|Population (2011)||(single-tier) 53,651 (Ranked 92nd)|
|Population Density||168.2/km2 (436/sq mi)|
|City Area||319.05 km2 (123.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||197 m (646 ft)|
|Area code(s)||705 and 249|
|Postal code||P1A, P1B, P1C|
North Bay is a city in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is the seat of Nipissing District, and takes its name from its position on the shore of Lake Nipissing.
The site of North Bay was on the main canoe route west from Montreal (see Canadian Canoe Routes (early)). Apart from First Nations tribes, voyageurs and surveyors, there was little activity in the Lake Nipissing area until the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1882. The CPR started its westward expansion from Callander Station (later renamed Bonfield), Ontario; Bonfield was inducted into Canadian Railway Hall of Fame in 2002 as the CPR First Spike location.