Film and television has been a growing industry in the region as demonstrated through an increasing number of productions and investments in supporting infrastructure over the past decade. Although the industry slowed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, activity picked back up in North Bay and area in 2021 with a total of 17 productions, resulting in an economic impact of more than $31 million. This includes a total of 207 filming days at 87 different locations.
The City of North Bay has been working to attract and support the film and television industry and recognizes the importance of this sector in our community. Film and television producers are attracted to North Bay due to no film permit fees, low traffic and commute times, a streamlined permit and approval process, scenic and versatile landscapes and finally the welcoming residents and film friendly business community.
To help you visualize why productions choose North Bay, watch this helpful video.