Total business costs in North Bay are 8.6% below the U.S. baseline, ranking North Bay 5th out of 14 comparative cities in Canada and the U.S.
Over 80% of North Bay’s population 15 years and over achieved high school diplomas and 56% have graduated from a trade school, technical college, or university.
North Bay has a 10,000 foot runway that can accommodate virtually any aircraft. It is the largest in Northern Ontario and one of three commercial runways in Ontario of this size.
Over 1,000 acres/404 ha of municipally owned land is available for lease or sale, including North Bay’s newest Airport Industrial Business Park, with attractive incentives to qualified projects.
Lake Nipissing covers 850 km2/328 sq.mi of land area, making it the fourth largest inland lake in Ontario. The lake is larger than Singapore and is right at North Bay’s doorstep
200,000+ aircraft movements and 4,800 km of border are monitored in North Bay to protect airspace sovereignty.
Trout Lake is an average of 11 km long and 4 km wide and juxtaposes North Bay between two pristine lakes. It is also the source of North Bay's drinking water.
80,000 liters of fresh water from Trout Lake is processed each day at North Bay’s state-of-the art micro filtration water treatment plant.
Over 100 km of multi-use trails wind throughout North Bay and connect with other trail networks in surrounding areas.
A total of 43 beach access areas can be found across North Bay, with three of them being supervised beaches.
The average ice thickness on Lake Nipissing is 75 cm. Seeing vehicles driving on the lake during the winter months is a common sight.
Lake Nipissing is home to over 40 different species of fish, attracting avid anglers from across the continent.