But Sudbury will surprise. Surprise you by its history, surprise you by its vibrancy, surprise you with its outdoor lifestyle and welcome you with an open heart. Its location along a main transportation corridor makes it an ideal place to include in an RV road trip, with many campgrounds located inside city boundaries.
Nickel was discovered here in the late 1800s when the Canadian Pacific Railway began construction of the railway. This brought the first waves of European settlers to the area and a mining boom began. Today this mining heritage is celebrated at Dynamic Earth, where visitors can walk in the footsteps of Sudbury's miners on an underground tour. This is also home to the Big Nickel, a 30 foot replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel symbolizing the wealth that Sudbury has contributed to the Canadian economy. It's the largest coin in the world and worthy of a photograph.
Science buffs are well catered for in Sudbury with Science North being the major attraction. The centre also includes an IMAX theatre, a planetarium and children's educational play areas.