Book a flight to Sudbury and see what makes this Northern Ontario city a rising tourist destination. With 330 freshwater lakes, almost 100 km of trails and outdoor adventures in all seasons, there is no shortage of things to do in Sudbury.
Sudbury is home to a variety of longstanding festivals like Cinefest Sudbury, an international film festival. It has grown to show over 100 films per year since its start in 1989. Art, culture and food festivals are also always in season.
When you visit Sudbury, you’ll want to spend as much time as you can outdoors. Bell Park, named after lumber baron and local historical figure William J. Bell, sits on the western shore of Lake Ramsey. The area attracts visitors with its natural beauty, inviting beach, amphitheatre and festivals.
A boardwalk connects the park to another top tourist attraction, Science North. This unique science museum promises family fun with its live animals and interactive exhibits. Science North is sure to delight curious minds of all ages.
A short drive from Science North is Dynamic Earth. This underground interactive earth sciences museum focuses on mining history and digs up Sudbury’s mining heritage. It’s also the home of Sudbury’s Big Nickel, a giant replica of the 1951 Canadian nickel. The monument symbolizes the city’s nickel-based wealth and its significance to the Canadian economy.
During the summer months, take the whole family off to the races at the Dragon Boat Festival or move to the rhythms of the Northern Lights Festival Boréal. This exciting annual music festival started in the early 1970s and has come a long way from its local folk music roots.
Countless natural attractions and outdoor activities, combined with signature Canadian hospitality, make this city a spectacular gem of Northeastern Ontario. Book your flight to Sudbury and start exploring.
Flights to Sudbury land you in a prime spot for outdoorsy day trips.
Embark on your next adventure with a visit to the world’s largest freshwater island, Manitoulin Island. This unique getaway is a breath of fresh air with beautiful wildlife, natural wonders and tons of seasonal outdoor activities.
The island’s hiking and cycling trails, lined with towering trees and lush landscapes, run through scenic areas along the lake and up to lookout points with extraordinary views. Get another view of Manitoulin by taking a peek at its fascinating Aboriginal history. Step into one of the museums and galleries featuring Canadian art, native crafts and local history.
If you’re looking for more outdoor action, hold your horses and explore even more of Manitoulin Island’s natural beauty on horseback. Kicking Mule Ranch, a Manitoulin Island favourite since 1993, is perfect for the whole family. Ride along scenic trails, near wetlands or even to Lake Manitou for a dip and a picnic.
Once you’ve dried off, head for the green of Brookwood Brae Golf Course. Established in 1964, this scenic course takes golfers through 9 holes, surrounded by towering trees and Hare’s Creek. When you’re done working on your swing, gather with fellow golfers at the cozy clubhouse for homemade pub-style fare.
If that doesn’t satisfy your appetite, the island’s eateries serve up Ontario steak, fresh Manitoulin Whitefish and other Canadian fare. The restaurants on Manitoulin Island are devoted to organic local ingredients. You can also enjoy lakefront views with hummingbirds as your dining partners, sip fine wine or down a cold one in a charmingly rustic early 20th-century building.
No visit to Manitoulin Island is complete without a hike on the M’Chigeeng Trail. This 8 km trail, lined with beautiful forests and wildlife, runs along the top of the bluffs where you’ll find amazing views of M’Chigeeng, rich with Aboriginal culture and heritage, and the surrounding region.
Fly to Sudbury for a chance to visit this unique Northern Ontario island and take in the tranquil beauty of Lake Huron.
Just 10 minutes from downtown Sudbury, the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area boasts 2,415 acres of protected natural beauty and 60 km of all-season trails. Explore the area year round by cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or strolling through bird watching areas and wetlands.
The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area has been committed to providing environmental education for over 40 years. Locals and visitors alike learn from the area’s educational programs and love taking in the tranquility of the area. Meanwhile, avid mountain bikers will love getting in gear on some of the area’s steeper and more challenging bike trails.
The area’s shortest trail leads you to the base of the historical NASA Satellite Observatory. Only the base of the station remains since the dome was donated to the Sudbury Astronomy Club, but the former observatory is still an essential part of space history. The facility was one of the sites that hosted research and experiments that ultimately gave scientists a more accurate idea of the earth’s true shape.
There’s plenty of space for exploring within and around the verdant Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, which is just one pretty part of the Rainbow Route. This network of well-used pedestrian only trails connects greater Sudbury and includes nearby Jim Gordon and Lily Creek Boardwalk, Bell Park Bike Path, Ramsey Lake Skating Path and more.
Another favourite path of both visitors and locals begins at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area and ends at Moonlight Beach. Walk, bike or cross-country ski across this path, which offers self-guided nature trails and beautiful views of Lake Laurentian.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sudbury.
Taxis from downtown cost about $55 CAD. Car service costs about $75 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
The Sudbury Cab shuttle provides service to the airport from downtown.