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Banquet Facility

The Senator Hotel & Conference Centre in Timmins has a fantastic banquet facility with more than 7,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. Conveniently located in downtown Timmins it is the ideal location for a productive conference, convention, retreat, board meeting, or wedding. 

Our facilities are designed with comfort and convenience to accommodate any event. Our professional staff will take care of you, and every detail whether you choose an established or customizable package.

Let us assist you in creating an event that is profound, and personalized.


Stars and Thunder 2017

Coming to Timmins from June 24th to July 1st is the 2017 Stars and Thunder International Firework Competition, and Music Festival. This Festival has lots of fun in store for everyone.

Starting with an amazing lineup for the firework competition is 8 different teams including France, Italy, Ukraine, China, Brazil, U.K., Finland, and Canada. The teams will each light up the sky with a beautiful performance on designated nights of the festival for everyone to enjoy!

And lets not forget the line up for our music festival! This is an 8 day show of talented artists playing in our city. A few of these artist include Celeste Levis, Hedley, Simple Plan, Lights, Keith Urban, and many more!

Make sure you don’t miss this unforgettable event! Tickets can be purchased at .

While you are in town for Stars and Thunder 2017, let us host your stay. Book your hotel room here.

March Break In Timmins

Things to do in Timmins during the March Break

If you’re looking for fun activities for your kids and family this March Break, we have your answers for your “what to do?” in Timmins question!

Science Timmins

A newer attraction to the area, Science Timmins offers programs for youth of all ages to play, discover and learn to love science.  Your kids can attend their STEAM March Break Camp where they’ll take part in activities like kitchen science, astronomy and robotics. The cost is $40 a day, call 705-268-4543 to register or visit the Science Timmins Facebook page for details.

Family Paint Event

On Sunday March 12, Brush Strokes Timmins is offering their Family Paint Event from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.  A fun event for the whole family, you and your children will get to express your creative side and go home with an 11×14 canvas that will showcase your work.  Cost is $25 a person.  Learn more and register on Brush Stroke Timmins’ Facebook page.

Timmins Public Library & M. Shields Centennial Library

Throughout the March Break, the Timmins Public Library & M. Shields Centennial Library in South Porcupine has a number of events to keep your family entertained including: The Library Dragon Puppet Show (Monday and Thursday), Bedtime Pajama Story & Craft (Tuesday), March Break Mini-Putt (Wednesday) and Popcorn & A Movie (Friday).   See their complete schedule of events for more details.

Take Two Theatre

From March 16th to 18th, Take Two Theatre is hosting the Quonta Region Drama Festival.  Attend performances of The Melville Boys, Boiler Room Suite, or Lucy for $20 per person.  Learn more about the festival, performances, and their Sunday Awards Brunch on the Take Two Theatre website.

Snow Fun

For some great outdoor fun that won’t cost a thing, head to one of our local parks and have some fun in the snow. Whether that’s making snow angels, building a fort, or having an epic snowball fight, there’s a lot of fun to be had in all the snow Timmins has to offer.

So what are your plans for March Break? Let us know by posting a comment below.  Still need a room for your Timmins stay? We’d love to host you and your family this March Break, book your stay here.


Now Offering Long Term Stays

Hotel room in the Senator Hotel in Timmins

The Senator Hotel in TimminsWith the active forestry and mining industries in Timmins, many workers from out-of-town or out-of-province find themselves in Timmins for longer stays than just a few days.  If you are one of them, we invite you to make The Senator Hotel & Conference Centre your home in Timmins, as we are now offering long term stays!

Your long term stay at The Senator includes all the fabulous amenities our hotel has to offer, including:


  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Room service
  • Fresh towels daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Exercise room with state of the art equipment
  • Fine dining at The Senator Dining Room
  • Drinks at Nikki’s Sports Lounge
As well as laundry and dry-cleaning services, bi-weekly housekeeping, fresh towels daily, and long term covered parking with block heater plugins.

You have the choice of rooms with two queen or one king bed.  Each room comes equipped with a 32″ HD TV with Cable, full bath, mini fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee machine.  Conveniently located in downtown Timmins and with so many amenities to offer, you’ll find at the Senator Hotel your home away from home.

Book your long term stay today by calling 705-267-6211 ext. 161 or by email at

Feeling At Home When Travelling

39916937Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, a few days on the road can make any of us start to miss home.  While the best way to feel at home on the road is to stay at a hotel that puts your comfort first, there are a few ways you can make your hotel feel a little more like home.

Display Personal Photos

Seeing a familiar face when you walk into your hotel room is very welcoming.  So make a point of travelling with a framed photo of your family or a photo that brings to mind a favourite memory.

Make Use of the Closet and Dresser

Living out of a suitcase loses its appeal before long, so the next time you check into your room instead of exploring what’s on TV first, start with unpacking your suitcase and utilizing the closet and dresser.

Bring An Extra Change of Clothes

Even if it means bringing a bigger suitcase, don’t leave home without packing at least one comfort outfit.  That way when you get back into your room for the night, you can lose the suit and instead lounge in your favourite pair of sweats and hoodie which will help you to unwind and relax before bed.

Make Friends

Instead of staying locked in your room, find a common area in the hotel, like our restaurant or lounge, and spend some time getting to know other people staying in the same hotel.  Making connections with like-minded people can help give yourself a sense of home, even when on the road.

Let us be your home away from home on your next trip to Timmins.


Timmins Rock

Hockey GameWhether you’re in Timmins for business or pleasure, no trip to Timmins is complete without taking in a Timmins Rock game.

The Timmins Rock compete in the Junior A league of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL).  Lead by Head Coach & General Manager, Paul Gagne, the team is currently sitting 3rd in the East division and have garnered 67 points during the 2016-2017 Regular Season.

Timmins Rock home games are played at the historic McIntyre Arena, built in 1938 by J.P. Bickell.  Tickets for regular season games are $12/adult, $10/Senior and $5/child.  Get your tickets for Timmins Rock games on their website or at the box office, which opens 90 minutes prior to the puck drop.

Need a room for your stay in Timmins? We’d love for you to stay with us at The Senator Hotel & Conference Centre.

Family Day In Timmins

Things to do for Family Day in Timmins.If you find yourself in Timmins for Family Day weekend, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy and having fun.  Including,

South Porcupine Winter Carnival

The 41st South Porcupine Winter Carnival kicks off Friday February 17 and runs until Sunday February 19 and there are fun activities for the whole family.  Some highlights include a free magic show at Northern College, free inflatable rides at RMSS, a fireworks show and parade. See this website for a complete list of activities.

Free Swim

Take part in a free swim at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex, starting at 4:30 pm on Family Day. The Archie Dillon Sportsplex has a lap pool, warm pool, and deep pool complete with diving boards, a slide, and rock wall.

Free Skate

The City of Timmins is offering a free skate at the McIntyre Arena Family Day from 4pm-5pm. Or stop in at the Hollinger Park to skate outdoors on the longest figure eight rink in North America.

Porcupine Ski Runners

The Porcupine Ski Runners Family Day Event runs Family Day from 9am to 6pm.  During this time all day fees and equipment rentals will be half price.  The Porcupine Ski Runners has trails for skiing and snowshoeing ranging from 1.25 km to 17 km in length.

Book your stay in Timmins at the Senator Hotel & Conference Centre.

Things To Do In Timmins

Pete Babando, Bill Barilko, Baz Bastien, Larry Courville, Steve Sullivan, Frank Mahovlich, Pete Mahovlich, Jim Mair, Dave Poulin… the list of NHL hockey players from Timmins goes on and on.  Hockey in Timmins is a longstanding tradition.

Every year hundreds of families come to Timmins for hockey tournaments and if this winter your family is one of them, allow us to say “Welcome” and provide you with this guide of some things to do while in Timmins for a hockey tournament.

Tubing & Downhill Skiing

Just 20 km from downtown Timmins is the Kamiskotia Snow Resort.  Kamiskotia has a 900 foot tube run, which at 12 storeys high is the tallest in Ontario and is a lot of fun for kids and parents alike.  Kamiskotia also has 12 runs for downhill skiers and snowboarders and offers equipment rentals, so no need to bring your own gear.

Laser Tag

Spend an hour or an afternoon at NEO Laser Tag.  They have a large laser tag facility, Glow in the Dark Mini Putt, a Kids Zone with an indoor playground, an escape room, and arcade games.

Dog Sledding

If dog sledding is on your bucket list, don’t leave Timmins before taking a ride with North Bark Tours.  They will take you down packed trails with a team of Alaskan Racing Huskies and professional guides leading the way.  Tours range from an hour and a half in length to a full day. Call North Bark Tours at 705-363-3647 for details.

Questions about Timmins? Want to learn more about the area or book your stay? Call us at 705-267-6211 or email

A Valentine's Day To RememberPlanning Matters

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you want to get it right and in order to do that, you need to plan ahead.  Nothing kills the romance of the day like spending an hour waiting to get seated.  Plan ahead by reserving a table and when your sweetheart sees that you took the time and care to plan ahead to make it a great night, they will feel cherished.

dining-roomMake It A Memorable Night

The Senator Dining Room can help you make this Valentine’s one to remember. Just call 705-267-6211 to reserve your table and we will take care of the rest. Our classy decor will set the romantic mood as you and your Valentine are treated to a six course meal skillfully prepared by our gourmet chef.  You won’t find a Valentine’s meal like this anywhere else in Timmins. Courses include amuse bouche, soup, salad, an appetizer, entrees, and of course, dessert.  See our menu for the night here.

Senator Hotel TimminsGo The Distance

And you can go the distance by booking a nights stay in a suite in the newly renovated Senator Hotel. In the Shania Twain Suite you’ll find an all-marble bathroom, featuring a spa shower with wall jets and a rain shower head, plus a king bed with designer wrought iron headboard and Duvet, and a top-floor view of the City of Timmins. In the Algonquin Suite you’ll get a 42″ plasma television, oversized all-marble bathroom with air jet soaking tub, a fireplace, a sitting area with sofa and coffee table and a micro plush king-sized bed.

Make this Valentine’s Day in Timmins one you will reminisce on for years to come with the Senator Dining Room & Hotel.