Fly from Windsor to Timmins and visit the “City with a Heart of Gold” that will surprise you with a wealth of outdoor attractions.
A mere 40 minutes outside of the city, Kettle Lakes Provincial Park is overflowing with aquatic fun. The park’s unique glacial lakes and tranquil landscapes will have you feeling transported.
For some winter fun, head for the hills at Kamiskotia Snow Resort. This tourist favourite, located right in the city, is a prime spot for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Hit the slopes with the whole family for a day of snow-covered fun. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy your time at Kamiskotia Snow Resort. Beginner level runs and private lessons are available.
In addition to offering access to tons of outdoor activities, the city of Timmins hosts an assortment of annual cultural events. As you wander through the city, you may just stumble upon a multicultural festival, kayaking competition, summer concert series, or a comedy festival.
For permanent cultural fixtures year-round, try the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. This museum houses visual arts, artifacts, and temporary exhibits focused on preserving and spreading knowledge about national and local history.
Keep an eye out for creative Timmins points of interest like the Timmins Murals. These murals were painted by three local artists and depict pieces of the city’s history. You’ll find these paintings within public spaces around Timmins, including at the Victor M. Power Timmins Airport and Hollinger Park.
Fly from Windsor to Timmins to find out what there is to love about the “City with a Heart of Gold”.
Fly from Windsor to Timmins, where just outside of the city, snowmobile trails and clear lakes await. In the town of Cochrane, the birthplace of Tim Horton, you’ll find endless amounts of untouched wilderness.
Snuggle up to Cochrane’s most popular attraction, the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat. Here, you can watch the playful polar bears interact with expert zookeepers, who happily teach visitors more about these amazing mammals.
You can also take a dip alongside the polar bears. Dive into the pool next to the habitat pool (separated by thick shatterproof glass), for a one-of-a-kind experience that animal lovers of all ages will never forget.
The story of these arctic mammals is sure to warm your heart. The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat is more than just a zoo. The organization is well known for its tireless efforts in providing homes for orphaned and rescued polar bears. The Polar Bear Habitat is also a centre for research and education.
Right next to the habitat is the Heritage Village. This small area is a replica of an early 1900s settlement, complete with a general store, fire station, school, trapper’s cabin, and an operating snack shack. Have a stroll through the area or hop aboard the mini-train for a fun ride around the village.
At the nearby Snowmobile Museum, you can stop in to learn about the history of another popular mode of transportation. The museum proudly displays snowmobiles dating all the way back to the 1950s. Cochrane locals love snowmobiling and you’ll have plenty of chances to speed through the snow on the kilometres of trails within and around the town.
The quiet town of Cochrane is an excellent place for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. If you want to extend your stay, indulge in some true north style accommodations at a range of cozy and luxurious log cabins around the area.
Fly from Windsor to Timmins for a good time in the quiet northern town of Cochrane.
If you’re an outdoor adventurer in search of a new challenge, fly from Windsor to Timmins to explore the natural beauty of Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park.
Lady Evelyn’s expanses offer gallons of swimming opportunities in both shallow and deep waters. Every year, thousands of visitors are drawn to the area’s mix of backcountry wilderness, collection of cascading falls, and serene landscapes characterized by towering white and red pine forests.
Lady Evelyn is most famous for being one of Ontario’s top paddling destinations. Here, experienced canoers can test their endurance and portaging skills while alternating between smooth waters, challenging drops, and rushing rapids.
From its location in the Temagami Region, the park is connected to over 2000 km of historic canoe routes. Those who are up for a challenge will find worthwhile views and exhilarating canoe trips that will keep them occupied for hours. A number of Lady’s Evelyn’s portaging trips can even be extended over the course of a few days.
Paddle over to the sweet paths of Maple Mountain Trail, where awe-inspiring views of the Temagami Region await atop the summit. The Ishpatina Ridge Trail (only accessible by canoe via Scarecrow Lake) rewards hikers with the chance to stand atop Ontario’s highest elevation.
Fly from Windsor to Timmins, where the thick forests and rushing waters of Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park are just a scenic road trip away.
Fly from Windsor International Airport (YQG) to Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), with a quick connection in Toronto. Windsor to Timmins flight time is 2 hours and 10 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Windsor to Timmins is around 900 km / 560 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Windsor International Airport (YQG) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Windsor.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $25 CAD. Car service costs about $35 CAD.
Take the Transit Windsor 8 Walkerville bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.00 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).