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Why Sudbury?

Laurentian is a destination of choice for students from all across Ontario, the country and abroad. We offer an extensive range of top calibre programs, the opportunity to study in either of the country’s official languages, and the best post-graduation employment track record in the province. Our outstanding location is particularly suited for a dynamic student life and balanced lifestyle.

Various types of residence and off-campus housing services are available to you at Laurentian. Convenient and healthy meal plans are available to students who chose the residence option. But first, explore the community where Laurentian is located.

SUDBURY POPULATION: 160,000

Laurentian University is located in the capital of Northern Ontario, Sudbury. Beyond the busy life on campus, you’ll find plenty to do and enjoy in Sudbury. From festivals to outdoor recreation and sports, to live theatre and museums, shopping, dining, socializing, it’s all within easy reach. 

Conveniently located a short seven minute drive from the city’s downtown core, the University is bordered by five freshwater lakes, and surrounded by a vast conservation area.Enjoy a blend of culture amidst natureOne of the city’s jewels and a favourite of the locals is Bell Park, an urban park which features a two-kilometre boardwalk that surrounds one of the lakes in the heart of the city.

It is the site of many of the city’s events and festivals, including the Northern Lights Festival Boréal, the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival, and an annual Pond Hockey Festival on the Rock in the winter months. Just this past year, Greater Sudbury was awarded the Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) 2015 Award for Municipality of the Year. With its numerous beaches, pedestrian paths, gardens and a newly-renovated concert venue, Bell Park is a vibrant hub in the centre of the city.

360° Photo of Ramsey Lake