Capitol Centre Theatre

The City of Temiskaming Shores and the Town of Cobalt are two incredibly culturally-versed communities within the South Temiskaming region. These two communities are home to many creative people, including visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, video producers, poets and cultural entrepreneurs. These two municipalities are vibrant and interesting places to live thanks to the cultural diversity found within them.

Art Galleries and Stores

There are many, many talented visual artists in the South Temiskaming region and there are a number of talented cultural entrepreneurs in the region – in fact, some of our artists are cultural entrepreneurs, too! Take Laura’s Art Shoppe, for example: Situated in the historic downtown core of Cobalt, Laura Landers, a local award-winning visual artist has set up shop. She provides custom framing services and she also displays art from local Northern Ontario visual artists. Similar to Laura’s Art Shoppe is Spirit of the Arts Gallery and Foto Shop, who share business space in the former town of New Liskeard. The co-owners of Spirit of the Arts Gallery are visual artists themselves, but the gallery displays and sells other Northern Ontario artists’ work, too. Foto Shop also offers custom framing.

Art Events

The cultural sector is growing in South Temiskaming. Recently, "Art in the Park" (spearheaded by the Temiskaming Art Gallery) was put on for the community to enjoy. In 2015, the first Art in the Park series was held once a week for eight weeks during the months of July and August. Local artists and artisans are brought together to display and sell their work, and incredibly talented local musicians are there to entertain passers-by.

Do expect more and more art events in Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt to be hosted by the community. We are proud of where we come from and we love to celebrate!

Classic Theatre Cobalt

Built in 1926, Classic Theatre Cobalt is a historic building housing both an amphitheater and an art gallery. It is situated in the heart of downtown Cobalt. Classic Theatre Cobalt seats 250 spectators and it is loved for its fantastic acoustics and intimate setting. Every year, the Classic presents a variety of shows during the season, including musical acts, theatre, stand-up comedy, and dance.

Community Art

From murals to sculptures, there are many pieces of fine art that can be found throughout the community. Every creative work you see – from the painted Ontario Provincial Police mural in Cobalt to the Shannen Koostachin memorial sculpture in New Liskeard – has deep social, historic and sometimes emotional significance.

Arts, Culture & Heritage Camps

Many organizations in our community recognize the importance of youth engagement in the cultural sector. The Temiskaming Screening Room offers a March Break Junior Animators’ Camp; the Bunker Military Museum organizes a "Night at the Museum" kids’ sleepover event; Smallpond Entertainers offer an incredibly popular musical theatre summer day camp, and the Temiskaming Art Gallery puts together a Junior Artists’ Colony in the summer. How do your children and teens connect with the world through art, culture, and history?

Culture Days in the District of South Timiskaming

Since 2009, "Culture Days" has been a Canada-wide initiative held at the end of September/beginning of October every year. Arts administrators, historians, indigenous Elders, members of the Francophone and Anglophone communities, musicians, visual artists, and many more individuals belonging to the cultural sector all over Canada come together to provide free activities in their own communities for the public to enjoy. Culture Days highlights the importance of cultural engagement.

In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Temiskaming Shores (often simply referred to as New Liskeard) held a spot in the national Culture Days Top Ten. An impressive number of activities are put on in the District of Timiskaming every year during Culture Days and its popularity keeps growing. Culture Days is completely volunteer-organized – the community is thankful for regional coordinator Pam MacKenzie.

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Foire gourmande de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-Est ontarien

C.P. 6001, Ville-Marie, Québec  J9V2A1
Over 40 exhibitors will be there to make you discover variety of food samples!
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Festival des Folies Franco-Fun

P.O. Box 1644, Temiskaming Shores, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Great concerts are being held every year during the Festival.

Von Doeler's Ranch

1286 Von Doeler Road, Rutherglen, ON  P0H 2E0
Van Doeler's Ranch offers a series of events such as rodeos, derbies, and event practices which include some of your favourite ranch activities and sports. Stop by the ranch during the event season to discover and experience a rodeo world you never knew existed!

North On Tap

P.O. Box 1285, New Liskeard, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Hop To IT 5K Beer Run

Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

Box 247, Cobalt, ON  P0J1C0
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Lions Club - Annual Wabi River Kayak Challenge

Box 308, Temiskaming Shores, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Visit us at the second Annual Wabi River Kayak Challenge August 17th and 18th on Lake Temiskaming. FREE admission to a weekend full of fast-paced kayaking events and exciting entertainment for the entire family! There are 7 divisions which will cover paddlers of
Temagami Canoe Festival

Temagami Canoe Festival

P0H 2H0, Temagami, ON  P0H 2H0
The Temagami Canoe Festival is a three-day, indoor-outdoor, multistage, ticket and family-friendly celebration of canoes, culture and music. Activities include canoe displays, demos and workshops, canoe race events, historical talks, guided old growth forest hikes,
Truck Rodeo

Le Rodéo du Camion

5 Ontario Street, Notre Dame du Nord, Québec  J0Z3B0
The truck Rodeo first started in 1981, as part of the local fish derby. It all started as a small event, where the control tower was on the president’s veranda: Jacques ” Bébé” Dubé. A dozen of truckers showed their skills before a few hundreds of spectators. Who
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Village Noël Témiskaming

Box 2687, New Liskeard, Ontario  P0J 1P0
Village Noel Temiskaming recreates the atmosphere of an authentic New France Christmas Village. The downtown is magically transformed with small wooden kioks decorated with sparkling lights and showcasing local artisans and vendors. Join in the fun of axe throwing,

New Liskeard Fall Fair

P.O. Box 1239, New Liskeard, ON  P0J 1P0
The Fair is held annually on the third weekend in September, beginning early on Thursday afternoon and concluding Saturday night with the much-anticipated attendance draw. Over 450 exhibitors participate in the hundreds of classes offered in the many sections of the
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