North Bay is approximately a 3.5-hour drive from both Toronto and Ottawa.

The city is classified as part of the Northern Ontario region and has been historically considered the "Gateway of the North" as it is the most southern of all Northern communities.

Map of Ontario highlighting North Bay 

North Bay's surrounding communities include: Callander, East Ferris, Powassan, South River, Mattawa and West Nipissing.

"Gateway of the North" at Lee Park
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