Sudbury, Ontario's Top Attractions on TransCanadaHighway.com
Here are the most popular "must-see" attractions in the Sudbury area (see maps
for city and area):
A.Y. Jackson Lookout
45 km northwest of Sudbury on Highway 144, just 3 km north of Dowling
This site overlooks High Falls, a waterfall on the Onaping River that drops 150 feet into the Sudbury Basin. Jackson, one of Canada’s famed Group of Seven painters that painted the rugged north, had painted this stunning waterfall.
Anderson Farm Museum
on Regional Road 24, 1 km north of Regional Road 55
Just south of Lively, about 15 km southwest of Sudbury
The Anderson family came to the Sudbury area from Finland in the early 1900s. The Museum consists of a carefully restored dairy farm, and includes horse-drawn machinery and a windmill power generator.
Art Gallery of Sudbury
251 John St (at Nelson St) Sudbury
This gallery is housed in the mansion of lumber magnate William J Bell and exhibits both historical and contemporary Canadian art.
Dynamic Earth 122 Big Nickel Road
705-523-4629 Toll Free: 1-800-461-4898
Sudbury's newest attraction. Dynamic Earth invites you inside the planet to explore the mighty forces of nature and the history of mining. This 1680 sq. metre (18,000 sq. ft) earth sciences centre combines both above and below ground visitor experiences.
Centre Franco-Ontarien de Folklore
38 Xavier St, Sudbury
This centre displays historic articles, books and traditional songs portraying Franco-Ontarian culture since early French settlement in the province. Displays include household implements, musical instruments, and tools.
Copper Cliff Museum
Balsam & Power Street, Copper Cliff
705-674-3141 ext 2460
This museum is in a pioneer log cabin from the early 1900s, and is furnished as it would have been by early Copper Cliff settlers. Open early June through August 11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Cortina Boat Cruise
Lake Ramsey, at Science North
705-523-4629 Toll Free: 1-800-461-4898 (Science North)
This 70 passenger boat offers one hour tours of Lake Ramsey during the summer months. The boat is fully enclosed with a licensed snack bar, and has a comfort station on board.
Flour Mill Heritage Museum
St Charles St, off Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury
750-673-3141 ext 2460
This museum is in a 1903 clapboard house once owned by the Manitoba and Ontario Flour Mill Company, for housing the company’s foreman. Exhibits include antique furniture, early hand tools and weapons, as well as farm implements.
La Galierie du Nouvel-Ontario
174 Elgin St
This museum showcases contemporary and explorative art by francophone and Canadian artists.
Ramsey Lake Rd at South Bay Rd
705-675-1151 ext 3100
Tours are offered of the campus, the arboretum, and the planetarium. Evening sky tours of the Doran Planetarium provide insights into modern astronomy. Please call a week in advance for tours.
Notres Dames de Lourdes
Lourdes Street, Sudbury
This shrine was founded in 1907 by Frediric Romanet as a tribute to Our Lady of Lourdes for helping his wife recover from an illness. The grotto is 20 feet high and 10 feet wide, halfway up a hill overlooking Elgin Street and Lake Ramsey.
Northern Ontario Railroad and Heritage Centre
26 Bloor St, Capreol (40 km north of Sudbury)
This museum displays the history of railroading, mining, forestry and early settlement in the Capreol area.. Displays include the first steam train used in the North, and historic railroad equipment.
475 Guenette Drive, Valley East
This fish hatchery is used to raise fish to stock the area’s lakes and rivers.Tour the year-round controlled environment.
Science North Science Centre
100 Ramsey Lake Rd
705-523-4629 Toll Free: 1-800-461-4898
Northern Ontario’s most popular destination! This world-renowned science centre has four floors full of science education and family fun. Also featuring an IMAX® Theatre, Virtual Voyages Motion Simulator Ride, the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery, and the 4D bush plane adventure Wings Over the North.
Regional Road 55 to Montee Principale, north 1 mile
Sudbury Downs offers live and teletheatre racing on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May through October.
Blue= main Trans-Canada Highway | Green = bicyle-friendly route | Red = Best route for downtown access from TCH