Fun Facts

  1. Greater Sudbury is geographically the largest city in Ontario and the most populous in Northern Ontario
  2. With nine operating mines, two mills, two smelters, and a nickel refinery, Sudbury is arguably the hard rock mining capital of the world.
  3. Sudbury is home to a major geological structure in Ontario, Canada called the Sudbury Basin which is the third-largest crater on Earth, as well as one of the oldest.
  4. Locally known as the City of Lakes, Greater Sudbury contains 330 lakes, more than any other municipality in Canada.
  5. Home to Canada’s second and eighth-largest science centres – Science North and Dynamic Earth respectively. Science North is also Ontario’s Top indoor Attraction 2017, and 2019 through Attractions Ontario.
  6. Dynamic Earth is home to the Big Nickel which is nine metres (30 ft.) high and recognized around the world.
  7. Third largest French-speaking population in Canada outside of the province of Québec.
  8. The Franco-Ontarian flag was designed and raised for the very first time, at Laurentian University.
  9. With the trio of outstanding post-secondary institutions including Laurentian University, Cambrian College and Collège Boréal, Greater Sudbury has matured as the educational capital of Northern Ontario.
  10. There are over 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.
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