North Bay’s Best – the Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre

by | Nov 15, 2016 | Attractions and Festivals, Big Blog | 0 comments

When it comes time to book a hotel for a meeting, a celebration, a vacation, or just an overnight stay there are sooo many variables. Where do you start?

In North Bay, start at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre on Lakeshore Drive.

Best Western Delivers

North Bay is a small city with a BIG city attitude. Nestled on the shores on Lake Nippissing, it is a four season destination known for its excellent fishing, hiking, golfing, snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. For these reasons and more, the Best Western can be depended upon to deliver the stay you are looking for.

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For instance, it’s a full service establishment. It has all the bells and whistles you would expect in the modern age—a pool, whirlpool, sauna and exercise facility, a courtyard to spend a little quiet time outdoors when the weather is nice, a restaurant that has a reputation for excellent food and a lounge for a more social environment.


But what transforms a place to stay into a place you want to stay? People. People who sincerely like dealing with the public and are happy to assist you in any way. Since each Best Western is independently owned and operated, in North Bay you are getting that northern hospitality that makes it seem like you are their one and only guest.

The Ultimate Events Venue

If you are looking to host a meeting or convention, The Best Western North Bay is the largest hotel and conference centre in the city, with a designated Sales and Catering Coordinator who will help you make easy work of those endless details that come with any gathering. In fact, with 11 meeting rooms, including their largest at 3,200 square feet, they can accommodate even provincial-wide conventions, such as the Ontario Association of Veterinarians. Their helpful staff will be happy to assist you in the catering of breaks, meals, hospitality suites and what to see and do while in the city.

Weddings are another a forte of theirs, and they can accommodate up to 300 guests. The Best Western North Bay staff can assist not only in catering the event, but they are happy to work with outside vendors when it comes to decorating or special themes. In fact, recently they hosted a wedding that took place entirely on site—from the vows to the reception, right down to the wedding photos on their grand staircase in the lobby. How nice is it when you don’t even have to leave the hotel?

A Four Season Destination


Lake Nippissing is a mecca for the water enthusiast and that includes fisherman. With easy access to the lake (as in across the street), and secure facilities, the Best Western North Bay is an ideal home base whether you want to canoe, kayak, paddle board, laze on the incredible beach or get out the rods in search of ‘the big one that got away.’


In winter, snowmobilers love to stay there. Not only can you access the hotel by sled, but they also have a secure lock up for your machine. That way you can wine, dine and sleep, secure in the knowledge your sled will still be waiting for you to hit the incredible trails of Northern Ontario in the morning.


Speaking of winter….what is winter in Canada without hockey? Tournaments are abound, from Pee Wee to the ‘Old Timers’. The Best Western North Bay is a favourite stopping place because they are big enough to accommodate teams from near and far, but nice enough to let you enjoy yourselves. Competition is fine on the ice, but when the game is done, getting together is almost as important to recap those plays and make lasting memories.

In short, whether you are looking for a meeting, convention, vacation, escape, a meal or a post game libation, the Best Western North Bay should be your choice. If you don’t want to take my word for it, check it out yourself at 700 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay or visit them online

About Erin Downey

Erin Downey was born in Chapleau and raised in White River, Ontario. The youngest of nine children, she was introduced to the outdoors at a young age. After graduation from Media Arts, she became a radio announcer and then a marketing executive. She now resides on Manitoulin Island.