Summer in the Park

It’s Thursday and Summer in the Park in North Bay starts tomorrow.

Lots of excitement. A great lineup of bands coming in to play.

Can’t wait –

Talk soon.…

Summer in the Park

Hey everyone . . .

Well this August Civic long weekend is North Bay’s Summer in the Park event

where thousands flock to the waterfront to enjoy music, food and laughter.

This event has some incredible bands this year.

Stay tuned for some updates as the weekend grows closer.

North Bay Summer in the Park
North Bay Summer in the Park

Carousel at the Waterfront in North Bay

Here is a picture of the Carousel at the North Bay Waterfront

If your young at heart you will want to go and ride it.

Such a relaxing way to spend some time.

There is also a small kids train ride in the same location.

Come check it out.

There’s even plenty of parking so you won’t have

to be worried about being towed away.

And don’t forget while your down at the waterfront check out

the restaurant on the Old Chief Commanda –

They have excellent fish and chips there.

Carousel at North Bay Waterfront
Carousel at North Bay Waterfront

Construction update

construction update:

There is a new Hotel being built beside North Bay’s Waterfront and they are in the beginning stages of construction. I will keep taking photo’s of the progress and post them here so you can see it develop.

I am not sure which Hotel chain it is as they have discussed a few names but once I can confirm I will post.

There is rumours that a Starbucks will be part of this as well.

 

Newest North Bay Construction site of a Hotel beside the waterfront.
Newest North Bay Construction site of a Hotel beside the waterfront.

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North Bay Waterfront

The Goulet Golden Mile – A portion of Memorial Drive has been called the Goulet Golden Mile after Bruce Goulet who had a vision for North Bay’s Waterfront. Back in 1969 he had started asking questions of city council because the area was very dirty and it had such great potential

Today … it is spectacular waterfront oasis with lots of plants and flowers and benches for all to sit and admire the sunsets. There is the “old Chief Comanda” which has been converted into a restaurant. A carousel for the kids as well as a small train ride for the young children.

North Bay Waterfront
North Bay Waterfront

Gateway of the North

This is North Bay’s heritage.

Our Gateway of the North arch is North Bay’s official logo.

It used to span the North/South entranceway to the city many years ago.

Now the arch is located in the South end of North Bay at the ONR

overpass. It is iconic and many people have taken photos under it.

Wide Bay of North Bay

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Wide Bay of North Bay

A bit of a spin on the great city of North Bay in the province of Ontario –

Wide Bay – of North Bay

Lake Nipissing North Bay
Overhead view of Lake Nipissing in North Bay

If you ever stand on the shores of Lake Nipissing in North Bay you will understand while I call it the Wide Bay of North Bay.

This massive lake is big, beautiful and pristine.

If you exclude the great lakes, Lake Nipissing is the 3rd largest lake in Ontario with only an average depth of 5 meters with it’s deepest point reaching around 50 meters. The lakes perimeter is approximately 1100 kilometers. Lake Nipissing flows down the French River out and into Georgian Bay. It sits around a mean elevation of 196 m above sea level. You can now see why I use the term Wide Bay, which it certainly is.

Lake Nipissing Satelite Image