First time visitors are discovering that Greater Sudbury is a special place to enjoy major attractions, cultural celebrations and the great outdoors. And, if you haven’t been to Sudbury lately, you just haven’t been to Sudbury.
Greater Sudbury Regional Capital
Greater Sudbury has evolved into a dynamic and diverse regional capital – the centre of government, education, healthcare, business and financial services for all of northeastern Ontario.
The city boasts four post-secondary education institutions including Laurentian University, Cambrian College, Collège Boréal and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. It is the main provider of health services in the northeast and is home to the Sudbury Regional Hospital, one of the largest in the province.
Sudbury Quick Facts
With a population of 155,000, the City of Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario. It covers an area of 3,627 sq km (1,400 sq mi.) – about two thirds the size of Prince Edward Island.
There are a total of 330 fresh water lakes within the city – more lakes than any other municipality in Canada.
It has the third largest francophone population in Canada outside of Quebec.
The Sudbury Structure is a famous geological feature that hosts one of the largest concentrations of nickel-copper sulphides in the world.
The Sudbury Basin, 27 km (17 mi.) wide, 60 km (37 mi.) long and 15 km (10 mi.) deep, is
believed to have been formed by a meteorite impact 1.8 billion years ago.
Sudbury is home to the largest integrated mining complex in the world.
There are 5,000 km (3,107 mi.) of mining tunnels under the Sudbury area. Placed end-to-end, you could drive from Sudbury to Vancouver underground. Sudbury’s landmark Big Nickel is 9 metres (30 ft.) high and recognized around the world.
Sudbury has received numerous awards for its aggressive land reclamation program, including a United Nations Local Government Award and the United States Chevron Award.
Sudburians are passionate about this place called Greater Sudbury. And we love to share our history, culture and experiences.
Sudbury is Closer Than You Think
Located on the Trans-Canada Highway at the crossroads of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 69, Sudbury is:
• 388 km (241 mi.) north of Toronto
• 299 km (186 mi.) east of Sault Ste. Marie
• 494 km (307 mi.) west of Ottawa
• 697 km (433 mi.) west of Montreal
• 735 km (451 mi.) northeast of Windsor
• 1,001 km (622 mi.) southeast of Thunder Bay
From southern Ontario, take the 400 to scenic Hwy. 69 and Sudbury is the first stoplight north of Toronto.
Greater Sudbury Diverse Cultural Centre
Greater Sudbury is a bilingual city with the third largest francophone population in Canada outside of Quebec.
It is situated within traditional Ojibwe lands. Both Wahnapitae and Whitefish Lake First Nations are neighbouring communities.
People of many different ethnic backgrounds shape our multilingual and multicultural fabric. Most predominant are people of Italian, Finnish, Polish, Chinese, Greek and Ukrainian ancestry. Together these influences make Sudbury one of Canada’s most culturally diverse centres.
We love to share our history, culture and attractions and look forward to welcoming you and your family.