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5 Outdoor Winter Activities To Do In Sudbury

5 Outdoor Winter Activities To Do In Sudbury

Is anyone else a winter enthusiast? If you love the cold, and the thrill of winter activities, you are going to love the list we have created! Read below for 5 outdoor winter activities you can do in Sudbury.

1. Skating

Living in Canada for the winter comes with one requirement: skating at least once in the winter. When winter hits and ice begins to form on ponds or lakes, it’s time to strap up your laces and head outside for an exciting day of skating with friends or family! If skating by itself isn’t thrilling enough for you, embrace your Canadian identity and crack out your hockey stick and puck for some outdoor shinny. Check out Ramsey Lake and Nina’s Way Skating Paths for the best outdoor skating rinks!

2. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Who said outdoor winter activities had to be fitness related? While the holiday season is over, that doesn’t mean you should stop living in a magical winter wonderland! At Wagonwheel Ranch, you can enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride with hot chocolate and a bonfire to fulfill all your wintery needs. To plan for a private sleigh ride at Wagonwheel Ranch, click here.

3. Winter Camping

Have you gone camping in the summer? If you have, how much different would it be if you went in the winter? Winter camping encompasses spending nights in canvas tents that are heated by a wood stove. If you’d prefer to upgrade from a tent, you can always book a winter cabin or cottage, so you have access to all amenities like electricity, running water, and heat. Wherever you decide to camp, winter camping is an eye-opening experience for anyone who likes to camp in the summer. If you are looking for a place to camp this winter, look up Windy Lake Provincial Park today!

4. Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing seems like something straight out of a historical movie, but the reality is that you can still partake in snowshoeing today. Head down to Kivi Park, where you can rent snowshoes for the day, as well as choose a trail to walk through. If you’re a more experienced snowshoer, you can travel on the longer paths. If you are trying snowshoeing for the first time and would like to get accustomed to wearing snowshoes, you can choose a shorter path to practice on.

5. Snowmobiling

Did you know that snowmobiling has been a popular sport in Sudbury for over 30 years? This is why many trails in Sudbury are dedicated solely to snowmobiles. In Sudbury, there are 3 main trails you can travel through: Chiniguchi Wolf Loop, Rainbow Elk Loop, and Cartier Moose Loop. While traveling through these trails, you can take time to view the beautiful snowy scenery, as well as enjoy the excitement of snowmobiling!

After spending time in the cold, why not settle down in a comfy, warm, and accommodating hotel? The Quality Inn Sudbury is the perfect location for those who are visiting Sudbury for these outdoor winter activities. To book your stay, call us at (705) 675-1273. 

5 Places To Buy Christmas Gifts In Sudbury

learn about 5 places to buy Christmas gifts in Sudbury

Although Christmas might still seem faraway, this cheerful holiday will be upon you quicker than Buddy the Elf can say cotton-headed ninny-muggins. If Christmas time turns you into a Scrooge, buying gifts for the closest people in your lives will be sure to brighten up your mood. To learn about 5 places to buy Christmas gifts in Sudbury, continue reading.

1. Backyard Birder Home & Garden Gift Store

The Backyard Birder prides itself on being a nature gift store. With items ranging from bird feeders, garden accessories, home décor, to women and men’s outdoor apparel, you can spend a while looking for a gift here. If you have a friend or family member who loves spending time in nature, you can find the greatest gifts to fulfill all their outdoorsy needs.

2. The Leprechaun Gift Store

Looking for a store that sells Christmas themed products? Then The Leprechaun Gift Store is the perfect place for you to check out. You can buy wintery wine glasses, beaver ornaments, Santa Claus snow globes, polar bear salt and pepper shakers, and so much more! If you know someone who likes to theme their household according to the holiday season, you can purchase an adorable new decoration to add to their Christmas-themed house.

3. Good Luck General Store

Good Luck General Store prioritizes products for the self, spirit, and the home. Due to this theme, they sell plants, home décor, incense, bath salts, soaps, and essential oils. Do you know anyone that works themselves until they mentally and physically cannot work anymore? If you do, gifting a wellness product for this person might help promote breaks in their busy work life, so they can return to work in a healthier state.

4. Adoro Olive Oils & Vinegars

Most people know at least one person who enjoys cooking! While this person might have an endless supply of recipe books, they will always appreciate a new flavour of oil, vinegar, or sauce for their pantry. At Adoro, you can purchase premade gift packs that include various flavours of oil or vinegar. If you have a friend who likes cooking with adventurous flavours, these gifts packs would be the perfect Christmas gift for them.

5. Amberhill Gallery & Gift Shop

While many people give jewelry, candles, and embroidered goods for Christmas, why not give DIY versions of these gifts? At Amberhill Gallery & Gift Shop you can purchase DIY candle making kits, DIY necklace kits, embroidery kits, and others. If you have a hands-on and crafty individual in your life, this present that involves arts & crafts would suit their fancy.

If you are planning to head out in the cold to buy Christmas gifts, it’s important to book your accommodations, so you can ensure you have a warm place to stay after the shopping spree is done! The Quality Inn Sudbury is ready to welcome you with comfortable and safe accommodations in the Sudbury area! Book your stay with us by calling our front desk at 705-675-1273.

5 Christmas Events To Go To In Sudbury

5 Christmas Events To Go To In Sudbury

Christmas is just a few weeks away, so why not get into the holly jolly mood by partaking in these different Christmas events? If you want to make the most of your Christmas in Sudbury this year, jot down these events in your planner today!

1. Christmas With The Ennis Sisters

The Ennis Sisters are a Canadian musical family group who sing powerfully with beautiful harmonies wherever they perform. This year, they will be at All Nations Church on December 10th for a special Christmas performance. With a mix of their own music, traditional Christmas songs, and other classics, the Ennis Sisters will raise your Christmas spirits like never before!

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas – Live

Nothing is more classic than the animated Charlie Brown Christmas movie! While you might enjoy watching this Christmas classic every year on the TV, why not switch things up and watch it live on stage? Join Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew on selective nights in December at Thorneloe University for this family-friendly event!

3. Stars On Ice

Have you always dreamt of watching figure skating in person? If you live in Sudbury or are visiting Sudbury this December, you can make your dream come true! On December 10th, 2022, you can watch professional figure skaters from across Canada perform in one show. In fact, famous skaters Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko will also be joining the tour this year. If you are looking for a lively event that will brighten up your mood, be sure to purchase tickets here today!

4. HoHoHoliday 5k – Virtual Edition

Are you ready for a Christmas event like no other? The HoHoHoliday 5k is a walk/run that promotes fitness during the winter while supporting the Make-A-Wish Canada foundation. Once you register for this event, a goodie package that includes a Santa suit, a finishers medal, and a holiday treat, will be shipped to your household. As this event is virtual, there is no problem with running, jogging, or walking to complete your 5k. Whatever way you do it, make sure to have fun, and post a picture of you in your Santa suit with the hashtag #HoHoHoliday5k. To register for this event, click here.

5. Elf The Musical

If you are a Christmas fanatic, Elf is most likely at the top of your Christmas movie list, but why not have it at the top of your musical list as well? This year from November 25th – December 18th, the Yes Theatre will be displaying the story of Buddy the Elf who embarks on a journey to New York City to visit his father. If you are ready to embrace your inner elf and stick to the four main food groups of candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup, then you should spend the evening enjoying this musical in theatres. Click here to purchase tickets!

As some of these events happen back-to-back, why not spend a weekend in Sudbury, so you don’t need to travel back and forth? Check into the Quality Inn Sudbury hotel today for a comfortable, safe, and accessible stay for you and your family.

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.

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

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 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

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.