Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin and Shining Tree
Rainbow District School Board covers a geographic area of more than 14,757 square kilometers in the heart of Rainbow Country.
Rainbow District School Board provides quality programs and character education to students in Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin and Shining Tree in 37 elementary schools and 10 secondary schools. The Board also operates educational programs at the Ruth MacMillan Centre, Frank Flowers School and Cecil Facer Secondary School.
Whether youre a staff member interested in joining Rainbow Schools or a parent/guardian looking to move to Rainbow Country, Community Snapshot: Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin and Shining Tree is just the page for you.
City of Greater Sudbury
The City of Greater Sudbury is a dynamic, diverse bilingual community with a population of over 157,000. Located approximately 400 km north of Toronto, the city is the largest centre in northeastern Ontario and has become the focus of mining, technology, education, government and health services.
Greater Sudbury prides itself on its 330 fresh water lakes, including Lake Ramsey and Lake Wahnapitae, two of the largest city-contained lakes in North America.
Home to many local attractions, including the Big Nickel, professional theatres, museums, a market and a world-class science centre, the City of Greater Sudbury has something for just about everyone. Many annual multicultural events, such as Cinéfest, Northern Lights Festival Boréal and the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival, provide fun and entertainment that is unique to the area.
For more information on Sudbury, please visit the following links:
Art Gallery of Sudbury
City of Greater Sudbury
Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce
Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Science North / IMAX / Dynamic Earth
Sudbury Theatre Centre
Town of Espanola
A vibrant community, the Town of Espanola has a population of 5,500 and a catchment area of 40,000. The town is located only 45 minutes from the City of Greater Sudbury and is situated in the heart of the LaCloche Foothills.
The Town of Espanola offers many recreational opportunities for outdoor sports enthusiasts. With its freshwater lakes and picturesque wilderness, the town has become a popular setting for camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, snowmobiling, skiing, golfing and much, much more.
The town also offers a variety of indoor activities and attractions including, a modern recreation complex, a retail centre, community plays and many quaint restaurants.
With its infamous paper mill, shopping centre, hospital facilities, a public library three elementary schools, two secondary schools and a post-secondary campus satellite, the Town of Espanola has established itself as an excellent economic centre for education, training, business, retail, medical services, government, transportation and distribution.
Visit these web resources and discover the Town of Espanola:
Black Bear Camp
Domtar Paper Mill
Espanola General Hospital
LaCloche Lake Camp Northern Ontario
Town of Espanola
Manitoulin Island is the worlds largest fresh water lake island with a permanent population of approximately 12,600 in two incorporated towns, eight townships and six First Nation reserves.
The island is located at the northern edge of Lake Huron and is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from the City of Greater Sudbury.
Surrounded by natural beauty, pristine wildlife, and rich Aboriginal culture, Manitoulin Island is the premier four-season destination in Northern Ontario.
The island offers many outdoor recreation activities, auctions, art and museum exhibits, live theatre and annual celebrations, including the Haweater Festival, First Nation Pow Wows and numerous rural competitions.
To learn more about Manitoulin Island, please visit the sites below:
Manitoulin Chamber of Commerce
Manitoulin Tourism Information
Shining Tree is a small, but beautiful town located north of Sudbury on the shores of Shining Tree Lake.
Known for its beautiful landscape, Shining Tree is the place-to-be for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those with a passion for fishing and hunting. Surrounded by lush trees, there are plenty of trails to spend a relaxing day hiking or bird watching.
Winter brings a different world to Shining Tree allowing visitors and residents alike to explore the many trails skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.