West Nipissing / Sturgeon Falls has four seasons of vacationing fun, and a multitude of other reasons for the traveler to point their compass to this area of Ontario. Are you looking for a destination? West Nipissing sparkles as the shining example of what a vacation in the Near North should be. Is there something we don’t have? Beginning with easy access to wilderness locations and ending with all the expected comforts of well maintained accommodations, West Nipissing / Sturgeon Falls also has the welcoming spirit of an area steeped in the traditions and culture of Northern Ontario. The West Nipissing municipalities and townships extend that warm northern hospitality to you and your family. You see, in West Nipissing we have a long history of contact with people from all over the world, people who come back year after year, some for over three generations, because West Nipissing is what Home should be like!
The Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year with activities planned for all of Mother Nature's four seasons. Whether you are a winter enthusiast or you prefer the soft breeze of a beautiful summer's day, you will certainly enjoy your time spent at the museum.
Their events are without a doubt a great way to spend a day exploring new grounds and learning new facts on local history and that of the Hudson Bay Company.
Originally designed by former hockey star and Member of Parliament, Moe Mantha, Sr. this 18 hole golf course is located in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, right along the Sturgeon River. Since 1965 Laurentide Golf Club has been known for it's immaculate bentgrass greens and generous, rolling fairways of bluegrass. The beautiful Northern Ontario scenery is accompanied by a welcoming staff and dining lounge managed by Kae Mantha.
Duchesnay Falls is located just west of North Bay along Hwy 17 on Duchesnay Creek. Like many of the waterfalls on the Canadian Shield, this is a long cascade consisting of many drops and several twists and turns. The two largest drops are each around 15 feet high. In high water the falls forms two main channels, but when I visited the east channel was dry. You can explore every inch of this waterfall by walking and climbing along the rocks. There are no fences.
To reach the falls from North Bay head west on Hwy 17 for a couple of kilometers. There is a small road side park on the north side of the road. This is located just east of where Hwy 17 and 17B meet. The road size park has a paved parking lot. Well defined trails lead to the falls. There is even a stairway to take you to the top if you do not feel like clambering on the rocks.
Enter into the world of the Great Depression and find out how the birth of these five little girls changes the lives of people from around the world. The Dionne Quints Museum features original artifacts, pictures and memorabilia to help tell this fascinating story.
Lake Nipissing has a surface area of 873.3 square kilometres (337.2 sq mi), a mean elevation of 196 metres (643 ft) above sea level, and is located between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay. Excluding the Great Lakes, Lake Nipissing is the fifth-largest lake in Ontario.
The lake contains over 40 different species of fish. Most anglers target walleye, smallmouth bass, muskie, and northern pike. For various reasons, largely social, numerous stocking associations are engaged in attempts to manage the lake's walleye population.
The Chief Commanda II is a 320-passenger, all aluminum twin hull vessel that cruises at a speed up to 13 knots or 25 km/h. The ship is equipped with two bars, handicapped accessible washrooms, snack bar and open-air BBQ. On-board entertainment is featured every Sunday, in July and August.
The Capitol centre has seen such greats as Johnny Cash, Phyllis Diller, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, and Jack Klugman; performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Broadway shows and international productions. The WKP Kennedy Gallery provides a wonderful venue for local, as well as international, visual arts shows in a wide variety of media.
The Heritage Railway & Carousel Company provides hours of laughter and enjoyment to 100,000 + visitors each summer who stop by to ride the beautiful carousels and miniature railway at North Bay's Waterfront.
Experience the magic of our lovingly restored Heritage Carousel or a nostalgic tour on the Heritage Railway.
The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence is dedicated to telling the story of the men and women who helped shape the emerging world of air and aerospace defence. From hunting Zeppelins in the First World War, to the amazing Underground Complex for NORAD, to modern day anti-smuggling operations, our museum follows the story of people, planes and radar for over a century.
This twelve kilometre pathway, named in honour of Olympic skier and native daughter Kate Pace, is a multi-use trail for walking, jogging, cycling, and inline skating, and is intended for shared use. The pathway winds through a variety of environments including sections surrounded by trees, streams, and nature, municipal parks, roadways, and residential areas as well as North Bay's beautiful waterfront. Along the waterfront, walkers may choose to walk along the lock-stone sidewalk which meanders through seasonal gardens and along beautiful Lake Nipissing, while biker and bladers continue along the paved pathway. The pathway runs parallel to Lakeshore Drive where pathway users can take a short detour and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants.
Focusing on the late 1800s to 1960s, this community museum encompasses a wide range of subject matter, including social history as well as a good representation of working class and professional categories. Travelling exhibits, workshops and interpretive tours of the immediate area are offered.
Science North is Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada:
Science North, featuring an IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery and Special Exhibits Hall, and
Dynamic Earth - Home of the Big Nickel, an earth sciences centre.