Companion Programs

Bringing a guest? Choose from a number of programs and activities for those who may have some free time.


Full Day Programs

Discover North Bay

Relive the past at one of North Bay's historic museums.  The North Bay Museum shares the region's past as a transportation hub and offers some haunted tales along the way. The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence showcases exhibits that describe the evolution of air defence and the contributions that Canadians have made throughout history.

Take a guided tour of the Laurentian Escarpment Trails and witness the breathtaking views from the Observation Tower at the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority.

As the sun sets, take a spin on the authentic Heritage Carousel (May-October) in North Bay's Waterfront Park followed by dinner at one of many fantastic downtown restaurants.

Relax & Recharge

Spend a relaxing day in North Bay by starting the morning off at one of several spas in town. Choose a massage, body wrap, manicure or indulge in a full spa package for all around pampering!

Enjoy lunch at one of Downtown North Bay's popular restaurants; take your pick from delis, cafés and pubs to several international cuisine options (including Japanese, French, Italian and Lebanese). Follow lunch with a leisurely stroll downtown which is home to several unique shopping spots including designer clothing carriers, book stores, antique shops, decadent desert shops, and much more!

Wrap up the day on a relaxing sunset cruise on the Chief Commanda II (May-October), located in North Bay's beautiful Waterfront Park (connected to downtown). Enjoy breathtaking views of Callander Bay on this 2.5hr cruise (with a dinner option) on Lake Nipissing.

Contact us for a customized Companion Program Package (all packages include itinerary options, coupons and maps of the city.

Half Day Programs

Discover downtown!

In Downtown North Bay you'll find great shopping, fantastic restaurants, several art galleries, a 1,000-seat performing arts centre and a historical museum housed in a former CP Railway Station. Follow the underpass to the Waterfront Park and discover beautiful garden-lined walking paths, the Chief Commanda II cruise vessel and the Heritage Railway & Carousel Company (May-October).

Cruise away...

Take a scenic cruise on the Chief Commanda II and experience the beautiful views on Lake Nipissing. Choose from scenic cruises to the Manitou Islands, Callander Bay or the French River.

Hit the slopes

Take advantage of the crisp, fresh air of the winter months by spending a few hours at the Laurentian Ski Hill. With a vertical of 350 ft., this hill is the perfect size for some leisurely alpine skiing. For those who like Nordic, visit the upper lodge and explore the Laurentian Escarpment Trails (great for snowshoeing too!).