Discover Timmins

Timmins, a vibrant northern hub that beckons with diverse activities, from inner-city trails to unique tours, promising an enriching experience for all.
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A Northern Oasis for Year-Round Adventure and Hospitality

Nestled along the scenic Mattagami River in Northeastern Ontario, the City of Timmins stands as the second-largest community in Canada, renowned as a preferred destination for those seeking a distinctive vacation experience.

With fine resorts, diverse outdoor activities, fascinating tourist attractions, and four distinct seasons, Timmins captivates visitors year-round. Boasting over 500 lakes and rivers, water enthusiasts flock to indulge in boating, canoeing, and kayaking, while fishing aficionados relish the abundance of walleye, pike, trout, bass, and sturgeon in natural water reservoirs.

The Cedar Meadows Wilderness Park offers intimate wildlife encounters, featuring the majestic Canadian Moose and other species, just minutes from the downtown core.

Golfers can tee off at Spruce Needles, Hollinger, or Sandy Falls, and summer activities abound at Kettle Lakes and Ivanhoe Provincial Parks. Timmins also boasts cultural delights, including art galleries, the Timmins Museum National Exhibit Centre, and vibrant urban, outdoor trails.

Embracing its cold, dry winters, the city offers thrilling snow-related activities like snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing, making Timmins a year-round haven for adventure seekers.

Whether exploring its natural beauty or participating in major national events and cultural festivals, Timmins promises a heartwarming experience enriched by its beauty, history, and legendary Northern Hospitality.

Our Heritage

The City of Timmins, Ontario owes its birthright to the riches of the Canadian Shield. On June 9, 1909, Harry Preston slipped on a rocky knoll and the heels of his boots stripped the moss to reveal a large vein of gold which later became the Dome Mine. This vein was several hundred feet in length and was 150 feet wide.

In 1912, Noah Timmins founded the town to house the employees of the Hollinger Mine. In 1973, the town amalgamated with it’s neighbouring townships and the City of Timmins was born. The City has grown since its inception, with a residential population of approximately 45,000, we service a region of over 117,000 people. The City of Timmins is one of the North’s largest regional centres.

Building on its solid, industrial foundation, the City of Timmins offers a variety of natural, cultural and recreational diversions. We are a growing community that welcomes your business and presents ample opportunities. Country music superstar Shania Twain is also proud to call Timmins her hometown.

It’s all here, waiting for you. Take a deep breath of fresh, northern air, and get ready to experience the incredible hospitality of Timmins – the City with a Heart of Gold.

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