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Greater Sudbury in Ontario
Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 21, 2020 Share on

15 Best Things To Do In Greater Sudbury – For An All-Round Experience

Greater Sudbury is one of the best cities to visit in Canada. It stands as the largest city in Ontario and the fifth-largest city in entire Canada. This city has a diverse variety of communities, thus making it a multicultural city. Greater Sudbury also stands as home to museums, universities, lakes, parks, art galleries and many aboriginal communities. Whether you are looking for a remote adventure or more of an urban adventure, Greater Sudbury has everything that you would want. So, if you are planning to visit Greater Sudbury and confused about what to do there, check out these 15 things mentioned below:

Greater Sudbury
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15 Things to do in Greater Sudbury

From festivals to hiking, there is so much in this city to make your trip fun-filled. And, to know more about the 15 things that you can do in Greater Sudbury, keep reading.

  1. Enjoy scenic views at A.Y. Jackson Lookout
  2. Visit the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
  3. A relaxing experience at the Kukagami lake
  4. Visit museums
  5. Quality time at Science North
  6. Head to the racetracks
  7. Get stunned at Inco Superstack
  8. Chilled out experience at Bell Park
  9. Snowmobiling
  10. Time for an adventure – Hike, cycle or cross-country ski
  11. A look into the Giant Nickel
  12. Check out the art galleries
  13. Skiing
  14. Visit the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre
  15. Eat & drink

1. Enjoy scenic views at A.Y. Jackson Lookout

Out of all the scenic experiences that Sudbury has to offer, witnessing the beauty of Onaping Falls from A.Y. Jackson Lookout tops the list. Onaping Falls is said to be one of Ontario’s most magnificent waterfalls which looks even more spectacular from this lookout. You can reach the lookout either by hiking or driving. So, pack a lunch and enjoy the views of Onaping Falls from the lookout.

Onaping Falls
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2. Visit the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area

Located 10 minutes from downtown Sudbury is Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, a stunning forest. It is a perfect place for jogging, biking and hiking trails, bird-watching spaces, picnic areas and various other things.

3. A relaxing experience at the Kukagami lake

Located to the northeast of Sudbury is Kukagami Lake, an amazing place for a relaxing weekend. Here, you can enjoy water skiing, fishing, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice-fishing if you are visiting it in winter.

4. Visit museums

The city is home to four small heritage museums in which the Anderson Farm Museum is the most famous. It is a huge museum of 57000 square metres which speaks more about miner’s life and how their family lived on farms.

5. Quality time at Science North

Science North is one of the city’s top attractions. It is famous for its snowflake-shaped buildings linked by a rock tunnel. This place also stands as home to some amazing exhibits. Apart from this, it also offers numerous programs for all its visitors irrespective of their ages.

Science North
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6. Head to the racetracks

Coincidentally or intentionally, if you are visiting Sudbury during race season, why not enjoy some horse races on a Wednesday or Saturday night? In case you are visiting during the off-season, there are still some exciting things to do there. There will be outdoor motorsports shows, car shows, fine dining restaurants and bars.

7. Get stunned at Inco Superstack

Here comes the Inco Superstack which is not only the tallest chimney in Canada but also the second tallest chimney on the planet! It no longer has any industrial use but it got converted into a major attraction now.

8. Chilled out experience at Bell Park

Among all the parks that Greater Sudbury has, Bell Park remains as the most loved attraction. It stands as home to an amphitheatre, a children’s playground, flowerbeds, sculptures and a beautiful broadway to the beach. Apart from this, the park also hosts the city’s top cultural events including many festivals.

Bell Park
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9. Snowmobiling

Sudbury stands as home to one of the best snowmobiling trails in the world with 1200 km of trails connecting the city. Apart from just keeping you thrilled, it also takes you through some magnificent sceneries. These trails are well maintained and you have some cafes along the way to relax yourselves.

10. Time for an adventure – Hike, cycle or cross-country ski

Why not try the Trans Canada Trail, the longest trail in the world? The trail takes you through the entire country either by a hike, cycle or cross-country ski. There are so many trails in Sudbury to choose from and all of them are interconnected with one another.

11. A look into the Giant Nickel

Giant Nickel, the world’s biggest coin, is 9 metres long and it is Sudbury’s most famous landmark. You can stare at the nickel and pay a visit to Dynamic Earth after that. This museum has so much to say about the city’s mining history.

Giant Nickel
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12. Check out the art galleries

Greater Sudbury stands as home to two amazing art galleries in which La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario is the most famous. It focuses on the art of the region and it is operated by the artists themselves. Inside, the gallery has many artworks done by local artists too.

13. Skiing

Also known as skier’s paradise, Sudbury stands as home to many trails including the famous Naughton Ski Trails. You can go skiing even at night as the runs are well maintained. One more good thing is that you will be able to find many ski rentals there. You can also try cross-country skiing if you would like. Skiing in Sudbury during winter will be even more beautiful.

14. Visiting Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre

If you are someone who is interested in knowing the city’s history in railroading and gorgeously designed locomotives, then the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre is your place to be. Inside the museum, they have the city’s railroad heritage and outside, they have a unique collection of locomotives.

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre
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15. Eat & drink

You have a lot of options for restaurants and bars in Greater Sudbury where you can eat and drink to enjoy the day. Right from cheap eats to fine dining, you will find it here. While you are there, don’t miss trying out the beer at Laughing Buddha which has a unique collection of beers.

Greater Sudbury is of rich historical and cultural importance. Who wouldn’t want to visit such a beautiful city with museums, art galleries and historical sites? Hope the above mentioned 15 things that you can do there, have excited you enough to plan a trip to Greater Sudbury. Head out to the website of Pickyourtrail to find out some amazing packages to Canada and all destinations around the world. You can also customize the itinerary if you would like. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

Happy exploring!

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