Quality accommodations may be had for students, young professionals, families, retirees, or persons requiring assisted living services — creating a diverse population of young and old alike.  Two retirement/assisted living residences cloak the Downtown as do a variety of second-floor residences, apartments, and lofts.  Presently, more and more properties are being considered for residential accommodations for those who enjoy living in the vibrant downtown surrounded by shopping, services, entertainment, and cultural amenities.  A community unto itself, Downtown North Bay is growing!

Events Downtown

Your Downtown is known for its stores and services to host special events as opportunities arise, so we recommend to check the web site for up-to-date schedules of things to do and see throughout downtown.

Annual Events in Downtown to plan for include our Christmas Walk and Santa Claus Parade (late November), Midnight Madness, Car Show (June), Summer in the Park (August Civic weekend), Buskers (Saturdays throughout the summer).

Capitol Centre

The Capitol Centre, North Bay's premier performing arts venue, is situated at 150 Main Street east, and offers something for everyone from music to film, performances to exhibits.  Check the web site to see what's happening.

Kate Pace Way

The Kate Pace Way is a multi-use trail for walking, biking and in-line skating and originates at the North Bay Waterfront, accessible from Downtown's underpass situated at Oak Street and Ferguson Street.  From Downtown, take the underpass at the museum, head left (west) and walk to King's Landing in minutes, home of the Chief Commanda II twin-hull catamaran for a cruise of Lake Nipissing, view the marina, spectacular flower gardens, and loop back to the west end of Downtown. For complete information visit the Discovery Routes web site at this link.

Discovery North Bay Museum

Historical artifacts tell the story of North Bay and area's past, along with gallery exhibits, and gift shop – all housed in the former railway station, refurbished to its original condition.  Discover our heritage, Downtown.

Waterfront Park

Still in the making, the Community Waterfront Friends (CWF) are building this family-friendly park along the periphery of Downtown North Bay.  An interactive map of the park can be viewed at this link.


Farmers' Market

Local farm produce, crafts, arts, and baked goods are featured weekly ion the Downtown farmers' market. You will experience locally grown and handmade products in an atmosphere of fun, friendliness, and music!  Open 8:30 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday (May long weekend until Thanksgiving weekend)​


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