MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: GREATER SUDBURY
Greater Sudbury is a city nestled in the heart of Northeastern Ontario, at the hub of Canada’s two most important highways and serves as the regional capital. Offering a unique mix of urban amenities and natural surroundings, Greater Sudbury is one of the largest municipalities by area; an urban jewel set in the natural beauty of 330 lakes and Boréal forest of the Canadian Shield. The city boasts two world-renowned science centres and hundreds of kilometres of walking, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling trails set against the breathtaking backdrop of a unique northern landscape.
A Four-Season Sports Destination
Sudbury is a four-season destination, offering a fine selection of recreational and competitive facilities, including arenas, outdoor sports fields, curling clubs, public golf courses, gymnasiums and sport complexes suitable for hosting provincial, national and international championships.
It’s no surprise that Sudbury has welcomed visitors from coast-to-coast to a region that has been highlighted time and time again for its hospitality. Sudbury can boast a tremendous track record of sport event hosting, ranging from World Championships through to countless playdowns at both the provincial and national level, and on to the more regional tournaments that continue to be part of the Sudbury sport calendar, each and every year.
Whether we are talking winter mainstays such as curling (Brier – 1953 & 1983; Scotties Tournament of Hearts – 2001, Canadian Mixed Doubles & U Sports/CCAA Curling Championships in 2022), hockey (Memorial Cup – 1978; Telus Cup – 2018; Esso Cup – 2019) and a steady stream of nordic ski competitions, or summer mainstays like baseball (Canadian Baseball Championships – 1983) and multi-sport events (Ontario Summer Games – 2010), there is little that Sudbury cannot do.
Sudbury has 14 arenas, including two dual pads and one Olympic size, 6 curling rinks and hundreds of kilometers of cross-country skiing trails for both classic cross-country skiing and skate skiing. We would also be remiss if we didn’t mention home to the Sudbury Wolves OHL team.
When summer sports hit, baseball is a favourite pastime with over 26 baseball / softball diamonds across the city, including James Jerome and Terry Fox Sports Complex. There are also 23 mixed fields set across the city, and two of the largest city-contained lakes in the world within the city that are perfect for outdoor watersports, particularly paddling and kayaking.
Sudbury is home to over 1,800 guestrooms including major brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Radisson and Choice Hotels and has seen over $15 million in recent hotel upgrades. Equally important as a good night’s sleep is excellent food choices. The region’s cultural diversity is reflected in hundreds of dining options – from Italian and Mediterranean cuisine to Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Indian and more.
Event Support Opportunities
Sudbury recognizes the importance events play in showcasing our community while contributing to our local economy and quality of life. Funding support is available to organizers, which will attract visitors to our community. Details on our Tourism Event Support Program and Tourism Development Fund – Major Event Hosting can be found online or you can contact our Major Events Development Officer.
The City of Greater Sudbury is your first point of contact for your sport hosting. Every step of the way, our knowledgeable and friendly team is committed to the success of your event.