Culture and History

Difficult to find a region where culture and history is so prominent.  Our Destination  Temiskaming blog has a full section on culture and history.  Through the blog you will learn about the first nations, voyageurs, miners, lumber barons and today’s well-known artists and artisans.

Culture in Temiskaming Shores and the entire Temiskaming region is definitively an asset that has to be exposed even more. Some of the best known artists are Rose-Aimée Bélanger, Laura Landers, Lionel Venne, Ernie Fauvelle, Carmen Cantin, Murielle Newton-White, Don Mackenzie, Cal Knight and so many more.  Culture provides residents with events, festivals, a way of life but also attracts new people to the community and to the area.  There is real potential to create a vibrant cultural hub, a strong cultural identify that is attractive to residents, visitors and businesses.

History is also a big part of our region and who we are: one lake, two provinces and three nations.  At first, the lake brought people together in our region.  The presence of the first nations, , the trips of the first Voyageurs, the building of Fort Témiskaming and Mission St. Claude are all elements key to what we are.  Then came the famous Cobalt silver rush which brought tremendous growth and wealth to the region.  Cobalt was the place to be in Ontario back in the early 1900’s.

The Abraham Family

The Abraham Family

Do you remember the Abraham family and their Men's and Ladies' Wear store located on Ferguson avenue, downtown Haileybury? The century old building was brought back to life when it…Read more
Nipissing Hill

Nipissing Hill

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