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SudburyCanada

One of Canada’s largest science museums, eight of Ontario’s provincial parks and northern Ontario’s largest French-speaking population are in this mining town.

The former mining town of Sudbury is the largest city and unofficial capital of northern Ontario. Accordingly, it has been home to some of the region’s most famous residents, including Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. Visit Sudbury to admire its natural beauty, explore its famous museums and discover its interesting demographics; it features one of Canada’s largest French-speaking populations outside of Quebec.

Sudbury is spread out around a group of lakes; the largest is Lake Wanapitei. Closest to downtown Sudbury is Lake Ramsey. Enjoy its waterfront at Bell Park on the western shore. Take the walkway along the water or bike the lake’s 13-mile (21-kilometer) loop.

West of the park stands Science North, Sudbury’s most popular attraction. Explore the butterfly garden, see a movie in the IMAX theater or watch a presentation in the planetarium. Across town is Dynamic Earth, a museum based around geology and Sudbury’s mining history. See the Big Nickel out front, a 30-foot (9-meter) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel memorializing Sudbury’s once-thriving nickel mining industry. Inside the museum, walk seven stories underground to find a tunnel with exhibits on mining techniques.

Sudbury’s artistic heritage is on display in its two main art museums. The Art Gallery of Sudbury is housed inside Bell Mansion, the stately 1907 manor of lumber mogul William Joseph Bell. Explore its collection of works by contemporary regional artists. See more contemporary local art at La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, a French-language museum representing Sudbury’s large Francophone population.

Revel in the outdoors in one of eight provincial parks within easy driving distance of Sudbury. The largest is Killarney Provincial Park, a 1.5-hour drive southwest. Killarney’s beauty is known throughout Canada because the famed Group of Seven painter, A.Y. Jackson, painted landscapes here. Head farther south to the picturesque shores of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.

Fly or make the 4-hour drive from Toronto to reach Sudbury. While its large population and quality museums will make you forget you’re in rural Ontario, the gorgeous natural areas nearby will surely remind you.

Top Hotels in Sudbury

Holiday Inn Sudbury
Holiday Inn Sudbury
3 out of 5
1696 Regent St, Sudbury, ON
The price is CA $108 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in the heart of Sudbury, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Health Sciences North and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Science North. Bell Park and Dynamic Earth are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (918 reviews)

"Very clean. Unfortunately due to restrictions restaurant was closed."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Holiday Inn Sudbury
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury
3 out of 5
490 Barrydowne Rd, Sudbury, ON
The price is CA $124 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from New Sudbury Centre and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Cambrian College. Bell Park and College ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (803 reviews)

"Ok considering the pandenic 😃😃😃😃😃😄🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂felt safe staying there"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury
Travelodge by Wyndham Sudbury
Travelodge by Wyndham Sudbury
2.5 out of 5
1401 Paris St, Sudbury, ON
The price is CA $84 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in the heart of Sudbury, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Health Sciences North and Science North. Bell Park and Sudbury Theatre ...

3.4/5Good! (338 reviews)

"We enjoyed the visit and rested soundly. Had a lovely dinner next door at Perkins restaurant. Very nice staff.clean .not worried about car parking area ."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Sudbury
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Sudbury

Legacy Suites
Legacy Suites
3.5 out of 5
112 Durham St, Sudbury, ON
The price is CA $179 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Sudbury Theatre Centre and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Science North. Sudbury ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"small detail is overlooked. As a bonus it’s situated above an amazing wine bar! There is complimentary parking and everything you can need is a close walk away for great restaurants and bars. It is a well built unit and had no issues with noise."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2020

Legacy Suites
Residence & Conference Centre - Sudbury West
Residence & Conference Centre - Sudbury West
2 out of 5
21 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, ON

Situated in Sudbury, this residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of College Boreal, Cambrian Arena and Flour Mill Museum. Sudbury Courthouse and New Sudbury Centre ...

4/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"Great place b"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 26, 2019

Residence & Conference Centre - Sudbury West
Residence & Conference Centre - Sudbury North
Residence & Conference Centre - Sudbury North
2 out of 5
1390 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury, ON

Situated in the shopping district, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of New Sudbury Centre and Cambrian College. Adanac Ski Hill is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

3.6/5Good! (179 reviews)
Dorm room with leaking ceiling

"The place is OK for a short stay but having water dripping down from the bathroom above with water damaged ceiling is below what to expect."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2019

Residence & Conference Centre - Sudbury North
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Sudbury

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
245
5 - Excellent 20.69256756756757%
4 - Good
638
4 - Good 53.88513513513514%
3 - Okay
273
3 - Okay 23.05743243243243%
2 - Disappointing
18
2 - Disappointing 1.5202702702702702%
1 - Terrible
10
1 - Terrible 0.8445945945945946%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

May 26, 2020

Not a big fan

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 18, 2020

Although the city was sketchy, the area surrounding the hotel was good and the trails, conservation areas, and provincial parks in and around the city were phenomenal.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 16, 2020

Great outdoorsmen city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 8, 2020

Just visiting family

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 26, 2020

Feels very lonely after dark. Uber and other mobile booking cab options also do not exist

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

We didn’t visit any normal tourist areas this time. Just there to relax. Did visit some craft beer locations, worth consideration. Kivi park looks like great outdoor area but weather prevented us from musing park area. Overall Sudbury nice visit.

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