Experience the charm of Northern hospitality, when you fly direct from downtown Toronto to North Bay.
Situated on the shores of Lake Nippissing, you’ll always find things to do on North Bay’s waterfront. This large lake offers year-round entertainment, from swimming in the summer, to skating in the winter. Whether it’s water or ice, a visit to Lake Nippissing always makes for a year-round good time.
North Bay’s history runs through the three railway lines that once operated here. For a look into this locomotive history, catch a ride on the mini replica trains of the Heritage Railway and Carousel Company. Accurate and adorable, these trains will take you down the tracks of North Bay’s past.
North Bay is overflowing with natural beauty waiting to be discovered. At the nearby Duchesnay Falls, you’ll be treated to views that seem straight out of a painting. A more rugged experience awaits in Marten River Provincial Park where you can join in on the various logging contests or get charmed by the chainsaw carvers.
Keep your camera close while you explore North Bay, and you’ll have no shortage of souvenirs to bring back to Toronto.
Nestled along the shores of Lake Nipissing, there is no doubt downtown is the heart of North Bay. Whether you’re in the mood for a trip to an art gallery, catching a flick at a cinema, or browsing an artisan’s boutique - you can do it all in Downtown North Bay.
For an artistic outing, you’ll have your pick of galleries. Art on Main exhibits works by emerging local artists, while the WKP Kennedy Centre has a historical and international collection. A walk along Main Street will take you to even more art galleries, tucked among the many independently-owned shops.
With an array of take-out and dine-in eateries, there are enough places to eat in Downtown North Bay to please all taste buds and budgets. Spoil your palate with culinary offerings from across the globe, including Lebanese, Canadian, Indian, and Italian cuisine.
History buffs will find a lot to like about Downtown North Bay. The nearby Royal Canadian Legion Branch features an impressive war memorial. Dating back to 1922, this bronze statue initially commemorated those who fought in the World War I. Since then, it has expanded to include other wars of the 20th century.
Before making your way back to Toronto, you won’t want to miss a trip to Lake Nipising, Ontario’s 5th largest lake. Book a lakeside cabin and take in fantastic views, sandy beaches and star-lit skies of North Bay’s lakeside landscape.
When you travel from Toronto to North Bay, it’s only natural to want to spend some time in the Ontario wilderness. With a 20-minute drive, you can leave the city behind for the shores of Trout Lake.
This undisturbed oasis dips to depths of 200 feet, though Trout Lake’s average depth is 55 feet. With Northern Pike and huge Lake Trout swimming below the surface, you’re sure to get hooked on the lake’s fishing.
Leave your fishing line behind for a while, with a visit to nearby East Ferris. With beaches, parks, and waterfront parkettes, you’ll find lots of family-friendly things to do in this community.
Trout Lake is the perfect retreat from Toronto. At the quiet Cat Island Lodge, you can find a lakeside escape in one of their cabins. With the woods next door, you’re sure to love your neighbours.
Fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to North Bay Jack Garland Airport (YYB). Toronto to North Bay flight time is 1 hour on average. The distance from Toronto to North Bay is around 305 km / 190 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is about 3 km / 2 mi from downtown Toronto.
All roads and rails lead to Porter. Located at the base of Bathurst Street, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is easily accessible by streetcar (the 511 streetcar via Bathurst subway station and the 509 streetcar via Union Station). You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station and then hop on the free shuttle bus service to get you to Porter as well.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location downtown is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between downtown and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
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.