Fly from Québec City to Timmins and partake in the year-round festivities.
Situated in the heart of the Northeastern Ontario wilderness, Timmins is a destination that abounds with outdoor activities in all seasons. In the winter, visitors can glide across the snow-covered landscape on cross-country ski trails, or speed along backcountry snowmobile routes.
Head over to Gillies Lake for fun things to do in the summer. Begin with a scenic walk on the Gillies Lake Promenade. The pathway loops around the lake and is decked in colourful flowers. At one end of the lake, a sandy beach offers a pleasant spot for swimming and relaxation.
Each week in the summer, a section of downtown Timmins is transformed into a pedestrian-only zone known as the Urban Park. Stroll through this open square, lined with outdoor merchants and sidewalk patios. The event also brings some country flavour into the city with the Urban Park Farmers Market. Sample the market’s delicious jams and pastries for a taste of local Timmins flavour.
Nearby, Hollinger Park offers an alternative retreat from the busy streets. The quaint green space serves as an open-air venue for the Timmins Summer Concert Series. Grab a seat at one of the shows and enjoy thrilling performances of blues, rock, and country music.
Another Timmins attraction is the annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival. You can watch the action unfold on the Mattagami River, and even participate in easier competitions. A unique part of the festival is the Aboriginal Village, where drums and dancing bring the indigenous culture into the limelight.
Delve deeper into the city’s cultural heritage at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. Among the exhibits is the carefully restored Hollinger House. This recreation of a miner’s home was once a common sight throughout Timmins, constructed by for the growing workforce of the early 20th century mines.
Dig into the outdoor fun and local culture of the city with flights from Québec City to Timmins.
Discover the awe-inspiring Kettle Lakes Provincial Park with flights from Québec City to Timmins.
The 22 lakes found in the park were shaped by glacial activity millions of years ago. As the melting ice seeped into the rugged terrain, it created the unique landforms known as kettles. Today, the clear waters and sandy beaches are a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore Kettle Lakes Provincial Park on the 14 km of bike trails that wind through the boreal forest. In the branches overhead, you’ll see a wide variety of birds including grouse, woodpeckers, and warblers. Cruise near the lakes and be greeted by hooting loons and other waterfowl peacefully wading along the water.
The trails lead to a family-friendly beach at Slab Lake, where you can switch from cycling to paddling. Hop on a stand-up paddleboard for a better view of the shoreline or float across the lake on a scenic canoe ride.
Cast a line into any of the lakes for a bit of quiet fishing. Northern pike, rainbow trout, and yellow perch all swim beneath the pristine surfaces. You’re only a bite away from rustling up dinner in Kettle Lakes.
At the Visitor Centre, the park’s guides are filled with lively stories about the history and nature of the area. Take a guided hike through the changing scenery of forests, marshes, and bogs. The 2 km Kettle Trail presents an easy trek into the park. Experienced hikers will enjoy the Oh-Say-Ya-Wah-Kaw Trail, which is a more challenging twist through the woods.
Move from a day of outdoor fun to a night under the northern sky at the Island Lake Campground. You can cozy up in a tent or drive right into the car camping options at the park.
Fly from Québec City to Timmins for a taste of the Northeastern Ontario wilderness at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park.
Satisfy your craving for adventure in Hersey Lake Conservation Area, when you fly from Québec City to Timmins.
The Hersey Lake Conservation Area is a picturesque green space on the outskirts of the city. Carved out of the jack pine forests are a series of trails that circle Hersey Lake. The peaceful lake at the focal point of the entire park is a scenic vista that you won’t want to miss during your trip to Timmins.
Navigating the entire 560 acres in the park may take some time. Luckily, the trails are all marked with signs that guide you on a leisurely trek into the woods. Along the serene tree-lined paths, you’ll run into the occasional jogger and locals walking their furry companions.
Learn all about the conservation area’s natural heritage on the Tamarack Nature Trail. Along this route, 15 stations highlight interesting features in the area. Make sure you grab a copy of the handy guidebook for tips on identifying the diversity of plants, animals, and landscapes at each stop. You’ll surely know the difference between red pine and white spruce after this hike.
Climb up to the lookouts of Grosse Point or Jack Pine Lake for a picturesque view of the surrounding boreal forest. Head down to the beach at Hersey Lake and enjoy a quick dip in the cool waters. The sandy shoreline doubles as a great spot for sunbathing and picnicking.
In winter, sections of the 45 km trail network are transformed into smooth cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing routes. This unrestricted access to nature is a rare treat with the onset of snowy weather.
Visit the fun-filled Hersey Lake Conservation Area with flights from Québec City to Timmins.
Fly from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), with a quick connection in Toronto. Québec City to Timmins flight time is 3 hours and 15 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Québec City to Timmins is around 1,290 km / 800 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is about 16 km / 10 mi from downtown Québec City.
Take the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale 78 bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.50 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS) is about 13 km / 8 mi from downtown Timmins.
Taxis to downtown cost about $25 CAD. Car service costs about $70 CAD.
Car rental pick-up is available from Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS).