The town of Temagami, about seven miles north of us, offers you souvenir shopping, banking, a laundromat, several restaurants, a hardware store, a grocery store, a beer and liquor store, a library, a medical clinic, an ambulance service to out-of-town hospitals, and a Farmer's Market every Saturday with live music. Airplane sightseeing tours are also available from Lakeland Airways who run float-planes from Lake Temagami.
This district is rich in things to do outside. Provincial parks, hiking trails, an old growth forest and a high tower to climb... so many ways to satisfy your outdoorsy side.
Marten River Provincial Park features a replica 19th century logging camp, Lumberjack Days festival, and hiking trails that take you through transition forest and the remnants of old growth pine. To learn more, visit the Marten River Provincial Park webpage.
The White Bear Forest was declared a conservation reserve on July 4, 1997. Of the known remaining stands of old-growth white pine forest, White Bear Forest is the sixth largest. One of the unique things about this forest is that you don't need to hike into a remote area or be flown many miles to explore its depths. It is perhaps one of the most easily accessible of the remaining large stands of old-growth pine. It consists of 1242 hectares of old-growth forest with hiking trails that begin just east of Temagami. You can find out more about this amazing place at the Ancient Forest Exploration & Research website.
Finlayson Point Provincial Park is located 1 km south of the town of Temagami, situated on Lake Temagami. Offering access to Lake Temagami and the Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Wilderness Park, Finlayson Point serves as a base for boating, fishing and hiking expeditions. A small museum features displays of historic logging artifacts, old tools, and locally found fossils and minerals. To find out more, visit the Finlayson Point Provincial Park webpage.
The Ferguson Mountain Trail begins the north end of Lake Temagami near Sandy Inlet, and can also be accessed by water or from the Red Squirrel Road. This trail includes a climb up Ferguson Mountain to a height of 123 meters. Maple Mountain and the Ishpatina Ridge (Ontario's highest point) are visible from the summit. The trail system also runs south to Kokoko Lake. See more on the Ferguson Mountain Trail webpage..
The Temagami Fire Tower stands 100 feet tall on the summit of Caribou Mountain, 400 feet above the town and 1300 feet above sea level. It is the highest point on Highway 11. The cupola at the top commands an amazing 360° view in excess of 40 km distance. Find out more on the Temagami Fire Tower webpage.
Our district offers more than just the rugged outdoors. If you're willing to drive a little, we can show you museums, golf courses, dining and shopping... small-city style.
Cobalt is a town rich in silver-mining history dating back to the early 20th century. Discover the drama of Cobalt's past with guided mine tours, antique mine shaft houses, and a fascinating museum featuring household and mining artefacts. Find out more on the Town of Cobalt website.
The Town of Latchford features the House of Memories, a museum spanning most of the 20th century, with artefacts, documents, and even a Loggers' Hall of Fame. You can also check out the Sgt. Aubrey Cosens VC Memorial Bridge, the Latchford waterfront, and the shortest covered bridge in the world. Find out more on the Town of Latchford website.
Restaurants, shopping, golf courses, art galleries and museums can be found in the cities of Temiskaming Shores (formerly New Liskeard, Haileybury, and Dymond Township), and North Bay. Find out more on the City of Temiskaming Shores website, the Temiskaming Shores Chamber of Commerce Website, and the City of North Bay Website.
Like most Canadians, the people of Temagami love to get together and have a party. Come join us... our annual community events are a fun way to spend some time in the Northern lifestyle.
Here's a partial list of Temagami community events:
Have a look at the Municipality of Temagami Facebook Page for more on these events.