Where to Eat, Play, and Explore

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Where to Eat, Play, and Explore

Food Scene

Restaurants and Local Breweries
good food, occasional live entertainment.
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Raven & Republic
246 1st Ave W
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good food, occasional live entertainment.
Indra's Curry House
454 Main St E
Excellent vibe and delicious food; sometimes venison burgers are on the menu.
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Station Tap House & Steak Co
603 McIntyre St E
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Excellent vibe and delicious food; sometimes venison burgers are on the menu.
North Star Diner
348 Algonquin Ave
Oak East Eatery
207 Ferguson St
The Social Cafe - North Bay
337 Wyld Street
Gateway City Brewery
600-612 Gormanville Rd
Eat beside the lake on their deck patio.
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Average Joe's
3501 Trout Lake Road
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Eat beside the lake on their deck patio.
Great stop on the Nipissing Circle Tour.
Lavigne Tavern
10521 ON-64
Great stop on the Nipissing Circle Tour.
New Ontario Brewing
1881 Cassells St
A great place to stop and pick up or sample their signature Canadian Whisky and vodka, as well as shop their in house brand gifts and souvenirs.
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Copperhead Distillery
68 Tower Rd
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A great place to stop and pick up or sample their signature Canadian Whisky and vodka, as well as shop their in house brand gifts and souvenirs.
Pub grub.
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The Crown and Beaver Pub
786 Lakeshore Dr
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Pub grub.
Contemporary Neopoloitan pizzas
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Arugula
1066 Fisher St
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Contemporary Neopoloitan pizzas
Really great falafels and shwarmas.
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The Cedar Tree Lebanese Restaurant
183 Main St E
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Really great falafels and shwarmas.
Very good sushi
JT Sushi Restaurant
225 Lakeshore Dr
Very good sushi

Essentials

Wifi, books, movies. powassanlibrary.com
Powassan & District Union Public Library
324 Clark St
Wifi, books, movies. powassanlibrary.com
Good selection of fresh veggies and fully-stocked grocery store.
Oshell's valu-mart
519 Main St
Good selection of fresh veggies and fully-stocked grocery store.
Liquor, wine, and beer.
LCBO
601 Main St
Liquor, wine, and beer.
Beer, and beer.
Beer Store
760 Main St
Beer, and beer.

Parks, Nature, Trails, Activities

All within an easy distance for day tripping!
Beautiful hike along the rushing water.
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Eau Claire Gorge
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Beautiful hike along the rushing water.
Canoe rentals are available at Algonquin North Outfitters near the Kiosk entrance. Or bring your own and use the Soth River entrance.
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Algonquin Park
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Canoe rentals are available at Algonquin North Outfitters near the Kiosk entrance. Or bring your own and use the Soth River entrance.
Canoe rental and (drop-off if you do not have a roof rack.)
Algonquin North Outfitters
16 ON-630
Canoe rental and (drop-off if you do not have a roof rack.)
Hiking trails
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Restoule Provincial Park
8818 Highway 534
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Hiking trails
Right in Powassan, a very good hiking/snowshoeing trail, with a spectacular view.
The Pines
325 Catherine Ave
Right in Powassan, a very good hiking/snowshoeing trail, with a spectacular view.
Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park
Take the Alsace Road to Wolfe Lake Road.
Wolfe Lake
Take the Alsace Road to Wolfe Lake Road.
Their website nbmca.ca has excellent trails info, withpdf maps.
North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
15 Janey Ave
Their website nbmca.ca has excellent trails info, withpdf maps.
Swimming, fishing, canoeing, paddling, ice-fishing, boating.
Wasi Lake
Swimming, fishing, canoeing, paddling, ice-fishing, boating.
Skiing
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Laurentian Ski Hill
15 Janey Ave
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Skiing
Beautiful spot on the Mattawa River to paddle to. Swimming as well.
Talon Chutes
Beautiful spot on the Mattawa River to paddle to. Swimming as well.
Beautiful canoeing. Access from Pimisi Lake picnic area.
Mattawa River Provincial Park
Beautiful canoeing. Access from Pimisi Lake picnic area.
Access the Mattawa River from here. Parking available.
Pimisi Rest Stop/Picnic Area
Access the Mattawa River from here. Parking available.
Book your dog-sledding adventure!
Sugardogs Adventure Co.
11 Lynch Lake Road
Book your dog-sledding adventure!
North Bay Nordic Ski Club
630 Northshore Rd
Visit discovery routes.ca for all our local hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, snowshoeing.
Discovery Routes Trails Organization
205 Main St E
Visit discovery routes.ca for all our local hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, snowshoeing.
Great xcountry and snowshoeing trails, travelers welcome.
Wasi Cross Country Ski Club
907 Lake Nosbonsing Rd
Great xcountry and snowshoeing trails, travelers welcome.

Entertainment & Activities

North Bay Nordic Ski Club
630 Northshore Rd
Website with trail routes and maps. Good for cycling and driving.
Discovery Routes Trails Organization
205 Main St E
Website with trail routes and maps. Good for cycling and driving.
Horse Back Riding 705-498-3278
Triple B Ranch
302-998 Wasing Rd
Horse Back Riding 705-498-3278
Cross country ski-ing and snowshoeing.
Wasi Cross Country Ski Club
907 Lake Nosbonsing Rd
Cross country ski-ing and snowshoeing.
Concerts, shows, events
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The Capitol Centre
150 MAIN STREET E
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Concerts, shows, events
Locally-made brews, concerts, tastings, events.
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Highlander Brew Co.
19 Howard St
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Locally-made brews, concerts, tastings, events.
Gateway City Brewery
600-612 Gormanville Rd
New Ontario Brewing
1881 Cassells St
Book a glass-making session, everything from your own jewellry to bowls, ornaments, and decorations.
Incandescence Glass Studio
532 Airport Road
Book a glass-making session, everything from your own jewellry to bowls, ornaments, and decorations.
Slots and blackjack, and the Match Pub.
Cascades Casino
Slots and blackjack, and the Match Pub.

Farmer's Markets

Organic and local food, crafts, products. Local eggs.
Check their website for seasonal locations.
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North Bay Farmer's Market
195 Oak St E
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Check their website for seasonal locations.
Local produce, meats, plants, and crafts. Every Saturday from Victoria Day Weekend thru Sept.
Powassan Farmer's Market
Local produce, meats, plants, and crafts. Every Saturday from Victoria Day Weekend thru Sept.

Local shopping and gifts

North Bay and the surrounding area has so many great entrepreneurs and small businesses, and tho they may not have websites, follow us on Instagram or #northbayontario.
The Farm
154 Main St W
Great stop just south of us, local beers and gift shop.
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Highlander Brew Co.
19 Howard St
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Great stop just south of us, local beers and gift shop.

Sightseeing

Please also see our Activities section in this guidebook.
Visit northeastern Ontario.com for maps of local riding and driving tours to take. Highly recommend the Nipissing Circle Tour!
Northeastern Ontario Tourism
233 Brady Street
Visit northeastern Ontario.com for maps of local riding and driving tours to take. Highly recommend the Nipissing Circle Tour!