Sudbury is much more than just the Nickel Capital of the World… Sudbury is home to many tourist attractions and recreational actives for people of all ages to enjoy. I love living in Sudbury, Ontario because to me it is the best of both worlds! Sudbury has a great city life and offers agreat variety or restaurants, shopping malls, movie cinemas, and theatres. Sudbury alsooffers a great Ski Hill, a variety of beaches, awesome hiking trails, beautiful lakes, and incredible scenery. Living in Sudbury allows me to still enjoy the outdoors, while still being in an urban environment.
Right on the shore of Lake Ramsey, you can find the snow-flake shaped buildings of Science North. Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North is the second-largest science centre in Canada and offers many fun and educational activities like: an IMAX theatre, Planetarium, live butterfly gallery, and much more!
Sudbury also is home to Dynamic Earth. Dynamic Earth is an interactive science museum which is owned and operated by Science North. Dynamic Earth is specializes in earth sciences and teaches individuals about the mining heritage in Sudbury, focusing principally on geology and mining history. Since Sudbury is the Nickel Capital of the world, it couldn’t be
more fitting to have a giant statue known as the “Big Nickel” in the city! The Big Nickel is 30 ft. high and is a replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel and can be found outside of Dynamic Earth. To me, the Big Nickel is the most unique tourist attractions in Sudbury.
From almost anywhere in Sudbury you can see the Vale Smokestack. This smokestack is the second-largest building in Canada next to the C.N tower and is the same height as the Empire State Building! Sudbury is known as a mining community. The Sudbury Basin possesses untapped deposits of nickel that help ensure mining will continue to play an important role in the life of the community.
Another unique tourist attraction in Sudbury is the Paris Street “Bridge of Nations”. On either side of the bridge over 80 flags from countries all over the world are raised to showcase and represent Sudbury’s multicultural diversity. When the flags were first raised on Canada Day 2007 I was lucky enough to have the honour of raising the Scotland Flag. With my family having strong Scottish roots this event in my life was something that meant a lot to me and the Bridge Of Nations is one of the many things that makes Sudbury my favourite place to live.
Some other fun activities the city of Greater Sudbury has to offer is Adanac Ski Hill, Moonlight Beach, Lily Creek Fields, the Ramsey Lake board walk, many indoor skating arenas, as well as the Ramsey Lake skating path.
If you ever get the chance to come and witness everything Sudbury has to offer, don’t forget to go watch a Sudbury Wolves game, Sudbury’s very own OHL hockey team! Go! Wolves! Go!
Finally, a big thank you goes out to Niagara Falls for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada World 2nd blog challenge!