Fine resorts, endless outdoor recreation, interesting tourist attractions and four predictable seasons make Timmins a must see destination year round. Here, outdoor adventures are never more than a “stone’s throw” away. Peace, tranquility and legendary northern hospitality guaranteed!
Cedar Meadows Wilderness Park
View many different species of Canadian wildlife, including moose, deer, elk, bison and mountain goats, all in a natural outdoor setting. Situated on 275 acres, Cedar Meadows is a year round resort and spa located on the mighty Mattagami River just five minutes from downtown Timmins. It offers unique opportunities to explore the ecology, biology and history of the area.
877.207.6123 | www.cedarmeadows.com
Connaught & District Pioneer Museum
The Pioneer Museum is located in Northeastern Ontario approximately 30 miles east of the City of Timmins, in Connaught. It is a small community with 400 people, looking to preserve their local heritage. The surrounding areas consist of Barbers Bay, Dugwal, Finn Road, Hoyle, Ice Chest Lake, McIntosh Springs and Nighthawk. Local history in the area dates back over 300 years; back to the days the natives and the Hudson Bay Company frequented the land and navigated the waters. Although their name may have changed over the years, determination and hard work has dedicated generations to remain in this historical area.
705.363.3201 | Connaught Museum
Dream Acres Alpaca Farm
The Dream Acres Alpaca Farm is located just east of Timmins where alpacas are raised. These animals are curious but very timid. They are sociable and all have different personalities which lead to wonderful photo opportunities. Take a tour of the farm and purchase various alpaca-related products. Take a walk or go snowshoeing on one of our many nature trails and enjoy the great outdoors! Open all year. Please call to schedule a visit.
705.273.1656 | www.dreamacres.ca
Hollinger Park Mini–Putt
The Hollinger Park Mini-Putt offers an 18-hole mini-putt, batting cages and basketball hoops. Season memberships, group rates and birthday packages are available.
From trees to gold, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce organizes a series of free tours each summer that provide a behind the scenes look at various industries operating in the area such as the Micronizing Mill, the Coniaurum Reclamation Site and tailings from various mines. Contact the Chamber for tour options, schedules and reservations.
The Geo Tours of Northern Ontario:
The GeoTours Northern Ontario project, consisting of 7 GeoTours in the Greater Sudbury area and 10 in other parts of Northern Ontario*, has been completed and is available at the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines website at http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/geology/geoscience-topics/geotours-northern-ontario
* Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Cobalt, Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Killarney, French River Provincial Park, Parry Sound
Through these GeoTours we are sharing important stories about some of the remarkable landscapes, geological origins, and mining economy of Northern Ontario. We hope these GeoTours will help you excite your schools, your communities and your visitors in your remarkable home places We would love to hear how you are using these GeoTours!
705.360.1900 | www.timminschamber.on.ca
LA GALERUCHE ART GALLERY – CRAFT SHOP – (CURRENTLY CLOSED – CHECK BACK SOON FOR RE-OPENING)
La Galeruche Art Gallery, located at 32 Mountjoy Street North (Centre Culturel La Ronde), provides local francophone artists with a venue to exhibit and sell their work.
BLACK SPRUCE GALLERY
This gallery is located at 42 Pine Street South. Each month Black Spruce Gallery showcases the talent of an individual artist or a group of artists working together on a concept/theme. Artists can submit portfolios at Black Spruce Gallery and will be evaluated on their body of work.
705.266.5331 | www.blacksprucegallery.com
TIMMINS MUSEUM NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE
The Red and Black Galleries, located at 325 Second Avenue, feature local historical exhibitions as well as travelling displays from across Canada. The archives include over 20,000 images of the Porcupine area, with an emphasis on the early days of the Porcupine Gold Rush and the development of the mining communities. A collection of local artifacts tell the story of the community and its residents.
705.360.2693 | www.timminsmuseum.ca
THURSTON STAINED GLASS & STUDIO
This uniquely northern studio is found at 35 Father Costello Drive where they have been creating custom stained glass treasures for over 15 years. As a stained glass supplier offering stained glass artwork for your collection, importance is placed on the customer’s experience while visiting the studio and satisfaction with their purchase.
705.531.2928 | facebook.com/thurstonstainedglass
Mid Town Bowl
Mid Town Bowl is a 20 lane, 5-pin bowling alley located in the heart of Timmins that features computerized scoring, nighttime “Glow Bowling”, arcade games and more. Mid Town Bowl is fully licensed under L.L.B.O. and is located at 70 Algonquin Boulevard West.
NEO Laser Tag
NEO Laser Tag
NEO Laser Tag, located at 440 Algonquin Blvd. East Unit 5, is a state-of-the-art laser tag game where the players seek to capture the opponents’ base. Laser Tag is a heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping game, where strategy and luck are joined to defeat your opponents. After playing, the players collect their
score sheets in the lobby where they can also watch other gamers in action on
a live feed. There is also an escape room, where you are trapped in a room for 60 minutes. You must search the room for clues to solve the puzzles and unlock the door before the timer runs out. Neo Laser Tag also has two indoor Golf simulators, many redemption arcade games and a three story indoor playground. For parties, tournaments or simply a fun afternoon, book your game at NEO Laser Tag.
705.531.4824 | www.neolasertag.com
Porcupine Miner’s Memorial
This tribute was made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Porcupine Miner’s Memorial Committee which included donations from local contractors. The statue of the miner, head frame and tablets bearing the names of 594 miners killed in mining accidents was unveiled in 2008 and, in the following year, the statues of a mother and two children were unveiled to commemorate those families left behind.
Riverview Off Leash Dog Park
Located at 30 Mattagami Blvd, Riverview Off Leash Dog Park provides plenty of recreation for dogs, big and small. The 8,000 square foot park has a supply of water to keep your pet hydrated, with free parking for 25 vehicles. Lighting and large shade trees will be added to the newly constructed dog park. For more information, www.facebook.com
The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre – Resource Centre
The Resource Centre, a program of the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre, is a Native-oriented library with a unique collection of materials focusing on the Aboriginal people of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation and North America. We encourage everyone to come and visit the Resource Centre. Materials are available for loan to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities and others.
705.267.7911 | www.occc.ca
Much of our history is on display via a number of murals painted by Ed Spehar, Gary Bostrom and Paulette Brozowski, three of our local and accomplished artists. Much of their work now graces the sides of buildings or is on display inside public buildings. Murals are available for viewing at the McIntyre Community Centre, Hollinger Park, the Northern Tel Building, the Maurice Londry Community Centre, the CM Shields Library, Golden Avenue Public School, the Timmins Public Library, the Victor M. Power Timmins Airport and Theriault Catholic High School. For more information visit the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centre.
Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre is located at 325 Second Avenue. Our temporary gallery presents travelling exhibitions from across Canada. Our archives are open to researchers interested in the history of the Porcupine Camp. The Museum Boutique features local and regional items, Canadian giftware and as our patrons have come to expect, a little bit of the exotic and different!
705.360.2617 | www.timminsmuseum.ca
Timmins Public Library
Built in 2005, the Timmins Public Library was constructed with locally manufactured products, using wood as the main structural material, making efficient use of our natural resources while reducing construction waste. The eco-friendly design was recognized by the Green Building Initiative and the building achieved a 3 Green Globes rating for its efficient use of resources and sustainable development. Drop in to admire the architecture, or use the Internet. The Timmins Public Library is a wireless hotspot.
705.360.2623 ext. 8519 | http://tpl.timmins.ca
Timmins Skate Park
The Timmins Skate Park is located next to the Whitney Arena in South Porcupine. Complete with two opposing starting ramps, a three-sectioned box, a bowl, and several ledges and rails, the Timmins Skate Park is a great place for BMXers, skateboarders, and inline skaters to get off of the streets and enjoy a great place to ride/skate.
“The Healing Together” Teepee
This is a place where aboriginal and non-aboriginal organizations can offer programs and services that meet the needs of the Aboriginal population. It is a four season facility for the Aboriginal community to create new cultural responsive programs and services for victims of family and domestic violence. The teepee structure can be used for various workshops and events. Please contact the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre for more information.
705.267.7911 | www.occc.ca
Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from June 12th to August 30th part of Downtown Timmins is converted to an Urban Park. Musicians, artists, farmers’ market and community displays will be featured weekly. For more information, contact Downtown Timmins.
705.264.8733 | www.downtowntimmins.com
Timmins Wake Park
Northern Ontario’s first wake park located in the heart of the city at the Gillies Lake Conservation Area on the lake’s southeast corner along Highway 655. This state of the art recreational facility features the revolutionary System 2.0; an electric cable-ski system that pulls the rider across the lake and replaces the need for a motorized boat. The System 2.0 is by far the simplest and easiest way to learn how to wakeboard. With the cable operator able to adjust the speed and a certified instructor on hand allows for comfort and safety at all times; it makes for the ideal learning situation for all ages and skill levels. Rental equipment is available for all ages, and riding passes can be purchased onsite or online. Groups and private sessions are welcomed. Call ahead or text to book your session. For online booking and summer camp registration visit our website.
Hours of Operation:
June-July-August: Open 7 days/week 10 am – 8 pm
May to September: Open Thursday-Sunday noon – 6 pm.
705.262.1160 | www.timminswakepark.com
Historical Plaques in Timmins
Frederick House – Near the site of the former post, at Barbers Bay near Connaught, on Road 610, 17 km from Highway 101
Kenogamissi Post – At the public boat access area beside the Cache Campground on Kenogamissi Lake, off Highway 144, southwest of Timmins
Porcupine Fire – In Porcupine, at the White Waterfront Conservation Area at the shore, beyond the eastern end of Shamrock Avenue
Porcupine Mining Area – In Porcupine, at the northeast corner of King Street (Highway 101) and Bellemare Street
CFCL Radio – In Mattagami Historical Park, at the edge of the parking lot just off the entrance to the park from Riverside Drive/Algonquin Boulevard West