City of Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide

(Spring 2023 Edition)

Wondering what Temiskaming Shores has to offer?  Need to know which groups and organizations are running events?  Wondering where our parks are located?  That and so much more is in available our Community Recreation Guide!  Click the image below to view the complete recreation guide or pickup a copy yourself from one of the many locations around the city.  Printed copies are available at:

  • Temiskaming Shores City Hall
  • Waterfront Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Temiskaming Shores and Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena
  • Shelley Herbert-Shea Memorial Arena
  • Temiskaming Shores Public Library

Click here to view the City of Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide

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Click here to download a high-resolution copy of the guide.


Temiskaming Shores Recreation Master Plan

The Recreation Master Plan for the City of Temiskaming Shores pulls together all aspects of sports and recreation within the City and provides guidance on how to best provide recreation services to the community.  The creation of the plan began in October 2019 and culminated with its adoption by council in September 2020.  Pulling together unprecedented community engagement and consultation this is truly a made in Temiskaming Shores document.

Click here to view the Recreation Master Plan


Community Parks

Plaground with swings

The City of Temiskaming Shores has a wide variety of parks of all shapes, sizes and locations.  Most residents within the urban cores live within a ten minute walk from a park with amenities.  Larger play structures and amenities are located on the New Liskeard and Haileybury waterfronts where great views of Lake Temiskaming combine with amazing recreation amenities for all ages.  Many of our playgrounds have been updated recently with CSA approved equipment and soft rubber surfacing. Get out today and see just what Temiskaming Shores has to offer you!



Memorial Benches and Trees

The City of Temiskaming Shores offers the public a chance to place Memorial Benches and Trees within greenspaces around the municipality.  Full details on the program are explained within By-Law 2020-114.  If you're interested in purchasing a bench or tree please fill out and return the application form.  Applications are accepted from January 1st to April 15th each year.

Temiskaming Shores Rotary Splash PadProposed Splash Pad image.

The Temiskaming Shores and Area Rotary Club partnered with the City of Temiskaming Shores in 2017 to develop a splash pad within the community.  A site on the New Liskeard Waterfront next to the Spurline Building was selected as the preferred location for the project.  This area is already a popular summer recreation spot and will only serve to supplement the amenities already available. Construction on the project is slated to finish in mid-2023.

Thanks to our many funders who have helped to make this project a reality.  Stay tuned to our social media channels for more exciting information as construction finishes.


View of the Haileybury beach and waterslide

The City of Temiskaming Shores has two municipal beaches on beautiful Lake Temiskaming.  The Haileybury Beach located in downtown Haileybury is a completely enclosed, sand beach, with treated water, large waterslide, changerooms and is staffed by lifeguards 7 days per week throughout the season.  The beach is typically open from mid-June to the end of August and this one-of-a-kind place is a great spot to cool off during the hot summer months.

Located in New Liskeard is a 0.5 km stretch of sandy beach along Lake Temiskaming's north-west shore.  This unsupervised beach is perfect to stop by for a quick dip before enjoying the many amenities located nearby. 

Pete's Dam

Petes Dam Park Waterfall

In the spring of 1906, Kalil (Big Pete) Farah embarked upon a project to build a steam power plant that would supply the Town of New Liskeard.  Big Pete bought the power site at Chester Falls from Tom Chester and a dam was built above these falls on the south branch of the Wabi River.  In 1910, Farah sold Pete's Dam and its assets to the Northern Ontario Light and Power Company.  New Liskeard then received its power from the line that linked them to Cobalt, its neighbour to the south.  The power plant went out of service in the 1920's and was sold to the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario.  In 1981, Dymond Township bought the property and it is now known as Pete's Dam Park.  The little electric plant no longer exists but the beauty of the waterfall and rapids draws many locals and visitors for picnicking and hiking.  The park boasts an easy 2.4 km hike along the river with many amazing views.  A picnic shelter and parking lot are available at the trailhead off Pete's Dam Road.

 Devil's Rock (Mani-doo Aja-bikong) Trail

Lookout from Devils Rock

The Devils Rock Trail system is an easy 2 km hike from Highway 567 or a very scenic 3 km climb from Bucke Park. Trails lead to the breathtaking view of Lake Temiskaming!

After hiking the safe and scenic route, enjoy the 180 degree vista of Lake Temiskaming from atop the towering cliff. Devil's Rock is a fault cliff dated to 2.2 billion years. It has a face of 600 feet rising 300 feet above the water level. Interesting features are the scars of mining tunnels chiseled during the silver rush era.  Please use caution while on the trail and at the vista.