Nipissing District

About

Nipissing means “big water” in the Algonquin language. The name Nipissing was given to Lake Nipissing, the third-largest lake in Ontario excluding the great lakes, as well as the Township of Nipissing, Nipissing District, and Nipissing University. Lake Nipissing lies about 25 km northwest of the oldest provincial park in Canada, Algonquin Provincial Park, which is in the south end of Nipissing District.

Algonquin Park is a National Historic Site of Canada is one of the most popular provincial parks in the province and the country. Over 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometres of streams and rivers are located within the park – they were formed by the retreat of the glaciers during the last ice age.

The park is in an area of transition between the coniferous forests of Northern Ontario and the deciduous forests of Southern Ontario. This unique mixture of forest types, and the wide variety of environments in the park, allows the park to support an uncommon diversity of plant and animal species. It is also an important site for wildlife research.

Algonquin Park is well known for its outdoor recreation and its research initiatives, but its beautiful landscapes have inspired Canadian artists, specifically The Group of Seven, also known as the Algonquin School. The Park continues to attract painters, writers, filmmakers, and performance artists who travel to Algonquin to experience its inspiring qualities for themselves.

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Annual Events

The main festivals include:
. February – Trout Creek Winter Carnival
. April – Craft Beer and Wine Festival
. April – Powassan Maple Syrup Festival
. November – North Bay Science Festival

Attractions & Entertainment

DISCOVERY NORTH BAY MUSEUM
North Bay / Nipissing District
Museum
Discovery North Bay Museum is located in the historic Canadian Pacific Railway station. Built in 1903, the station was restored in 2004 to house the museum. The North Bay Area Museum Society was established in 1973 as a not-for-profit organization and registered charity to preserve and celebrate the history of
North Bay. In addition to regular programming and exhibitions, the museum offers two tours of North Bay – Historic Downtown and Haunted Downtown.
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HERITAGE RAILWAY AND CAROUSEL
North Bay / Nipissing District
Amusement
Each summer visitors stop by to ride the beautiful carousels and miniature railway at North Bay’s Waterfront.
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ALGONQUIN ART CENTRE
Algonquin Park / Nipissing District
Gallery – Museum
The Algonquin Art Centre was established to celebrate this tradition and to foster a new vision for art in Algonquin Park. This vision includes new initiatives in visual, literary, performance, and media arts, artist-in-residence programs, and developing wilderness-related art projects.
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Outdoors

LAURENTIAN SKI HILL
North Bay / Nipissing District
Skiing(Alpine)
A non-profit community ski hill in the heart of North Bay. The ski hill has a 310 foot vertical drop, with quad chair lift and snow making. Facilities include ski, snowboard, terrain park and ski patrol. Snowmaking equipment ensures plenty of snow all season.
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PINEWOOD PARK GOLF COURSE
North Bay / Nipissing District
Golf
A challenging well groomed executive par 56 golf course. The facilities also offers a 20 station driving range, practice putting green and 45 years of mature greens. Amenities include a well stocked Pro Shop, Licensed Club House, experienced CPGA teaching staff, repair shop, power cart or pull carts and club rentals. Instructional lessons available.
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ANTOINE MOUNTAIN
Mattawan / Nipissing District
Skiing(Alpine) / Cafe
One of Ontario’s highest mountains with 15 perfectly groomed runs, a true vertical of 630 feet and home to the longest run in Ontario (2.9km). A scenic setting and historical location with incredible views from the peek. Antoine Mountain will provide you with a pure Canadian experience in the Upper Laurentian Mountains between two elevated peaks of Northeastern Ontario where you can expect more natural snow than any other places in the province
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Eating

THE NUTTY CHOCOLATIER
North Bay / Nipissing District
Chocolate
Since 1988, The Nutty Chocolatier has been making hand crafted truffles and chocolate specialties. The Victorian style shops also offer an assortment of imported and domestic candies, sugar free chocolates, gift baskets, homemade fudge and “Create Your Own Flavour” Frozen Yogurt. The Callebaut chocolate is imported from Belgium. They also offer Gluten-free, Gelatin-free – and Dark chocolate items are milk-free (vegan).
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Shopping

North Bay / Nipissing District
Books / Toys
A unique independent bookstore that has been part of the downtown core for 30 years, with a large selection of children’s books and books written by Local and Canadian authors. They can also special order any book, game, or gift.
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Rest & Relax

ADVENTURE LODGE
Whitney / South Algonquin / Nipissing District
Lodge
A rustic, simple and quiet Algonquin Couples Retreat – a hideaway to connect with and discover Algonquin Park nature. Exclusive small lodge with 6 Log cottages and 3 cabins. Pet friendly.
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COUPLES RESORT
Whitney / South Algonquin / Nipissing District
Resort / Spa / Restaurant
On the shores of Algonquin Park’s Galeairy Lake, with a wide range of all year round activities near by. Surrounded by wilderness, secluded forests, and pristine waters, with the village of Whitney a short 15-minute walk away.
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Maps

nippissing-district-map

Key Locations

Following are the cities, towns and townships within Nipissing District.

Cities
North Bay

Towns
Mattawa
Temagami
West Nipissing

Townships
Bonfield
Calvin
Chisholm
East Ferris
Mattawan
Papineau-Cameron
South Algonquin (including the communities of L’Amable, Aylen Lake, Cross Lake, Gunters, Madawaska, McKenzie Lake, Murchison, Opeongo, Wallace and Whitney)

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