Summer in the North: Timmins Edition

You moved to Timmins for school and can’t decide if you should stay for the summer or head back home. If you enjoyed Timmins in the winter you are going to love the summer! Beyond the amazing camping, hiking and other summer activities – which we will get to after – this summer Timmins is hosting Stars and Thunder!

You haven’t heard of Stars and Thunder? It is going to be an amazing Canada 150 celebration with 22 amazing acts, over 8 days, with each evening hosting a spectacular fireworks show, as countries complete in an International Fireworks competition. This week long party starts Saturday June 24 and ends with a huge Canada Day celebration on July 1! For more information visit

Stars and Thunder is only ONE week long, and your summer keeps getting better! Timmins summer is still filled with amazing activities and performances! Take the Timmins Summer Concert Series, where local artists perform for FREE every Wednesday from 6pm – 9pm. Visit for more information.

Music isn’t your thing? On July 21-23, travel just two hours up the road to Kapuskasing for their annual Lumberjack Heritage Festival. The festival has been showcased on Outdoor Life Network and TSN and features lumberjack-themed strength competitions, including log rolling and axe throwing. There will be live entertainment, a BBQ competition and a local vendors market.

What about paddling? Well then, the Timmins Great Canadian Kayak Festival is for you! Running August 25-27, this event offers tons of fun activities, including pontoon rides, demonstrations, challenges, music and even fireworks! Visit for more information.

Are you interested in fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating or camping? Timmins has kilometres of river systems to access, freshwater lakes for swimming, and creeks with an assortment of fish including pickerel, northern pike, whitefish, and the legendary sturgeon. Timmins is surrounded by four private camp grounds and three Provincial Parks.

Looking for great places to bike and hike? Timmins and area has 18 parks that you can visit ranging in difficulty and distance; from leisurely strolls to 80 km rides. No matter what your skill level, Timmins has a path to serve your needs.

If the outdoors isn’t your thing, Timmins is home to La Galeruche Art Gallery, Mid Town Blow, Mountjoy Independent Farmer’s Market, NEO Laser Tag, Sk8te Hollinger, Cedar Meadows Wilderness Park and Spa, Dream Acres Alpaca Farm and Hollinger Park Mini-Putt to name a few.

No matter what your interests are, summer in Timmins has something for you!