- Sudbury is a Big City. The City of Greater Sudbury, in area, is the largest municipality in Ontario, the fourth largest in North America. The city has a population of 165,175 residents and covers an area of 3, 627 sq. km.
- Sudbury has a total of 330 freshwater lakes in the city. This is more than any other municipality in Canada. About 4 % of the population live on a lake and there are numerous beaches within the city limits.
- Sudbury is a Bilingual City, home to the third largest Francophone population in Canada outside of Quebec.
- Sudbury is the Nickel Capitol of the World and one of the world’s largest suppliers of nickel and copper ore. Home of the Gigantic Big Nickel, a Landmark, this enormous coin stands nine meters high (30 ft), it has brought the city to worldwide recognition.
- Sudbury has deep roots and a long history in the mining sector, home to the largest integrated mining complex in the world. There are more than 5000 kms. of mining tunnels under the city and area, mining began here in the 1880’s.
- The Superstack is the tallest chimney in Canada and the Western hemisphere. It is also the second tallest freestanding structure of any type in Canada, ranking behind the CN Tower. It was constructed by Vale Inco in 1972 at an estimated cost of $25 million to disperse sulphur gases and other byproducts of the smelting process.
- Bell Park is a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. A lumber baron donated his property on Ramsey Lake to the citizens of Sudbury, which has kept the area free of unsightly development. There’s nothing finer than a walk along the Jim Gordon Walkway any season of the year or visiting the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre for an outdoor concert.
- Science North is the snowflaked-shaped building on the shores of Ramsey Lake. There are lots of fun things to do and see there including the IMAX theatre. If you need a crash course on mining or are interested in what drives the city’s economy, visit Dynamic Earth.
- Sudbury has it’s very own anthem. Sudbury Saturday Night was written by Stompin’ Tom Connors at the Towne House in the late 1960s. “Oh, the girls are out to bingo, And the boys are gettin’ stinko, And we’ll think no more of Inco, On a Sudbury Saturday night!
- Sudbury, Ontario was voted the happiest city in Canada in 2015.
Sudbury is a well-rounded diverse city surrounded by lakes and the beautiful landscape of north eastern Ontario. It is home the Bridge of Nations, Sudbury Wolves Hockey, Cinemas and Cultural events with direct flights from the Sudbury Airport to almost anywhere in the world. Come here to work, to play or to stay!