Quick Facts & Stats

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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.

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Over 80% of North Bay’s population, aged 15 years and over achieved high school diplomas and 56% have graduated from a trade school, technical college, or university.

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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.

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Over 1,000 acres/404 ha of municipally-owned land is available for lease or sale, including ground and air side land at North Bay’s newest Airport Industrial Business Park, with attractive incentives to qualified projects.

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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

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aircraft movements and 4,800 km of border are monitored in North Bay to protect airspace sovereignty.

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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.  

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18,597,000 liters 
of fresh water from Trout Lake is treated, on average, each day at North Bay’s state-of-the art micro filtration water treatment plant. 

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Over 100 km of multi-use trails wind throughout North Bay and connect with other trail networks in surrounding areas. 

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A total of 43 beach access areas can be found across North Bay, with three of them being supervised beaches during the summer months. 

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The average ice thickness on Lake Nipissing is 75 cm. Seeing vehicles driving on the frozen lake during the winter months is a common sight. 

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Lake Nipissing is home to over 40 different species of fish, attracting avid anglers from across the continent.