|Popular in||October||High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop|
|Average price||£604||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Sudbury along with the rest of Canada. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people travelling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate family members, diplomats, airline crews, and travellers arriving from the United States who are travelling for non-discretionary or non-optional purposes may still enter Canada. Seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers, temporary foreign workers, international students with valid study permits or approvals for study permits valid from at least 18 March 2020, and permanent resident applicants who received approval before 18 March 2020 who had not yet travelled to Canada, may still enter the country. Other people with special dispensation to enter Canada include French citizens who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, people registered under the Indian Act, visa-exempt refugees and their immediate families, and those with special authorisation from the Canadian government. Travellers who exhibit symptoms will be prohibited from boarding planes that are destined for Canada. If they exhibit symptoms on arrival they will be referred to the Canadian Public Health Agency. Travellers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to medical reasons related to COVID-19 may not enter the country. Travellers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival at their final destination in Canada. Travellers who disembarked from a cruise ship with a known COVID-19 outbreak like the ‘Diamond Princess’ will be required to remain in quarantine for 14 days at a location determined by the Chief Public Health Officer.. If you are looking to book a trip to Sudbury and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
Located in northern Ontario, Sudbury is a multi-cultural, welcoming city where lovers of outdoor sports, fine food and beautiful scenery will feel completely at home.
The city itself is appealing, but just outside the town, visitors can find wilderness retreats, hiking trails and fishing lakes aplenty. Bunker down at sites like Kukagami or clamber up to the stunning views of the A.Y. Jackson Scenic Look-out, and try your luck at Ramsey Lake – where bass, perch and pike will all be biting.
Sudbury is also a major cultural centre. Listen to live folk music beneath the Northern Lights in July, catch the latest films at the city’s annual Cinefest and see the best in new Canadian playwriting talent at the town’s Theatre Centre, or catch a concert by the symphony orchestra. Few towns of Sudbury’s size can boast such riches.
And the town offers culinary delights as well. Because of its diverse population, the town is home to a huge variety of restaurants. Choose from Greek to Italian, Indian and Caribbean treats, before heading to the town’s many lively bars and clubs.
In the winter, Sudbury comes alive with seasonal activities. Skate on open air rinks or try ski slopes that snake through peaceful forest trails. The city also boasts the largest concentration of snowmobile trails in the world, and ice fishing is a local speciality.
Come summer, and there is even more on offer. Play golf, walk along the Trans-Canada Trail, rent a motor boat and head out water-skiing or swim at the many city lakes (all patrolled by trained lifeguards).
Sudbury is a unique place – forward looking, but with plenty of museums showing its long history of settlement; geared for outdoor leisure in winter and summer – and also a superb place to simply relax and have fun.
Winter or summer are both great times to visit. Head over between November and March to ski and skate in idyllic surroundings, or visit in June and July to enjoy outdoor swimming and the sublime spectacle of listening to music under the Northern Lights. An outdoor adventure in autumn may be a great balance, with bargains to be had, so try September.
Buses are good, and tend to radiate from the terminal in the city centre, so head there to get your bearings. Don’t forget to enquire about multi-day passes as well, as big savings are there to be had. Renting a car is another fine option, and will provide access to Toronto and the Ontario wilderness, which is not to be missed.