Experience the strategic advantages of (re)locating to North Bay. As a key hub for road, air and rail transportation located a three hour drive from major centres such as Toronto and Ottawa, North Bay is within a day’s trucking distance of 100 million people and offers easy access to a population base of over 5 million people.
Logistical efficiencies abound in North Bay thanks to the ready availability of high volume highway networks, rail lines and the largest and most sophisticated airport facilities north of Toronto.
A major transportation centre for Northern Ontario, North Bay is located at the junction of Highway 11, Highway 17, and Highway 63, providing businesses with access to major markets in both Canada and the United States. Continuous investment in highway maintenance and upgrades helps to increase access to the region, reduces travel times, and increases the reliability of the movement of goods on the highway system.
Just minutes from the downtown core, the municipally-owned YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport boasts the longest runway in Northern Ontario. With a main runway of 10,000 ft. in length, Category 1 instrument landing system, Canada Customs and flight service stations, YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport attracts and accommodates aircrafts ranging in size from light trainers to wide-bodied "heavies" such as the Boeing 747 and Antonov 124.
Regularly scheduled service is offered by major carriers with frequent flights from North Bay to Toronto Pearson International Airport, connecting to Ottawa, Montreal, and other Northern Ontario centres.
North Bay Airport's ICAO identification code is CYYB.
YYB North Bay serves as a national and international connector service for North Bay and other Northern Ontario communities.
The YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport passenger terminal features a single-level design, restaurant, security screening hold room, airline office space, ticket counter space, and brilliant architectural accents to please travelers from around the world.
The Airport is committed to providing convenient, safe, and accessible vehicle parking facilities at competitive rates with mixed-use parking lots to meet the needs of both long term and short term parking customers. Taxi and limousine service is available outside the arrivals area. Most major car rental agencies serve the airport, with kiosks located at the arrivals area.
At YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport, Air Canada Jazz and Bearskin Airlines operate a number of scheduled flights per day from North Bay to Toronto Pearson International Airport and Ottawa International Airport. Scheduled service is also offered to Sudbury, Timmins, and Sault Ste. Marie.
North Bay Airport is home to Voyageur Airways (Voyageur Aviation Corp), a charter company with a full range of aircraft able to service non-scheduled requirements.
Canadore College's School of Aviation Technology provides a full range of leading-edge Aerospace Education, Transportation, and Logistics Management programs located at North Bay Jack Garland Airport.
High capacity rail freight lines connect to major centres and make it possible to transfer heavy load, major volume materials quickly and efficiently.
Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, Canadian National (CN) Railway, and Ottawa Valley Railway provide freight services to and from North Bay, and are well-connected to the United States’ rail system and to all industrial areas in Canada, ensuring that local firms have access to the global marketplace.
Headquartered in North Bay, the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission was established in 1902 and continues to play an important role in promoting sustainable economic growth throughout Northern Ontario.
Ontario Northland ships over 35,000 carloads of freight each year for the leading businesses in Northern Ontario. They also operate a passenger train between Moosonee and Cochrane providing reliable and comfortable travel for people travelling to and from the James Bay Coast.
Ontario Northland also remanufactures passenger rail cars, locomotives and other equipment. They extend the life of transportation assets for companies throughout North America and have become the leader in this niche market.