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11 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Happiest City In Canada

Sudbury has been deemed the Happiest City In Canada. Here are some of the mind blowing facts about the Nickel Capital of The World.

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1. IT’S HUUUUUUUGE

Sudbury covers an area of 3,627 sq. km – about two thirds the size of Prince Edward Island.
Via investsudbury.ca

Sudbury covers an area of 3,627 sq. km – about two thirds the size of Prince Edward Island.

2. WATER YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Via investsudbury.ca

There are 330 freshwater lakes within the city – more lakes than any other municipality in the country.

3. MORE THAN JUST 5 CENTS

Via sciencenorth.ca

The Big Nickel weighs close to 13,000 kilograms – that is about 64,607,747 times the size of a real Canadian nickel.

4. BONJOUR!

Via investsudbury.ca

La ville compte la troisième population francophone en importance au Canada, à l'extérieur du Québec.

5. B-E-A-UTIFUL

Some of the nicest murals around call Sudbury their home.

6. FROM A DREAM TO REALITY

Via news.ontario.ca

Laurentian University recently opened their McEwen School of Architecture – the first of its kind to open in Canada in 45 years.

7. WE HAVE OUR VERY OWN ANTHEM

Sudbury Saturday Night was written by Stompin’ Tom Connors at the Towne House Tavern in the late 1960s. “Oh, the girls are out to bingo, And the boys are gettin’ stinko, And we’ll think no more of Inco, On a Sudbury Saturday Night”.
Via thesudburystar.com

Sudbury Saturday Night was written by Stompin’ Tom Connors at the Towne House Tavern in the late 1960s.

“Oh, the girls are out to bingo, And the boys are gettin’ stinko, And we’ll think no more of Inco, On a Sudbury Saturday Night”.

8. THE ACE OF SPADES

Before Sudbury Saturday Night, comes Sudbury Saturday Afternoon. Porketta Bingo is a uniquely Sudburian card game played for delicious pork.

9. MAKING SCIENCE FUN, PERIODICALLY

Via sciencenorth.ca

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction – featuring an IMAX® theatre, a Planetarium, a butterfly gallery and special exhibits.

10. MINE YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Via investsudbury.ca

Sudbury produces nickel, copper, cobalt, gold and silver. We are home to the largest integrated mining complex in the world.

11. U.G.L.Y. NO MORE

Established in 2005, Sudbury has The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest annually. Since then, 36 local schools have received assistance in regreening their schoolyards.

Established in 2005, Sudbury has The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest annually. Since then, 36 local schools have received assistance in regreening their schoolyards.

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