From a rich nickel mining past to a wealth of outdoor attractions and cultural institutions, fly from Washington, DC to Sudbury where you’ll discover that the best activities can be found both indoors and outdoors.
The serene green space of the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, near downtown Sudbury, is teeming with wetlands, self-guided nature and hiking trails. The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is the perfect place for Sudbury locals and visitors to reconnect with Mother Nature.
Other top Sudbury attractions take tourists on a journey through the area’s history and heritage. Spot the famous Big Nickel right outside of Dynamic Earth. This science centre satisfies curious minds of all ages with exciting and interactive underground exhibits on the city’s mining past.
A visit to Science North is the perfect complementary activity after discovering the depths of Dynamic Earth. Science North is dedicated to kid-friendly hands-on exhibits with live demonstrations and an enthralling 4D theatre.
A short trip from Science North leads to one of Sudbury’s central outdoor areas, Bell Park. Here you can enjoy a picnic on the shores of Ramsey Lake and take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront boardwalk.
About an hour trip north of Sudbury, climb aboard the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre. This museum spotlights the lumber, mining, and railroad history of Northern Ontario, with hands-on exhibits, and the chance to walk through real historic railway cars.
For a modern twist on your Sudbury vacation, visit the Art Gallery of Sudbury. The long-standing gallery’s rooms are decorated with contemporary pieces by Canadian artists.
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Flights from Washington, DC to Sudbury bring you one step closer to the pristine island paradise of Manitoulin Island. This non-tropical getaway is a great way to view local wildlife and be immersed in nature.
From novice hikers to seasoned veterans, everyone will love the wide selection of scenic trails on Manitoulin Island. Choose to traverse across bluffs and boardwalks or climb along its waterfalls.
The island has alcoves of authentic Aboriginal culture, and a handful of restaurants serving up homemade fare in beautifully rustic buildings, but one of the best ways to spend your time here is to simply hike.
For both mountain bikers and hikers, Bebamikawe Memorial Trail offers sections of multi-terrain trails, an outdoor fitness park, and picnic areas by the lake. Signs with information on the area’s ecology and history are a great way to learn more about this tranquil bit of Manitoulin.
Despite its name, Misery Bay Provincial Park will put a smile on any nature lover’s face. The eco-friendly visitor centre ensures that visitors leave well versed in the area’s history. Misery Bay is a tourist favorite with attractive scenery on The Lake Huron Coastline, 15 km of hiking trails, rare plants, and prime bird watching opportunities.
When your time on Manitoulin comes to an end, ferry rides from South Baymouth to Tobermory are an easy way to embark on your next outdoor adventure. Fly from Washington, DC to Sudbury to get started on your northern island getaway.
Fly from Washington, DC to Sudbury and soak up some small town charm in the nearby village of Killarney.
Seated on the northern shore of Georgian Bay, Killarney offers secluded relaxation and outdoor recreation. Jump into the French River for a refreshing swim or stick to dry land and explore the unspoiled wilderness that northern Ontario is known for.
Killarney Outfitters (a village mainstay for over 40 years) will help you get your perfect fit with a wide selection of canoes and sea kayaks. Once you’re all geared up, you’re ready for the water routes around Georgian Bay and Killarney’s top attraction, Killarney Provincial Park.
An abundant array of wildlife including red squirrels, beavers, moose, and white-tailed deer inhabit the park. In the peaceful wilderness, it’s easy to admire these marvelous creatures from a distance. Birdwatchers will also be flying high with over 100 species of birds that call this park home.
For more elevated explorations, head up to the aptly name Silver Peak Hiking Trail, Killarney Provincial Park’s highest peak. Pink granite rocks and white quartzite are just as beautiful from the base of the mountain as they are from the park’s highest point, but the long hike is worth it for the panoramic views of the park and Georgian Bay. A hike along Silver Peak Hiking Trail is the perfect complement to a canoe trip with access from four different lakes.
Stargazing is a popular pastime, and the perfect way to finish an action packed day. Aspiring astronomers will delight in clear, dark, unpolluted skies right in the middle of the town.
Flights from Washington, DC to Sudbury land you just an hour and a half away from this quaint village full of breathtaking natural beauty.
Fly from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB), with a quick connection in Toronto. Washington to Sudbury flight time is 2 hours and 10 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Washington to Sudbury is around 900 km / 560 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in Terminal A.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about 44 km / 28 mi from downtown Washington, DC.
The Silver Line Express shuttle bus provides service to the airport from Wiehle Avenue Metrorail Station, on the Metro Silver Line. The fare is $5 USD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $55 USD. Car service costs about $80 USD.
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.