Local Area Attractions
Sturgeon River House Museum
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.
Laurentide Golf Club
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 Nature Trails
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.
Dionne Quints Museum
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.
North Bay Capital Centre
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.