Find the heart of Ontario’s wilderness in the city with a heart of gold, when you book flights to Timmins.
Located in Northeastern Ontario, Timmins is rich in both natural resources and natural beauty. Gold miners once came here to strike it rich; but now, adventurers come seeking the best of Ontario’s outdoors.
When your flight to Timmins lands, start off your trip on the wild side with a visit to one of the many nearby outdoor attractions. Whether you take the Gillies Lake Promenade, or venture out of town to Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, you’ll be enjoying the best of the Northern Ontario landscape.
While Timmins is known for its natural beauty, you’ll find amazing attractions away from the outdoors as well. From the acclaimed Timmins Symphony Orchestra, to the eclectic Timmins Museum, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Timmins, even if you aren’t looking for nuggets or nature.
When you’re feeling hungry, enjoy a bite with a side of history at the Hollinger House Bakery and Deli, where the heritage of the Hollinger mines is yours for the eating. Pictures of the “Hollinger Houses” built for workers in these mines line the walls of the bakery, recalling the golden days of yore. The McIntyre mines live on in the McIntyre Coffee Shop.
If you prefer to pick out your own food, visit the rebellious Radical Garden Market. The organic groceries sold here include soups and sandwiches, so you can enjoy the fruits of Timmins, without having to cook. At the Urban Park Market, fresh, local goods from Timmins’ top farmers are on sale, in a park setting.
You may be able to catch a glimpse of alpaca fur while at the Urban Park Market. To get up close to these fluffy animals, visit the nearby Dream Acres Alpaca farm. Try on or purchase the fuzziest socks you’ll ever wear, and even meet the alpacas whose wool made them.
With so many outdoor adventures and indoor gems, Timmins is truly a goldmine of amazing activities.
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Discover the smooth waters of Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park when you book flights to Timmins.
The strange name of this park comes from its main river and lake. You can canoe through both these bodies of water while you’re visiting the Lady.
While aboard your canoe, paddle past the Aurora Trout Lakes. Now a reserve for the rare aurora trout, Whitepine and Whirligig Lakes give visitors a glimpse of the park’s conservation efforts. Though fishing is prohibited, you’re sure to get hooked on the paddling and portaging on this route.
If you’ve packed your swimsuit on your flight to Timmins, you’ll find suitable spots for swimming all over Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park. Whether you want to wade in shallow waters, or seek out a deeper dip, you’re sure to find a lake you like.
If you’re on the Lady Evelyn River, you’ll be able to see the remains of a 1990s forest fire from the water. The landscape was changed by the charring, adding a distinct character to the shores. Along the way, you’ll also pass through lakes that predate the blaze by millennia, including Katherine Lake and Florence Lake.
For a scenic hike after your flight to Timmins, there are a number of hiking paths that cut across Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park. Make your way to the Maple Mountain Trail, for one of the best backcountry treks in Temagami. Ascend 640 metres above sea level along this trail, for sweeping views of the park below.
From this incredible height, it’s easy to see why Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park is worth booking flights to Timmins.
Venture into Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park for an amazing outdoor adventure when your flight to Timmins touches ground.
After making the drive out to the park, dive right into Ivanhoe Lake. The beach is long and sandy and leads into shallow, warm waters. Whether you’re planning on jumping in, or just dipping in a toe, you’re sure to make a splash in this provincial park when you fly to Timmins.
Enjoy Ivanhoe’s other water activities with a paddle through the park’s smaller lakes. From the waters of Saw and Teck Lakes, you’re sure to get a look at the local wildlife. Be prepared at any time to snap photos of eagles as they fly by and moose as they mosey through vegetation.
Take to the swift Ivanhoe River for a faster path through the park. Waterfowl can almost always be found in and around these waters, enjoying the same coursing current as canoers.
The unique landscape of Ivanhoe Lake is partially responsible for its popularity with birds. Eskers and kettle lakes left behind from the last ice age are just some of the glacier formations found in Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park. Take the Quaking Bog Trail for a mostly flat hike to explore the park.
For a more difficult hike, head over to the Esker Trail. This 8 km trail will take you past ambling wildlife, kettle lakes, and up to the height of the treetops. Marvel at the view of Ivanhoe Lake from this glacier-formed path.
When all the hiking has you tuckered out, take a break at one of the park’s campsites. From secluded spots to lakeside retreats, you’ll find the perfect spot to set up your tent.
Your outdoor adventure awaits at Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park when you book flights to Timmins.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area, near security checkpoint A.
Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS) is about 13 km / 8 mi from downtown Timmins.
Taxis from downtown cost about $25 CAD. Car service costs about $70 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.