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Greater Sudbury Area

The City of Greater Sudbury is located on the western shore of Ramsey Lake, about 60 km north of Georgian Bay. It is mostly famous for the Sudbury Basin and for being the mining capital of Canada and North America (it has nine operating mines, two mills, two smelters, and a nickel refinery).

The City of Greater Sudbury is comprised of several former towns and villages that were amalgamated into one city in 2001. The largest and most well-known of these is Sudbury, the location of the main urban core. Other notable communities include Capreol, Nickel Centre, Onaping Falls, Rayside-Balfour, Valley East and Walden,  as well as several unincorporated townships Fraleck, Parkin, Aylmer, Mackelcan, Rathbun, Scadding, Dryden, Cleland and Dill.

The City of Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Northern Ontario by population, with a population of 166,004. Sudbury has an excellent selection of modern and period properties within easy reach of the town centre as well as a wide range of high street and independent stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

As the judicial seat for the District of Sudbury, the City of Greater Sudbury serves as an important legal center for Northern Ontario. In addition to its many mines and other businesses, the city is also home to a number of universities and colleges, making it a great place to live and work.

Sudbury

Sudbury has an excellent selection of modern and period properties within easy reach of the town centre as well as a wide range of high street and independent stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

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Capreol

Capreol is a town of 3,600 people located 30 minutes from downtown Sudbury. It's an attractive and enjoyable place to live with lots going on in the community!

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Nickel Centre

The Town of Nickel Centre is a large area with five distinct settlements each having their own rich history and development.

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Onaping Falls

Onaping Falls is a breathtaking amalgamation of three local communities: Dowling, Onaping and Levack. It's located 11 km from downtown Onantging along Highway 144!

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Rayside-Balfour

The picturesque community of Rayside-Balfour is located on the shores of Whitewater Lake, except for its most western portion.

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Valley East

Valley East is a vibrant, growing community that offers residents a unique blend of urban and rural living.

Walden

Walden is a beautiful, rural community. It's known for its charming country setting and friendly residents!

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FAQs About Greater Sudbury

Greater Sudbury is known for being the mining capital of Canada and North America. It is also known for the Sudbury Basin, a large impact crater caused by a meteorite.
Yes! Sudbury is a great place to live. It has an excellent selection of modern and period properties within easy reach of the town centre, as well as a wide range of high street and independent stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
There are plenty of things to do in Greater Sudbury! You can explore the many mines and other businesses in the city, visit the Sudbury Basin, or take advantage of the city’s universities and colleges. You can also enjoy the great outdoors by hiking, biking, or swimming in one of the many lakes in the area.
Yes. Sudbury, Ontario is the second most affordable city in all of Canada with an average housing price that ranks below only Thunder Bay. It’s easy to see why Sudbury has seen such rapid growth and development as its population continues expanding at a record-breaking pace!