|Heritage Railway and Carousel Company||
The Magic of the Carousels
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 carvers and artists
Thank you to the carvers and the artists who have brought
Our Winter Wonderland Animals
The Carousel's History
In late 1998, Barry Jacobs, a volunteer of the Heritage Railway, suggested to Rod Johnston, Chairman, that perhaps a carousel might be a good next addition to the attraction. A meeting was held at the home of Edna Scott, a local carousel enthusiast, and a business plan was developed. The administration of the City of North Bay were approached and supportive of the proposal. Todd Goings of Marion, Ohio, was contacted to rebuild a 1908 Herschell-Spillman mechanism. Chuck Kaparich of Missoula, Montana carved 28 horses and the North Bay Wood Carvers carved 9. Each of these horses were put up for adoption and were adopted in about three months. Other parts of the carousel where then put up for adoption, thus raising funds to pay for the horses, and to paint and furbish the Carousel.