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Top Dog-Friendly Places In Sudbury

Top Dog-Friendly Places In Sudbury


A dog is a man’s best friend for several reasons! They are loving, loyal, and affectionate pets that like to follow everything you do. If you live in Sudbury or are traveling to Sudbury with your furry friend, you should know there are many places you can bring your dog to. If you are curious to learn about the top dog-friendly places in Sudbury, continue reading.

1. Moonlight Beach Trail

The Moonlight Beach trail is a 7.4 km trail that takes approximately 2 hours to complete. It follows a gravel road and crosses over a boardwalk that passes over a wetland area. The trail is known for birdwatching, hiking, and dog walking. While your dog does need to be wearing a leash, there are some places along the trail that allow you to take them off-leash. Additionally, this trail allows you to walk on the beach to view the water. If you are looking for a nice beachy trail to walk your pup, the Moonlight Beach trail is a great choice!

2. Laughing Buddha

Are you looking for a restaurant where your dog can join you? The Laughing Buddha has a dog-friendly patio where you can eat while your dog sits next to you. This restaurant offers appetizers like hummus and chips or meals like salads, sandwiches, Buddha bowls, and others. The Laughing Buddha also offers many vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options, if you happen to have any food restrictions. If you are walking your dog in Sudbury and are looking for a place to eat where your dog can come along, the Laughing Buddha provides a perfect option for you and your fluffy friend.

3. Minnow Lake Dog Park

Do you need a spot where your dog can expend their excess energy? A dog park is the best place for your dog to run around in a wide-open space without being confined to their leash. At Minnow Lake dog park, there are 2 fenced-off enclosures you can choose from. One enclosure is for small dogs that are under 25 lbs, and the other enclosure is for larger dogs that are 25 lbs and up. Apart from the enclosures, they also have garbage bins and portable washrooms on-site. The fresh air and exercise will ensure that your dog is healthy and happy!

4. Bell Park Walkway

Bell Park is one of the most iconic parks in Sudbury, and for good reasons too! Bell Park is bordered by Ramsey Lake, which makes it an ideal area for individuals who are looking for a natural landscape or scenic walks along the waterfront. If you would like to visit this landmark, be sure to bring your pup with you! The Bell Park walkway is a long pathway that includes a view of both the lake and trees from the park. While your dog must be on-leash, this pathway is a common spot for dog owners to take their dogs. If your dog needs some dog-to-dog socialization, this spot will be perfect for them!

5. Quality Inn Sudbury

Are you traveling to Sudbury with your furry friend? Did you know that the Quality Inn Sudbury is pet friendly? We have specific rooms in our facility to accommodate you and your dog. This means that if you are traveling to Sudbury, you don’t have to worry about leaving your dog at home with a dogsitter. Bring your pup along with you on your trip and we will ensure that both of your stays are enjoyable!

If you are looking for a comfortable accommodation for you and your dog, the Quality Inn Sudbury is here to provide you with the best pet-friendly hotel in Sudbury! Call us at 705-675-1273 to book your stay!

7 Greater Sudbury Destinations You Must Visit This Spring

7 Greater Sudbury Destinations You Must Visit This Spring


Greater Sudbury boasts one of the most beautiful nature areas in Northern Ontario and is a great place to spend quality vacation time with your friends and family. As the cold winter season ends and Spring approaches, it is all the more reason to visit Greater Sudbury’s finest outdoor attractions. Quality Inn Sudbury presents you with some must-see locations on the radar for anyone visiting or passing by Sudbury!

Y. Jackson Lookout & Onaping’s High Falls

If the sound of a serene water flow and chirping birds out in nature is what you are looking for, then you are going to love the High Falls! Located on the Onaping River, this gorgeous trail is loved by many tourists and locals. It is widely believed by scientists that the falls were created as a result of a massive crater caused by a meteorite that struck the Earth 1.8 billion years ago! The views on the bridge of this massive crater are absolutely astonishing and a great place to go hiking in nature.

Kivi Park

If outdoor sports is your thing, then Kivi Park is your place! This massive park ranging over 480 acres includes some beautiful nature sceneries that accommodate many activities. The park works year round and is heavily maintained and guarded to conserve nature and your safety. Some of the activities you can do here include hiking, skiing, canoeing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, ice skating and even fishing! This park is perfect for those who are wishing to spend a wonderful relaxing afternoon with their friends and family. The park offers rental equipments for any activities and also hosts on-site playgrounds, sports courts and cafes for your enjoyment.

Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf

With 63 different holes, various challenges and of course, dinosaurs, this park is excellent for families to spend a fun afternoon. Challenge your inner child and try out your mini-golfing and pool-golfing skills here as you take a step back in time through a Jurassic Era jungle. Whatever happens, it is guaranteed that you will have fun here, whether you are with your friends or family!

Ramsey Lake Cruise

This uniquely shaped lake in Greater Sudbury is the perfect blend of water filled fun-tivities as well as the breathtaking views of surrounding woods. With bright colours blooming at the start of each Spring, this lake is a must see for anyone visiting Sudbury. Cruise tours are open at the harbour and can be a great view for the famous lakefront homes, sailboat ports and the shots of nature.

The Science North & The Big Nickel

Seeing Sudbury is never complete without the full Science North experience. Clear your entire schedule for the day and enjoy the full day activities offered at Science North, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Ontario. The center is located right alongside the shores of Ramsey Lake and is surrounded by beautiful valleys. The Science center has tons to experience starting from fun and educational content for kids, IMAX theatres, games, outdoor play stations and the famous mining exhibits and museums that are sure to amaze you. Once you are outside you can take a sightseeing tour of the Sudbury area and also see the awe-inspiring Big Nickel statue!

Killarney Provincial Park

Touted as one of the best hiking trail in terms of sceneries, the Killarney Provincial Park does not disappoint! Standing between large mountains, rocks, hills and surrounded by sapphire lakes, you can never run out of things to see. The Crack trail is famous at the park as it offers a unique path between craggy rocks and brings you up to a vantage point for a stunning scene. If you are an experienced hiker, the Chikanishing trail, although a bit difficult, offers a rewarding experience for anyone who braves the challenge. The trail covers the coastline near the shallow, rocky waters and allows you to see the ends of the Earth from near a beautiful lighthouse.  

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Center

One of the largest railroad museums is here in Sudbury! The Railroad Museum has an impressive collection of trains, model trains, figurines, souvenirs and other antiquities. Located inside a classic Victorian style house built in 1916, the museum is sure to inspire any history buffs, train fanatics and those who simply want to appreciate the culture and heritage of Canada itself.

 Sudbury is a peaceful, serene and beautiful place to visit any time of the year. With the blooming of the new season comes another great reason to wander through the great outdoors of Sudbury. If you are planning to visit Greater Sudbury and need someplace safe and comfortable to stay, then Quality Inn Sudbury is the perfect location for you to unwind. Offering smoke free, clean, spacious and environmentally friendly rooms, we are proud to serve our guests with utmost respect.

 Contact us today to book your room and open the window to a new adventure! Click here or contact us at (705) 675-1273

Welcome to Sudbury and enjoy your stay!

Winter Activities You Need To Try At Windy Lake Provincial Park

Winter Activities You Need To Try At Windy Lake Provincial Park


With the snowfall already here, many of us have transitioned into full winter mode by getting out the winter tires, heavy-duty jackets and winter boots. While it can be nice to stay indoors and enjoy a movie or a stroll around a shopping mall, outdoor activities are already in full swing and Sudbury has some great nature escapes for this winter! 

Windy Lake Provincial Park is located right outside Sudbury and has a great array of outdoor winter activities that are sure to please everyone. Keep reading to find out what these are!

Ice Fishing

Try your hand at ice fishing at Windy Lake Provincial Park! Don’t have any ice fishing equipment? Not to worry as the Windy Lake park office carries all the gear that you will need, which are all available for rent. The park staff at Windy Lake will also help you find the perfect spot, help you set up and answer any questions you may have. Keep in mind that permits and/or licenses may be required before you can ice fish, as well as outdoor conditions vary on when it is best and most safe to ice fish. 

Cross-Country Skiing

Windy Lake has some of the best cross-country skiing in the Sudbury region! The Onaping Falls Nordic Ski Club is located within Windy Lake, and offers a 15 km trail for both beginner and advanced skiers. A ski chalet is also available on weekends to visit! Visit their website for the latest information on the start of the cross-country skiing season. 


Snowshoeing is also available on the trails at Windy Lake! For the latest information on snowshoeing, visit the Ontario Parks website. 

After a long day of outdoor activities, why not head back into town and make yourself at home at a local hotel? The Quality Inn Sudbury boasts the perfect location for those who are visiting or travelling through Sudbury when taking part in all the outdoor Sudbury has to offer. To book your stay, connect with us at (705) 675-1273. 

The Best Family Parks in Sudbury

Whether you live in Sudbury or you’re traveling up here with your family, you’re going to want to experience the beautiful parks and playgrounds our city has to offer. Though it is important to remember COVID-19 safety precautions during this time, here are some of the best parks in Sudbury to physically distance at and enjoy with your family.

Bell Park

Bell Park is affectionately known as one of the most beautiful places in Sudbury. It is infamous for its gorgeous and extremely large park space, which is perfect for families (and physical distancing). You can spend the entire day at Bell park and enjoy every hour as they come.

Memorial Park

Memorial Park may not be as grand as Bell park, but it definitely has its charm. Locals in Sudbury consider the best part of Memorial Park to be the well-built playground and park. It is greatly appreciated by families with kids as children love to enjoy the playground equipment on a beautiful summer day. Memorial Park is one of the best places to enjoy picnics and family events.

Twin Forks Playground

Twin Forks may look like an ordinary park but is actually one of Sudbury’s most beloved. It is a great place to visit if you want to go out for a jog, to walk around in nature or to simply entertain your children with a fully loaded playground. At Twin Forks, there’s an activity for everyone!

Enjoy the last bit of summer with a beautiful trip to Sudbury and a beautiful trip to Sudbury’s finest parks and playgrounds. You deserve it! If you’re traveling up to Sudbury, make Quality Inn Sudbury your place of accommodation. Book a comfortable and clean room with us today by calling (705) 675-1273.