EXPERIENCE fun-filled family attractions No trip would be complete without visiting two of Canada’s largest and most innovative science centres. Follow the directional signs to Science North and Dynamic Earth. Get up close to a flying squirrel and learn about Northern Ontario wildlife. Enjoy “explosive” live science shows at Science North. Discover why Canadian diamonds are the most valued in the world. Descend 7-storeys underground and participate in a simulated dynamite blast at Dynamic Earth.
SHARE our taste for the outdoors With 330 lakes and dozens of accessible nature experiences within the city, naturally you’ll be attracted to the outdoors.Take an early morning stroll along the walkway at Bell Park. Hike rocky trails that reward with magnificent vistas at Blueberry Hill and Onaping Falls. Get wet with a refreshing dip at a supervised beach. Tee up a golf experience at one of 14 public golf courses. Let the sun set on your outdoor adventure… on horseback. Enjoy your own intimate star-gazing party.
DISCOVER “le Grand Sudbury” With the third largest French-speaking population outside of Quebec, Sudbury is a bilingual city and the centre of Franco-Ontarian culture in Ontario. Experience a first-run theatre production at Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario. Ask about Ti-Jean, the sly young dragon-slaying, princess-saving peasant of yore at Centre franco-ontarien de folklore. Let loose for a musical “night on the swamp” at La Nuit sur l’étang. Browse through thousands of new French language books and magazines at Grand Ciel Bleu – the Librairie du Nouvel-Ontario in Downtown Sudbury.
UNEARTH our fascinating geological history. From the fiery impact of a massive meteorite 1.85 billion years ago to the discovery of one of the richest mineral deposits on the planet, the story is out of this world. Visit Dynamic Earth and discover the real reason why Apollo astronauts trained in Sudbury before their lunar voyages. Stand over an ancient geological fault line at Science North. Examine shattercones – rare rock formations connected with meteorite impacts. Take an aerial tour of one of the largest, oldest and best-viewed meteor impact sites on the planet.
EXPLORE our cultural spirit Sudbury’s museums, galleries and annual festivals celebrate our rich history and multicultural diversity. Step in time to the the Big Drum at an Aboriginal pow wow. Munch blueberry perogies and kettle corn at Downtown Market Square, our local Farmer’s Market. Sample garlic ice cream at the Garlic Festival. Climb aboard Bullet-Nosed Betty an original steam locomotive at Prescott Park. Revisit the days of horse-drawn machinery at Anderson Farm.