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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.

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. 

Last Minute Gift Ideas In Sudbury 2021

Last Minute Gift Ideas In Sudbury 2021

 

Christmas is approaching quickly and shopping is in full gear as many of us scramble to the stores to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. If you’re having trouble finding a gift at the last minute for someone on your list, have no fear! Quality Inn Sudbury has you covered with a list of the best last minute gift ideas in the Sudbury region! 

A Gift Basket From Le Petit Panier

What’s the perfect gift for someone that you may have no idea what to get for? A gift box! Le Petit Panier in Sudbury has a great selection of gift baskets and boxes that are sure to satisfy anyone on your gift list. Some of their most popular gift selections include their Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Collection, Sweet and Savoury Snacks Collection and Craft Beer Baskets

A Gift Card To Urban Air Adventure Park*

This last minute option is the perfect gift idea for an entire family! Sudbury’s own Urban Air Adventure Park has multiple attractions including a trampoline park, ropes course, climbing walls, tubes playground and more! Best of all, it’s all indoors making it a great destination to visit during the winter season. You can purchase your gift card here.

Sudbury Wolves Merchandise

Got a sports lover in your life? Make their holidays one to remember with some Sudbury Wolves Hockey gear! The Sudbury Wolves website carries a unique variety of merchandise, so you can represent Sudbury everywhere you go! Purchase your gear here on the Sudbury Wolves website.

A Gift Card From RESPECT IS BURNING KITCHEN & BAR*

A gift to one of Sudbury’s best restaurants is a sure fire way to please a loved one in your life! RESPECT IS BURNING KITCHEN & BAR is a vintage style Italian tavern carrying all the classics such as gnocchi and Italian bakeshop style pizza! Purchase your gift card here.

A Stay At The Quality Inn Sudbury

Why not gift memories and an experience your loved ones will always remember? A stay at the Quality Inn Sudbury is the perfect gift for your partner or family! Explore the beauty that Sudbury has to offer and come back to the comfort of your home away from home. The Quality Inn Sudbury offers smoke free rooms, pet friendly rooms, electric car charging, Keurig coffee machines and easy access to Sukhdev Restaurant!

SPECIAL RATE AVAILABLE: Book a stay at the Quality Inn Sudbury between December 1st – December 31st, 2021 and receive a special rate of $99.00/room per night.

For more information and to book your stay, call our front desk at (705) 675-1273.

*Proof of Double Vaccination alongside Government Issued Photo ID is currently required to attend. 

 

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.

Step By Step Guide To Ice Fishing in Sudbury

Ice Fishing in Sudbury

Tired of doing the same winter activities every year? Ready to move on from snowman-building, ice-skating, and skiing to something more extreme? Well, ice fishing in Sudbury is just the thing for you!

Ice fishing is a very Canadian experience. Most people consider it an activity that should be experienced at least once in every Canadian’s lifetime. Thankfully, if you can handle the cold, it’s pretty easy to do. All you need is a rod, bait, an auger, and a shelter for the wind!

If you’re looking to do some quality ice fishing in Sudbury, here’s a step by step guide for you:

Where To Go

Windy Lake Provincial Park is considered the best place for ice fishing in Sudbury. It is located 40 minutes northwest of Sudbury! This is an ideal place for ice fishing because it is home to adorable rustic cabins and because you can rent all the equipment you need right on site (on a first come, first serve basis)!

Other Things You’ll Need

To make the most of your ice fishing experience, here’s what we recommend:

– Bring water and snacks. Nobody wants to be thirsty or hungry when ice fishing!

– Sure, you’ll be out during the day, but it might be easier to set up with some additional light!

– Never underestimate the cold!

– Hot water or tea! Again: never underestimate the cold!

– Your fishing licenses. You can be fined without it!

– Lots of patience! Ice fishing can take a lot of time!

The season is almost here! Get ready to go ice fishing!

Don’t delay your magnificent ice fishing trip. Plan your ice fishing weekend in Sudbury with a stay at Quality Inn Sudbury. There’s nothing better than a warm and comfortable accommodation after a long day of ice fishing. Book a room by calling us at Quality Inn Sudbury today: 705-675-1273.