The great north awaits when you fly direct from Toronto to Timmins.
Outdoor adventures and relaxed retreats are part of a balanced vacation in Timmins. From hiking in the Ontarian wilderness to unwinding on the shores of Gillies Lake, there are things to do in Timmins for every pace of vacation.
During the 1909 gold rush, Timmins earned its nickname “The City with the Heart of Gold”. This city by the Mattagami River is still a mining centre for Northeastern Ontario. But there’s more than just gold in them hills. Amid the wilderness, Timmins hosts a top-rated symphony orchestra and the eclectic collection of the Timmins Museum. These cosmopolitan attractions add to Timmins’ new lustre.
Before heading back to Toronto, enjoy time away from the big city bustle by heading to the Hersey Lake Conservation Area. The Timmins Recreational Trail Network provides a 45 km path through the park’s forests. Admire the park’s jack pines or jack knife into Hersey Lake to complete your trip to Timmins.
As the centre of the city, downtown Timmins is home to retailers, restaurants and more.
Discover the city’s history by visiting the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre.The museum captures the cultural past of Timmins and has in its collection local art, artifacts, and over 20,000 photographs of the Porcupine area during the Porcupine Gold Rush. The best part is that admission to the museum is free! On your way out, you can pick up some unique souvenirs at the Museum Gift Shop which offers a great selection of local crafts.
Across the street is the Timmins Public Library, where a large block of gold ore near the library entrance commemorates Timmins’ rich gold mining history.
A trip from Toronto to Timmins isn’t complete without a visit to Gillies Lake Conservation Area, which has the most popular walking trail in the city. Stroll alongside the beautiful boardwalk and take in the landscape reflecting on the still water. Grab a blanket and dine el fresco among the lush green grass. Or, choose to quicken the pace by jogging on the 2.5 km path encircling the lake.
When you fly from Toronto to Timmins, you won’t want to miss the crystal clear water and beautiful natural sands of Kettle Lakes Provincial Park. Located 40 km from Timmins, the park is a popular destination for campers and non-campers alike.
Kettle Lakes offers a wide range of recreational activities and is best known for its camping and fishing sites. Grab some friends, set up a tent, and camp out at the Pines Campground. The water is perfection, whether you’re swimming in Slab Lake or reeling in a huge fish on Hughes Lake.
If you’re up for an adventure, the park has numerous hiking and bike trails to explore. The trails are easy to navigate and offer great views of the many lakes surrounding the park. The family-friendly park has a children’s playground and a pet-friendly area, so dogs can also enjoy a swim in the lake.
Fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Victor M. Power Airport (YTS). Toronto to Timmins flight time is 1 hour and 25 minutes on average. The distance from Toronto to Timmins is around 570 km / 355 mi. While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is about 3 km / 2 mi from downtown Toronto.
All roads and rails lead to Porter. Located at the base of Bathurst Street, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is easily accessible by streetcar (the 511 streetcar via Bathurst subway station and the 509 streetcar via Union Station). You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station and then hop on the free shuttle bus service to get you to Porter as well.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location downtown is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between downtown and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
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).