South End


Outdoor Activities

At the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area you can enjoy 950 hectares of protected green space. This urban greenery provides a variety of trails for hiking, cycling, running, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing that are open year-round. There are numerous scenic lookouts, lakes, wetlands, and bird watching as well. Lake Laurentian loop is a 4.2-km trail. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 4 min to complete. Lake Laurentian Conservation Area explains that “This loop includes a steep climb that leads to a beautiful panoramic lookout over the eastern part of Lake Laurentian. The trail then runs along the shoreline and returns back up for lovely ridge views, before descending to where the easy Point trails separate into Loop One and Loop Two.”

Kivi Park is the perfect destination for year-round outdoor adventure and recreation. It provides a variety of different activities for every age. With over 480 acres of prominent landscape filled with lush Northern Forest, fresh waterways and distinguished rock of the Canadian Shield, Kivi Park is a breathtaking destination waiting to be explored. Kivi park has a multitude of groomed trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing, and many on-site attractions for families including playgrounds, an ice rink, a skate path, basketball courts, and much more. Kivi Park has something for everyone!


Idylwylde Golf and Country Club is Sudbury’s only private golf and country club. This country club is located on over 6000 yards of property and features two lakes. Idywylde has a top notch curling facility and provides a perfect setting for gatherings, whether it be a wedding, meeting or banquet. 

Bio-ski cross-country ski and snowshoe club has been maintaining its trails since 1974. They love to provide a unique experience for those who love to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. When here, you will experience seeing several different types of animals and wildlife throughout the trails. This club also has a heated ski cottage where you can purchase a day pass, snacks, hot and cold drinks. 

Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex is a fantastic place to bring your family. This arena offers all things related to skating. This includes skating lessons, power skating, public skating, shinny hockey and ice rental.

Science North is one of the largest science centres in all of Canada. It’s one of Sudbury’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s educational and teaches science facts to everyone of all ages. It features an IMAX, Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits and much more! 

ARC climbing and yoga is a great place to drop in for a climb or yoga. ARC was founded in 2014. It includes 7000 sq.ft. of custom designed climbing terrain and also boasts a beautiful 900 sq.ft. yoga and fitness space. Make it a family day by bringing the kids, ARC provides fun for all ages!


The South End is full of amazing stores and restaurants, including Buzzy Brown’s, Di Gusto, The Hellenic centre. Buzzy Brown’s has been serving up a family dining experience in a relaxed, friendly environment for over 25 years. Buzzy’s was opened in 1997. This restaurant prides itself on excellent service and great food. Di Gusto wood fired pizza is a restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine. Di gusto explains that “Each dish is prepared with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, and a lot of pride.Our pizzas are cooked to perfection in our custom-built wood-fire oven. Our pastas are made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Come and join our family for lunch or dinner. From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will make you feel right at home.” The Hellenic centre is part of the Sudbury Greek community. It’s a great place to host a variety of events like weddings, banquets, meetings, special events for between 50-200 people. They offer special packages for every event which includes fresh authentic greek food and drinks. 

A few other popular places are Paris natural foods, Gloria’s, Pinchman’s, South End Public Library, Neo Women’s Health Network and Salute coffee. 


There are a vast amount of schools in the South end, almost ten schools are located here. This includes schools from all four school boards in Sudbury. Sudbury has two English schools, which includes French Immersion, and two French schools. This is a list of schools located in the South End:


École publique Hélène-Gravel 

Macleod public school 

RL BEattie public school

Lo-Ellen Park secondary school

Algonquin public school

St.Benedict catholic secondary school 

Holy cross catholic elementary school

Cecil Facer secondary school 

Child Care Centres

Having a childcare centre near your home is often incredibly important to parents when searching for the ideal child care centre. These are three daycare centres that are offered in the South End:


Jubilee South End EarlyON at Algonquin Public School

OCOF EarlyON South End

South end early on child and family centre



The South End has just under twenty parks to offer to the residents of the South End and surrounding areas. These parks have something to offer every person of every age:


Algonquin Playground, 2650 Algonquin Road

Corsi Hill Tot Lot, Corsi Hill

DJ Hancock Memorial Park

Gateway Tot Lot, Eric Court

Gemma Tot Lot, Gemma Street

Goodview Road Playground, Goodview Road

James Jerome Sports Complex

Kivi Park Playground, 4472 Long Lake Road

Lo-Ellen Park Playground, 275 Loach’s Road

Mallard’s Landing Park

Marcel Tot Lot, Bouchard Street

McFarlane Playground, 1548 Pioneer Road

Nepahwin Beach

Oriole Playground, Oriole Drive

Robinson Playground, 215 Cranbrook Crescent

St. Charles Lake Tot Lot, Brenda Drive

Stewart Playground, Stewart Drive

Telstar Playground, Telstar Avenue

Vintage Green Playground, Tuscany Trail/Napa Valley

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