Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario with a population of nearly 50,000 people. Timmins is a very interesting city because its economy is very much tied to mining (the leading industry here). For example, when gold prices are up, the economy in Timmins is booming. In sharp contrast however, when gold prices drop, the cities economy seems to drop with it as well. The other industries in Timmins such as forestry, tourism and telecommunications help to balance out the cities economy and off-set this mining depending boom-and-bust cycle.
Timmins is the birthplace of Shania Twain, a very popular Canadian country and pop singer, and as such the Shania Twain Centre is one of the main tourist attractions in the city. Some other notable attractions in Timmins include the Timmins Underground Gold Min Tour, Cedar Meadows Wilderness Tours and the Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre. Outdoor activities such as golfing, skiing, snowmobiling and hiking are also very loved by most Timmins residents.