If you’re looking for a free outing that’s good for all ages, the Great Northern Ontario Roadshow is in the city this weekend.
The event is taking place Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm outside the North Bay Museum.
Ryan Land, Director of Education and Northern Programs with Science North, says the two-day event features demonstrations and activities with the Science North bluecoats, a staycation expo, and so much more.
“We’ll have activities for, we like to say, kids of all ages 0-99, there will be food vendors and we have a big stage set up where we’ll have local entertainment. It’ll be MC’d by northern comedian Ron Kanutski, and we’ll also have local musicians performing,” he says.
Land says the roadshow, which is touring across 50 communities, will attract 70,000 visitors.
“It really is all about re-energizing the local economy and tourism, inviting out makers, growers and vendors to just supercharge the local economy a little bit as we all start to recover on the back end of the pandemic,” he says.
The event will also highlight some of the private and public tourist attractions and natural wonders around the North.