with incredible natural beauty, Rainbow Country offers endless adventures and
attractions - breathtaking cruises, white quartzite mountains and numerous
historical sites. Wherever you go in Rainbow Country, you'll find a reason to return
and here are some of them:
Drink in the
beauty and history of Georgian Bay on a narrated cruise aboard the Island
Queen departing from the Parry Sound Town Dock. Cruise the 30,000
Islands past rocky isles with summer cottages and jack pines bowed by the west
wind. Explore mysterious shipwrecks sunk in the clearest water you'll ever see.
Reel in a fish story and tell the tale over a tasty shore lunch.
form and gaze at the stars in Sudbury's internationally acclaimed Science North - a hands-on,
high-tech, interactive centre for exploring the mysteries of science. Science
North offers world-class science education and family fun! Focusing on the
relationship between science and everyday life in a fun and exciting way,
Science North offers something for all ages.
North Dynamic Earth
a home of Laurentian University
walking on the moon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepared for
lunar terrain by walking around the rocky ridges of Sudbury.
what is it?
Sudbury sits in a
huge oval-shaped depression in the rocky Canadian Shield. This giant crater
holds one of the Earth's richest known deposits of nickel and copper.
The Sudbury Basin
is 100 km wide and 15 km deep. Most geologists agree that it was caused by a
massive, 10 km-wide meteorite, traveling at 75 km per second, slamming into the
Earth's crust about two billion years ago.
out as a camp for the workers who were building the Canadian Pacific Railway.
It wasn't until 1856 that the nickel and copper ores were discovered in the
area. The first mineral claims were staked in 1884.
Render Riches, tells the story of how Sudbury was formed some 1.85 billion
years ago, when the asteroid slammed into Earth with an impact said to have the
equivalent energy of 10 billion Hiroshima bombs.
To learn about the unique experiments into the
You can go to the official web site:
Welcome to SNOLAB
SNOLAB is an underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics. Situated two km below the surface in the Vale Creighton Mine located near Sudbury Ontario Canada, SNOLAB is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment.
SNOLAB follows on the important achievements in neutrino physics achieved by SNO and other underground physics measurements. The primary scientific emphasis at SNOLAB will be on astroparticle physics with the principal topics being: http://www.snolab.ca
Low Energy Solar Neutrinos;
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay;
Cosmic Dark Matter Searches;
Supernova Neutrino Searches.