North Bay is located approximately 330 kilometres north of Toronto on the shore of Lake Nipissing, has a population of around 54,000 people and is situated at the junctions of Highway 11 and Highway 17. We're home to CFB North Bay and
North Bay's city motto is that we're "Just North Enough to be Perfect". The city is approximately three hours from both Toronto and Ottawa, and the natural beauty of our surroundings (including two lakes: Nipissing and Trout Lake) makes North Bay an ideal vacation spot. You can experience Northern Ontario and enjoy North Bay without spending a lot of time and money to get here!
North Bay is home to Nipissing University and Canadore College, two highly-regarded post-secondary institutions. During the school year, North Bay's population swells by about 7000, as students from all over the world flock to our city to attend. Student housing is available on campus and can be rented in the city.
If you're planning to immigrate to Canada, North Bay would love to be your hometown! We're busy developing lots of services to help you get settled. The North Bay & District Multicultural Centre was recently opened to help newcomers access the services available to them.
North Bay offers plenty for visitors to enjoy. The city's Event Schedule contains an up-to-date listing of what's going on. Check out our What's Happening page for a brief introduction to North Bay events and attractions, and don't forget the Ontario's Near North website where there's a comprehensive list of things to do in the entire Near North Area, which encompasses 62,000 kilometres of beautiful land in and around North Bay.