SNOW, it’s our favourite four letter word. Every Year we get piles of it. How many inches you ask? Actually, we measure our snow in feet, and most winters it’s so high we prefer to share it rather than shovel it. We also like to make things with it, like trails and tracks and moguls. We’ve discovered that it’s even good for holding up your ice-fishing rod just right. You might even spot the odd igloo, although we recommend one of our more comfortable hotel rooms, or cozy resorts.
The Porcupine Ski Runners offers a fully signed snowshoe trail system designed to suit everyone from experienced to novice. You’ll share the stunning beauty of the Boreal Forest with snow hares, partridge, snowy owls and the occasional moose in a never-ending winter wonderland that will leave you breathless. The Porcupine Ski Runners offers locker facilities and snowshoe rentals. Trail maps are available from their website.
The Timmins Snowmobile Club maintains over 440 km of groomed trails in the area. Thanks to an abundance of snow, our trails are wide and smooth and said to be some of the best in the world! This world-class trail system is well-signed and patrolled day and night to ensure a safe and hassle-free experience. It is part of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs providing access to a network of some 30,000 km of groomed trails. Timmins is one of the few cities in Ontario that allows access to many accommodation properties, restaurants, gas stations and shopping from a number of designated and business-friendly trails. For great trips and snowmobile friendly hotels/lodges visit https://www.northeasternontario.com/do/snowmobiling/
For an interactive trail map visit https://trails.evouala.com/ofsc/
705.264.7066 | www.timminssnowmobileclub.com
Cross Country Skiing
Located only 3 km from downtown Timmins, the Porcupine Ski Runners is one of the largest cross country ski clubs in Canada. Boasting a new $1.7 million dollar Xstrata Copper Chalet and approximately 30 km of scenic and groomed trails, some fully illuminated for night skiing, visitors can enjoy an incredible winter experience. The Porcupine Ski Runners offer locker and snowshoe rentals. Visit their website for trail maps.
705.360.1444 | www.porcupineskirunners.com
The Porcupine Ski Runners annual Loppet is a chance for the whole family to enjoy a day of cross country skiing in a fun and friendly environment. Whether you are a competitive skier or new to the sport, there is a distance and category for you. We’ll provide you with a hot lunch, a chance at dozens of draw prizes, and a relaxing social atmosphere after the race in the beautiful Xstrata Chalet.
The Kamiskotia Snow Resort is located 20 km west of Timmins and is the winter destination for downhill skiers and snowboarders. The resort features 12 runs (the longest is 1067m), 2 surface lifts, 2 chair lifts and a 122m vertical drop. It also boasts a first class chalet and bar, 2 cross country ski loops and a snow tube park as well as offering snow school and equipment rentals.
705.268.9057 | www.kamiskotia.com
With hundreds of waterways surrounding the Timmins area, ice fishing is a popular winter activity for anglers in search of perch, whitefish, lake trout, speckled trout, northern pike and walleye. Many lakes can be accessed from roadways in just a short hike or snowshoe while snowmobiles can travel to the more remote locations. For local season and licensing details, see the Ministry of Natural Resources contact information below.
705.235.1300 | www.mnr.gov.on.ca