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The Magic of the Carousels

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Enjoy the laughter, music and magic of the Heritage Carousel and the new Winter Wonderland Carousel located along Memorial Drive at North Bay's Waterfront.(across from the former Marina store)


The Winter Wonderland Carousel

The Winter Wonderland Carousel opened in Grand style on July 1st, 2005 during a well-attended Canada Day celebration.

The Winter Wonderland carousel will be located for approximately 3 years alongside the original Heritage Carousel at the Waterfront until the rail lands are prepared for use. It will be housed on a cement floor under a large blue and white striped tent reminiscent of the circus tents of days past.

Carousel tent

This carousel is 28 feet across ... 6 feet larger than anticipated, so the original 14 carvings will need to be increased to 16 animals. For the time being, 2 spare horses from the first carousel will be used, but they will eventually be replaced with a lynx and a calf moose.

The Carvers and Artists ...

Heritage Carvers
Thank you to the carvers and the artists who have brought
this dream to life!

The Animals ...

Carousel Horses

Whimsical Beauty

The animals of the carousel are whimsical and beautiful ...

reminiscent of all the creatures found in our Northern Ontario rivers, lakes and forests. Thousands of hours of volunteer labour went into creating these remarkably unique art pieces. The fine details and intricate design make every one special in it's own way.

Carousel tent

carousel horse

Our Winter Wonderland Animals

  • Two Deer
  • A Fox
  • A Black Bear
  • A Mountain Lion (Cougar)
  • A Moose
  • An Otter
  • A Beaver
  • A Skunk
  • A Chipmunk
  • A Wolf
  • A Raccoon
  • A Rabbit
  • A Mythical Hippocampus
  • and Santa's Sleigh