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.
Hotels provide sleeping accommodations on a room/suite basis and feature a front desk for customer service. Each guest room must have a private bath and/or shower. Many hotels have additional facilities like a pool, exercise room or sauna. Hotels are usually located near other facilities.
Timmins Transit is a service operated by the City of Timmins. We provide a family of transportation services within the urban service area of the City seven days a week. We operate a fleet of over 25 buses, low floor buses, and accessible mini-buses. Timmins Handy Transit provides accessible, door-to-door transit service for persons who cannot use regular transit.
The city of Timmins was founded by Noah Timmins in 1912 after three gold mines were discovered in the area. Mining, of gold and other metals such as silver, zinc, copper, and nickel, is the dominant industry in the area.
Visitors to Timmins can enjoy quite a few activities and attractions, such as, The Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour, The Timmins Museum, Tembec Inc. Sawmill Tour, Millson Forestry Forest Regeneration Nursery Tour, Cedar Meadows Resort and Wildlife Park, Kamiskotia Snow Resort and the Riverside Fun Park, just to list a few.
At 2,961.52 square kilometres, Timmins was Canada's largest municipality in land area until 1995, when the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta was created. The City of Timmins is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario. Road, air and rail provide convenient access to and from the City. Timmins is situated minutes away from the Trans-Canada Highway thus providing easy access to major markets.
The Timmins and District Hospital is a major referral health care centre for northeastern Ontario, particularly the Cochrane District, but like all of Northern Ontario Timmins is still considered medically underserved. The community is serviced by the Victor M. Power Airport . It has scheduled service to numerous southern and northern Ontario locations via Air Canada Jazz, Bearskin Airlines, Thunder Airlines and Air Creebec. Timmins Transit provides regularly scheduled local bus service and Handy-Transit for those with disabilities. The city is also serviced by Ontario Northland (Motor Coach) service.