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Sudbury

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Greater Sudbury, commonly referred to as Sudbury, is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is the largest city in Northern Ontario by population, with a population of 161,531 at the Canada 2016 Census. By land area, it is the largest city in Ontario and the seventh largest municipality by area in Canada. It is administratively a single-tier municipality, and thus not part of any district, county, or regional municipality.The Sudbury region was sparsely inhabited by the Ojibwe people of the Algonquin group for thousands of years prior to the founding of Sudbury following the discovery of nickel ore in 1883 during the construction of the transcontinental railway. Greater Sudbury was formed in 2001 by merging the cities and towns of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury with several previously unincorporated townships. Being located inland, the local climate is extremely seasonal with average January lows of around -18C and average July highs of 25C.The population resides in an urban core and many smaller communities scattered around 300 lakes and among hills of rock blackened by historical smelting activity. Sudbury was once a major lumber centre and a world leader in nickel mining. Mining and related industries dominated the economy for much of the 20th century. The two major mining companies which shaped the history of Sudbury were Inco, now Vale Limited, which employed more than 25% of the population by the 1970s, and Falconbridge, now Glencore. Sudbury has since expanded from its resource-based economy to emerge as the major retail, economic, health and educational centre for Northeastern Ontario. Sudbury is also home to a large Franco-Ontarian population that influences its arts and culture.
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Specialty Museum
Science North
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Duration: 4 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
Bell Park Walkway / Boardwalk
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth
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Waterfall
Onaping Falls Onaping
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National Park
Killarney Provincial Park Killarney
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Duration: 8 hours
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Grundy Lake Provincial Park Britt
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Hiking Trail
Cup and Saucer Hiking Trail Manitoulin Island
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Hidden gems in Sudbury

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Wildlife Area
Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
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Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Bell Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Bay Used Books
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Sudbury

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Fielding Memorial Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Kivi Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Halfway Lake Provincial Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Kalmo Park Conservation Area Val Caron
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Sudbury

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Specialty Museum
Anderson Farm Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Galerie Du Nouvel-Ontario
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Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
St. Germain Farm Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Flour Mill Museum
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Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Sudbury

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Windy Lake Provincial Park Onaping
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Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Northern Exotics
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Moonlight Beach
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Duration: 4 hours
Theme Park
North Bay Heritage Train and Carousel North Bay
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Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Duchesnay Falls Trails North Bay
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Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Restoule Provincial Park Restoule
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Duration: 8 hours

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