Sudbury Travel Guide

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Sudbury Things to Do

  • Onaping Falls

    A forty minute drive from downtown Sudbury, Onaping Falls provides a short nature trail, picturesque lookouts, and a picnic area.

  • Science

    If you are interested in Sciences than you should spend a day at Science North. The outside of the building is shaped like a snowflake.It's right on Ramsey Lake.It has a dinosaur display as well as an Imax theatre.There is also Dynamic earth which you have the opportunity to go underground in a real mine.See website for informatin on both.

  • Dynamic Earth

    This museum was a lot of fun and worth the stop in Sudbury for a couple hours. It’s a bit expensive, but includes: a film (various topics-ours was about gold), an animated play about the history of Sudbury (very interesting), a tour of a display mine where you see how mining has changed over the decades and the methods used, and two showrooms...

  • Can't miss

    Seeing the slap being dumped from the mines is something like you'll never see anywhere else. It looks like lava flowing out of a volcano.This is something that you can only see once a week at night.See the pour here

  • Dynamic Earth

    "Dynamic Earth" is a rather peculiar name for the facility that operates the tours a Sudbury Nickel Mine, but which is probably more famous as the home of "The Big Nickel" - the largest freestanding nickel coin in the world!I love this tradition of "Big Roadside Attractions" - it reminds me of the Wawa Goose, also in Ontario, or the World's second...

  • A memorial for the roots of Sudbury

    Within the Ramsey lake park, we discovered a sculpture paying homage to the mine workers of Sudbury. Caste in metal, it depicts the mining roots of the city.

  • Explore a haven for hikers

    The city of Sudbury itself has a lake - Ramsey Lake. This lake is very popular with the residents and the visitors alike. There is a cruise boat on the lake that we missed and several kms of pathway along the lake for hiking and jogging that we thoroughly used.The men and children in our entourage played cricket, which was very much enjoyed by the...

  • Dynamic Earth and the BIG NICKEL

    Dynamic Earth invites you inside the planet to explore the mighty forces of nature that impact people and cultures around the world. Enter a glass-enclosed elevator and embark on a subterranean adventure deep into the Inco Chasm while viewing a fascinating multimedia show.Exit into a network of underground tunnels and explore the history of mining...

  • Science North

    Science North, Sudbury, is a world-renowned science centre and Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction. Get up close to a porcupine , a beaver and flying squirrels, build a robot in the LEGO® Mindstorms Robotic Lab, , manipulate a life-sized replica of the Canadarm, discover how your body ‘ticks’, and walk amidst hundreds of free-flying...

  • Just the Boardwalk.. .Winter or Summer

    In the winter, when the lake freezes over, there is ice fishing, but best of all, the plow a trail for skating beside the boardwalk from the main beach to Science North.

  • Boardwalk and Beach

    When in Sudbury, whether it is Summer or Winter you must go and see the Boardwalk.In the summer the beach, is well used, and with an amphitheatre, there is usually some festival going on.

  • The Big Nixckle

    Sudbury is noted for it's copper and nickle mines. This is symbolized by this huge Nickle which is usuall on exhibit at the mine but was moved whil ethe mine is under repair.


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Sudbury Restaurants

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    by oldguy472003 Written Apr 12, 2008

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    The best breakfast in Sudbury. A small family owned and operated spot, famous for simple fare, & generous portions, cooked the way you like it. This little gem gets very busy on weekends, but you'll always get a table after a bit of a wait. Service is quick and friendly. Generally you seat yourself unless there's a crowd standing inside the door in which case Brenda will be manageing the lineup.
    I've had breakfast here almost every Saturday for 10 years..
    Just remember, don't plan to read a paper after you are done as there are probably some other folks who would like your table.

    Favorite Dish: Eggs over medium with Peameal bacon, homefries with onions and Rye toast.
    Toasted Denver on Rye.
    Hot hamburger sandwich.

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Sudbury Nightlife

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    by Amie_Sarah_ Written Jan 24, 2005

    The Racetrack
    It offers live harness racing two nights a week, with daily simulcasts & teletheatre wagering from approx April 9th through November 22, post time 7:15.

    The Slots
    They are open 7 days a week 365 days a year, from 9 a.m. Slots stay open till 3 a.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, & 4 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Free shuttle service is available. The Casino has 325 machines, ranging from quarter to five dollars machines, & it is now smoke free.

    Sudbury, Ontario

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Sudbury Transportation

  • Taxi Services

    The taxi drivers in Sudbury are usually really nice. Especially if you are on youre way to or from a bar. Not to expensive either but I usually tip them well because they are so nice and will let you talk to the dispatcher on the CB radio and some mildly illegal things.

  • We went by automobile

    We went by automobile on all three trips from Joliette Quebec via Highway 417 ( The TransCanada highway.) AUTOMOBILE, BUS, train or Air.


    I visited SUDBURY twice and passed through on my way to Vancouver once. We arrived from Montreal by car on the TransCanada Highway 417 each time. A nice scenic ride along the Ottawa River. We stopped at DEEP RIVER for the night on two occasions and at Mattawa in July 2001 ( I had worked at Deep River and lived there for 10 years. My three daughters...


Sudbury Local Customs

  • Can you fish?

    If you can fish, swim, walk, skate, slide or snowmobile, then you will do just fine.Even if you can't do any of the above, there is plenty of cultural things to do and see. Like our museum, art gallery, and live theatre. And don't forget our local OHL team... Go Wolves Go!!

  • A bilingual city. French and...

    A bilingual city. French and English. Many great schools and Universities for which it is noted. They are both French and English. 'SCIENCE NORTH' is a world class science center. It is the biggest tourist attraction in Northern Ontario. It is situated on the lake . WEB SITE---

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Sudbury Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware pesky pests and chilly summers

    While doing any outdoor activity in the area, specially during hiking and trekking in the forested areas late in the day, keep yourselves adequately covered to escape the bites of pests like black flies and mosquitoes. We found these insects too attracted to skin and hard to shoo away. Ifrah and Rayyan, as seen in this picture, suffered on both the...

  • Elgin St.

    This isnt really a warning because its not really a problem here. However, Elgin St is where the homeless and prostitutes are found (for the most part). Elgin is where the soup kitchens are so this is a popular area of town for people who don't have regular meals. If you want to volunteer at a soup kitchen, they are always looking for people. I...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Sudbury Off The Beaten Path

  • Watch French River from the suspension...

    While hiking along French River through the thick forest further downstream was our dream, we resorted to viewing most of the area through the suspension bridge.

  • Simon Lake - equally good for kids and...

    We found Simon Lake to be safe for children as there was a play area for them and the lake waters were shallow so they could really enjoy splashing water.The adults went out for canoing and hiking on the trails. While hiking alongside the major road (but remaining within the conservation area) and then going on the other side of the lake, we found...

  • Splash pristine waters of Simon Lake

    There is a lake almost every 5 kms on Highway 17, which takes you from Lively to Sault St Marie. The best of which is Simon Lake.Simon Lake is located west of Lively in the Graham township. The closest town is Naughton. There is a conservation area on the lake. The ‘Simon Lake Conservation Area' consists of walking trails and picnic area.


Sudbury Sports & Outdoors

  • by theweedman Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This activity was so special because i got the chanse to play against other natives across Canada. I recommend this to the people that enjoy the sprot of hockey.

    Equipment: If you wanted to go to sudbury to play in the little NHL you would need all the have all the hockey equiptment. And all the regular stuff needed like pants, shirt, and all the other stuff people ware.

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Sudbury Favorites

  • Take the cruise boat

    Take the cruise boat Cortina and you will see this view of the Yacht Club Marina. Views from the cruise boat

  • VISIT Science North and IMAX

    VISIT Science North and The Imax theater (picture taken from the cruise boat on the lake). The cruise

  • Take the Cortina Cruise

    Walking along the Path from the Science Center to Bell Park, people watching and watching the sail boats, motor boats. water skiers and Seafoods. View of The Hospital from the cruise boat.


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