Fly from Québec City to Sudbury and dig into the city’s mining history and cultural heritage.
Remnants of a booming industrial era can be found throughout Sudbury. From the nickel ore refineries near the Gatchell neighbourhood to the towering Inco Superstack in Copper Cliff, it’s easy to see how the city became known as the Nickel Capital.
The Copper Cliff Museum provides a glimpse of life at the onset of the mining rush. The rustic cabin of an early Sudbury miner showcases the traditional décor and humble furnishings at the turn of the century. Outside the museum, the 1,250-foot Inco Superstack stands as an imposing structure as a backdrop against the sky.
Another point of interest in Sudbury is the Dynamic Earth science centre. Here, you’ll spot the Big Nickel, a giant statue depicting the 1951 Canadian coin. The museum is one of the best places to unearth even more about Sudbury’s mining legacy. Embark on an underground adventure with a fascinating tour of a model mine, seven storeys beneath Dynamic Earth.
Head to Bell Park for more Sudbury attractions. Nestled in this residential quarter is the Art Gallery of Sudbury. Take a peek inside the gallery, which hosts a great collection of Aboriginal art work and touring exhibits from around Ontario.
Nearby, the green space also named Bell Park presents some of the city’s most exciting events. The Northern Lights Festival Boréal is an annual showcase dating back to 1972. Enjoy the lively tunes of Canadian folk music, with traces of Sudbury’s Aboriginal and francophone influence.
La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario is the place to discover the French presence in Sudbury. This art gallery is renowned for placing its artwork in unconventional places including along highways and in train stations. You can catch its next dynamic art installation with flights from Québec City to Sudbury.
Hop onto the vibrant trails of the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, when you fly from Québec City to Sudbury.
This green space located near downtown Sudbury provides a scenic nature retreat within the city’s urban landscape. Year-round, the park’s 2,415 acres are a hive of fun outdoor activities. Forming part of the Rainbow Routes, the trails are perfect for hiking and biking in summer and snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter.
A brisk bike ride along Ramsey Lake Road will lead you to the conservation area. However, the journey isn’t without hurdles. The hilly terrain that branches onto South Bay Road makes the ride slightly challenging. You may abandon cycling altogether, at one of its steepest points, nicknamed “Cardiac Hill”.
Each of the park’s trails offers a different view of nature. The Blackbird Swamp Loop features a bird blind shelter used for bird watching. Move from the picturesque blue waters of Lake Laurentian to the leafy pines further inland on the easy self-guided trail.
One of the more popular routes, the NASA Trail, is a short hike to the former site of an observatory. The telescope has long since moved, but the base of the building remains. This isn’t Lake Laurentian Conservation Area’s only stellar feature. Some of the rocks in the park have a unique conical pattern. These relics of a meteoric impact are known as shatter cones.
The Laurentian Loop is a 10km trail that winds around Lake Laurentian. Geared toward more experienced hikers, traversing the rugged route can be quite difficult. However, the magnificent view of the entire park from Niska Bay is a worthy reward for the trek.
If you’re feeling outdoorsy, head to the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area with flights from Québec City to Sudbury.
If you’re flying from Québec City to Sudbury, then experience the work of art that is Killarney Provincial Park.
The natural beauty of the wilderness outside Sudbury has captivated artists and visitors for years. Killarney Provincial Park owes its founding to members of the famed Group of Seven, who petitioned for conservation of the picturesque landscape. The painters often featured the rolling hills and pristine blue lakes in their artwork.
A great place to begin is the La Cloche Silhouette Trail, named for the masterpiece by the Group of Seven member Franklin Carmichael. More seasoned hikers will enjoy this 80 km trail which winds across the terrain covered in jack pine forests. The entire journey can take up to 10 days, but shorter options are available near the George Lake Campground.
Get a picture-perfect view of the park and Georgian Bay at the top of Killarney Ridge. On the famous trail, known as “the Crack”, you’ll cut through the woods, before ascending between walls of quartzite rock and climbing over huge white boulders. While it’s a bit of a trek, you’ll gain bragging rights and awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding woodlands.
Hiking isn’t the only way to traverse Killarney Provincial Park. Grab a map at the Heritage Centre for a day or two of canoeing on the more popular routes into the secluded backcountry. Along the way, you’ll hear the melodic sounds of the park’s songbirds and waterfowl.
The canoe routes lead to 183 backcountry camping sites, but the George Lake Campground also offers great accommodations. Opt for a night in the campground’s heated yurts or log cabins. Nearby, a small observatory will bring you even closer to the stars with a peek through its telescopes.
Wander into the natural wonder of Killarney Provincial Park with flights from Québec City to Sudbury.
Fly from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB), with a quick connection in Toronto. Québec City to Sudbury flight time is 2 hours and 55 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Québec City to Sudbury is around 1,070 km / 665 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is about 16 km / 10 mi from downtown Québec City.
Take the Réseau de Transport de la Capitale 78 bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.50 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sudbury.
The Sudbury Cab shuttle provides service from the airport from downtown.
Car rental services are available in the arrivals area of Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB).
Taxis to downtown cost about $55 CAD. Car service costs about $75 CAD.