Day Trips

Nestled in the heart of Ontario, Canada, North Bay is a vibrant hub of culture, natural beauty, and excitement. From serene lakeshores to fun outdoor activities, our day trips promise to showcase the very best of what this enchanting region has to offer. Whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, or thrill-seeker, there’s something here for everyone.

Day trip from North Bay to Callander Bay Lighthouse on Lake Nipissing


Ten minutes south of North Bay, will bring you to the charming town of Callander, which sits along the scenic shores of Lake Nipissing! With its picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage, Callander offers a plethora of activities to suit every interest. Outdoor enthusiasts can bask in the beauty of nature by hiking the Cranberry Trail or enjoying a leisurely stroll along the waterfront boardwalk at Centennial Park. This park also features a splash pad, exercise equipment and a large playground for kids. Paddle around Northeastern Ontario’s newest lighthouse in Callander Bay or cast your line into the crystal-clear waters of Lake Nipissing, renowned for its excellent fishing conditions. History buffs can explore the town’s fascinating past at the Callander Bay Heritage Museum, where exhibits showcase the area’s Indigenous history, pioneer settlement, and maritime heritage. After a day exploring try 1886 Lake House Bistro, Anglers Pub and Grill or Lulu’s for a bite to eat and refreshment options. With its blend of natural beauty, historical charm, and recreational activities, Callander offers a great day trip option.


Powassan is a quaint little town, twenty-five minutes south of North Bay and its best know for its annual Maple Syrup Festival in the spring. Visitors can indulge in the sweet delights of freshly tapped maple syrup and immerse themselves in the traditions of syrup production. For those craving a taste of farm-fresh goodness, jump on your bike and enjoy the Farmstand40 self guided tour or check out the Great Powassan & Area Farm Stand Tour for daily promotions. Sports enthusiasts can catch a fun game of NOJHL hockey game with the Voo Doos or try their hand at curling at the local curling club. Whether you’re seeking a the smell of fresh country air, cultural experiences, or simply a taste of small-town charm, Powassan offers another great day trip option.

FarmStand Cycle Tour Powassan


Mattawa is set amidst stunning natural landscapes and is approximately 50 minutes east of North Bay but along the way there is so much to explore including Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, where lush forests, scenic trails, and pristine lakes offer endless opportunities for hiking, paddling, and wildlife spotting. Experience the exhilarating rush of the Eau Claire Gorge as you marvel at cascading waterfalls and rugged canyon walls or discover the local charm at Von Doehlers Ranch, a family-owned, fourth generation ranch where you can horseback ride through multiple trails options or enjoy some ranch activities like roping, grooming and riding the bucking barrel.

Then when you make your way into Mattawa, immerse yourself in the rich history of the town, known as the meeting place of three rivers and a cultural crossroads for Indigenous peoples and European explorers. Learn more at the Mattawa Museum situated at Explorers Point Park where the hand carved pine statue of one of Canada’s folk heroes, Joe Mufferaw stands. From gorgeous views and outdoor thrills, embark on a journey to the summit of Mount Antoine, where hiking, skiing, and snowboarding await or try your hand at snow tubing at Natures Harmony. Then what better way to finish off your day than with an award winning Thai Cuisine dinner at Le Voyageur Inn before making your way back to North Bay.

Lake Temiskaming Tour

The Lake Temiskaming Tour is a unique cross-border tourism initiative between Ontario and Quebec.  Starting and ending in North Bay, visitors can travel in either direction, exploring Marten River, Temagami, Temiskaming Shores, New Liskeard, Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Ville-Marie, Temiscaming and Mattawa.

motorcyle around lake temasikaming tour

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