Sudbury: The Great Weekend Getaway

Last week, we shared 5 places to explore when visiting our Nation’s capital, Ottawa.  This week, we travel up to the largest city in Northern Ontario, Sudbury.

Sudbury was originally founded in 1883 by a Canadian Pacific Railway blacksmith, Tom Flanagan, following the discovery of nickle ore in the region.  In 1968, the first successful coronary artery bypass surgery in Canada was performed at Sudbury Memorial Hospital.   Now, Health Sciences North provides healthcare services to most of North-Eastern Ontario.  Here are a few travel tips for when you visit the Sudbury region.

Travelling is a lot of fun, but remember to stay safe.  Want to buy mosquito repellent before visiting the Windy Lake Conservation Park?  Or, what if you need to find a pharmacy, clinic or ER for whatever reason?  Don’t forget that info is just one-click away using the app & website!

Looking for fun & interesting places to visit in Sudbury?  Check out these:

1) Science North

1 Explore the fun side of science at Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction.  Science North is an interactive science centre with buildings that pass through a billion-year-old geologic fault (crack in the Earth’s crust).  It’s definitely something you don’t see everyday!

2) Bell Park Boardwalk


Enjoy the fresh-air on the boardwalk.  The Bell Park Boardwalk overlooks Ramsey Lake, and is a popular wedding location.  It is perfect for a nice relax stroll.

3) Lake Laurentian Conservation Area


The Lake Laurentian Conservation area is 2,415 acres of protected green space is located only 10 minutes away from downtown Sudbury.  There are numerous activities for nature lovers such as self-guided nature trails, hiking trails, and bird watching observation areas in the summer.  In the winter, it is the perfect place for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

4) Big Nickel


Big Nickel, the largest coin in the world measures 9 meters in diameter, was created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the element nickel.  It is definitely a sight worth seeing, and the famous landmark is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary on July 22nd, 2014.  The Big Nickel even has it’s very own song!

5) Windy Lake Provincial Park


This great camping ground has large private campsites that include several double sites for multi-family camping.  Paired with beautiful sandy beaches, Windy Lake makes the perfect weekend getaway location.


Sudbury has humid weather because it is situated north of the Great Lakes.  This region has warm and often hot summers with long, cold and snowy winters.  Monthly precipitation remains the same year-round, and has snow-cover for six months of the year.

Nearby Healthcare Providers

1) Health Sciences North/L’horizon Sante Nord (Emergency Room)
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, P3E 5J1

2) Lasalle All-Day Walk-In Clinic
1813 Lasalle Boulevard
Sudbury, P3A 2A3

3) Brady After Hours Clinic (open weekday evenings 4pm to 9pm)
359 Riverside Drive
Sudbury, P3E 1H5

4) Rexall – Cedar Street Sudbury
(705) 675-2471
117b Cedar Street
Sudbury, P3E 1A9

5) Shoppers Drug Mart – Four Corners Plaza (open until midnight)
(705) 522-3030
2015 Long Lake Road
Sudbury, P3E 4M8


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