Dubbed “The City with a Heart of Gold” during the 1909 Gold Rush, Timmins is a perfect starting point for discovering Ontario’s natural beauty. From the walkways around Gillies Lake to the pristine shorelines of Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, fly from Boston to Timmins and strike gold with outdoor fun.
When you’re in search of Timmins attractions, start off at Gillies Lake Conservation Area, which features Timmins’ most popular walking trail. A stroll along the boardwalk is a great way to experience this peaceful lakeside attraction. Lining your path, you’ll spot storyboards detailing the area’s history and observant visitors will even spy some regional wildlife.
Dive into Kettle Lakes Provincial Park’s 22 crystal clear, glacier-formed lakes at this must-see Timmins attraction, which also features campgrounds, beaches, and a 14 km bike trail. The path leads through lush forests to Slab Lake, where you’ll find one of the park’s main beaches.
Kettle Lakes Provincial Park is the perfect outdoor family getaway with canoeing, bird watching, and four hiking trails. Paths for all levels of explorers along with the breathtaking beauty of the lakes themselves make for an unforgettable experience for all ages.
Back in the city, you can learn more about the Timmins’ mining past. Pick up some local knowledge at the Timmins Museum. The museum’s permanent collections focus on local history and arts, but visiting exhibits cover a range of primarily Canadian subjects. You can even immerse yourself in the cultures of Timmins’ Aboriginal communities at The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre.
Fly from Boston to Timmins where you can go into the wild and explore a city with natural beauty, a rich mining history, and a heart of gold.
When you fly from Boston to Timmins, a 40-minute drive northeast of Timmins rewards you with the natural beauty of Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, a top Timmins attraction. These pristine, glacier-formed lakes appear glass-like as their calm waters reflect the vast skies and surrounding pine forests. A wide variety of hiking and bike trails make it easy to explore it all.
Within the park’s green boundaries are over 100 campsites, an amphitheatre, a visitor centre, and a selection of sandy beaches. Everyone from expert campers to first-time visitors will find something to enjoy in this beautiful outdoor wonderland. Late summer blueberry picking is a tourist and family-friendly favourite, but there’s fun to be had during every season, from hiking and canoeing to cross-country skiing.
Peaceful, remote hiking trails range from easy to moderate, and are ideal for tranquil trips through towering forests with breathtaking views of the lakes. Easily accessible from the park’s collection of trails, most of these crystal clear lakes are perfect for swimming, canoeing, and fishing.
Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or not, book a flight from Boston to Timmins, and you’re sure to fall for Kettle Lakes Provincial Park hook, line, and sinker.
The small northern Ontario town of Iroquois Falls is a great place to visit in all seasons. When you fly from Boston to Timmins, an easy 45 minute drive northeast lets you explore, “The Garden Town of the North,” alive and vibrant with colourful flowers all over.
Visit the seasonal Pioneer Museum to learn more about the area’s history. This museum houses over 5,000 artifacts, including photos and original prints. Together they make up an authentic depiction of the struggles and realities of pioneer life in Northern Ontario.
Swim, golf, camp, and fish your way through this town where locals love their active outdoorsy lifestyles. Iroquois Falls is home to a handful of diverse summer festivals celebrating, blues, rock-and-roll, and fishing. For slower paced activities, try some waterfront camping or a dip at one of the town’s many beaches.
During colder months, the Iroquois Falls is warmed up with winter carnival festivities. Scenic snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails make this town an attractive winter destination.
When you’re ready to bid Iroquois Falls farewell, more incredible natural wonders await nearby at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park. Book your flight from Boston to Timmins and fall in love with Iroquois Falls.
Fly from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), with a quick connection in Toronto. Boston to Timmins flight time is 2 hours and 35 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Boston to Timmns is around 1,270 km / 790 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.