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40+ things to do in Greater Sudbury this Family Day weekend

Activities the whole family can enjoy

Mayor Brian Bigger is encouraging everyone in Greater Sudbury to make the most out of the Family Day Weekend and take the time to explore our city and take advantage of everything it has to offer. 

“We are so fortunate to live in a city where residents and visitors get to enjoy all four seasons with so many options available to take advantage of right here at our fingertips in Greater Sudbury,” Mayor Bigger said.

“We’ve got trails for hiking, skiing and fat-biking and we’ve got rinks, ovals and Ramsey Lake for skating with the family and we’ve also got great local places to shop, eat and enjoy a hot drink at." compiled a list of activities, both indoors and out, that the entire family can enjoy this weekend.

Fishing for a Cure "In Memory of Noah"

Feb. 15, 2020
Prizes, pre-drilled holes, free bait. Snowmobile show, bbq, r/c race track and music. All proceeds will go to Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer.
Ramsey Lake, Sudbury, Ontario
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Whitewater Lake Winter Pike Derby

Feb. 15, 2020
$20 per person.
535 Laurier St., Azilda, Ontario
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friend's of Killarney Park Winter Weekend

Feb. 15-16, 2020
Fun for all ages. Guided snowshoe hike and kid activities.
Killarney Mountain Lodge
3 Commissioner St., Killarney, Ontario
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Feb. 15, 2020
Pancakes, sausages and coffee. Costs $6. Proceeds support non-profit ski club.
Capreol Cross Country Ski Club
99 Lakeshore, Capreol, Ontario
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb. 14-17, 2020
Volunteers from around the world count birds they see for at least a 15 minute period and enter their checklists on the GBBC website.
Click here for more information.

Teaching Game Making for Kids

Feb. 15, 2020
Kids learning code. Pay what you can. Ages 6-8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., ages 9-12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to register.
Cambrian College
1400 Barrydowne Rd., Sudbury, Ontario

Weekend Fun at Wagonwheel Ranch

Feb. 15-17, 2020
Horse drawn sleigh rides with daily departures at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
2200 Kenneth Dr., Sudbury, Ontario

Mini Pop Kids Live 

Feb. 15, 2020
Fraser Auditorium
935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Annie the Musical

Feb. 15-16, 2020
Theatre Cambrian is proud to bring Annie to the Sudbury Theatre Centre.
170 Shaughnessy St., Sudbury, Ontario
Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets available online here or by phoning 705-674-8381 ext. 21.

Hypothermic Half Marathon

Feb. 16, 2020
Half marathon, 10 km, 5 km run/walk.
Running Room Sudbury
1984 Regent St., Sudbury, Ontario
9 a.m. race time

Little-Souls: Child Wellness, Yoga and Mindfulness

Feb. 16, 2020
Hosted by Autism Ontario - Sudbury and District Chamber
You and your child will learn different breath techniques and games to play to encourage self-regulation, as well as to enjoy the benefit of yoga movement together.
2153 Armstrong St., Sudbury, Ontario
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lonsdale Winter Carnival

Feb. 16, 2020
Carnival games, skating to music, face painting, bake sale, bouncy castle, hot food. $5 entry fee. 
811 Lonsdale Ave., Sudbury, Ontario
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends and family ice fishing day

Feb. 16, 2020
Learn proper catch and release techniques, make your own fishing rod from a stick. No fishing licenses or pre-registration required.
Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
2309 South Bay Rd., Sudbury, Ontario
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mom Daughter Snowshoe/Yoga

Feb. 16, 2020
A guided snowshoe through the forest and fun yoga session inside. Reserved for moms and daughters. Costs $20.
Phone to reserve your spot at 705-561-1140.
Rustic Yoga and Fitness Studio
2516 Old Hwy 69, Val Caron, Ontario
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Daytona Big Screen Viewing Party

Feb. 16, 2020
Watch the Daytona 500 on a 120" big screen. Give aways, prizes and pizza available for purchase.
Lockerby Legion Branch 564
2200 Long Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario
2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Family Day Fun at the YMCA

Feb. 17, 2020
Swimming, crafts, obstacle course, bouncy castle, water volleyball, pizz and bake sale.
YMCA Sudbury
140 Durham St., Sudbury, Ontario
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Family Day BBQ 

Feb. 17, 2020
Capreol Cross Country Ski Club
99 Lakeshore St., Capreol, Ontario
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Ski and Snowshoe Day at BioSki Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Club

Feb. 17, 2020
2420 South Bay Road, Sudbury, Ontario
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Fun Day at Centennial Arena

Feb. 17, 2020
Kids crafts, games, bouncy castles, skating, magic show, bonfire, hot dogs and marshmallows.
Centennial Arena
4333 Centennial Dr., Sudbury, Ontario
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bowling Fundraiser for classrooms in Rwanda

Feb. 17, 2020
Chico's Bowl and Sports Lounge
4441 Chenier St., Hanmer, Ontario
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Day at DIY Craftery

Feb. 17, 2020
Make glossy slime and bath bombs. Limited spots are available. Click here to reserve.
DIY Craftery & Lounge
43 Elm St., Sudbury, Ontario
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wood Sign Make & Take in Coniston

Feb. 17, 2020
Limited spots are available. Click here to reserve.
The Colonial Inn
28 Cedar St, Coniston, Ontario
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Magic Show at Vinny's in Chelmsford

Feb. 17, 2020
Watch the Amazing Rene perform. No charge to watch with purchase of a meal.
Cousin Vinny's Restaurant & Bar
4764 Regional Rd 15, Chelmsford, Ontario
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.



Family Day Swimming Prices:
Adult: $ 2.80
Student/Child /Senior: $ 2.50
Family (maximum of 6 people): $ 6.75

Family Day Pool Schedules:

Gatchell Pool
Family swim: 10 a.m. to noon

Onaping Pool    
Family swim: 1:30 to 2:55 p.m.
Public swim: 3 to 4:25 p.m. 

Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre Pool    
Family swim 1 to 2:25 p.m.
Public swim 2:30 to 3:55 p.m.

Nickel District Pool    
Family swim: 1 to 2:25 p.m.
Family swim: 2:30 to 3:55 p.m.

R.G Dow Pool    
Family swim: 2 to 3:55 p.m.

Free Skating (indoor and outdoor)


Weather permitting, the Ramsey Lake Skate Path, Queen's Athletic Skating Oval and local neighbourhood outdoor rinks are open for outdoor recreation at no charge. Click here to check ice conditions.

Cambrian Arena
3:30 to 5 p.m.

Capreol Arena
3:45 to 5:15 p.m. (sponsored by the Capreol Lion’s Club)

Centennial Arena
2 to 3:30 p.m.

Chelmsford Arena    
3:30 to 5 p.m.

Dr. Edgar Leclair Community Centre
2 to 3:30 p.m.

Garson Arena
2:30 to 4 p.m.

Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex
3 to 4:30 p.m.

I.J. Coady Memorial Arena
4 to 5:30 p.m.

McClelland Arena
3:30 to 5 p.m.

Raymond Plourde Arena
3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sudbury Arena
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(10:30 a.m. to noon sponsored by Paul Lefebvre MP and noon to 1:30 p.m. sponsored by RBC)

Skiing and Snowboarding

Adanac Ski Hill 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Day Prices:

Junior Half Day
$ 10.25

Junior Full Day
$ 15.50

Student / Senior Half Day
$ 11.50

Student / Senior Full Day
$ 16.50

Adult Half Day
$ 15.50

Adult Full Day
$ 18.50

Lively Ski Hill
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Day Prices:

Junior/Senior Full Day
$ 6.25

Adult Full Day
$ 7.25



The City of Greater Sudbury does not staff or maintain sliding hills. Residents use hills located on City of Greater Sudbury property as unofficial sliding hills. 

Use caution when enjoying these hills and make sure that children are supervised by an adult at all times.

Read about toboggan safety here.

Unofficial sliding hills located on City of Greater Sudbury property include:

Antwerp Playground 
Location: 459 Antwerp Street, Sudbury, Ontario

Bell Park 
•    Elizabeth Street sliding hill. Entrance on Elizabeth Street, Ontario
•    Grace Hartman Amphitheatre sliding hill. Entrance on Paris Street (near intersection of Paris and York streets).

Capreol Sliding Hill
Location of former ski hill. Entrance on Lakeshore Street, Capreol, Ontario

Centennial Arena
4333 Centennial Drive, Hanmer, Ontario

Delki Dozzi Playground 
3 Mary Street, Sudbury, Ontario

Dorsett Sliding Hill
Corner of Bancroft and Nottingham, Sudbury, Ontario

Falconbridge Community Centre 
63 Edison Road, Falconbridge, Ontario

Ridgecrest Playground 
1437 Roy Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario

Robinson Playground
215 Cranbrook Crescent, Sudbury, Ontario

Toe Blake Arena
1 Government Road, Coniston, Ontario

Valley Stream Playground 
Embassy Street, Sudbury, Ontario

Westmount Playground 
109 Kipling Court, Sudbury, Ontario

Whitewater Lake Park  
535 Laurier Street, Azilda, Ontario

Other local 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.

ARC Climbing
1981 Old Burwash Rd., Sudbury, Ontario

KUPP Centre Indoor Playground
1965 Lasalle Blvd., Sudbury, Ontario

Northern Exotics
Indoor zoo and pet store
517 Kathleen St, Sudbury, Ontario

Urban Air Adventure Park
066 Barrydowne Rd., Sudbury, Ontario

Escape Artists Game & Outfitters
615 Kathleen Street, Sudbury, Ontario
By appointment only. Phone 705-222-9933 to book.

Puzzled Escape Rooms
By appointment only. Phone 705-885-9854 to book.

Beneath the Surface Escape Room at Scrabbalatte
66 Elm Street, Sudbury, Ontario
By appointment only. Click here to book.

Plaza Bowl
1799 Garden Street, Sudbury, Ontario
Phone for openings, 705-566-0201

Whitewater Lanes
420 Notre Dame St E, Azilda, Ontario
Phone for openings, 705-983-4775

Chico's Bowl & Sports Lounge
4441 Chenier St, Hanmer, Ontario
Phone for openings, 705-969-6386

Garson Bowl
3060 Falconbridge Hwy, Garson, Ontario 
Phone for openings, 705-693-2500

Kivi Park
4472 Long Lake Rd., Sudbury, Ontario
Click here for day pass pricing.

Science North
100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario

Dynamic Earth
122 Big Nickel Mine Dr., Sudbury, Ontario

Imagine Cinemas Downtown Movie Lounge
40 Elm St., Sudbury, Ontario
Showtimes available here.

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
355 Barrydowne Rd., Sudbury,
Showtimes available here.

100 Ramsey Lake Rd., Sudbury, Ontario
Showtimes availabe here.