Temiskaming Shores is a vibrant city with endless opportunities nestled in the heart of Northeastern Ontario. Created by the amalgamation of the former Town of New Liskeard, the former Town of Haileybury, and the former Township of Dymond in 2004, the City of Temiskaming Shores is commonly known for its ‘friendly northern attitude’ and its beautiful surrounding environment. The City is home to many scenic landscapes, a rich heritage, educational, social and health care services and a multicultural population. 

Cultural Organizations and Activities

Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce Events And Attractions - City of Temiskaming Shores

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Temiskaming Shores Area Relocation Guide 

Temiskaming Shores Area Relocation Guide - French

Temiskaming Shores Area Relocation Guide - Mandarin

Temiskaming Shores Area Relocation Guide - Punjabi

City of Temiskaming Shores Municipal Cultural Plan

City of Temiskaming Shores Municipal Cultural Plan - French

South Temiskaming Region - Regional Cultural Sustainability Plan


Welcome to Temiskaming Shores 

The City is situated on the border of the Province of Quebec, on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. It offers beautiful lakefront properties just a short distance from the downtown core. Shorter commute times allow more time to enjoy the leisure activities and inviting parkland located in the area.

The residents of Temiskaming Shores are engaged in the active development of the community. The volunteer sector is evident of the hours of support given to host successful annual events and initiatives. We are continuously holding a wide range of special events, activities and festivals that complement the natural attractions of the area, creating a vibrant and active place to live.

The City of Temiskaming Shores is the commercial hub of a large agricultural, forestry and mining region. It is endowed with a rich resource base – approximately 65.6% of the City’s land base is used for agricultural production and the underlying geology has potential for mineral extraction. Human settlement extends back over 11,000 years in South Temiskaming. Aboriginal settlements, along with the legacy of the mining industry, marine archaeology and many unique architectural forms combine for a rich cultural backdrop to today’s urban and rural landscapes.

Ecological sources of energy and energy conservation will affect land use decisions in the area. New sources are developed under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act or on an individual property basis. The City has an abundance of land that can be developed to accommodate growth in this industry.

Welcome from the Francophone Community of Temiskaming 

Temiskaming’s French-speaking community is vibrant and very active in the region. A French presence was found in Témiskaming as early as the 1670s with the establishment of a fur trading post at the mouth of the Montreal and Matabitchuan rivers on an island in Lake Temiskaming. From the beginning of the European colonization of the territory, Francophones came from all over in America to settle in great numbers on the rich agricultural soil of the region.

The Francophones of Temiskaming have created institutions in its own image. First of all, there are some Catholic parishes with its associations such as the Chevaliers de Colomb (Knights of Colombus). On the education front, we find three catholic elementary schools, a public elementary school, a catholic high school and an adult education and learning center. The region also has a credit union (Caisse Desjardins Ontario) with two branches (Earlton and New Liskeard,) some service clubs such as Richelieu Timiskaming, the Club Lions d’Earlton, two chapters of the Union culturelle des Franco- Ontariennes (Earlton and New Liskeard); and three Golden Age clubs (Club de l’âge d’or d’Earlton, Club du Sourire de New Liskeard and Club Joyeux de Haileybury.) We also have a foundation, the Fondation communautaire du Témiscaming, a canoe association, the Association de canot-camping du lac Témiscamingue, the Concours de labour du Temiskaming Plowing Match and an amateur theatre troupe, «Grouille ou Rouille». At the end on November, you can visit Village Noel, from Artem, in downtown New Liskeard, with its many artisans and which brings New France to life. There are also many Francophone heads of businesses in our region.

L’Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario (French Canadian Association of Ontario, ACFO), of the Témiskaming region, has been active in the area since 1972. Its mandate is to promote French. ACFO- Témiskaming helped set up the Centre culturel ARTEM (Cultural Center), the Centre de santé communautaire du Témiskaming (Health Center), the Témiskaming campus of Collège Boréal and the Festival des Folies Franco-Fun.

We are known to be very welcoming. In fact, we invite you to come and visit our beautiful region of Temiskaming.

Kalyn Banks
General Manager ACFO-Témiskaming
Phone | 705-647-6105 
Email | info@acfotem.org

Welcome from the Indigenous Community 

Temiskaming Shores is situated on traditional Algonquin/Ojibwe territory. The surrounding First Nations communities include: Matachewan First Nation, Beaver House First Nation, Temagami First Nation and Timiskaming First Nation. The majority of the indigenous population in the area are of Algonquin and Ojibwe tribes.

Keepers of the Circle
Keepers of the Circle Aboriginal Family Learning Centre is located at 121 Scott Street in Temiskaming Shores. It is a place that indigenous and non-indigenous people can gather. We offer various programs such as: licensed child care services, healthy lifestyle education, prenatal nutrition, referrals to community services and family support services for children and families. We also offer cultural workshops such as making drums, dream catchers, moss bags and moccasins.  Programming within our centres includes visits from Elders who share Anishnawbe ways through storytelling, drumming, art and practicing the language. Some traditions that we share regularly are community feasts, drumming circles and full moon ceremonies. Our staff is always happy to help individuals learn more about the indigenous culture. To schedule a tour of our centre or for more information, please visit our website.  www.keepersofthecircle.com

Darlene Skani
Keepers of the Circle

Tourism Information Centre 

The Tourism Information Centre is located in the Chamber of Commerce office, beside McDonald’s Restaurant in New Liskeard. We invite you to visit the Information Centre to learn more about businesses, services and points of interest throughout South Temiskaming.

Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone | 705-647-5771   
Phone Toll Free | 1-866-947-5753

Welcome Services 

Northeastern Immigration Services 


One Light Diversity Centre 

Coordinates regular welcoming events for newcomers.
Email | onelight.temiskaming@gmail.com
Facebook | onelight.temiskaming 

Reseau du Nord - Francophone Immigration Support Network 

Marie-Josée Trembley 
Phone | 705-367-5259
Email | mjtremblay@reseaudunord.ca


Timmins and District Multicultural Centre

The Timmins & District Multicultural Centre offers support to newcomers who are looking to build professional networks, make social connections, practice new languages and learn more about Northeastern Ontario.
Location | 330 2nd Avenue, Timmins          
Phone | 705-495-8931