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See the airport from a different point of view.

Airport Tours (for children)

Has your child always wanted a behind-the-scenes look at the Greater Sudbury Airport? You don't need a plane ticket to get to know the airport better! Our airport tours will put you at the heart of the action.

Kids find airports fascinating, and the Greater Sudbury Airport is no exception. The Airport Tour Program welcomes children from ages 5 to 12 to discover and enjoy a unique experience at the airport.

Tour Features

The program provides the opportunity to explore airport facilities and services and experience the daily operations of the airport, its tenants and airlines.

Groups will visit the airline ticket counter areas, the security checkpoints, flight display monitors, rental car areas, and baggage carousels. The last stop on the tour is the Airport Emergency Services Facility, which will explore the unique equipment used to keep the airport runways safe. While visiting this facility, you'll also be able to view the planes taking off and landing.

The tours are offered completely FREE of charge. Tours are only offered in English. Participants will receive fun handouts after the Tour.

Scheduling a Tour

Tours are scheduled as a summer program and can be booked from mid May to the end of August. Requests for an airport tour must be received one month in advance to properly notify personnel and will be honored on a "first come, first served basis".

Complete the following form and fill in all required fields. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email regarding your airport tour.

Tour Organizer Information

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Tour Group Information

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Please note: Tours are only available every second Wednesday from May to August.

Tour Guidelines

Age

All participants must be a minimum of 5 years old, the tour is appropriate for children up to 12 years of age

Group Size

Maximum tour group size is 35, including adults/chaperones

Chaperones

One (1) adult/chaperone must accompany every 8 children

Arrival

Groups must arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time of 10:00 am

Tour Length

Duration approximately 1.5 hours

Following Instructions

Groups must be able to follow the requests and instructions of the airport personnel involved with their tour

Transportation

Visitors must provide their own transportation to and from the airport.

Things to know before your arrival

Parking

Parking for private vehicles is available for a fee. Please review our parking options for accurate rates.

For school buses, please drop off participants and adults/chaperones in front of the main terminal and have the bus park along Aviation Road.

Parking Rates

Upon Arrival

Teachers must report to the information kiosk where their tour guide will meet them.

For security purposes we recommend that students leave their backpacks at school, on the bus, or in a private vehicle to prevent entry delays at security screening points.

Washroom Facilities

Fully accessible restrooms are available inside the Airport terminal building.

Lunch Areas

Outdoors (Free)
Teachers and students are welcome to sit in our grass and picnic table area with prior reservations to watch aircraft takeoffs and landings while having lunch. Areas must remain litter free; please dispose of all waste in garbage bins.

Indoors (Payment required)
The airport restaurant, Clear Sky Bistro is located on the second floor of the terminal building where visitors may sit and order lunch after the tour. Please keep in mind that the restaurant is for paying customers only. Catering can be provided if desired, at an additional cost to the organization or school.

Clear Sky Bistro

Photos

You are welcome to take photos throughout the course of the tour; however photographing security checkpoints is restricted. Your tour guide will advise when located at one of these checkpoints.

Proper Conduct

While the Greater Sudbury Airport has established this program because it places great importance on educating children about airport operations, it also has an obligation to meet safety regulations and respect the travellers that are passing through the facility.

We ask that chaperones explain the importance of strictly following the directions of the tour guide prior to arrival at the airport.

Please be advised that the tour guide reserves the right to deny admission to, or request the departure of any unruly participants.

Safety & Security Rules

Participants are advised to comply and adhere to all security and safety signage at the airport along with instructions from the airport tour guide.

Departure / End of tour

Students must proceed in an orderly manner to the bus or vehicle and walk on designated pedestrian walkways to avoid any congestion or accidents.