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Four Provincial Parks Near Sudbury That You Need To Visit

Killarney Provincial Park


Are you longing to escape and explore the outdoors?  Look no further than Sudbury!  Located in Northeastern Ontario, Sudbury is surrounded by the beautiful Canadian Shield, including 4 provincial parks.  Check out rugged landscapes, boreal forests, beautiful lakes, and enjoy your fill of fresh air at these Provincial Parks.  

1 . Fairbank Provincial Park

Fairbank Provincial Park is a 45-minute drive West of Sudbury.  Here you will find a beautiful, spring-fed lake, with crystal clear waters and a sandy beach perfect for swimming.  This park is family-oriented, and has been a popular destination for over fifty years.  For geology buffs, it’s interesting due to its location at the edge of the Sudbury basin—a crater created by a meteor strike over a billion years ago! 

2. Windy Lake Provincial Park 

45 minutes Northwest of Sudbury you will find Windy Lake Provincial Park.  Perfect for the amateur hiker, Windy Lake offers the 3km Transition Hiking Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of birds and wildflowers growing on the forest floor. Or relax with a swim and a picnic at Windy Lake’s 1.5km of sandy shoreline. 

 3. Halfway Lake Provincial Park

If you would like to travel farther afield, head Northwest to find Halfway Lake provincial park an hour’s drive from Sudbury.  Perfect for day tripping, at Halfway Lake you will find hiking and canoeing, while being able to participate in Natural Heritage Education programs.  For wildlife enthusiasts, there is the opportunity to see nesting bald eagles and a heron rookery along the Narrows Canoe Route. Or take the Echo Pond Trail and keep your eye out for a moose!

4. Killarney Provincial Park

A similar drive Southwest will bring you to Killarney Provincial Park.  Home to dramatic landscapes, this area has been an inspiration to artists including the Group of Seven.  View the La Cloche Mountains’ white quartzite ridges, Georgian Bay’s coast of pink granite, and make your friends jealous when they see your photos.  If you’re in for a challenge, hike The Crack, a 6km trail featuring a nearly vertical climb through a rocky cascade, opening up to panoramic vistas of the surrounding forest… just be sure to wear your hiking boots!

While these three provincial parks are just a quick drive from Sudbury, they are only a taste of what we have to offer.  For a safe and comfortable space to return to after your day’s adventure, book a room at Quality Inn Sudbury or call us at 705.675.1273.


5 Sudbury Day Trips You Need To Take

5 Sudbury Day Trips

Sudbury is a city chock-full of amazing adventures to take with your loved ones. You’ll find amazing things to explore just half an hour outside of the city. Here are some of the most exciting day trips you can take in Sudbury, when travel permits:

A.Y Jackson Trails at Onaping Falls

30 minutes from Sudbury

 You have to admit: waterfalls are pretty cool. Check out one of the coolest waterfalls in Canada at Onaping High Falls. You can hike through trails that lead to the waterfall that drops nearly 150 feet into the Sudbury Basin!

 Northern Ontario Railroad and Heritage Centre (NORMHC)

30 minutes from Sudbury

 Experience what it was like to live in Capreol years ago at NORMHC. Explore exhibits and artifacts in the museum and heritage centre, and take your kids to see Thomas the Tank Engine chug by on the model track!

 Wagonwheel Ranch

20 minutes from Sudbury

 Wagon Ranch is one of the best outdoor destinations outside of Sudbury. Spend the whole day horsing around—literally! With horseback riding, petting farms, and more, you’re sure to never be bored.

Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf and Josephine’s Vegetables

20 minutes from Sudbury

Play mini golf amongst giant dinosaurs and dragons in Sudbury’s coolest mini golf experience ever. Plus, visit Josephine’s Vegetables, a herbicide-free farm where you can purchase all your favourite veggies.

 Laurentian Conservation Area and Trails

15 minutes from Sudbury

This destination is only a few minutes away from downtown, but feels like a whole new world. Spend the day exploring trails, lakes, wetlands, ponds, and even bird watching. You’re sure to see an amazing view of Sudbury from the Canadian flag pole!

After your amazing day trip, you’re going to want to return to a comfortable accommodation. For all of your Sudbury travels, make Quality Inn Sudbury your place of accommodation! Call us today to book a room: 705.675.1273.