Lake Nipissing

North Bay is a beautiful waterfront city on the shores of Lake Nipissing

The Northeastern shores of Lake Nipissing is where you can find the vibrant waterfront city of North Bay, Ontario; home to some of the best beaches in Ontario for swimming. Lake Nipissing is a vital thread woven into the identity of North Bay, sculpting its shores with white sandy beaches, and providing the canvas for which breathtaking sunsets paint the sky nightly.

With an average depth of less than 20 ft, 65 kilometers long and 25 kilometers wide, Lake Nipissing is the third largest lake entirely in Ontario. Deriving from the Ojibwe word, “Gichi-nibiinsing-zaaga’igan”, meaning “big little-water lake”, it is a shallow lake with a sandy basin, so it can offer something for everyone, be it recreational water sports like fishing, paddling, boating, relaxing and swimming  at family-friendly beaches, or exploring the many attractions nearby. If you’re interested in seeing the lake in an unmatched and unique way, consider a sunset cruise on the Chief Commanda II, rent a paddle board or kayak from Sisu Adventure Rentals or a fun family bike from Fun Rentals and pedal along the shoreline. Need a bite to eat, try lake side dinning at The Boat, or Marigolds.

Named the number one ice fishing destination in Canada for 2023, Lake Nipissing has a plethora of walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, and muskie. If you are an angler, there is no better place than Lake Nipissing to wet your line, come spring, summer, fall, or winter!

The shores of this beautiful lake are lined with full-service communities, including marinas, launch ramps, and accommodations and offers four-seasons of fun for everyone. Want to know more about Lake Nipissing then check out this blog: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Lake Nipissing.

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