Given its rich mining history, Sudbury is often called Nickel City. But this Northern Ontario town carries an even greater wealth of culture and modern leisure. Catch a flight from Timmins to Sudbury for an adventure into the city’s recreational hotspots.
Bell Park is arguably the most popular place to visit in Sudbury. The expansive green space borders the waters of Ramsey Lake and is central to the summer activities in the city. Its Grace Hartman Amphitheatre is famous for its free summer concert series and hosting the epic Northern Lights Festival Boréal.
The annual Northern Lights Festival Boréal has been a staple in Sudbury since 1972. It features an array of local folk music acts, and famous international performers. While this festival occurs only once a year, nestled within Bell Park is a venue with things to do when the festival isn’t on.
Drop by the Art Gallery of Sudbury during your trip from Timmins. Housed in the magnificent Belrock Mansion, this gallery contains artwork from some of the pre-eminent artists in Northern Ontario. The art gallery also hosts the Festival of Seven, a summer showcase of evocative music, art, and film inspired by the group of landscape painters from the early 1900s.
Move along the Bell Park Boardwalk towards the Science North Museum. Here, you can explore the Northern Forest, an exceptional collection of plant species native to the area. It’s a riveting look at the surrounding wilderness, without leaving the city of Sudbury.
A bit further out, on the edge of the city, is the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum. Aside from a well preserved collection of vintage steam engines, you’ll find Prescott Park at the museum. The beautiful gardens are the perfect spot for a family picnic, while surrounded by heritage trains.
Everyone will get entertained with these urban escapes when you fly from Timmins to Sudbury.
Enjoy the amazing outdoors in Killarney Provincial Park with flights from Timmins to Sudbury.
You’ll find this park on the outskirts of Sudbury, stretching into the Georgian Bay. The La Cloche Mountains provide a scenic backdrop to Killarney’s pristine blue lakes and rugged terrain. Visitors are likely to find inspiration with this landscape, the subject chosen by many Northern Ontario artists including the famed Group of Seven.
If all that art has got you inspired, then take a walk on the wild side at La Cloche Silhouette Trail. This 80 km trail is one of the longest walkable trails in the park. A typical journey across may take up to 10 days. However, it offers a truly immersive experience into the Northern wilderness. Even if you don’t have 10 days to hike this terrain, spending a few hours traversing the sloping hills, steep inclines, and serene lakes is an adventure you won’t want to miss.
For a much shorter hike, begin at trailheads near the George Lake Campground. Unique to the campground are six yurts with heated and furnished with soft warm beds. Or you can choose from a number of backcountry campsites for a night under the stars.
The Killarney Provincial Park Observatory puts everything into perspective. Dark skies away from the bright lights of Sudbury are ideal for stargazing. Spot the constellations and learn about astronomy at this public observatory.
Take in a scene that is out of this world in Killarney Provincial Park, when you fly from Timmins to Sudbury.
Discover the eclectic blend of industrial-style buildings and beautiful greenery around Gatchell with flights from Timmins to Sudbury.
The local science museum, Dynamic Earth, provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about Sudbury’s mining heritage. Dig into the riveting educational programs at the facility which walk you through the entire mining process. You can’t miss the massive coin that resides at Dynamic Earth.
For more than 50 years, the Big Nickel has stood prominently in the north end of Gatchell. The giant replica of the 1951 Canadian nickel was completed in 1964, and rises a staggering 30 feet high.
Near Gatchell are some of Sudbury’s most impressive outdoor spaces. Visitors can push off at the shores of Robinson Lake for some smooth sailing. The lake is home to both northern pike and yellow perch, making for great sport fishing within the city. Enjoy a quiet stroll on the Robinson Lake Trail, where you’re sure to cross paths with some quacking ducks on their way to the water.
Head onto the Rainbow Routes’ Kelly Lake Trail for a look at Sudbury’s green initiatives. The colourful trails cut across the city, and the route at Kelly Lake features some of Sudbury’s nickel refineries and smelters. The industrial buildings are cast against the natural setting of seasonally fresh flowers and shrubbery bordering the serene lakeshore.
Stop by the scenic enclave of Gatchell following your flight from Timmins to Sudbury.
Fly from Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS) to Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB), with a quick connection in Toronto. Timmins to Sudbury flight time is 2 hours and 35 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Timmins to Sudbury is around 920 km / 570 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area, near security checkpoint A.
Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS) is about 13 km / 8 mi from downtown Timmins.
Taxis from downtown cost about $25 CAD. Car service costs about $70 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
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.