North Bay Ontario Canada Fishing Northern Ontario
North Bay is one of the more popular areas to go fishing in Ontario. With its large open water ways its not hard to find the perfect fishing holes. With that being said the fisherman must always take the weather into account. With large open water masses wind gusts can be challenging for even the proffessional fisherman. Northbay's current population is 52771.
The Georgian Bay Canal was a mammoth transportation system that proposed to connect the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. The entire passageway from the Ottawa River to Lake Nipissing and down the French River to Georgian Bay was surveyed, mapped and ready to go in the first decade of the 20th century. Financing became the giant hurdle and as time passed, transportation patterns changed and interfered with the earlier practicality of the giant venture. Despite this, there were groups who still hoped it would happen as late as 1930.
North Bay grew through a strong lumbering sector, mining and the three railways in the early days. The town benefited from strong community leadership and people like Richardson, Milne, McNamara, Browning, McDougal, Carruthers, McGaughey, George W. Lee, Senator Gordon, T J Patton, Charlie Harrison, and many others are responsible for its development. In 1919, John Ferguson was elected mayor of North Bay and continued to serve as mayor until 1922. North Bay was incorporated as a city in August 1925.
The Dionne Quintuplets were born in Corbeil, Ontario, on the southern outskirts of North Bay in 1934. This miraculous birth had a tremendous impact on tourism in the area. In fact, the Dionnes may have saved the economy in the district during the Depression and beyond. North Bay and area lived off this legacy well into the 1960s. Many visitors to the area discovered lakes and summer retreats that were easily accessible and the businesses thrived on the tourist dollars.
In January, 1968 the City of North Bay amalgamated with West Ferris and Widdifield townships.
The current engines driving North Bay's economy are the university and college population, the hospitals (awaiting construction of a modern new district hospital, which has experienced delays), a military installation at the airport, tourism, and a stable provincial government service centre.