Why North Bay

Experience the strategic advantages of (re)locating to North Bay. As a key hub for road, air and rail transportation located a 3.5 hour drive from major centres such as Toronto and Ottawa, North Bay is within a day’s trucking distance of 100 million people and offers easy access to a population base of over 5 million people.

Logistical efficiencies abound in North Bay thanks to the ready availability of high volume highway networks, rail lines and the largest and most sophisticated airport facilities north of Toronto.

A major transportation centre for Northern Ontario, North Bay is located at the junction of Highway 11, Highway 17, and Highway 63, providing businesses with access to major markets in both Canada and the United States. 

North Bay is the only northern Ontario City directly linked to the GTA with a four lane highway.  Continuous investment in highway maintenance and upgrades helps to increase access to the region, reduces travel times, and increases the reliability of the movement of goods on the highway system.

Just minutes from the downtown core, the municipally-owned YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport boasts the longest runway in Northern Ontario. With a main runway of 10,000 ft. in length, Category 1 instrument landing system, Canada Customs and flight service stations, YYB North Bay Jack Garland Airport attracts and accommodates aircrafts ranging in size from light trainers to wide-bodied "heavies" such as the Boeing 747 and Antonov 124.

Regularly scheduled service is offered by major carriers with frequent flights from North Bay to Toronto Pearson International Airport, connecting to Ottawa, Montreal, and other Northern Ontario centres.

North Bay Airport's ICAO identification code is CYYB.

High capacity rail freight lines connect to major centres and make it possible to transfer heavy load, major volume materials quickly and efficiently. Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, Canadian National (CN) Railway, and Ottawa Valley Railway provide freight services to and from North Bay, and are well-connected to the United States’ rail system and to all industrial areas in Canada, ensuring that local firms have access to the global marketplace.