45+ Things to Do this Summer in Sudbury

50 Things to Do this Summer in Sudbury

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From fun festivals to glorious hike in the woods, there is plenty to do in and around Sudbury for a fun filled summer!

25 Top Things to See & Do in Sudbury

25 Top Things to See & Do in Sudbury

Whether it’s remote adventure into the wilderness you crave or a more urban adventure, Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury area has everything you’re looking for! Sudbury is rich in history and culture, and you can spend days touring the different museums, galleries, and historic sites. The city boasts great shopping, ...
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Head to the Northern Lights Festival Boreal

Indulge in a weekend of eclectic live music, art installations, and plenty of entertainment for all on July 5th to 7th at Sudbury’s Bell Park. Details

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Go for a picnic at Bell Park

As the days get warmer, Sudbury’s most popular park starts to become a hot-spot for getting active or simply relaxing. The natural landscapes are a perfect setting for a quaint picnic by the water.

Reel Life- Summer Drive-In Movie Nights

Enjoy a free movie on Friday nights at Valley view Church. 2019 dates TB (Jul 6 to Aug 24, 2018) Details

Hike Lake Laurentian Conservation Area


This conservation area has a remote tranquility. With scenic lookouts, nature trails, and areas to view its fauna, it is an endless opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of summer’s nature. Details

Cheer the Participants of Sudbury Dragon Boats Festival

Enjoy the festivities surrounding the dragon boat racing event held at Bell Park on July 13. Details

Scale the wall at ARC Climbing

Focusing on rock climbing and yoga, this facility features 7000 square feet of space for rock climbing that go up to 35-feet in height. Whether you’re a first-time climber or a climbing veteran, ARC climbing accommodates all. Details

Go sailing or kayaking on Kukagami Lake

Rent a log cabin on Kukagami Lake and enjoy the calm and relaxed atmosphere. Lodges offer home-cooked meals in a dining hall, ideal after time out on the water canoeing, sailing, fishing, or kayaking. Details

Sudbury Blueberry Festival


Have a blast at this festival that celebrates worlds most nutritious fruit. Have blueberry pancake breakfasts, join for a blueberry pie eating contest, garden parties, concerts, family fun events and more this July 14 to 21, 2019. Do not forget to take a selfie with Sud-berry and Sudbrina Bears! Details

Try your hand at Axe Throwing at Northern Axperts

If you think you’ve tried it all, Northern Axperts is for those that actively seek out adrenaline and adventure. Axe throwing seems to be the new archery in the modern day, but isn’t your average afternoon activity. Details

Experience India in Sudbury

Experience the sights, sounds and culture of India in Sudbury during Festival of India. July 16, 2019 Details

Fly high in the sky with Flyboard Sudbury

This exciting experience will take watersports to new heights – literally and figuratively – as Flyboard Sudbury provides safe and fun hydroflight lessons for a refreshing day out on the water. Details

Enjoy Free Concerts during Peter Schneider Concert Series

The series runs through the summer with concerts free of charge every Sunday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Details

Get creative at the DIY Craftery and Lounge


For some creative summer fun with your friends or for a more significant event such as a birthday party, the DIY Craftery and Lounge provides craft activities for the crafty and not-so-crafty. Details

Wave your Rainbow Flags High

There’s no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than in Memorial Park, eating hotdogs and burgers, sipping on cold drinks, listening to rad LGBTQ+ musicians, and checking out all the wonderful swag from our amazing vendors! Get revved up for the March, make a sign or two, and make new friends during Pride Day in the Park. Details

Sample Craft beverages at Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival

Sample craft beverages of all types from Brewers, Distillers, Importers, Distributors and enthusiasts from across the province and beyond! This year will also see the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Throughout August 9th and 10th feature artists will be playing music in the spirit of the 1969 Woodstock concert. Sample craft beverages. Details

Spend a Wednesday at the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society

Every Wednesday in July and August, the Anderson Farm Museum hosts a “Rock the Farm” free concert, along with a farmer’s market offering a wide range of fresh produce. Details

Pig out on Poutine at the Sudbury Poutine Fest

Head to the 3rd annual Sudbury Poutine Festival on August 23th – 25th and sample some tasty eats at multiple poutine and beverage vendors whilst hanging out on the lawn and checking out the live entertainment. Details

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Get active at the MOVE event at Kivi Park

This event aims to get people active and raise funds to support the Northern Cancer Foundation. On June 22nd and September 30th, the Miner’s Mayhem Mud Run and the Mountain Bike Classic takes place. Details

Eat Pyrohy!

Enjoy a variety of Ukrainian cuisine including pyrohy, cabbage rolls, bbq and more at Ukrainian Food Fest held at Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre Sudbury. 2019 date TBA (Aug 26, 2018) Details

Bird watch at the Fielding Bird Sanctuary


Walking the Kelly Lake Trail will lead you to the Fielding Bird Sanctuary, which offers awe-inspiring views of the lake and plenty of friendly critters and birds to identify. Details

Rent a cabin from the Agnew Lake Lodge

Whether you’re looking for a camping experience or cabin-stay, Agnew Lake Lodge (an hour West of Sudbury) provides spacious campsites and comfortable cabins that compliment a fishing or hunting getaway in both the summer and winter months. Details

Go tubing with Chillin’ N Tubing

From the bus trip to Vermillion River, to wading in the water in a tube float, a day trip with Chillin’ N Tubing is an all-around great summer experience. The slow current allows you to seamlessly float and enjoy the sunshine and scenery. Details

Visit the Science North Science Centre

Considered Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction, the Science North Science Centre is a place that combines fun and education, with its IMAX theatre, digital Planetarium, and special exhibitions dedicated to the most important aspects of science. Details

Explore Dynamic Earth Centre

The Science North Science Centre’s sister, Dynamic Earth is an earth sciences centre that focuses on Northern Ontario’s geological history and brings attention to Sudbury’s mining heritage. Details

Up Here Festival

Discover new murals that will transform downtown Sudbury, and your new favourite artists at the Annual Urban Art and Music Festival. The festival hosts over 50 concerts from August 16 to 18, 2019. Details

Enjoy a beer and bite to eat at the Laughing Buddha


Take your grub out to the crimson-brick courtyard and chill out with friends on a hot summer’s day. Food and drink are affordable and delicious, and there is an extensive selection of over 100 beers. Details

Immerse yourself in nature at the AY Jackson Lookout

Overlooking High Falls tumbling into the Sudbury Basin, this famous local lookout was named after Alexander Young Jackson – a Canadian painter whose imagination was heavily inspired by this location’s scenery. Details

Try Sudbury’s signature dish – “Porketta”

A twist on an Italian dish – Porchetta, Sudbury uses the term “Porketta” to describe seasoned roast pork. This city-wide obsession pushed the Beef and Bird restaurant to start the now well-known Porketta Bingo on Saturday afternoons. Details

Catch Some Fish!


Participate in the annual Whitewater Lake Summer Pike Derby and have a great day on the lake. 2019 date TBA (Aug 25, 2018) Details

Go waterskiing on Ramsey Lake

Ramsey Lake is a popular spot for recreational activities like swimming, boating, sailing, and waterskiing. Water Ski North strives to expand the water skiing and wakeboarding community in Sudbury and outlying areas. Details

Grab an iced coffee at Old Rock Coffee

It’s summer time, and you know that means iced coffee. Old Rock Coffee is an award-winning roaster and coffee shop in Northern Ontario, serving a delicious iced coffee with cream and a shot of vanilla to sweeten up your day. Details

Go on a Boat Cruise

Enjoy a one hour boat cruise on Ramsey Lake! Details

Look for a good summer read at Bay Used Books

It’s no secret that used books possess their own sort of unique charm in the literature world. At Bay Used Books, you can buy or even rent books to read throughout the summer – whether you read at the park to bask in the sun, or at home before bed. Details

Visit the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre

This hidden gem of a museum focuses on paying homage to the heritage of northern Ontario and the history of the mining, lumber, and railroading industry. Details

Relax at the Fielding Memorial Park


This quaint, well-kept park boasts beautiful flora, chirping birds, and green field surroundings. Popular for weddings and special events, the park contains a deck and walking trails that create a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

Visit the animals at Northern Exotics

Northern Exotics is somewhat of a shelter for exotic pets such as bearded dragons and snakes. Exposing the public to these kind and interesting creatures, they aim to demonstrate the importance of care and the importance of simulating an animal’s natural habitat in their over 80 exhibitions. Details

Go go-karting at Sudbury Kartways

The Sudbury Kartways is a go-kart space that offers single and double seater go-karts for your racing pleasure. Staff are dedicated to ensuring a safe and fun time, and the site additionally offers a batting cage and mini golf experience. Details

Go paintballing at Dodge This

With a calendar of themed events throughout the summer and fall months, Dodge This is home to five different fields, each with their unique challenges to really test your team’s paintball abilities. Details

Get pampered at La Renaissance Day Spa


La Renaissance Day Spa and Beauty Studio is a luxury spa in Sudbury, bringing a new meaning to relaxation and pamper. Indulge in an elegant spa experience by yourself, with your partner, or with friends! Details

Lay on the sand at Moonlight Beach

A popular Sudburian destination in the summer months, the Moonlight Beach is a family-friendly beach, with a few trees to catch the shade, a great swimming area, and plenty of walking trails. Relax on the sand and view some beautiful sunsets this summer!

Sip on some craft beer at Stack Brewing

This modern craft brewery opened its doors to the community in 2013. Their wonderful craft beers won then several provincial and national awards, and they continue to expand and grow, winning over the hearts of beer lovers with their unique offerings. Details

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Eat on the Doghouse patio

This sports bar and eatery provides the perfect rooftop patio for wings and beer, with a wonderful casual and friendly atmosphere to enjoy a game or a meal out with friends. Details

Wahnapitae First Nation Traditional Pow-Wow


Join for the 24th Annual Traditional Pow Wow held at Rocky’s on Lake Wanapitei. Enjoy Crystal Shawanda concert and an amazing fireworks show and more! 2019 dates TBA (August 18 – 19, 2018) Details

Stack rocks at the Kivi Park Inukshuk Lookout

Trying to get a unique summer picture for your Instagram? Fear not. Kivi Park’s Inukshuk Lookout is the ideal spot to check out the natural panoramas of Canadian nature, practice your rock-stacking abilities, and get that perfect shot. Details


Purchase some goods at The Market

Open in June through to October, this Sudbury farmer’s market is a great destination for crafters, artisans, entertainers, food vendors, and local producers, and those look to purchase from them. Details

Pick your own vegetables at Josephine’s Vegetables

Fresh, no herbicide vegetables have been picked at Josephine’s Vegetable Farm since the early 1980s. Over 60 different vegetables are grown here, including cabbage, broccoli, and rhubarb. Details

Mudmoiselle Sudbury

Looking for new ways to get fit and active? Get ready for a day of mud, sweat and cheers. The Mudmoiselle obstacle course is a 5 km stretch of Canada’s muckiest, filthiest, slimiest mud. It’s where your inner child runs free while testing your endurance, strength and ability to keep a straight face. Details

Go for trivia night at the HourGlass Restaurant and Lounge

Every Monday evening, the HourGlass Restaurant and Lounge hosts their free and fun and sometimes-themed trivia night. Head to the restaurant for an early dinner of delicious Italian fare, and then get ready to test your knowledge. Details

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    1. Mike Neville

      Great to have these things to enjoy while visiting or liveing in this place . Thank you Greater Sudbury for these Great ideas to enjoy & spend a wonderful time weather inside or out .

      August 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM

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