The city of Timmins is one of the richest mineral producing areas in the Western Hemisphere. Nestled along the Mattagami River, it is the second largest community in Canada and a destination of choice for many in search of a unique vacation experience. Fine resorts, endless outdoor recreation, interesting tourist attractions and four predictable seasons make Timmins a must see destination year round. Here, outdoor adventures are never more than a “stone’s throw” away. Peace, tranquility and legendary northern hospitality guaranteed! With over 500 lakes and rivers, water sports such as boating, canoeing and kayaking continue to attract people from all over the world. Many marinas and boat-launches provide access to our many lakes and rivers where great fishing is available. Walleye, great northern pike, trout, small mouth bass, and sturgeon found in our natural water reservoirs will provide anglers with the action they crave. Residents and visitors regularly enjoy recreational pursuits from the Mattagami River, a river that winds its way through the city. Get “up close and personal” to the majestic Canadian Moose and other animal species on your wildlife tour of the Cedar Meadows Wilderness Park located along side the Mattagami River and ten minutes from the downtown core. Golfers can come out to the range at Spruce Needles, Hollinger, or Sandy Falls. Kettle Lakes and Ivanhoe Provincial Parks are exciting destinations for summer activities such as camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. Here you can enjoy several local art galleries, the Timmins Museum National Exhibit Centre, the Downtown Timmins Urban Park, the Wednesday evening Summer Concert Series from Hollinger Park or our extensive network of urban/outdoor trails winding their way through the City and the Boreal Forest. Timmins is well known for its cold, dry winters. Exciting outdoor recreational opportunities including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, dog sledding and a true Canadian experience, a horse drawn sleigh ride through the boreal forest are examples of what keeps us busy during the winter months. Some of the best cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Ontario takes place at Porcupine Ski Runners, with great downhill skiing and snowboarding available at the Kamiskotia Ski Resort all located within city limits. For snowmobilers, Timmins is said to be “heaven on earth” with its network of groomed, interconnecting trails. No matter what time of year you find yourself in the “City with a Heart of Gold” its beauty, history, and our legendary “Northern Hospitality” will fascinate you. The city has developed a reputation as a first class host for major national caliber events and is also known for the various seasonal and cultural festivals held by various groups throughout the city.