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Temiskaming Shores

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Temiskaming Shores is a city in Northern Ontario.

The city of Temiskaming Shores encompasses the towns of Dymond, Haileybury, and New Liskeard. Although a city in name, the population of "The Tri-Town Area" is actually quite small — just over 10,000. However, it is the biggest community in the region, with North Bay, Timmins, and Rouyn-Noranda being the closest cities, all well over 100 km away.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Highway 65 runs west from the Quebec border, through Dymond and on towards Elk Lake and Matachewan. Most will come in through Highway 11 (Trans-Canada Highway), from the south (North Bay) or north (Timmins, Cochrane).

By bus[edit]

Ontario Northland runs two buses a day from North Bay to New Liskeard (1h50m-2h10m, $35, January 2017).

By air[edit]

Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport (YXR IATA), a half-hour drive north-northwest of New Liskerad, is the closest airstrip, but it does not have scheduled passenger service or customs facilities. They advertise "no landing fees for private airplanes".

The closest airports with scheduled passenger service are YYB Jack Garland Airport (YYB IATA) in North Bay and Rouyn-Noranda Airport (YUY IATA) in Rouyn-Noranda; each is nearly two hours away by car.

Get around[edit]

Map of Temiskaming Shores

Haileybury and New Liskeard are roughly 8 km apart, so a motor vehicle is key. The Tri-Town Transit bus service connects the two, hourly on weekdays, every 2 hours Saturdays, and no service Sundays and holidays. The transit buses, unlike any other, are repainted schoolbuses. This makes for a *very* rough, unenjoyable ride. $2.50 fare. The long distance between destinations makes taxis an expensive alternative.

See[edit]

  • 1 Devil's Rock. Large rock formation jutting out over Lake Temiskaming on the deepest part of the lake, located close to Bucke Park and other campgrounds. If you are wanting a good view of the lake and surrounding area, it's a must-see. Devil's Rock on Wikipedia
  • Burnt Island - Located in the middle of Lake Temiskaming the island was at one time home to a few farms, but most of which have since been abandoned. Perhaps not the most outstanding tourist destination, it still makes a good boat trip in summer, or a trek across the frozen lake in the winter.
  • 2 Haileybury Heritage Museum, 575 Main St, Haileybury, +1 705 672-1922. Maintained by Chris Oslund, the museum contains an extensive collection of historical objects in relation to the town including old street cars which used to run in between Haileybury and Cobalt. Visitors will find out many interesting facts about Haileybury here such as the fact that it was the former home of the Montreal Canadiens when both Haileybury and Cobalt had an NHL team.
  • 3 Haileybury Beach, 462 Farr Dr, Haileybury, +1 705 672-5057. Alongside the waterfront in Haileybury, there is an enclosed area which includes a layout of docks, well sanded beach, with a giant mushroom spraying water and three parks nearby for small children, and a much larger water slide similar to those in hotels on the far side of the beach. The cost to go to the beach, and use any of the amenities is free to everyone.
  • 4 New Liskeard Arena & Waterfront, 75 Wellington St S, New Liskeard. Most towns in Northern Ontario make the Arena their community center whether official or not, as is the case for Haileybury, New Liskeard and Dymond. The nearest to professional hockey to be seen played in Temiskaming can be witnessed at the New Liskeard arena. Events such as commemorative matches are fairly frequent so it is good to find out in advance what is going on at the arena when you plan to travel.
  • 5 Empire Theatre, 35 Armstrong St, New Liskeard, +1 705 647-5363. Most people accustomed to the conventional multiplex cinemas of larger urban centers will find the theatre located in downtown New Liskeard a bit of an oddity. However, it makes for an interesting activity to break up the itinerary. Usually the theatre plays contemporary films, however it also unveils local films as well, and in the summer it holds over certain films and is capable of reducing ticket costs on both old and new releases to a toonie matinee, with the inclusion of a free drink.

Do[edit]

  • Bikers' Reunion, Temiskaming Shores/New Liskeard. A massive annual biker get-together, first weekend of July, attracts thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world. Test rides for Harley, Honda and Yamaha; camping, entertainment and good times. As a fundraiser for local cancer care and support for cancer survivors, this event is entirely staffed by volunteers.

Buy[edit]

  • Farmer's Market - Both Haileybury and New Liskeard have a Farmer's Market which operates through the summer months selling whatever is in season. Despite having a shorter growing season, Northern Ontario supports a substantial agricultural output and visitors should take advantage of the generous prices all to common at markets. The market in New Liskeard is by the Waterfront, as is the market in Haileybury. The one in Haileybury is contained with an elaborate clock tower building which is slightly off-center and is conveniently located directly in between the beach and the marina.

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Gilli's Truck Stop, 997490 ON-11, New Liskeard, ON (north of New Liskeard), +1 610 905-1353. Family restaurant. Great food in a fun setting.
  • 2 R U Hungries Food & Pizzeria, 468 Ferguson Avenue, Haileybury, ON (at Main Street), +1 705 630-5151. 8:00am-8:00pm. Good & cheap take-out pizzas, pepperettes, jerky, and cheese.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 King George Tavern, 40 Wellington St, New Liskeard, ON (south of Whitewood), +1 705 647-4403. This is the spot for the younger crowd, can be quite busy Fridays/Saturdays.
  • 2 Rooster's Bar & Grill, 2 Cedar Avenue East, New Liskeard, ON (beside the Waterfront Inn), +1 705 647-9500. Monday-Wednesday 11:30am-midnight, Thursday-Friday 11:30am-1:00am, Saturday 11:00am-1:00am, Sunday 11:00am-midnight. Popular on Thursday nights after 9:00pm for 'Wing Night'

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Rogers cell coverage is *very* sketchy, especially in Haileybury. Telus and Bell/NorthernTel are mostly reliable.

Nearby[edit]

Silver Centre[edit]

The remnants of one of the original mining settlements in Northern Ontario. Highway 567 passes through Silver Centre, continuing to another former mine site Ragged Chutes. One can see old mine ruins or a real ghost town. There's also a virtually untapped natural environment which one can go see at their own pace at any time.

Logging operations are ongoing in the region; in the winter the road is poor quality at best.

Go next[edit]

  • Cobalt (south of Temiskaming Shores) might be an interesting day trip. The business hours of most attractions there are seasonal, so call before you go.
  • Connections to Eastern Ontario, Central Ontario, and Northwestern Ontario are available from North Bay.
Routes through Temiskaming Shores
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