Timmins News: Local outfitters with unique outdoor adventures


As we continue to highlight some of the interesting places people can visit in the Northeast region in our Destination Northern Ontario series, this week we’re looking at some Timmins area outfitters that offer adventures unique outdoors.

Robert Trahan is a seasoned outdoor enthusiast. He has helped people get the most out of Timmins’ outdoors by creating personalized experiences they can’t get anywhere else.

Robert Trahan helps people get the most out of Timmins’ outdoors by creating personalized experiences they can’t get anywhere else. July 27/22 (Sergio Arangio/CTV Northern Ontario)

Trahan told CTV News that visitors from the south have been in short supply lately, but working with local outfitters he says there has been a resurgence of adventurers from the north.

“It’s a fishing area and it’s a hunting area. This area brings so many people to our area, it’s fantastic. It’s the lowlands, the fish are plentiful and the views are beautiful and the challenges are there,” he said.

It’s one of the town’s biggest selling points, according to Tourism Timmins.

Outdoor enthusiasts don’t have to look too far to find an eye-catching area to explore.

“If they want to do any outdoor adventure type activities, you know, we have the Newmont Lookout to view the open pit mine, as well as great hiking and biking in and around the area,” said said Lacey Rigg, of Timmins Tourism.

“Beautiful falls, beautiful nature, and…when it comes to paddleboarding and kayaking, we have tons of lakes.”

Trahan said visitors, and even locals, could be overwhelmed with all there is to see and do and would benefit from having an experienced guide who knows the north inside out to put together an adventure that suits. to their style, whether you are an extreme explorer or a more laid-back nature lover.

“Maybe a bit of first aid or wilderness survival programs… Some hiking or mountain biking experience or canoeing or kayaking experience on some of our local rivers,” he said.

“Some of them are outdoor chefs and their survival skills are very high and they educate the customer.”

Those looking for something more action-packed and aquatic can test their skills at Timmins Wake Park. Wakeboarders from across the region flock to turn around and soar above the water.

“We’re lucky enough here in Timmins to be able to wakeboard in Northern Ontario, instead of Southern Ontario,” said North Bay wakeboarder Zachary Moeltner.

“Not only is the wakeboarding great here and the park layout is great, but really Johnny and the people who created the Timmins Wakepark here, and therefore the people of Northern Ontario, really make it a more special and welcoming place .”

Whether you’re an independent adventurer or prefer a helping hand, there are tons of ways to discover your wild side and connect with the outdoors.

And officials said they hope more opportunities to entertain visitors will arise over the years.

“Timmins is growing, the economy will grow as well, and hopefully tourism will grow as well,” Trahan said.

And as sporting and cultural events continue to flock to the area, the goal is for visitors to leave enriched and entertained, with memories that will keep them coming back.


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