Sudbury is known as the Nickel City because of its nickel and copper mines. Sudbury Region lays claim to the largest integrated mining complex in the world. Yet, the Region of Sudbury was recently cited by the United Nations for its land reclamation program. As well, it has won several international, national and provincial awards for its successful environmental initiatives. Over the past two decades, more than 6 million trees have been planted under the Sudbury Regional Land Reclamation Program!
Weather records show that Sudbury is one of the sunniest areas in Ontario. Air pollution levels are much lower in Sudbury than some of the urban centres of Southern Ontario. The City of Greater Sudbury has more than 200 lakes within its boundaries. There are five provincial parks within 60 miles (100 km) of the Sudbury Area.
South of Sudbury, Manitoulin Island is located in Lake Huron. The largest freshwater island in the world, it is one of the most unique scenic regions of Ontario. Visit beautiful Manitoulin Island, where Native life and legend meld with European history to provide an unforgettable holiday experience. It's here you catch the ferry, Chi-Cheemaun, to Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula. Ferry Schedule