History in the making, Come North to Explore.
The north has been an area of mystery and intrigue to many outside the region. Despite the harsh weather and rugged landscapes, relationships formed and communities thrived. The story of our region is one of perseverance, discovery, and opportunity experienced by many different groups of people over thousands of years.
First Nation groups prospered by maintaining an economy and community who traded, travelled, farmed, and hunted. When the fur trade began here, settlement patterns changed and the north began to transform. At the turn of the 20th century, Timmins was recognized on a global scale as a mining marvel. Once news broke in 1909 that gold was found, people from across the world came to make their fortune or set up businesses to profit from the excitement. It is our exchanges with the land and people that has shaped the region as we see it today.In Timmins we have some opportunities to share our story. First stop to the Timmins Museum: NEC to explore the permanent exhibit “Where We Stand: Stories of the Land”. Once you have brushed up on your mining history, enjoy a self-guided heritage tour “All that glitters is gold”. This eight stop tour showcases the details to our rich gold mining history. Finally, take a walk to the lookout of an active gold mine. Newmont has created a beautiful scenic lookout for all to enjoy the open-pit mining process.
More information at: http://www.timminsmuseum.ca/