Timmins is a city you can visit in the Cochrane district of Ontario, Canada. Timmins is also named The City with a Heart of Gold. It is located along the Mattagami River. Until 1995, Timmins was the largest municipality of Canada in land area, but since then, Wood Buffalo, Alberta grabbed the first place.
In present, Timmins has approximately 43,000 residents and an area of 2,979.15 square kilometers. The history of the area dates back to 7,000 BC, but the present Timmins was settled only in 1912. Notable residents of Timmins include computer scientist Alfred Aho, musician Charlie Angus, author Michael Barnes, actress Natalie Brown and singer Shania Twain.
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Top Attractions within Timmins
Shania Twain Center opened in Timmins on June 30, 2001. This is an important touristic attraction of the city, as the famous singer lived in the city and has Canadian origins. After its opening, the singer in person offered memorabilia, awards and personal items to be exposed in the museum. Thanks to the success of this museum, the Shania Twain Center became in time an important community hub, organizing all sort of events and celebrations for the locals of Timmins.
Hollinger Park is a municipal park located on the corner of Algoquin Boulevard with Brunette Road, in Timmins. This park is named in the memory of Benny Hollinger, a mining prospector that lived in the area. It has approximately one square kilometer and has two soccer fields and other attractions for those who enjoy sports.
Kamiskotia Snow Resort is an alpine ski resort located near Timmins. It has 68 acres of skiable area and 12 runs. This resort does not offer just the possibility of skiing, but also of snowboarding, tubing and snowmobiling. The facility includes a cafeteria, a lounge and a bar, where you can spend time after a long day on the run.