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Updated: List of local March Break activities shrinks in light of social distancing

Matrix VR and shopping malls remain open at this time

Updated March 17, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

To help minimize the spread of COVID-19, health officials are advising residents to exercise social distancing and avoid gatherings of 50 people or more.

In light of recent events, many attractions in Greater Sudbury are now closed. 

We have updated this list to reflect those closures.


In the wake of the Ontario government's decision to extend the March Break by two weeks as a response to COVID-19, parents and guardians may be asking themselves "What am I going to do with these kids for three weeks?" 

Several community events have been cancelled but has compiled a list of local attractions that plan to remain open. These attractions assured that they are taking precautions by implementing additional measures to ensure the safety of the public and their staff.

That said, the public is reminded to do their part by following these steps to prevent the spread of illnesses:  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Stay home when you are ill.

Please be advised that the following could adjust their schedule without notice. Residents are advised to call ahead. 

Click here for list of sliding hills in Greater Sudbury. Note: The City of Greater Sudbury does not staff or maintain sliding hills. Residents use hills located on City of Greater p.m.ury property as unofficial sliding hills.  Use caution when enjoying these hills and make sure that children are supervised by an adult at all times.

Take a hike!
Rainbow Routes offers more than 100 kilometers of trails which connect different parts of Greater Sudbury. Click here to view maps. 

Rainbow Mall
At this time, the Rainbow Mall remains open to the public. As with all other large facilities and office environments, they have increased the focus of cleaning services and particularly disinfecting high touch areas.

New Sudbury Shopping Centre
The shopping centre remains open at this time, however, some retailers may be operating on reduced hours. Please call ahead. 

Other family attractions:

The Matrix VR
Experience virtual reality, games, movies and simulators. 
767 Barrydowne Rd., Unit 202, Sudbury, Ontario
By appointment only. Phone 705-561-2602 to book.

Gova Transit is still running at this time with additional cleaning and disinfection of all buses with a focus on touch and grab points, such as buttons, railings, handles and straps.

Visit for the most credible, local information about COVID-19, including how to prevent spread, how to monitor your health, and what to do if you think you are sick. 

For additional information, call Public Health at 705-522-9200 (toll-free 1-866-522-9200). Call volumes may be higher than normal, however, residents can leave a voicemail and a Public Health staff member will return their call.