Timmins Travel Guide
Welcome to Timmins!
At a whopping 3,210 sq km (1,995 sq mi), Timmins is one of the largest cities, area-wise, in Canada. The gold rush of 1909 earned Timmins the nickname of the —City with the Heart of Gold—. Mining continues to make up the majority of the city's economic base and mining tours are a main attraction here. Timmins has another claim to fame, as it is the childhood home of country superstar Shania Twain. While in Timmins be sure to stop by the Shania Twain Centre, where her childhood and rise to super-stardom is well documented. Over 500 lakes are located in and around Timmins, ensuring a wealth of recreational possibilities. Cedar Meadows Wildlife Park is a popular attraction, as visitors can observe bison, moose and elk in their natural habitat. Inevitably for such country, fishing camps dot the shores with their rustic log cabins and main lodges, where meals are often prepared for hungry fishers returning with their daily catch.
The Shania Twain Centre opened in June of 2001 to commemorate the famous country singer in her hometown.
Hotels & Motels
Situated near downtown, the business and financial district of Timmins.