Timmins is situated in Northeastern Ontario, in the heart of one of the richest mineral-producing areas in the Western Hemisphere.

The city lies nestled along the Mattagami River, surrounded by boreal forests, lakes and streams, making it an excellent destination for anglers, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Timmins is home to an anglophone and francophone population, with shopping and services available in both English and French.

The former home of country star Shania Twain, Timmins has a little bit of something for everyone.

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Where is Timmins?

Located in northeast Ontario, the city of Timmins is approximately a three-hour drive north of Sudbury, and just under two hours’ drive from the Quebec border.

The city and its surrounding area are most easily explored by car or motorcycle, although bus service from Toronto is available with Ontario Northland. Timmins can also be reached by air, with daily flights to the Timmins Victor M. Power Airport.

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Things to do in Timmins

Spend some time fishing

Anglers can test their skills at a variety of lakes such as Kenogamissi Lake, Night Hawk Lake, Horwood Lake and Kamiskotia Lake.

Tour an alpaca farm

Walk with an alpaca along the beautifully manicured trails at Dream Acres Alpacas, one of the premier alpaca farms in Ontario.

Book a round of golf

Play on a number of public golf courses, including the championship level Hollinger Golf Club and Spruce Needles Golf Club, along the Mattagami River.

Hike in a boreal forest

Follow the 0.2-kilometre loop near Little Star Lake Road. Along the way, find Archie’s Rock, a huge glacier deposit inside one of Ontario’s boreal forests.

Learn how to wakeboard

Located in the heart of Timmins at the Gillies Lake Conservation Area, the Timmins Wakepark offers a variety of terrain for riders of all levels, along with lessons for beginners.

Discover local history and art

The Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre offers an opportunity to discover the history the surrounding area, along with artwork from local and regional artists.

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Last updated: March 31, 2024

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