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Host City


Our host city of Sudbury is located in Ontario, Canada and was founded following the discovery of nickel ore in 1883.
It is the largest city in Northern Ontario and is surrounded by lakes and hills which allow for a variety of outdoor activities.
It is an apt location for Ground Support 2019 with mining and related industries playing a big part in the city and surrounding areas.

Click here to view a promotional video on Sudbury from Greater Sudbury Tourism.

Points of interest in Greater Subury include:

  • Science North – The venue of our conference dinner will be worth a return visit, being Sudbury’s most popular tourist attraction. The Northern Ecosystems and nocturnal exhibits provide an opportunity to see beaver, porcupine, skunk, flying squirrels and bats. Science North features four floors on interactive science experiences as well as live science shows, special exhibits, IMAX (R) 3D, a digital planetarium and a butterfly gallery.
  • Bell park Walkway/Boardwalk – A scenic and well-maintained nature reserve by the lake which provides a relaxing backdrop for recreation. Featuring grassed area, gazebos, boardwalks, beaches and walkways.
  • Dynamic Earth/Big Nickel – Also the venue for our site visit, Dynamic Earth allows visitors to experience the history of mining. The famous Big Nickel was erected in 1951 as a monument to the Canadian nickel industry.
  • Onaping Falls – Around 30 minutes north-west of Sudbury this picturesque area allows for hiking with trails leading to and around the falls.

More information on Sudbury can be found at and the Greater Sudbury area at

The Greater Sudbury Council has recently implemented a 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) which may be applied to accommodation fees for visitors to Sudbury. For more information on this, click here.