Sudbury Ontario Visited
by Kevin Andrade, Senior Event Correspondent
SUDBURY – GATEWAY TO THE NORTH
Firstly, just to clarify, Sudbury is one of the gateways that sits on that line between what most consider southern and northern Ontario.
For anyone not from that part of the province, it is worth a visit to discover one of the most historic parts of our country.
It is also known as the land of the Big Nickel which is one of its standout landmarks.
The entire area is laden with rock formations dating back more than two billion years with scratches from the glaciers that happened way before humans arrived on earth.
This has provided a place rich in minerals and more which gave birth to the mining and smelting industry that built the city in the mid nineteenth century.
Anyone living in the area prior to the 1970’s would not have seen much in the way of greenery and often smoggy skies.
Since the mid 1970’s, this city of 150,000 has made an ongoing effort to improve the local ecosystem. Inco, once the largest employer created what they call the “superstack” which provides a cleaner burn.
The ground was regenerated to make tree and grassland growth flourish. The efforts have paid off as a lot of green cover is evident wherever one goes.
Another somewhat unique feature is Ramsey Lake which is one of the few lakes that lies completely within the city limits.
A beach and walkway were added in more recent decades making for some very scenic outings. In fact, around the lakeside park is an arrangement marking 2022 as the year of the garden.
The two must-see attractions are Science North, completed in 1984 and the recently refurbished and renamed Dynamic Earth Museum.
Both offer hands on learning for all ages as well as an opportunity to go underground and experience a small taste of the miner’s world.
If you are planning a stay, the area also offers many nature trails to discover and plenty of accommodations to suit anyone’s budget.