Sudbury District is the largest of the Bluewater regions. It not only contains the most rugged wilderness in Ontario, but also considerable cosmopolitan services and events in its major urban centre, Sudbury. World class museums and exhibits await visitors at Science North with its IMAX Theatre, Dynamic Earth with its iconic Big Nickel, Sudbury Labyrinth, Sudbury Heritage Museums and one of the world's most fantastically sculpted mini-golf courses, Dinosaur Valley. The revolutionary regreening of Sudbury's landscape includes numerous parks, beaches, conservation areas and an extensive trail system. Artistic connections run deep throughout the district, including A.Y. Jackson Lookout at High Falls, immortalized by the famous Group of Seven Painters. The singular beauty of the La Cloche Mountains continues to inspire painters at the La Cloche Country Art School in Whitefish Falls. Sudbury Aviation provides the quintessential Canadian bush plane experience into pristine fishing and hunting locales. The provincial parks of Fairbank, Windy Lake, Killarney, French River and Mashkinonje preserve stunning scenery, boating and hiking environs that cannot be found elsewhere. French River ATV Tours allow anyone to be an intrepid explorer with ease in remote wilderness areas.
Killarney Provincial Park, the jewel of Ontario's wilderness parks, is accessible via Highway 637, Highway 6 at Charlton Lake near Willisville or Lake Panache via Road 10. The stunning La Cloche Mountains contain lakes that are famous for their azure colour and clarity. Some are so lucid that their bottoms can be seen many fathoms below. Hiking trails provide access to interior lakes and ethereal, quartz ridges with panoramic vistas from the Silhouette Trail and Silver Peak, the highest point in the park. Backcountry campsites are limited and must be reserved in advance. Paddlers entering the park can obtain rental canoes, kayaks and camping gear from local outfitters. George Lake
Wolseley Lodge has waterfront cabins for fishing, boat rentals, fly-in or family vacation rental as well as overnight Bed & Breakfast rooms and optional Meal Plans. We also offer Kevlar canoe rentals and trip shuttles. It's morning time and the echo of loons singing out can be heard across the picture painted dawn. As the sun rises for another adventurous day at Wolseley Lodge you will find many things to do at Ontario's premier fishing destination. Fish, swim, hike or canoe - our area offers it all. Established in 1928, Wolseley Lodge has a long tradition of great outdoor tourism. It is located on the French River, well known to be a prime fishing location as seen on FISH.TV. Our
Located in the heart of downtown Sudbury, the Clarion Hotel is a full service property conveniently located within walking distance to government and corporate offices. Just a short drive to all major attractions, shopping and sports venues, the Clarion Hotel is convenient for both business and leisure travellers. Our 103 newly renovated guest rooms offer a mixture of room types including a corporate floor featuring 23 specially designed business class rooms, 2 executive suites, 2 family suites and a special occasion room. Each room offers a comfortable pillow top mattress, flat sceen televisions and free wireless internet service. Complimentary parking is available. Our onsite restaurant
Science North inspires people of all ages to engage with the science in the world around them. Science North's fun and friendly approach to science education is led by Bluecoats - real scientists and science communicators who make interacting with the exhibits and live ambassador animals even more informative and fun. NEW! IMAX® with Laser ‒ February 2016 Science North is proud to be among the first IMAX® theatres in Canada to offer moviegoers the latest in IMAX technology. IMAX with Laser represents a quantum leap forward in cinema experiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images ever, combined with a whole new level of immersive audio. See
Get Outdoors and Explore! Half-Day Guided ATV Tours on the French River wilderness trails for the ultimate adventure in power sports. Safety instruction and all equipment & snacks provided on the trails. Rental Honda All Terrain Vehicles. Follow us on Facebook
Bell Park has a variety of attractions surrounding its picnic areas and lovely flower gardens on the shore of Ramsey Lake off Paris and York Streets. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for excursions on the lake. The Bell Park boardwalk joins the Jim Gordon Walkway that links Science North with Bell Park beach. The Sudbury Mining Heritage Sculpture is a spectacular, 5-metre high bronze casting of hands reaching into the earth. It stands on an outcrop in Bell Park as a tribute to the people who forged the community. The Grace Harman Amphitheatre hosts live entertainment during summer. Lily Creek Park, on the opposite side of Paris Street, has a marsh boardwalk and sports field.
The Greater Sudbury Museums tell fascinating stories about each part of the region. Explore Anderson Farm Museum to see how Finnish farmers cultivated a prosperous dairy farm out of the bush and discover the secrets of local ghost towns. The farm exhibits beautiful antique home furnishings, a milking parlour, stables and a full complement of agricultural equipment to explore. Anderson Farm Museum also hosts events July to August such as Rock the Farm Farmers’ Markets Wednesdays 4-8 p.m. with free Music Concerts 6-8 p.m. Its Fall Fair is held mid-September. The museum opens daily 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. during July and August and off-season by appointment. The Sudbury Memories project
Grotto of Lourdes Shrine is located on Frederick Street off Van Horne Street just east of the downtown core. This religious memorial was built by a French nobleman out of gratitude for having his prayer answered. The site overlooks Ramsey Lake with paths among sculptures of the Stations of the Cross, scenic views and splendid flower gardens. Recent additions to the park include the Sudbury Labyrinth of monuments to a variety of faiths.
Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge is located on a 4-square mile island, located on the North and Main Channels of the French River. This is where you will have access to some of the prime fishing waters for walleye, bass, northern pike and musky, all of which may be caught within sight of our resort. From the lodge there are at least 200 miles of shoreline available without a portage. Our Full American Plan Package includes all meals, boat, motor with all required boat equipment, unlimited gas, ice, live bait and services such as daily maid and dock service as well as fish cleaning, packaging and freezing. All 15 fully serviced private log cabins have been arranged to give the best
The French River Trading Post, located on Highway 69 at the French River, has become a family tradition for over 60 years. A treasure trove of Canadiana souvenirs, the Trading Post has an amazing choice of giftware, moccasins, clothing for the entire family, fishing tackle, camping supplies and French River Provincial Park maps. Don't forget our WORLD FAMOUS fudge! The Hungry Bear Restaurant offers up a full breakfast menu including blueberry pancakes, eggs cooked to your liking, and fresh muffins baked daily. Lunch and dinner include our famous char-broiled burgers, chicken fingers, fish burgers, soups and our full salad bar, steaks, and fish and chips. Stop by the Ice
We offer clean, comfortable, modern housekeeping cottages from one to three bedrooms, all having a view of the river. All cottages have electric heat and wood stove, hot and cold running water and bathrooms. Each one is equipped with refrigerator, range, bedding, dishes and cutlery, pans, dish towels and satellite T.V. Bath towels are not included. For your convenience, we have in store groceries, tackle, baits and souvenirs. There is a fish cleaning house and freezing facilities for your catch, daily mail delivery, public phone and gas and oil for your boats. Laundromat, restaurant and bar are located near by. Swimming, waterskiing, canoeing, hiking, sightseeing, horseshoes and games
Killarney Mountain Lodge is a rustic resort located on the shore of northern Georgian Bay. You’ll feel at home the moment you enter, with a welcoming long-serving staff, a log burning fireplace and knotty pine décor. Situated in Killarney, Ontario, our Lodge offers a casual dining room restaurant featuring tasty, local Canadian foods, complimented by a selection of many fine wines. Unwind in one of our cozy chalets, cabins, lodge rooms or suites with old-fashioned duvet covered beds. Complimentary wireless Internet and parking is available throughout the lodge. Amenities include water sports facilities, a shared lounge, tennis court and a games room. An array of
A.Y. Jackson, a founding member of the famous Group of Seven Canadian artists, painted the scene of High Falls entitled "Spring on the Onaping River" in 1953. The scenic lookout and many other vantage points from a bridge and trails around the falls can be visited from the Onaping Falls pavilion and picnic area. Interpretive signs, rock exhibits and mining equipment relics describe the singular geology of the region that was shaped by a massive meteorite impact 1.8 billion years ago. The lookout is fully accessible, but the other trails are quite steep and rough in places.
The Municipality of Killarney stretches from Baie Fine and Frazer Bay in the west to the French, Pickerel and Key Rivers in the east. Its boundaries are included within the districts of Manitoulin, Sudbury and Parry Sound and its 1,578 square kilometres encompass a large area of natural forests, wetlands, mountains, lakes, bays and rivers. For those who love the rugged wilderness, sport fishing, camping, kayaking and other outdoor activities, the place to be is anywhere in the Municipality of Killarney. The Township of Rutherford and George Island was incorporated in 1929. The Municipality of Killarney came into existence on January 1, 1999, when the Township of
For a relaxing family setting amongst nature's majesty, come and join us at Fish Tale Cabins & Campground! Located on Wolseley River close to where it flows into the beautiful French River with its miles of scenic water, unpopulated shorelines and excellent fishing. Boat rentals and docking on site. Our housekeeping cabins feature fridge and stove, cooking & eating utensils, 3-piece bathroom, gas BBQ, fire pit and picnic table. Log cabins range in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Private Trailer & RV sites with beautiful pine trees and rock outcroppings are equipped with hydro, water and sewage hookup. Seasonal rates are available. Camping sites are located in quiet and private
We are a short drive away, only 4 hours North of Toronto or 3.5 hours East of Sault Ste. Marie. A 30 to 40-minute flight in the reliable bush plane, a DeHavilland Beaver will land you at one of 14 different lakes. Enjoy nature at its finest, the best of fly-in sport fishing, hunting, relaxation and tranquility surrounded by pristine wilderness. Stay in your own private cabin fully equipped with bunk beds and kitchen; outhouse facilities and sauna bath houses are in each camp. We pride ourselves on providing comfort, warmth and cleanliness as well as well maintained boats, motors and canoes. Outboard motor gas and firewood are supplied. Let us know your preference and we
Countryside Motor Inn & Restaurant welcomes visitors to French River country with tidy accommodations, tasty dining and friendly hospitality! Spacious rooms in quiet surroundings ensure a good night's rest. Enjoy our daily lunch and dinner specials, take out food as well as our famous, Thursday night All-U-Can-Eat Haddock fish dinners. We also serve Sunday breakfast and can accommodate groups of up to 80 persons. We have plenty of free parking for larger vehicles and trailers.
The Red Dog Grill & Restaurant is located in Whitefish Falls between Espanola and Manitoulin Island on Highway 6. The restaurant is open year round. During the summer months (July & August) we are open Tuesday to Sunday. The other 10 months of the year, we are open Thursday to Sunday. We have daily lunch and dinner specials. Our most popular night is Thursday night wing special. We specialize in homemade burgers, homemade lasagna, perch and fresh cut fries. We have 4 resorts situated in the village as well as access to The Bay of Islands and The North Channel. The first week of July, Whitefish Falls hosts The La Cloche Art Show which showcases many of local artists.
An Inaugural Tourism Federation of Ontario's Innovation Award Winner, nominated by Attractions Ontario in 2003. This mini-golf is said to be best in the world, featuring seven unique courses, a total of 63 holes with dinosaur and dragon exhibits, both realistic and fantastic. Visitors walk through a 22 by 18-foot steel dragon skull to enter the park. Exquisite metal sculptures of dinosaurs and dragons preside over holes fashioned from angular and curved steel rails, ensuring unpredictable surprises that will make you laugh and have lots of fun. Play any combination you like to ensure a unique experience every time you visit. All Accepted Methods of Payment: Cash, Visa, Master card, Amex,
Stay at Espanola's NEWEST accommodations, conveniently located at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway 17 and Highway 6. Service centre and Tim Hortons are directly across the road. Our newly constructed motel features queen size bedrooms with extra pull-out bed, air conditioning, coffeemaker, fridge, microwave, stereo, WiFi internet, phone, cable TV and hairdryer. All rooms are fully level accessible and guests have use of a gas barbecue, laundry and iron/board for their convenience. A huge parking lot can accommodate any sizes of vehicles and trailers. We are eager to make your stay pleasant and comfortable!
Beautiful, unspoiled – yet accessible, the French River Provincial Waterway Park is best described as a 105-km. long series of island dotted lakes, connected by falls and rapids. Look over your shoulder as you portage around a rapid – you may sense the spirits of past French Canadian voyageurs traversing this first water highway to the west. Such a place is Recollet Falls, which may be reached by a 1.5-km. trail from the Park Visitor Centre at Hwy 69. The falls has a nice picnic spot with an impressive view on the edge of the thunderous cataract. Other rapids like Devil’s Door and Sturgeon Chutes are infamous. Boaters will find the French River to be a navigable paradise.
Outdoor recreation is our business. Summer or winter, we invite you to explore the natural beauty of our area. Set in the rugged beauty of the La Cloche Mountain range, Lang Lake Resort has been offering quality vacations for more than 50 years. With an emphasis on service and hospitality, our goal is to ensure an enjoyable and memorable vacation. Fish our main lake system for Lake trout, Walleye, Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, and Largemouth bass. For the more adventurous fisherman, our resort offers quiet back-lake retreats, where Northern pike and Largemouth bass never seem to stop biting. We have many activities such as hiking, swimming and snorkeling in the sparkling-clean water of
The ‘Northern Lights Folk Festival’ was first held in Bell Park in 1972. It was a free one-day music festival on one stage; needless to say it has grown exponentially since. It remains Canada’s longest continually running outdoor music festival, holding its 45th edition in 2016. Taking place on the picturesque shores of Lake Ramsey in Bell Park in the heart of Sudbury, NLFB has presented a multitude of acclaimed artists in the past including: Serena Ryder, Stan Rogers, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Ste. Marie, Colin James, Joel Plaskett, Leahy, Hawksley Workman, Daniel Lanois, Tokyo Police Club, Jeff Healey, a young Eileen ‘Shania’ Twain, and many more. Northern
The Beausejour Inn and Restaurant is a rustic country inn set in northern Ontario among the beauty of backcountry wilderness. Owners Wendy and Bob Lacombe along with their dedicated staff will greet you as you enjoy the many amenities offered at this cozy establishment. The restaurant is fully equipped with a licensed bar and dining room that can entertain any large function or gathering. Our focus for quality food has always been a priority. Our staff is committed to assist in making your dining experience a memorable occasion. Specialized menus can be made to accommodate your special event. With daily specials and good old home cooking, you can be certain that there is something for
Dynamic Earth inspires people of all ages to engage with the science in the world around them. The science centre's fun and friendly approach to science education is led by Bluecoats - real scientists and science communicators who make interacting with the exhibits even more informative and fun. NEW! Dynamic Earth Outdoor Science Park A new outdoor science park and exploration trail system features earth science and mining themed exhibits. Large-scale exhibits include a crawl-through cave, musical instruments made of natural materials, and real mining equipment with interactive components. RENEWED! Vale Chasm & Underground Tour Discover a renewed underground experience that uses a
Escape to privacy and comfort at Presqu'ile Cottages on the beautiful French River! We offer year round cottages and community boat rentals. Enjoy fishing, boating, sight-seeing, hiking, camping, canoeing, a safe sandy beach and much more! Follow us on Facebook Guided, wilderness ATV Tours are also available on site.
We're located in the Bay of Islands on the north shore of Lake Huron. Besides a warm and friendly atmosphere, the Bay of Islands is home to year round fishing and some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire world. If you are an outdoors person or you enjoy some good old family fun, Hilly Acres has it all. Whitefish Falls is the home of trophy size Musky, Pickerel, Pike, Bass and Lake Trout. We offer clean and cozy, recently renovated, housekeeping cottages fully furnished with kitchens and modern facilities. All cottages have a 3-piece bath. All linens and towels supplied. All trailer sites are on fully serviced (30 amp) lots. Shower House Laundromat Good, Clean Family Oriented
Lexington Hotel is centrally located in Sudbury’s downtown core. We are a short driving distance to many of Sudbury’s attractions including Science North, Dynamic Earth, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Sudbury Arena, Hospitals and more. We have a very large parking area that can accommodate trailer and RV overnight parking with vehicle plug-ins. Stay connected with our complimentary wireless Internet access in all guest rooms and public areas. Begin each morning with our complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. Our on-site restaurant, Brady’s, also serves lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends. Maintain your fitness routine at our on-site fitness centre. Allow us to
Where friends and family meet...memories are made. French River Resorts Association members offer accommodations in resorts, wilderness lodges, housekeeping cottages, cabins, trailer parks, and campgrounds. Enjoy the French River Provincial Park, outdoor and Eco-tourism, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, bird watching, star gazing, outdoor photography, biking, ATV motor sports, and golfing nearby. Experience fine dining with American Plan Lodges or prepare your own meals at cottage resorts. French River area is a paradise for outdoor adventures year round. For personalized holiday plans, contact the following association
Three geological zones merge near Whitefish Falls, so rock collectors can find interesting samples there. A lovely picnic area and museum are located at Stanley White Park next to the pool below scenic Whitefish Falls. With direct access onto the Bay of Islands and the North Channel, boating, swimming and fishing are superb. Bass, pickerel, pike and muskellunge abound in these waters and resort operators can give their guests true wilderness experiences in unspoiled surroundings. For a gorgeous view of the landscape, take the Willisville Road off Hwy 6. Bright, quartz mountains gleam against dark pines and hardwoods that somehow cling to naked rock without soil. Glacier-scoured hills and
Espanola has an interesting history that dates back to the establishment of Spanish colonies in America. Apparently local Ojibwe traded with southern tribes and returned with a Spanish woman who had been abducted. She must have taught others to speak her language because French voyageurs that first entered the region were amazed to hear some natives speaking Spanish. Thus the Spanish River was named after this remarkable woman. Espanola offers visitor services such as the Recreation Complex, golf, motels, restaurants and shopping. Campsites and resorts provide retreats amongst breathtaking scenery and all of the lakes are crystal clear and clean. Lang Lake lies between Whitefish Falls and
The City of Greater Sudbury is the largest urban centre in Northern Ontario. It claims 330 lakes within its boundaries and has one of the highest percentages of parkland in Canada. Jane Goodall Reclamation Trail forms a loop at the Coniston information kiosk on Hwy 17. Lake Laurentian Conservation Area features 2,600 acres of green space with self-guided nature trails and picnic sites, located on South Bay Rd off Ramsey Lake Rd. Lily Creek Park, on Paris St., has a marsh boardwalk across the road from the Jim Gordon Boardwalk that links Science North with Bell Park beach. The Ramsey Lake Circle Trail runs around the lake. The Sudbury Mining Heritage Sculpture is a spectacular, 15-foot
Killarney Provincial Park, the jewel of Ontario's wilderness parks, is accessible via Hwy 637, Hwy 6 at Charlton Lake near Willisville or Lake Panache via Road 10. The stunning La Cloche Mountains contain lakes that are famous for their azure colour and clarity. Some are so lucid that their bottoms can be seen many fathoms below. Hiking trails provide access to interior lakes and ethereal, quartz ridges with panoramic vistas from the Silhouette Trail and Silver Peak, the highest point in the park. Backcountry campsites are limited and must be reserved in advance. Paddlers entering the park can obtain rental canoes, kayaks and camping gear from outfitters along Hwy 637. George Lake
Since the famous explorers Champlain and Brûlé traveled through the New World in 1615, European settlers have mingled with Aboriginal people to form long-term relationships in the French River area. Ojibwe, Métis, French and English settlements were established in the region long before Canada became a nation. This has enabled communities of the French River to develop a mixture of traditions and languages that lend a colourful character to a region steeped in legends and romance. One can receive greetings of “Bozhoo”, “Bonjour” or “Goo’day” from local residents. The hospitality of local resorts is also legendary and many offer