Living in Greater Sudbury

Surrounded by the Boreal Forest, Greater Sudbury contains 330 freshwater lakes within its municipal boundaries and has more lakes than any other municipality in Canada. The city also comprises of pristine forests and woodlands and many provincial parks are within short driving distance. Sudbury is also part of the Sudbury Basin and contains rich ore deposits of copper, nickel, as well as other metals including cobalt, platinum, gold, and silver. With a high level of activity in the mining, economic, and innovations sectors, the City of Greater Sudbury is a great place to live, work, study, and raise a family. Sudbury thrives on being a multicultural society and has many places where individuals can celebrate their religion.

To help you be prepared for the future, we have created the Month to Month Living Guide to help you and give you some insight into your daily life as a Greater Sudbury resident.

Canadians, including Greater Sudbury residents, celebrate many holidays and observances throughout the year. Visit the Canadian Holidays section for a list of celebrations and a description of each. If you are interested in immigrating to Sudbury, the list will give you a glimpse into Canadian culture and prepare you for some of the events you will experience as a resident of Canada and of the City of Greater Sudbury.

Day to Day Costs:

The following items will provide you with a better understanding of the day-to-day costs:

Bus Fare: Adults $3.00 / Child $2.20

Meal in a Restaurant: $8.00 - $30.00 (depending on restaurant)

Sudbury's Climate

Sudbury's climate is humid continental with average temperatures of 4.5C or 40.1F. The average rainfall for the year is 861 mm with September being the wettest month. The summers are dry, hot, and humid with average temperatures of 18C or 64.4F. The City of Greater Sudbury averages about 1834 hours of sunlight per year which is the equivalent to five hours per day. Tourists, immigrants, workers, and other newcomers to Sudbury should be prepared to wear warm clothes such as sweaters, long pants, warm coats, hats, scarves, and gloves from about October to May.

We can offer you a unique Northern lifestyle like no other - whatever your lifestyle, Greater Sudbury has something for you!

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