The Gillies Lake Conservation Area is nestled in the heart of the City of Timmins and is home to the most popular walking trail in the community. Our Gillies Lake Promenade was developed as part of a lake rejuvenation project in 1986. Since that time, the 2.5 km trail has become the focus for the entire community trail network with direct links to the Scout Rock, Golden Springs and Lion’s walking trails.
This Conservation Area offers visitors a variety of things to do and see in a unique urban wilderness setting. It features a beautiful boardwalk, public washrooms, picnic facilities, interpretive storyboards, a recreation field and wireless hotspots (beach & sports field).
The family-friendly beach area offers a large playground structure, beach volleyball, change rooms and a swimming area (supervised by the City of Timmins throughout July and August).
Gillies Lake can be accessed from Lakeshore Rd. or from Highway 655.
Gillies Lake Conservation Area – This guide provides an overview of the Gillies Lake Conservation Area and features a variety of outdoor activities that are available to the public.
Gillies Lake Conservation Area is available to book for your community events.
Conservation and natural areas protect valuable ecosystems and natural heritage features, such as wetlands, interior forests and sensitive wildlife habitat.
Please remember all dogs must be on a leash at all times in all Conservation Areas.