes also make coming home a pleasure in North Bay. Visit the City of North Bay website.
North Bay and area enjoys fresh air, abundant clean water, and plenty of green space for outdoor activities.
Located in the heart of the Nipissing region, North Bay offers four distinct seasons. With an average temperature fluctuation of 50 degrees between summer and winter months, the community provides vast recreation opportunities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts.
The high quality of life, partly as a result of the natural environment, is one of the main reasons why people choose to live in North Bay.
North Bay has educational services spanning from pre-school to postsecondary.
With four individual school boards servicing the area, public, separate, as well as bilingual education options are available.
Nipissing University is a small university that strives to provide a collegial setting attentive to individuals.
Canadore College is diverse among three campuses – the Aviation Campus, Commerce Court, and the Education Centre which shares a stunning 720-acre wooded escarpment overlooking the City with Nipissing University.
North Bay’s economy is linked to its proximity to a wide range of resources, markets and transportation linkages.
North Bay’s key growth sectors include: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Alternative Energy, Health Sciences and Information Communication Technology.
The City of North Bay is also committed to continued economic growth through an active support system for business and industry. A number of employment support agencies are available to assist individuals with a variety of job search and skill development needs.
Traditionally considered the “Gateway to the North”, North Bay is centrally located in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are only a 3.5 hour drive from both Toronto and Ottawa.
HIGHWAY: North Bay is conveniently located at the cross roads of Highway 11 North/South and TransCanada Highway 17east/west, only 330km/200 miles from both Ottawa and Toronto.
AIR: North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport is the largest airport north of Toronto.
RAIL: Ontario Northland Railway’s passenger train service travels between Moosonee and Toronto, with scheduled stops in North Bay.
BUS: The North Bay terminal provides access to Ontario Northland Motor Coach Services, as well as Greyhound service. Services operate along the Highway 11, 17, and 69 corridors.