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North Bay Campus

Campus Pond
A picturesque moment before heading onto the 20km trail system. The pond is also used for skating during the winter months
Trail System
In addition to hiking trails, there are opportunities for biking and (in the winter) cross-country skiing - click here for more information on campus trails!
Nipissing's New Athletics Facility - Opening Soon!
The existing facility has been expanded to include additional gym and research space
Nipissing at Night
There are events on-campus throughout the year, day and night, creating a vibrant campus experience
Step into the future
The Harris Learning Library is now complete and will be ready for service this fall!
Student Life
There is a clear sense of community on-campus; you can join clubs, take on leadership positions, and relax in the campus lounges or pub
Duchesnay Falls
Nipissing boasts a breathtaking waterfall just a short walk from the main academic building
Nipissing University is situated on an escarpment overlooking Lake Nipissing in North Bay, Ontario. Nipissing is considered one of the safest universities in Canada. It's centrally located, just 3.5 hours north of Toronto and only 4 hours northwest of Ottawa.

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There are many year-round activities to enjoy, both on and off-campus. From viewing the beautiful fall colours along Duchesney Falls in September to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, you’ll have every opportunity to enjoy 20 kilometres of trails right on-campus. Students can sign out cross-country skis and snowshoes free-of-charge from the Athletics Centre. Outdoor enthusiasts may also want to check out Laurentian Ski Hill, located just 10 minutes from Nipissing. This facility is well-known for its downhill skiing and snowboarding. It has one of the best terrain parks in Northern Ontario, featuring a range of mini-rails and beginner box to a 40 foot down flat rail and a 30 foot jump.


Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake are located right in North Bay providing you with beautiful beaches, bike paths, great fishing spots and boating options that include cruising Lake Nipissing aboard the Chief Commanda II. For those who like to swim indoors, North Bay’s YMCA recently opened the Aquatic Centre. This facility includes a fully accessible 25 metre multi-lane pool and therapeutic, shallow and wading pools.


Although you could hike and bike your way around North Bay, a city transit pass is included as part of your student incidental fees.

For those scholars from outside North Bay who require a visit home (laundry anyone?), transportation options are readily available. The bus/train station and airport are only 15 minutes from campus.


North Bay offers a range of shopping choices. Enjoy one-stop shopping in our two malls featuring stores like The Gap, West 49, SportChek and Coles. For a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, explore North Bay’s downtown.


The Capitol Centre, a beautiful Art Deco building in the middle of downtown, is host to internationally renowned musical and theatrical performances. However, theatre in the city doesn’t stop there! North Bay has many professional theatre groups including the Nipissing Stage Company, located on-campus, and our own student company, Students on Stage.

The city attracts many bands such as Barenaked Ladies, Sloan, Tea Party, Sum 41 and Treble Charger.


North Bay has a population of 54,000 and is considered one of the safest cities in which to live.

Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, Canada  P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450 | Fax: 705.474.1947 | TTY: 877.688.5507
Brantford Campus
50 Wellington St.
Brantford, ON, Canada N3T 2L6
Tel: 519.752.1524 | Fax: 519.752.8372

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