Before you do anything else in town, take a selfie with Sudbury’s most famous landmark – a 29-foot-high Canadian nickel that represents the city’s past as a mining town.

Since you’ll already be on the grounds of the Dynamic Earth Science museum, check out its many interactive, kid-friendly exhibits, including the chance to climb a mineral wall and take an underground tour of the mines.

Another famous city icon you won’t want to miss is the Inco Superstack, which at almost 1,250 feet is the country’s tallest chimney, and located on top of one of the world’s largest nickel smelting operations. Continue your tour of the city’s mining history with a visit to its four heritage museums: the Anderson Farm Museum, a historic dairy farm; the Copper Cliff Museum showcasing the life of a miner’s family; the Flour Mill museum, which pays homage to the city’s Franco-Ontarian community; and the Rayside-Balfour Museum on agricultural history.

Discover the area’s 330 freshwater lakes and stunning natural scenery. You can explore one of the world’s largest systems of groomed snowmobiling trails, take to the slopes at four downhill ski facilities, or stroll through the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. In the mood for a more urban experience? Head to the races and try your luck on the slots at Sudbury Downs or discover contemporary art by a vibrant local community of Franco- Ontarian artists at several galleries.