Fly from Chicago to Timmins for scenic paddling on its many rivers and lakes.
You’ll be hooked into a fishing trip when you hear about the abundance of northern pike, smallmouth bass, and speckled trout in the pristine Northern Ontario waters. Gillies Lake, near downtown Timmins, has alternative activities to fishing if you prefer to paddle out in a kayak or canoe.
Let your oars ripple across the water and survey the leafy landscape of the park surrounding the lake. On one of the shores, a sandy beach is a welcome retreat for sunbathers. After docking your kayak, head to the beach for a brisk swim.
Back on land, take a stroll around the Gillies Lake Promenade. The trail winds around the lake and is bordered by many charming Timmins’ residences. Step off the promenade and onto the fairway at one of the city’s acclaimed golf courses. Line up a tee time on the green during your trip to Timmins from Chicago and swing away!
Explore the wilder side of Northern Ontario through a hike on nature trails surrounding Timmins. Dana-Jowsey Lakes Provincial Park is both a wildlife refuge and sanctuary for avid hikers. Trek between the red and white pines on the shores of the park’s lakes.
Many travellers visit Timmins for a night under the stars. Nestle up in the outdoors with a variety of options to rekindle your love for Mother Nature. Whether you prefer to camp or glamp, your trip from Chicago to Timmins is sure to be wild.
Book a flight from Chicago to Timmins and attend all the events that liven up the city’s Mountjoy neighbourhood.
At the Mountjoy Independent Farmers Market, local and organic products are the focus. The friendly faces of Timmins’ farmers behind bountiful tables invite you to sample the local foods. Bite into one of the juicy fruits picked fresh off the tree that morning or go for the natural grass-fed beef.
Home-baked treats and delectable jams bring a gourmet flavour to this quaint gathering. Timmins’ artisans are also on hand displaying trendy handcrafted accessories and knitted clothing.
Outside, the Mountjoy Historical Conservation Area is a quieter retreat from the busy neighbourhood. Stroll through the park’s 17 acres of greenery all the way to the serene waters of the Mattagami River. Also known as the Mountjoy Historical Participark, the space acts as the venue for the annual Summer Concert Series.
Another annual Timmins event is the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival. The three-day event showcases kayak and paddleboard events, concerts, along with Aboriginal art and bright fireworks.
Bring your best kayaking game and join the festivities when you fly to Timmins from Chicago.
Glide over the jack pine forests of Kettle Lakes Provincial Park on flights from Chicago to Timmins.
The park is named for the 22 lakes scattered throughout the area. Formed from melting glaciers, the kettle lakes are a welcome retreat to the great outdoors. You’ll find plenty of things to do including fishing, canoeing, and paddle boarding in the park.
Cast a line out at Hughes Lake for a hopeful bite from the supply of perch, bass, and rainbow trout. It may be a bit of a stretch to bring a canoe over on a flight to Timmins from Chicago, but don’t fret, you can rent one at the park. Try a paddleboard balancing act out on the waters’ smooth surfaces.
It would be hard to miss the majestic trees in Timmins’ forests. Learn the differences between red and white pine, and the abundant jack pine at the Kettle Lakes Visitor Centre. The secret rests in the trees’ distinctly coloured trunks and oddly shaped foliage.
In the middle of the leafy canopy, wildlife thrives. Uncover the hidden nests of hermit thrushes on a trek into the woods. If you’re wondering where that recurring thump is coming from, look above and you’ll likely spot a woodpecker lumbering away. A recreational favourite for visitors, birdwatchers come armed with cameras in Kettle Lakes Provincial Park.
Packed with natural wonder, ramble through Kettle Lakes Provincial Park when you fly to Timmins from Chicago.
Fly from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), with a quick connection in Toronto. Chicago to Timmins flight time is 3 hours on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Chicago to Timmins is around 1,285 km / 800 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.