Sudbury is a city in northern Ontario with a population of about 116,000 people. It is the economic hub of the region that includes towns like North Bay and Wawa. Like every small and mid-sized industrial city in North America, Sudbury has a strong blue-collar and labour-movement tradition centered around the nickel and zinc mines of the region.
The area surrounding Sudbury is a natural playground. More than 300 lakes dot the region and more than a million square kilometers of hilly forest land and an abundance of rivers and swamps make Sudbury pure cottage and camping country for tourists and locals alike.
Some areas around Sudbury are scarred by past mining and logging industries. During the 20th Century Sudbury was home to one of the biggest nickel mines in the world and environmental practises were unheard of for most of its history. As a result a large amount of the hillsides around Sudbury were exposed to the elements during strip-mining operations and over the decades the environment has begun to erode as a result. Tar pools of mining-runoff have formed in forest and swamp lands, disrupting natural wildlife and creating a negative cycle of plant and animal die-offs. Sudbury and provincial governments are now working on the problem alongside research institutes and concerned citizens.
Sudbury is a great town to visit and is loved by many of its residents. When in Northern Ontario, it is highly recommended that you stop in to visit this bustling hub!