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Greater Sudbury Airport
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Greater Sudbury Airport
Your journey begins with us. Avoid the hassles of the highway and travel worry-free with the Greater Sudbury Airport. Check here for arrivals, departures, traveller information and more!
Your Local Library
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Your Local Library
Greater Sudbury Public Library is proud to offer a wide range of bilingual services and collections which meet the information and leisure needs of all ages.
Heritage Museums
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Heritage Museums
Discover our rich past. Explore four local museums through digital imaging, audio and video. The site also features the INCO Triangle Digital Archives.
Invest Sudbury
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Invest Sudbury
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation is the engine for local economic development. Explore initiatives to attract, develop and retain business in our city.
Sudbury Tourism
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Sudbury Tourism
Greater Sudbury is a place for adventure. Choose from world-renowned attractions, urban comforts and outdoor getaways. Packages are available.
Regional Business Centre
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Regional Business Centre
Let us help you find what you need to succeed. Our not-for-profit organization provides information and resources to fund, launch and grow your business, free of charge.

Greater Sudbury

City of Lakes

Beautiful Greater Sudbury Lake

With a geographic area of 3,627 square kilometers, the City of Greater Sudbury is the largest municipality in Ontario based on land mass. Home to 330 lakes, Greater Sudbury is locally known as the City of Lakes and contains more lakes than any other municipality in Canada.

Lake Facts

  • 330 lakes over 10 hectares in size are within city limits.
  • 112 lakes over 100 hectares in size.
  • 16.5% (or 601 square kilometers) of the City's total surface area is covered by water.
  • 12.2% of the City consists of lakes rivers and creeks.
  • 4.3% of the City consists of wetlands.
  • Lake Wanapitei is the largest city-contained lake in the world at 13,257 hectares, which represents 1/3 of the total lake area.
  • There are currently 28 lake stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury.
  • In 2009, approximately 7,000 people or 4% of the population lived on a lake.
  • City of Greater Sudbury is divided into two main watersheds: the French River Watershed (to the east) drains the Wanapitei River, French River and flows into Georgian Bay and the Spanish River Watershed (to the west) drains the Vermilion River, Spanish River and flows into Lake Huron.
  • Within these two watersheds there are 25 sub-watershed units.