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Pack your bags, Sudbury and North Bay! We've rounded up the five best day trips from the city. Whether you seek adventure in the great outdoors or want to explore local history and culture, CAA Travel's got you covered.

Onaping Falls, Ontario

Onaping Falls

If you’re up for a breathtaking adventure, the A.Y. Jackson Lookout in Onaping Falls is the perfect daycation destination in this part of Ontario. Experience the wonders of a beautiful waterfall or hike to the pedestrian bridge over a 150-foot crater, known as the Sudbury Basin. Take part in a geological walking tour to find out how the earth was once struck by a massive meteorite nearly two billion years ago!

For more information, visit Onaping Falls.

Sudbury Trip Time: 30 minutes
North Bay Trip Time:
2 hours
Where to stay: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury

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Wagonwheel Ranch

Experience the great outdoors firsthand with action-packed adventures on a quest through scenic trails, pony rides and petting farms at the Wagonwheel Ranch. Summer isn’t the only season worth celebrating, enjoy wagon rides and pumpkin patches in the fall or horseback rides and maple taffy in the winter!

For more information, visit Wagonwheel Ranch.

Sudbury Trip Time: 25 minutes
North Bay Trip Time:
1 hour 44 minutes
Where to stay: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sudbury

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Laurentian Conservation Area And Trails

Located right near the heart of downtown, the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is surrounded by more than 2,400 acres of greenery. This perfect daycation spot has unique bird-watching areas, ponds, lakes, wetlands, and incredible views of Sudbury. Take a journey through peaceful trails and pick blueberries along the way!

For more information, visit Laurentian Conservation Area and Trails.

Sudbury Trip Time: 15 minutes
North Bay Trip Time:
1 hour 42 minutes
Where to stay: TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sudbury


Lake Nipissing

Paddle into Lake Nipissing’s beautiful sunset skies or cruise through the French River, the Manitou Islands, Callander Bay, and the North Shore over fine dining and onboard entertainment. Docked at North Bay’s waterfront, the Chief Commanda II offers both day and night cruises sailing through the third-largest lake in Ontario from May until the end of September.

For more information, visit Lake Nipissing Boat Cruises | Chief Commanda II.

Sudbury Trip Time: 1 hour 32 minutes
North Bay Trip Time:
15 minutes
Where to stay: Best Western North Bay Hotel & Conference Centre

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Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre

Take a step back into time when you discover the town of Capreol and its roots in the Canadian Northern Railway, mining and rich lumber. Experience life when the world ran on coal, explore museum exhibits and artefacts. While you’re there, stop by the old fire hall (now the heritage centre) or check out the incredible shores of the Vermillion River!

For more information, visit Northern Ontario Railroad And Heritage Centre.

Sudbury Trip Time: 30 minutes
North Bay Trip Time:
1 hour 40 minutes
Where to stay: TownePlace Suites by Marriott Sudbury

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