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Sudbury
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One of Canada’s largest science museums, eight of Ontario’s provincial parks and northern Ontario’s largest French-speaking population are in this mining town.

The former mining town of Sudbury is the largest city and unofficial capital of northern Ontario. Accordingly, it has been home to some of the region’s most famous residents, including Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. Visit Sudbury to admire its natural beauty, explore its famous museums and discover its interesting demographics; it features one of Canada’s largest French-speaking populations outside of Quebec.

Sudbury is spread out around a group of lakes; the largest is Lake Wanapitei. Closest to downtown Sudbury is Lake Ramsey. Enjoy its waterfront at Bell Park on the western shore. Take the walkway along the water or bike the lake’s 13-mile (21-kilometer) loop.

West of the park stands Science North, Sudbury’s most popular attraction. Explore the butterfly garden, see a movie in the IMAX theater or watch a presentation in the planetarium. Across town is Dynamic Earth, a museum based around geology and Sudbury’s mining history. See the Big Nickel out front, a 30-foot (9-meter) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel memorializing Sudbury’s once-thriving nickel mining industry. Inside the museum, walk seven stories underground to find a tunnel with exhibits on mining techniques.

Sudbury’s artistic heritage is on display in its two main art museums. The Art Gallery of Sudbury is housed inside Bell Mansion, the stately 1907 manor of lumber mogul William Joseph Bell. Explore its collection of works by contemporary regional artists. See more contemporary local art at La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, a French-language museum representing Sudbury’s large Francophone population.

Revel in the outdoors in one of eight provincial parks within easy driving distance of Sudbury. The largest is Killarney Provincial Park, a 1.5-hour drive southwest. Killarney’s beauty is known throughout Canada because the famed Group of Seven painter, A.Y. Jackson, painted landscapes here. Head farther south to the picturesque shores of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.

Fly or make the 4-hour drive from Toronto to reach Sudbury. While its large population and quality museums will make you forget you’re in rural Ontario, the gorgeous natural areas nearby will surely remind you.

Hilton Garden Inn Sudbury
Hilton Garden Inn Sudbury
3 out of 5
475 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury, ON
The price is $85 per night from May 20 to May 20
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from New Sudbury Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cambrian College and Sudbury Theatre Centre. College ...
5/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"Very good staff restaurants Very good food clean rooms i enjoyed my stay here and would recommend"

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Sudbury
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury
3 out of 5
1312 Kingsway, Sudbury, ON
The price is $77 per night from May 21 to May 21
Situated in Sudbury, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Adanac Ski Hill and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Cambrian College. New Sudbury Centre and Sudbury Theatre Centre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Very nice room, everything was new and clean. It's a great location within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The internet was fast, we were able to stream a movie easily. Lots of usb plugins in the room to charge phones and tablets. The staff here are friendly and helpful. I happened ..."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury
3 out of 5
490 Barrydowne Rd, Sudbury, ON
The price is $81 per night from May 28 to May 28
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from New Sudbury Centre and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Cambrian College. Bell Park and College ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (908 reviews)
"Everything was great. Even during Covid."

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury
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Legacy Suites
Legacy Suites
3.5 out of 5
112 Durham St, Sudbury, ON
The price is $148 per night from May 15 to May 15
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Sudbury Theatre Centre and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Science North. Sudbury ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"small detail is overlooked. As a bonus it’s situated above an amazing wine bar! There is complimentary parking and everything you can need is a close walk away for great restaurants and bars. It is a well built unit and had no issues with noise."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Legacy Suites
Beautiful Bachelor Appartement in the Heart of the City of Greater Sudbury. Newly Renew
Beautiful Bachelor Appartement in the Heart of the City of Greater Sudbury. Newly Renew
Sudbury, ON
The price is $45 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in the heart of Sudbury, this villa is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Sudbury Courthouse and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Science North. Sudbury Theatre Centre and Bell ...
2/5 (3 reviews)
"It's a scam. Claimed the unit was suddenly unavailable but a much more expensive property was available."

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Beautiful Bachelor Appartement in the Heart of the City of Greater Sudbury. Newly Renew
Legacy Suites
Legacy Suites
112 Durham St, Sudbury, ON
Situated in Sudbury, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Sudbury Theatre Centre and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Science North. Sudbury Courthouse and Bell ...
Legacy Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Sudbury

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4 - Good 43.85964912280702%
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3 - Okay 26.31578947368421%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 1, 2019

Do the mine tour if you have time.

3/5 - Okay

Brett

Aug 20, 2019

Was just passing through but seems like the largest city for a long while.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

We were just overnighting on our way home. It provided what we were looking for. Easy in, easy out and close to dining areas

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Aug 14, 2019

Very dirty

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 7, 2019

Great city for shopping

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Aug 3, 2019

THEY ARE VERY RACIST AND DISCRIMINATE AGAINST LATINOS LIKE US. NEVER COMING BACK AGAIN.

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