Conservation Areas and Trails

COVID-19 Update – October 1, 2021

Play fields continue to be used for outdoor sports and games, with some restrictions. The number of spectators must not exceed 75 per cent of the usual capacity.

Permit holders are responsible for monitoring spectators, performing contract tracing of attendees and having an approved safety/return to play plan. For more information about booking, please contact 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (

Conservation Areas and Trails

Greater Sudbury is a nature-lovers paradise year-round. Explore the conservation area and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Canadian Shield and our boreal forests.

If you are looking for adventure, amazing scenery and a good workout check out our many hiking and cross-country ski trails. There are multiple trails in throughout the community for all levels of ability. 

Check out the Rainbow Routes website for more information on hiking trails, trail maps, and guided hikes. Most recreational trails are maintained from May 1 to October 31.

You can also pick up trail maps at Citizen Service Centres, Greater Sudbury Public Library branches, local sports stores and tourism brochure racks throughout the city.