• By Thomas M
  • Destinations
  • 24.06.2016

Timmins is not a very large city in Northern Ontario, but it does receive travelers. This city is not a top pick for most of those who like to travel, so below are some points of interest that may spark your curiosity for an unique destination.

Timmins Museum - National Exhibition Centre
This is a multi-purpose centre where the curious can admire local art, heritage and traditions. The areas of interest of the exhibitions are the Porcupine Mining Camp, Northeastern Ontario and Canada.

Downtown Timmins
There are many things to see here: the former train station, the Walk of Fame for remarkable citizens, the city’s oldest store - Bucovetsky’s department store, and the site built in honor of Shania Twain.

St. Alphonsus Church
This church stands out through its murals painted by Mr. Ed Spehar, a local artist. This is also the church where Father Les Costello was a rector for more than 2 decades. He is also co-founder of the Flying Fathers hockey team.

Most relaxing activities happen outdoors, and there are specific things to do based on the season. In summer, camping and fishing are great in Timmins, and there are many campsites renting fishing tools.

Timmins has 3 golf courses to offer: The Hollinger Golf Club and Spruce Needles Golf Club have 18 holes, and Sandy Falls Golf Course with 9 holes.

Ice skating
This sport may not be for everyone, but it is a great way of staying fit. There are many arenas and outdoor ice rinks that offer ice skating options for the public. These are some of the arenas and outdoor rinks to check out: Archie Dillon Sportsplex, McIntyre Community Centre, Confederation Sports Facility, Roy Nicholson Park - has 2 rinks and one of them is supervised, and the Porcupine Lake Skating Oval.