Explore Ontario’s north with flights from Ottawa to Timmins.
The 1909 gold rush made Timmins famous, but there’s more than ore to discover here. Between Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, Gillies Lake, and McArthur Lake, Timmins is a goldmine of outdoor activity.
Known as “The City with a Heart of Gold”, Timmins has a rich mining history. At the Timmins Museum, the eclectic collection guides you through the city’s past. Beyond the museum walls, the Timmins murals turn local history into public art.
If you get hungry, order up a plate of the past at one of Timmins’ restaurants. In the McIntyre Coffee Shop, this 1939 diner serves cappuccinos with a side of nostalgia. If you’re not full yet, Siva’s Family Restaurant is a classic Timmins treat.
Once you’ve had your fill of Timmins dishes , cleanse your palate at one of the nearby attractions. Get to know some of the region’s animal inhabitants on the Cedar Meadows Resort and Spa’s wilderness tours. Meet moose and befriend buffalo as you pet and feed the park’s animals.
If you’re visiting Timmins in the winter, make the most of the season at Kamiskotia Snow Resort. Hit the slopes then have some much needed hot chocolate to counteract the chilly Timmins weather.
Whether you’re looking for winter fun or prospecting for the best of Canada’s wilderness, it’s always a good time of year to book your trip from Ottawa to Timmins.
When you go from Ottawa to Timmins, see the best of Canada’s great outdoors at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park.
Named for its twenty-two glacier-formed, spring-fed kettle lakes, the park’s clear waters are a fisher’s paradise. Drop a line in one of these lakes to reel in Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, or Northern Pike.
Explore the park’s natural beauty along its many hiking and biking trails. Say “ya” to the Oh-Say-Ya-Wah-Kaw Trail or escape to the esker (the riverbed of a glacier) of the Kettle Trail. Cycle to Slab Lake along the 14 km of trail, where you can cool off with a swim after your ride.
For those who prefer paddling to pedalling, Kettle Lakes Provincial Park offers canoe rentals. Take to the lakes and get a closer look at the amazing glacial geology of this park.
After a long day in Kettle Lakes, stay the night at the Pines Campground. Car camping is also available at the Island Lake Campground, where you’ll be close enough to the water to swim with the sunrise.
Overflowing with natural attractions, Kettle Lakes Provincial Park is a taste of the amazing outdoors on your trip from Ottawa to Timmins.
Just 5 km north of the city, Hersey Lake Conservation Area is the perfect topping to your trip from Ottawa to Timmins.
The park's 560 acres of Jack Pine forests are navigable through a 45 km system of trails. Varying in intensity, these trails see everyone from speedy cyclists to school children enjoying their lengths.
If you’re looking for a leisurely way around Hersey Lake, take a walk on the boardwalks on Tamarack and Fisher Lakes. Winding through wooded areas, these flat paths will put even non-hikers at ease.
At Hersey Lake itself, the sandy beaches make for a relaxing lakeside afternoon. Bring your swimsuit for a quick dip before you get back on the trails, or just settle your toes into the sand for the rest of the afternoon.
Get a better look at the sweeping scenery of the park from its many lookouts. Keep a camera on hand at Jack Pine Lake and Grosse Pointe, which both offer views of the most photogenic features of Northern Ontario’s wilderness.
Before you head to Hersey Lake Conservation Area, make sure to grab a copy of the Tamarack Nature Trail Guide. Filled with information on the park’s history and plants and animals, you’ll feel like an outdoor expert, even if you’re only visiting from Ottawa.
Fly from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) to Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), with a quick connection in Toronto. Ottawa to Timmins flight time is 2 hours and 35 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Ottawa to Timmins is around 920 km / 570 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.