The Sudbury Camino

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What is the Sudbury Camino?

Inspired by the famous El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes, the Sudbury Camino is a challenge initiated by Rainbow Routes Association (RRA) in 2017.

The Challenge

Formerly a 21 km journey, as of 2018 the Sudbury Camino has become a 28 km journey beginning at Fielding Park and ending at Moonlight Beach. Issued last year, the challenge remains for interested participants to travel as much of the route as possible. This route offers an authentic and unique Camino-like experience while enabling the discovery of Greater Sudbury's portion of the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). The Camino covers only a section of the 93 km Sudbury segment of the Trans Canada Trail. The 2018 route is outlined below.

To print the 2018 28 km Camino route click here.

To print the 2017 21 km Camino route click here.

If you missed out on the event, don't worry, you can still rock the Sudbury Camino with your friends and family until August 24th! Don't forget to take your pictures at the following landmarks: Fielding Park - Southview Greenhouse - the Downtown Market - Living with Lakes - Bioski Cottage - Moonlight Beach. You can pick up your passports at the New Sudbury and Downtown library, or use our printable copy of the 2018 28 km Camino route.

Once you have conquered the challenge contact RRA at 705-674-4455 ext 4535 to set up a time to collect your stamps, paticipant's bag, and the exclusive Sudbury Camino 28km Medal!

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How to Prepare

Although portions of the Sudbury Camino route are in urban areas, a fair amount utilizes forested areas. Each section difficulty is rated as follows:

  • Section 1: Fielding Park to Southview Greenhouse: moderate
  • Section 2: Southview Greenhouse to the Downtown Market: easy
  • Section 3: The Market to Living with Lakes: easy
  • Section 4: Living with Lakes to Bioski Cottage: difficult
  • Section 5: Bioski to Moonlight Beach: easy

When preparing for your Camino journey, consider the diverse landscape and section distances. We recommend you bring the following items:

  • 2 refillable water bottles
  • Adequate footwear (closed toed, water resistant)
  • Appropriate clothing (hat, layers, long pants)
  • Bug spray & sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Food for the day
  • Medication (as required)
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