Arts, Heritage & Culture

North Bay has a vibrant community of artists, musicians, actors and writers. There are numerous art galleries, theatre companies and a 1,000-seat Arts Centre (Capitol Centre) - all found in the heart of downtown.

The North Bay Museum has been a local voice of history and education in the community since 1973. The museum is housed in the historical location of the former Canadian Pacific Railway Station.

The Dionne Quints Museum, adjacent to the North Bay Museum, is housed in the original home of the first identical quintuplets to survive childhood. The museum is filled with artifacts from their lives and the miracle story of their birth.

The city also has a strong presence in performance arts. Theatre groups range from the Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre's children's productions and secondary school dance troupes, to theatre companies from Nipissing University and Canadore College. There is always a show to check out!

Canada Day is always an exciting day to spend at North Bay's waterfront. Every year the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre hosts the Multicultural Showcase. Local singers, musicians, and dancers get up on the outdoor stage to share their cultural talent.

Spectators sitting on the grass at the annual multicultural showcase at the waterfront
Adult learners learning about Canada A man speaking with a farmer's market vendor People being served food at the International Food Fest Family riding a 4 person bike