Northern Ontario is nothing short of astounding with breathtaking lakes, mountains, lush greenery and beautiful scenery at every turn. Even blanketed beneath a sheet of snow, there’s plenty to do and lots to explore. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll find in three thriving winter cities.
Whether you’re an adventurous thrill-seeker or prefer to take things leisurely, history-rich Sudbury’s has something for everyone.
1. Lake Laurentian Conservation Area (LLCA)
Roam 9.7 square kilometres of protected green space just 10 minutes from downtown Sudbury. Powder hounds can partake in some cross-country skiing or take a walk along the trails with scenic lookouts throughout, finding the perfect spots for nature photography. The area, which is surrounded by lakes and wetlands, also offers snowshoeing and bird watching.
Rip through (or stroll on) 3,000 kilometres of snowy fields and trails at Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs District 12 or Sudbury Trail Association to get a taste of the over 30,000 kilometres of maintained, interconnected trails in Ontario, offering the longest network of recreational snowmobiling in the world. Make it a mini-getaway with a two-day tour loop.
3. Science North (and Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel)
For those a little weary of the icy winds, there’s still plenty to do at Science North, Canada’s second-largest science centre. It features an IMAX theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery and special exhibits ranging from biology to space to technology. It also hosts Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel. Get a Dynamic Duo Passport to access both centres and your chance to head underground to roam and learn about Sudbury’s vast mining industry. Great for kids and adults alike!