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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

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

Sudbury’s Top 3 Hiking Trails

hiking

Winter is almost here, which means it’s time to get in the last of your autumn hikes! And if you’re looking for the best hiking trails in the beautiful city of Sudbury, then you’re at the right place! Here are Sudbury’s top 3 hiking trails that you should take advantage of before the winter hits:

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area

2309, South Bay Rd., Sudbury, On, P3E 5P9

Contact #: 705-674-8904

This trail is just 10 minutes from downtown Sudbury. With over 950 hectares of protected green space to explore, you can truly enjoy the peaceful outdoors! Try hiking it or taking a beautiful bike ride!

Rainbow Routes Association

1127 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury, ON, P3B 1R6

Contact #: 705-674-4455 x 4603 

An outdoor adventure that starts at Rainbow Routes Association guaranteed to be one of the very best! This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to sustainable mobility in the Greater Sudbury area. You can access free trail maps for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing on their website!

Kivi Park
4472, Long Lake, Sudbury ON P3G 1K4

Contact #:705-665-4865

Kivi Park is an iconic spot in Sudbury. It is a multi-use sports and outdoor park that stretches over 450 acres and overlooks Long Lake. This park is perfect for all ages and abilities and encourages community health, wellness, and active living! Head on out to these trails today! 

If you’re spending your entire day outside in the wilderness, then you’ll agree that it is always best to come back to all the comforts of a fantastic hotel. For all of your Sudbury travels, make Quality Inn Sudbury your place of accommodation! Call us today to book a room: 705.675.1273.

The Best Family Parks in Sudbury

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.

The 4 Best Lakes to Visit This Summer in Sudbury

fishing in lake

Summer is the season for exploring and there’s no better place to explore than Sudbury! Sudbury is home to over 300 lakes for people to enjoy throughout the various seasons, and they’re all ready for you! Here are 4 lakes that we recommend you enjoy this summer in Sudbury. 

Lake Wanapitei

Lake Wanapitei is the largest lake in the world. It was classified as such in 2001 when Greater Sudbury became an official city. If you visit this lake and the surrounding provincial park, you can enjoy swimming, fishing and views of incredible wildlife roaming the grounds! 

Ramsey Lake

Before Lake Wanapitei was classified as the largest lake, Ramsey Lake had the title. Regardless of the lack of this status now, this lake is still a Sudbury favourite. It is very easily accessible, and visitors can enjoy views of the Jim Gordon Boardwalk and Laurentian University.

Fairbank Lake

Fairbank Lake is a beautiful serene lake that makes a great setting for family activities. Here you will find campsites equipped with comfort zones such as hot showers, flushing toilets, laundromats and more! It is a great place to relax for the weekend and swim with your favourite floatie! 

Windy Lake Provincial Park

Like Fairbank Lake, Windy Lake is a great place to take the family! This lake features a sandy beach and great water for swimming and water sports! It is also a very clear lake, so you’ll be able to see your feet all the way through the water!

These are just a few of our favourite lakes to visit in Sudbury. What are some of your favourites?

If you’re visiting Sudbury to splash around at any of these lakes, make Quality Inn Sudbury your accommodation for the night. Our comfortable and clean hotel is ready to serve you. Call us today at 705-675-1273 to book a room today.

5 Hikes You Need to Take in Sudbury

hiking trip

Visiting Sudbury but don’t know what to do during your stay? Well, Sudbury is home to tons of beautiful hiking trails to take advantage of! Get in a workout and some beautiful views by heading out to these 5 fantastic hiking trails.

Mallard’s Landing Trail

This hiking trail is along the Southern parts of Sudbury, around where Regent meets Algonquin. It is a fairly short trail, but it features a beautiful boardwalk that overlooks a pond. If you’re bringing children, this trail even has a playground that they will love!

Robinson Trail

This particular trail is a local Sudbury favourite. It is a kilometer-long trail that runs along Robinson Lake (which is where the name is from). Along this trail you will also find a playground and beautiful, marshier scenery.

Spruce Street Trails

This trail is a little less well-known as it runs in the small area of wilderness around Big Nickel Mine Drive, Elm Street and Spruce Street. For locals of the area, this trail is an absolute favourite, though! Bring a dog with you to enjoy the pine-needle littered floors, well-cleared paths and apocalyptic rock pits!

Minnow Lake Trail

The east side of Sudbury is home to Minnow Lake trail, which is right next to Minnow Lake. This trail is unique as it is a great spot to pick blueberries as you hike and enjoy them in a beautiful gazebo that overlooks the small lake!

Percy Park Path

This trail is fun both because it is beautiful and because of the name (say “Percy Park Path 3x fast, we dare you). It is a fairly short trail that will offer you a quick getaway and another beautiful and colourful playground for any children travellers! 

The best thing to do after a long hike is to come back to a relaxing and extra-comfortable hotel room. Quality Inn Sudbury can be just that place for you! Call us today at 705-675-1273 to book a room today!