Fly from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay for waterfront wonders and a relaxing vacation right in Northeastern Ontario.
North Bay gets its name from its location on the northern shores of Lake Nipissing. From this vantage point, it's easy to see what makes the breathtaking sunsets over this lake so famous. Aside from natural beauty, North Bay offers visitors a place to relax, play, explore, and learn some local history.
Downtown North Bay is a colourful collection of galleries, shopping, dining, and family-focused fun. Tiny tourists love the fantastical Heritage and Winter Wonderland Carousels. The Heritage Carousel features exquisitely detailed, wood-carved horses and other colourful nature-themed decor.
The Winter Wonderland Carousel lets kids go for a ride on Santa’s sleigh or discover local wildlife like otters, wolves, and moose. Grown ups will appreciate the intricacies of both carousels, as well as their proximity to other North Bay attractions.
For some time away from the city, try some island hopping around the Manitou Islands. The sandy beach is perfect for swimming. Although the island is uninhabited by humans, around 50 bird species and many eye-catching plants call it home.
Dating back to the native communities that once lived on the island, there are plenty of local myths and tales about Manitou. Whether or not you believe these stories, the island’s haunting beauty is undeniable. Get a closer look at the Manitou Islands from a scenic cruise aboard the Chief Commanda II.
Like the Manitou Islands, there are plenty of nearby attractions that take visitors out of the city and into the wild. Marten River Provincial Park has a variety of rivers and lakes that are great for canoeing, kayaking, and for those with experience, whitewater rafting. If you prefer dry land, hiking and bike trails wind around black spruce bogs and forests filled with mature pines.
Fly from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay for waterfront fun or just spend some quality time in the northern wilderness.
Flights from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay land you in a prime spot for Northern Ontario exploration. Algonquin Provincial Park is a must-see for anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Algonquin offers adventurous delights in every season. During warmer weather, fans of hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and kayaking can rejoice in the many paths winding through beautiful forested areas, as well as the park’s countless lakes and streams.
Algonquin Provincial Park offers excellent opportunities for tranquil canoeing and kayaking trips. In fact, it features thousands of kilometres of canoe routes. Meanwhile back on dry land, you can indulge in beachside picnics or wildlife watching along some of the park’s more remote trails.
Advanced adventurers can pick up the pace with whitewater canoeing. Algonquin’s geography provides access to the headwaters of six major rivers, making for thrilling canoe courses. Those with whitewater experience will have a blast on the park’s many rapids.
When the rivers and streams start to freeze, find some shelter from the cold at Algonquin’s historical and cultural centres. Visitors can seek warmth at the Algonquin Visitor Centre, Algonquin Logging Museum, and Algonquin Art Centre.
These institutions include indoor areas where you can warm up while brushing up on the area’s ecological and cultural history. Immerse yourself in Algonquin’s past with replica 19th-century logging facilities, basic park history, and contemporary art inspired by the area’s natural beauty.
When you’re ready to venture into the great wintery outdoors, options include winter bird walks, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, wildlife watching, and log cabin accommodations.
Fly from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay for a chance to experience Algonquin, a must-visit eco destination for anyone who calls Ontario home.
Fly from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay and swim through the cultural depths of downtown North Bay’s attractions.
This area is the city’s centre for shopping and dining. Gallery hopping and summertime parades are also common in the downtown district. Your search for things to do in North Bay will likely bring you to this neighbourhood, and more specifically, to the waterfront.
North Bay’s railway history comes to life at the Heritage Railway & Carousel Company. Aspiring conductors will love this historic site, which features Little Lucy Dalton, a mini train replica with a giant history. This little locomotive is modelled after the 19th-century steam engine that was the first to arrive in North Bay.
Discovery North Bay Museum is the perfect place to pick up some more local history. The museum showcases North Bay’s agricultural, logging, and railroad past. You’ll also learn about the explorers and native communities that inhabited the area before modern developments began.
The discovery doesn’t end once you’ve exited the museum. In addition to guided museum tours, Discovery North Bay hosts a series of walks around the city. Delve deeper into mysterious happenings with a haunted downtown hike, or simply uncover some more of North Bay’s heritage with a history walk.
If you want less history and more art, be sure to visit Art on Main. Established in 2005, this gallery shows off art by well-known and emerging artists, hosts special events, and boasts frequently changing exhibits.
Fly from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay and dive into this lakefront city centre.
Fly from Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM) to North Bay Jack Garland Airport (YYB), with a quick connection in Toronto. Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay flight time is 2 hours on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay is around 815 km / 505 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxi and car service from downtown costs about $45 CAD.
North Bay Jack Garland Airport (YYB) is about 8 km / 5 mi from downtown North Bay.
Car rental services are available in the airport terminal of North Bay Jack Garland Airport (YYB).
Taxis to downtown cost about $20 CAD.
Take the North Bay City Transit 6 Hornell bus from the pick-up at the transit terminal. The fare is $3.00 CAD.