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Shred, drop and roll with North Bay’s Mountain Bike Community

Shred, drop and roll with North Bay’s Mountain Bike Community

On a warm Saturday night in July, avid cyclist and travel writer, Melanie Chambers, who hails from Toronto, was privy to one of the many gems in the north – our “shred-ready” cycling community. Melanie is a women’s mountain bike ambassador, on-tour across Canada to...

10 Fun Things to do in North Bay

10 Fun Things to do in North Bay

A North Bay transplant offers her list of must-dos for newcomers   While I love a good Top 10 list, gathering a definitive list of must-dos for the city of North Bay was definitely a challenge. For the best, most top, funnest things to do, I did what any smart...

Hiking to Great Heights 

Hiking to Great Heights 

The 7 best scenic lookouts in North Bay and beyond   It’s hard to narrow down the best trails-with-a-view when hiking in North Bay. Surrounded by a 70-meter escarpment in the heart of the rugged Canadian Shield, on the edge of the Laurentian Mountains and...

Get Your Eggs Benny Here: 5 delicious diners to discover in North Bay

Get Your Eggs Benny Here: 5 delicious diners to discover in North Bay

The “ultimate” North Bay diner is highly contested among locals, especially when it comes to breakfast. Since two eggs, bacon, home fries and a side of toast is pretty much standard fare across the country, the deliciousness is in the details—and the ambience. Here...

Discover Outdoor Dining in North Bay

Discover Outdoor Dining in North Bay

From lakefront views to urban gardens, these sunny patios are open for business!   Note: As of June 14th, restaurants in Ontario are offering on-site outdoor dining, as well as curbside pick-up and delivery. If there’s anything better than getting outside to soak...

North Bay’s 5 Best Road Rides

North Bay’s 5 Best Road Rides

Discover urban trails, provincial parks, and historic communities in the north’s friendliest city for cyclers!   The Near North is full of interesting landscapes, fascinating history, and unique communities. North Bay’s most experienced riders, known informally...

North Bay’s Legendary Waterways

North Bay’s Legendary Waterways

Modern-day adventurers can’t help but be captivated by whispers of the past with each paddle stroke along the Nipissing passageway. This legendary water highway that includes Lake Nipissing, La Vase Portages and Mattawa River is steeped with a rich history of...

Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them

Spring has arrived in North Bay and the trickle of birds arriving will soon turn to a flood by early to mid-May. Of the 500+ species of birds in Ontario, over 300 of them have been seen in North Bay. Since North Bay has lakes on both its east and west boundaries many...

How You Know Spring Has Sprung in North Bay

How You Know Spring Has Sprung in North Bay

There are few delights finer than a beautiful spring day after a long, dark and cold winter. As nature turns her focus to replenishing the life cycle of flora and fauna, there are many subtle, but fascinating changes happening all around us – you just need to look...

Forest Talk Radio: Come and Listen To The Forest

Forest Talk Radio: Come and Listen To The Forest

Surrounding North Bay, Nipissing is forests, trails, lakes and waterfalls. We have so many outdoor spaces to discover and explore. Laurier Woods Conservation Area (co-owned by North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority and Friends of Laurier Woods) is just one of these...

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