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4 Amazing Breweries in Sudbury!

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Take a tour of Sudbury in beer! If you are a beer and brewery lover, then you’re going to love these 4 amazing breweries in Sudbury. Check out these hot spots:

Spacecraft Brewery

854 Notre Dame Avenue, Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada, ON P3A 2T4

We don’t know about you, but this is definitely one of the coolest brewery names we’ve ever come across. They serve up SPCRFT craft beer at their bottle shop and are always working on some exciting developments in the world of brewing.

Visit them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/spcrft/

46 North Brewing Corp

1275 Kelly Lake Road Unit 1, Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada, ON P3E6J2

46 North Brewing Corp is the place to cheers to the weekend with tall boys of their original 46 North brew. As a super popular spot in Sudbury, visiting 46 is a step into local living.

Visit them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/46northbeer/

Optimist Brewery & Kitchen

1500 Regent St,
 Sudbury, ON P3E 3Z6

If you’re looking for something a bit on the fancier side, Optimist is the place to be. Host your next event or just hang out at this awesome local venue.

Visit their website for more information on their beers and location here: https://optimistbrewing.ca/#about

Stack Brewing

947 Falconbridge Rd, Sudbury, ON, P3A 5K8

Stack is a fun loving, award-winning, beer brewing company. Since 20213, they’ve been providing Sudbury with craft beers that have won national awards from the Ontario Brewing Awards and the Canadian Brewing Awards.

Check out their website here: https://stackbrewing.ca/about-us/

If you are planning a Sudbury brewery bonanza, ensure that you are staying safe. Drink responsibly and always have a plan of how to get home, or to your place of residence, safely. If you need a place to stay, Quality Inn Sudbury has comfortable rooms waiting for you. Plan ahead. Call us today to book a room: (705) 675-1273.

Snowed in Comedy is Coming to Sudbury!

Snowed in Comedy

Ready to laugh? Well, you’re in luck! Snowed in Comedy is stopping by Sudbury on their Canadian tour! 

The Snowed In Comedy Tour is a Canadian success story, now celebrating their eleventh year of making people laugh! They’ve performed in Australia, the USA, France, and Switzerland! Now, they’re taking their global show back to their home country, playing in over 70 cities this year! 

Now it’s your chance to see the amazing show they’ve created! Featuring Dan Quinn, Just For Laughs winner, Paul Myrehaug, the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, and Pete Zedlacher, 5 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee, you’re sure to have a good time! 

Location: Sudbury Theatre Centre – 170 Shaughnessy St, Sudbury

Date: April 2, 2021

Time: 8pm

Don’t miss out on the laughs and fun! Get your tickets here. 

* Please contact event organizer for updated information on location, date & time of event.

2021 Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival

2021 Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival

It’s time for another virtual party, this time with the 2021 Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival! Join the CyberBrew eEdition of this festival to celebrate breweries!

At the event you get 2 custom glasses (free delivery within Greater Sudbury, $20 flat rate for Ontario), 12-24 different beers/cocktails not found in the LCBO (yay, exclusives), and amazing brands that you love!

 Also enjoy:

  • Loaded brewery tours
  • Fun trivia featuring local celebrities
  • Snack making seminars
  • Great live music
  • Science experiments
  • and more!

Turn your Friday or Saturday night into the most amazing brewery event of the year!

Date: March 26, 2021

Time: 7 – 9 PM

Location: Stack Brewhouse – 947 Falconbridge Road, Greater Sudbury, Ontario

Tickets are $75 plus HST! Get your tickets here.

The Best Museums To Visit In Sudbury

Sudbury Museums

Sudbury is a place full of rich cultural heritage. Take some time to discover it with your family and friends in the best place possible: in a museum.

If you’re a museum fan, then Sudbury is the place for you! Our beautiful city has a plethora of fantastic museums with fantastic exhibits that can help you learn everything from history to science to art! Here are some that we recommend you check out: 

Science North

100 ch. Ramsey Lake Rd., Sudbury ON P3E 5S9

705-522-3701 

Science North is the most popular attraction of Northern Ontario. It is an excellent educational resource for children that includes an IMAX with Laser theatre, a digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall and more!

If you are looking to visit Science North, then we have a treat for you! Starting at $154.95/night, you can enjoy both Science North and an overnight stay at Quality Inn Sudbury! For more details, check out our package deal here.

Dynamic Earth

122 prom Big Nickel Mine Dr, Sudbury ON P3C 5T7

705-522-3701 

Home of the Big Nickel (which is literally a giant nickel), Dynamic Earth is a hands-on science center for all the explorers out there. Try out the interactive earth science and mining exhibits. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! With a complete guided underground tour, multimedia theatres, engaging exhibits, and outdoor science park, this place is great for visitors of all ages!

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre

26 rue. Bloor St., Capreol ON P0M 1H0

705-858-5050 

If you’re interested in Northern Ontario’s railroading, lumbering, and mining history, this museum is the one for you! You get to explore life on the railroad through the boxcar house, operate a locomotive simulator, go to school on wheels, and climb inside a historic locomotive and caboose! 

Anderson Farm Museum

550 chemin Municipal Road 24,, Lively ON P3Y 1M9

705-688-3966

Anderson Farm is a century-old heritage building that used to be an operating dairy farm. It was one of the largest operating in Northern Ontario during the 1920s-1930s. A visit to this ancient looking barn in the ghost town of Creighton Mine is a great way to spend any day!

Rayside-Balfour Museum

120, rue Agnes Street, Azilda ON P0M 1B0

705-674-4455 x 4152 

This museum is located in Azilda’s Gilles Pelland Library and is a more classic museum. Though it is small, you will find a wonderful display of artifacts relating to the development of Azilda and Chelmsford, including some of the names of the major contributors to the development of these areas.

 Flour Mill Museum

Le parc O’Conner Park, 140, rue George Street, Sudbury ON P3C 2W7

705-674-4455x 4152 

This clapboard house built in 1903 by Francois Varieur is home to plenty of history. You will learn the history of the Flour Mill neighbourhood, hear stories of French-Canadian residents, and learn about its role in the development of the Greater Sudbury area!

If you will be visiting any of these areas, consider making Quality Inn Sudbury your accommodation for the night. After a long day of exploring and learning, you’ll want to relax in the best rooms possible. And we can provide that for you. Call us today to book a room: (705) 675-1273

The Best Cross Country Skiing Trails In Sudbury

cross country skiing

Northern Ontario is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best ways to do this is by going cross country skiing. You can discover beautiful trails across Greater Sudbury and really enjoy what the lands have to offer. 

Here are the best cross country skiing trails you should hit up this winter season. Just be sure to contact the organizations before you go for the most up-to-date information and ski conditions so that you are always prepared.

Bio Ski Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Club

2420 ch. S Bay Road P3E 6H7

705-674-5202

This ski trail is 17km of fun! You and your family will love it for its narrow, intimate trails as they put you in close contact with nature!

Capreol Cross Country Ski Club

99, rue Lakeshore P0M 1H0

705-858-0555 

This 32km trail is a double track so that skiers can ski side by side! Enjoy the view of evergreens and hardwood forest along the Vermilion River along the way! 

Laurentian Nordic Ski Club

93 ch. Ramsey Lake Road P3E 2C6

705-988-3035

Enjoy 9km of scenic views along Sodie’s Loop, one of the toughest trail loops to ski along! This ski trail is not for beginners, but if you can make it around, it is totally worth it!

Walden Cross Country Ski Club

1 Denis Ave. P3Y 1G2

705-692-2321

This ski trail is 23km long and perfect for the whole family! The best part: skiing under the lights! Enjoy 3km of LED street lamps every weekend until 9pm!

But most importantly: what’s the best part about having a fantastic time outside in the chilly weather? Warming up inside somewhere cozy!

Quality Inn Sudbury can help with that! If you’re planning on visiting any of the skiing locations listed above and need somewhere to relax after your trip, make Quality Inn Sudbury your place of accommodation! Call us today to book a room: (705) 675-1273

5 Facts About The Sudbury Superstack!

The Sudbury Superstack

If you are from Sudbury, then you are quite familiar with the Sudbury Superstack. And if you’re not from Sudbury, allow us to fill you in: It is the giant fixture that defines that Sudbury skyline! It’s been around for so many years that it is almost impossible to consider our beautiful city without this incredible structure. However, we will have to soon as Vale recently announced its plans to retire this iconic structure.

To keep the memory of the Superstack alive, here are 5 facts about it that you might want to know:

It Was Built In The 1970s

Vale began the construction of the Superstack back in 1970. The project cost about $25 million and the structure was fully operational in 1972. Its purpose was to disperse gases and other byproducts that result from the smelting process away from the City of Sudbury.

It’s REALLY Tall

The Superstack is 1,250 feet high, which is 381 meters! It is the tallest chimney in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world (go, Sudbury!). It also stands just behind the CN as the second tallest freestanding structure in Canada!

It’s Also Pretty WIDE

The Superstack is 35 meters wide. At the bottom, the walls are one meter thick to ensure structural stability and at the top, the walls are 25 cm thick. It has 937 tonnes of steel lining the structure to reinforce it. If you were to weigh that amount of steel, it would weigh about 17,585 tonnes!

It Carries Gas

A steel flue system is used to carry Vale’s Copper Cliff Smelter to the Superstack. This system disperses gases at a speed of 85 kilometres per hour! That’s really fast!

It Was Followed By Reclamation Projects

After the construction of the Superstack, the City of Greater Sudbury was hit with environmental reclamation projects that included the liming and seeding of over 3,200 hectares and the planting of approximately 300,000 trees annually, which is great for the environment! 

Want to check out the Sudbury Superstack before it retires? Then it’s time to visit Sudbury! And when you do, make sure that you make Quality Inn Sudbury your place of accommodation! Call us today to book a room: (705) 675-1273

A Guide To Skiing In Sudbury

skiing in Sudbury

Sudbury is a great place to visit to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Our beautiful city offers everything from ice-fishing in the winter months to fantastic hiking and biking trails in the summer. Another winter activity that is often underrated in Sudbury is our glorious ski hills!

The City of Greater Sudbury operates two ski hills whenever the weather is appropriate for skiing. And the best part is it’s fun for the whole family! Whether you’re a pro on the hills or just a beginner, you can stay active and have a ton of fun on the Sudbury Ski hills!

Here are the two locations you can visit:

Lively Ski Hill (231 First Avenue, Lively, ON)

Buy a season pass by calling 311 or by purchasing online.

Adanac Ski Hill (744 Beatrice Crescent, Sudbury, ON)

 Buy a season pass by calling 311 or by purchasing online.

Fun is waiting for you on the Sudbury Ski Hills! So, get out there and enjoy the great weather and the great outdoors, then head on over the Quality Inn Sudbury! Enjoy a good night’s rest at the best hotel in the city! Call us today to book a room!

The Best Snowmobiling Paths in Sudbury

The Best Snowmobiling Paths in Sudbury

It’s time for an adventure! A snowmobiling adventure! 

For over 30 years, the Greater Sudbury region has been home to some amazing snowmobiling trails. In fact, the organized trail system in Sudbury has expanded over the years to include more than 1,000 kms of trails.

Here are 3 of the best trails in Sudbury for you to try out this winter:

Chiniguchi Wolf Loop (223 km)

This loop is one of the most exciting in Sudbury. It travels along the Wolf Lake Forest Reserve, one of Ontario’s largest old growth forests with colossal red pines that are over 200 years old. You should check out this route if you love fast paced snowmobiling and scenic lookouts! Don’t forget to stop for something to eat at Rocky’s, which is on the shores of Lake Wanapitei.

Cartier Moose Loop (253 km)

This loop is a bit more rugged than other snowmobiling loops in Sudbury. If you visit this loop, you’ll see the round rocks of the Laurentian Highlands and Boreal Forest and will definitely see plenty of wildlife. If you choose this path, definitely stop by the Windy lake Motel & Restaurant for a quick bite!

Rainbow Elk Loop (225 km)

There are so many things to see on this incredible snowmobiling loop. If you take this loop, you’ll see old rail lines, old logging roads, winding bush trails, fields and lakes! There’s always something to look at. If you’re looking for a place to stop after overlooking Killarney park and Lake Huron, stop by Killarney Bay Inn!

Sudbury is the best place to hit up for a wonderful snowmobiling adventure. If you’re ready to hit the open loop, check out these paths today! For more information about things to do in Sudbury, check out Quality Inn Sudbury’s blog!

At Quality Inn Sudbury, snowmobilers get a special nightly rate at just $89.95 per night! Get your advance bookings in, call 705.675.1273 to make a reservation.