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Fun Ways To Spend A Day With Your Family

Fun Ways To Spend A Day With Your Family

 

There’s nothing more important than quality time with family. With family day heading our way, it’s the perfect day to plan an activity or outing with your loved ones! Below we’ve listed some fun and creative ways for you to spend some well-needed time with your family!

Take The Family Out For Skating

Some good old-fashioned skating is always a fun activity for the whole family! Whether you are a complete beginner at skating or are used to zipping around a lake or arena with ease, skating is a great activity that only gets your family out of the house but also helps promote healthy, physical activity. Many skating arenas offer skates for rental, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing them if you do not own them and lots of arenas love to bump loud family friendly music, making the experience of skating with your family a fun one! 

Plan A Movie Marathon

While watching movies is a common activity that many families may already take part in, why not take your movie marathon to the next level? Have each member of your family pick their favourite movie and binge watch them all together, while taking a vote at the end on who’s movie was the best of the day! Be sure to have lots of popcorn and other treats available to snack on, and you’ve got yourself a movie marathon!

Set Up A Paint & Sip

If you have a family that loves to be creative, this idea is the one for you. Head over to your local dollar store and pick up paint canvas’, paints and paintbrushes. Set up a punchbowl or drink dispenser with a fruity mocktail and set out some cheese, crackers and fruits. Both you and your family can decide on an image or a scene to paint, or you all can have each family member paint one another. By the end, you’ll have a stack of creative art pieces that you can hang around the home and share with one another! 

Go For A Day Trip

Want to extend family day into family weekend? Pack your bags and drive over to a nearby city and make a day trip out of it! You can visit local parks, malls, restaurants and other attractions in the city, exploring new sightings together! After a long day, check into a hotel and sleep off the day before you make the road trip back home! If you are staying in the Sudbury region, Quality Inn Sudbury offers family friendly accommodations that are comfortable, safe and accessible for your next stay in Sudbury.

We hope these ideas will help you plan an enjoyable and fun Family Day! 

*Please note that proof of double vaccination alongside government issued photo ID is required at indoor facilities in Ontario until further notice.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Gift Ideas In Sudbury

Valentine's Day 2022 Gift Ideas In Sudbury

 

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just a couple of days away, it can be tough to find that perfect gift for the loved one in your life, especially when it seems like the options are endless! We have narrowed down some of the best gifts and experiences that you can find in the Sudbury region, to help make your Valentine’s Day this year a special one!

Take A Stroll At Bell Park

For the outdoor lover in your life who appreciates the simpler things, why not plan for a private stroll through Bell Park? Take in the views of the frozen ice over Ramsey lake from a gazebo and gaze up at the large icicles that form under many of the large rock formations throughout the park. After your romantic walk, stop by Twiggs Coffee Roasters to warm yourselves up with their best-selling hot chocolate! 

Order Flowers and Dessert

If your loved one likes a more traditional approach to romance, why not send over their favourite flowers and dessert? Rosery Florist in Sudbury has been creating bouquets since 1938 and carries a wonderful selection of flowers that can be delivered right to your doorstep. Want to accompany your gift of flowers with a sweet treat? Regency Bakery & Deli has got you covered with an exquisite selection of cakes that can be ordered for delivery! 

Plan A Valentine’s Day Brunch

Why not celebrate Valentine’s a day early with Sunday Brunch? Brunch is the perfect option for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s with your loved ones! The Motley Kitchen is known in Sudbury for its amazing brunch menu, that includes their signature stuffed French toast and their fluffy PALAČINKE (Croatian crepes!)

Plan A Game Night

If you and your loved one have a competitive edge, why not plan a game night for Valentine’s Day? Grab your favourite drinks, snacks and head over to Gamesnook Sudbury gamesworkshop to pick out a new (or favourite) game to try out together! 

After a long day and night out with your Valentine, we recommend checking into a hotel to end off your day in a cozy and relaxing environment. The Quality Inn Sudbury is ready to welcome you with comfortable and safe accommodations in the Sudbury area! Book your stay with us by connecting with our front desk at 705-675-1273. 

*Please note that proof of double vaccination alongside government issued photo ID is required to dine indoors in Ontario until further notice.

The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

 

We all deserve a spa day once in a while! Sudbury is home to many wonderful spas, offering everything you may be looking for, from manicures, to facials to even float therapy! This type of spa experience, also called a “sensory deprivation tank” is a unique experience that involves laying in a pod full of water and salt. The high level of salt allows you to easily float in what feels like air, creating an environment of sensory deprivation.

Keep on reading to learn more about the benefits of sensory deprivation tanks and where you can visit one in the Sudbury region!

Helps You Relax

Float therapy has immense benefits in helping you relax. The experience can activate your parasympathetic nervous system which activates feelings of relaxation. Relaxation can help reduce your blood pressure, muscle tension and more.

Reduces Your Pain

A session in a sensory deprivation tank releases endorphins, which can reduce any pain you may be feeling in your body. 

Improves Your Skin

The epsom salts used in the float tank can actually benefit our skin. Epsom salts contain a high level of magnesium which can help soothe some skin conditions and also remove dead skin cells.

Gets You To Try Something New

Float therapy is something different in comparison to your traditional spa experience, making it the perfect activity if you are looking to change up what you normally do. Who knows, the benefits can work for you!

One of the best places to experience all these benefits and more in a float tank is at the Float Pod Spa in Sudbury. This renowned experience in Sudbury offers both single pod and double pod float tanks (for 2 people) as well as memberships if you are looking to make your floating experience a regular one. 

Staying in Sudbury on vacation or a business trip? Float therapy is the solution to your typical spa experience when getting away, and Quality Inn Sudbury can hook you up with a beautiful and comfortable room to compliment your day of relaxation. Call 705.675.1273 to book now!

Fun Activities You Need To Do In Sudbury Before The Summer Ends!

Fun Activities To Do in Sudbury before the Summer Ends

 

Although it feels like summer just started, now is the time to take full advantage of all that the warm weather has left to offer this year. From patios, to nature walks, to beaches, and indoor activities to cool off from the heat, Sudbury has everything you need to make the most of the rest of the summer. Here are the exciting activities you need to try in Sudbury before summer ends!

The Laughing Buddha

The Laughing Buddha has one of the best patios in all of Sudbury. If you are looking for a chill and relaxing setting, The Laughing Buddha should be on your list to visit before the summer ends. String lights and a brick wall give off a cozy and comfortable vibe which is perfect for a warm summer evening. Try the Hala Kahiki Aki Pizza or enjoy a mystery craft beer with a small crowd!

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area

Looking for a nature experience before the weather cools down? Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is the perfect choice for spending a day in the great outdoors. With over 2145 acres of green space, experience amazing scenery, lookouts, trails and bird watching areas.

Laurentian Beach

A quiet beach getaway is often needed for a moment of relaxation and revitalization during the last days of warm weather. Laurentian beach is a smaller, more secluded beach, making it a perfect place if you are looking for some me time or quiet time to relax, read a book, or take a dip in calm waters.

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic earth has opened its outdoor activities for the remainder of the summer season! The perfect place for a day with the family, visit the outdoor science park or Sudbury’s renowned big nickel attraction!

Whether you are looking for a fun day spending time outdoors with your family, a small get together on a night out with friends, or just some relaxing time alone, Sudbury is your one stop destination to experience it all. After your activities, stay at the Quality Inn Sudbury for a relaxing and comfortable night after a day of excitement. Call 705.675.1273 to book your stay today.

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.