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Top 5 Winter Activities in Sudbury

Plenty of fun things to keep you busy until spring!

There's till lots of time to to enjoy these great winter activities in Sudbury! From professional sports to unique skating paths, there is something for everyone!



The winter season is long and consistent in Northeastern Ontario, and the City of Greater Sudbury has lots of great things to keep you busy and active throughout the snowy months.

Whether you are looking to spend a evening indoors and watch a competitive live sporting event, or if you want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful local environment, Sudbury has it all.

Here is our list of five great ways to keep busy in Sudbury for the rest of winter!

1. Take in a Live Sporting Event

As the biggest city in the Northeast, Sudbury fittingly has some very high level competitive sports teams. In the winter months we are lucky enough to play host to the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) and the Sudbury Five basketball team in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada), which is a professional men's basketball league across Canada. Both of these teams are a part of the Sudbury Wolves Sports and Entertainment Group (SWSE). You'll be sure to have a great time taking in one of these live events and cheering on your local players ar the Sudbury Arena. Find all information on schedules and tickets here.

2. outdoor skating

The City of Greater Sudbury offers two very unique outdoor skating opportunities. The Ramsey Lake Skating Path is a very popular winter activity in Sudbury, and presents the public with very scenic view of Ramsy Lake. The skating path is approximately 1.5 km long and stretches from the Sudbury Canoe Club at the corner of Elizabeth and McNaughton Terrace and ends at Science North. There is also a small extension that goes to the Northern Water Sports Centre. There is also a comfortable heated changing facility convenient located at the Sudbury Canoe Club.

The other skating path is at Queens Athletic field and is a maintained oval around the field. This location also have a heated change room and concession stand. 

Both of these skating paths are meant for skating only, meaning hockey, ringette, etc are not permitted.

3. Enjoy Sudbury's Non-Motorized Trails

Sudbury is home to some of the best non-motorized trail systems in Northern Ontario presenting great opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking! Kivi Park, the Walden Ski Club, and two trail networks in the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area are the most popular options in Sudbury. We have created a standalone article that breaks down the non-motorized trail systems in Sudbury, so we highly recommend checking this article out for more information.


Kivi Park.

4. Go Downhill in Sudbury

Adanac Ski Hill sits right in the heart of Sudbury and provides easy access to local skiing option for residents offering beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs. Adanac offers a new quad chair lift, a carpet lift for their bunny hill, a cozy 2,400-square-foot chalet with equipment rentals, and a concession stand. There are many great youth programs run by the city including lessons for all ages and holidays programs. 

Lively Ski Hill is a small hill with a few runs right inside Lively. This hill is serviced by a T-Bar or surface lift and has a chalet and concession booth. Lively Ski Hill is rarely too busy, so you won't be stuck in line for long, and they also have very reasonable rates, making it perfect for a casual day on the slopes. 

Adanac Ski Hill.

5. Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a big part of the culture in Northeastern Ontario, and Sudbury in particular is no different. The City of Greater Sudbury which sits in District 12 of the OFSC offers easy access to more than 1,000 km of professional groomed trails. There are three main scenic loops ranging in length across the city all of the which are sure to leave you wanting more. For more information on the trail systems around Sudbury, check out this great article.


Tourism Sudbury.

WIth so many great options it is hard to choose just five winter activities, but these are some of the most popular things to do in Sudbury during the long winter.

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