Travel to a wilder scenery in Northeastern Ontario with flights from Stephenville to Timmins.
Known as the “City with a Heart of Gold”, you’ll be attracted to the small town appeal of Timmins. Start your escapade with a hearty meal at one of the local restaurants and cafés, many of which have been serving the community for decades. You can then head into the surrounding green spaces, fully prepared for a wild time.
Whether you’re visiting during winter or summer, the outdoors are buzzing with fun-filled things to do in Timmins. The backcountry trails of Northeastern Ontario come alive with the roar of snowmobiles across the snowy terrain. Meanwhile, the warm weather makes for an amazing retreat to green spaces like the Gillies Lake Conservation Area.
Gillies Lake hosts some popular recreational activities, from swimming to wakeboarding. Alternate between cross-country skiing across the bold winter landscape and teeing off at a local Timmins golf course in summer. The year-round activities are likely to inspire another trip to Timmins from Stephenville.
If you’re planning to visit again, get familiar with the city’s history and culture at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. Its Hollinger House exhibit features an early mining home, once a common sight throughout Timmins. Delve further into the mining era with a photographic archive of the Porcupine Gold Rush, an event that shaped Timmins’ fortune.
Enjoy a more modern cultural display at the annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival. The event takes place on the Mattagami River with a lively presentation of Indigenous arts. Before heading back on your flight from Timmins to Stephenville, stop by the reconstructed Aboriginal village where dancing, singing, and the lighting of a sacred fire help liven up the festivities.
A flight from Stephenville to Timmins is all that separates you and the spectacular Kettle Lakes Provincial Park.
Named for the natural wonders resulting from ancient glacial activity, 22 kettle lakes are at the heart of this park. The clear waters are a recreational haven for paddlers. While you’re out on the lakes, cast a line for a bite from the stock of northern pike, brook trout, and yellow perch.
Pristine beaches at Slab Lake and Island Lake are excellent locations to dive in for a refreshing swim. Dry off on the 14 km of biking trails within the park. Cycle across the mix of rugged terrain and smooth pathways for a look at the area’s wildlife.
Kettle Lakes Provincial Park is the go-to destination if you’re an avid birdwatcher. Fluttering through the trees is a diversity of birds including woodpeckers and warblers. The lakes are also home to an array of waterfowl that nest along the shores.
Grab your binoculars or camera before heading on a hike into the woods. See what birds may be hiding in the leafy branches overhead, on the Wintergreen Trail. Snap a photo of the picturesque view of Slab Lake along the way. Or try a different twist through the forest on the Oh-Say-Ya-Wah-Kaw Trail.
Paddle, cycle, and stroll through the Northeastern Ontario wilderness when you fly from Stephenville to Timmins.
You can’t sugarcoat a trip to the Hersey Lake Conservation Area. With its nature trails, a peaceful lake, and sandy beach, an array of experiences are waiting to be discovered. Fly from Stephenville to Timmins and head to this green space located just north of the city.
The trails in the Hersey Lake Conservation Area form part of the larger Timmins Recreation Trail Network. The nearly 45 km route will transport you to other scenic spots on the Mattagami River and Gillies Lake in the downtown core.
If you’re searching for the best of the best when it comes to self-guided trails, trek no further than Hersey Lake’s Tamarack Trail. Equipped with the Tamarack Trail Guidebook, stroll past the 15 stations along this path for a look at the city’s natural heritage. The corresponding station numbers in the booklet each tell a different story of the park’s trees, animals, and former human inhabitants.
The serene waters of Hersey Lake are an inviting scene after hiking the trails. Take a break from the woods and people watch on the beach. From swimming to paddle boarding, the lake overflows with fun activities. Jump in for a quick swim and soak up the sunshine onshore.
In the winter season, the park becomes a welcome destination for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Wander over the snowy terrain to lookouts at Grosse Pointe and Jack Pine Lake for a stunning view of the frozen park.
Following a flight from Stephenville to Timmins, treat yourself with a visit to the Hersey Lake Conservation Area.
Fly from Stephenville International Airport (YJT) to Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), with stops in Ottawa or Montréal, and connections in Halifax and Toronto. Stephenville to Timmins flight time is 5 hours and 35 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Stephenville to Timmins is around 2,430 km / 1,510 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Stephenville International Airport (YJT) is about 2 km / 1 mi from downtown Stephenville.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown are available.
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).