Travel Information

SNOLAB is located within the private property owned by Vale. Travel onto the site requires prior approval.

Please contact SNOLAB for further details. 


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Traveling to SNOLAB from the Sudbury Area

  • Long Lake road - exit right at the SouthWest Bypass/HWY 17 exit
  • Follow the Southwest Bypass (Hwy 17 East) toward Sault Ste. Marie
  • Exit at Hwy 55 North - Lively (at the overpass)
  • Go through 1 set of lights
  • Turn right onto Regional Road 24 - Lively
  • You will travel through Walden and Lively
  • Turn right on the ramp at the Creighton Mine sign (MacNaughton st.)
  • While travelling on Vale private property, obey ALL posted speed limits, come to a complete stop at all stop signs; and do not pass (overtake) other vehicles in your lane of travel.
  • Follow the road ~ 3km
  • Stop at main Vale gate, then proceed to SNOLAB building

Directions to SNOLAB from the Sudbury Airport:

  • From the airport grounds turn right onto Regional Road 86.
  • Turn left at the first stop sign. You will still be on Regional Road 86.
  • Turn right at the next stop sign. You will still be on Regional Road 86.
  • At the next set of lights turn left onto the Garson-Coniston Road (Regional Road 90).
  • At the next stop sign turn right onto Highway 17
  • At the second set of traffic lights turn left onto Highway 17 W (Southwest Bypass).
  • Stay on the Southwest Bypass (~20-25km) until you reach the exit for Lively - Regional Road 55. Take this exit.
  • At the second set of lights exit right onto Regional Road 24 (you will see a Tim Horton’s, Independent Grocer's).
  • Continue on Regional Road 24 through the town of Lively. After about 5.5 km you will come to a large green Creighton Mine sign. Exit to the right.
  • While travelling on Vale private property, obey ALL posted speed limits, come to a complete stop at all stop signs; and do not pass (overtake) other vehicles in your lane of travel.
  • Follow this mine road until you reach Creighton Mine #9 Shaft. You will have to stop at the security gate. Proceed through the gate to the surface building.

 

Sudbury has a local airport (Sudbury Airport YSB), where rental cars or taxis are available for transport to hotels. Travelers may also choose to rent a car from Toronto Airport and drive approximately 4.5 hours to Sudbury.