With its world-renowned attractions, urban comforts and four-season outdoor adventures, Greater Sudbury continues to surprise and impress.
Discover why Greater Sudbury is becoming one of Ontario’s popular go-to destinations.
1) LAKES AND BEACHES
With the sun blazing and a warm breeze in the air there’s no better time to cool off by the lake. Luckily, in Sudbury you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from the nearest body of water. That’s because the city is home to a staggering 330 lakes. Whether you’re taking a dip or simply catching some rays on their nationally recognized Blue Flag beach, Sudbury’s natural offerings really make a splash.
2) HIKING, BIKING AND CLIMBING
Throughout the area you’ll find 200 km of non-motorized paths known as the Rainbow Routes Trails. Designed to make the area’s natural beauty more accessible, these trails are perfect for those with a passion for hiking and biking. If climbing is more up your alley, be sure to stop by Sudbury’s premiere climbing, yoga and fitness facility, ARC Climbing, and discover over 7000 sq. ft. of indoor rock climbing fun.
3) BIG SCIENCE
- At Science North, Northern Ontario’s most popular attraction, you can learn about science with fun, hands-on exhibits, live animals, a Planetarium and more! The new Ice Age exhibit brings ten huge creatures back from extinction with lifelike animatronics and at the IMAX Theatre you can see the world like never before with Journey to the South Pacific 3D.
4) GOOD EATS
- Sudbury has been recognized for its artistic flair for crafting culinary delights. Home to great local talent like Master Chef Canada runner up, Marida Mohammed, even the most choosey eaters will find something to tempt their taste buds. Pick from over 100 restaurants and savour delicious dishes such as Subdury’s crowd pleasing “Porchetta”.
- For those wanting to take in some refinement, Sudbury’s thriving arts scene is sure to impress. Enjoy the Comic Art of Lynn Johnston July 11th–November 1st at the Art Gallery of Sudbury; take in the best in live drama, comedy and musical stage productions at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, and don’t forget to get your tickets early for the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.
- Sudbury has one of the largest French speaking populations outside of Quebec which makes it a popular destination for Francophone cultural events. From lively festivals to the award-winning Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the city’s Franco-Ontarian roots.
7 SCENIC VISTAS
- No matter what time of year you venture to Sudbury you are guaranteed some breathtaking sights. Grab the binoculars and head to the A.Y. Jackson Lookout to marvel at High Falls in all its glory, or visit the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area where numerous scenic lookouts provide the perfect vantage for bird watching.
8) UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES
- Beat the heat with an underground expedition. Dynamic Earth offers cool underground tours where you can unearth the history of mining. The Science Centre also offers Nightlife on the Rocks, The Pharaoh’s Tomb, where you can create your own Egyptian jewelry, build a pyramid, and discover the theories of the murder of King Tutankhamun.
9) FAMILY FUN
- In Sudbury there is no shortage of opportunities for good old fashioned fun. Old and young alike will have a ball at Wagon Wheel Ranch amidst the picturesque beauty of the Boreal Forest. For the young at heart, Sudbury Kartways gives you the opportunity to race wheel to wheel at 80 km per hour, a great way to spend an afternoon.
- Throughout the year Sudbury is host to a flurry of exciting events. In particular, summer is a great time to visit and take in the festivities. This year don’t miss the brand new public arts festival, UpFest, running August 13th–15th. Also in August you can come and celebrate the Songs of Summer on the 21st and the Garlic Festival on the 23rd. In September the festivities continue with Jazz Sudbury from the 9th–12th and Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival running the 19th–27th.
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