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The news had the story about the 2 smaller stacks that will replace this one next year. The plan is... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Habsrule29
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Toronto, Canada
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The tallest thing for a real long ways! And used to be the tallest chimney anywhere in North... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Ontario76
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The news had the story about the 2 smaller stacks that will replace this one next year. The plan is to take the superstack down starting in 2020 depending on the budget. It has always been a beacon arriving in Sudbury from any direction. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

The tallest thing for a real long ways! And used to be the tallest chimney anywhere in North America. But they are now building short stacks better suited to the small amount of smelter off-gas now emitted. In a few years, this will lose it's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Inside the Sudbury Smelter, is the tallest smoke stak in the world. This engineering smoke stack takes the toxic byproduct of smelting ore's and sends them up into the air, to disperse and land far away from Sudbury. We now have a much better environment...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank mwbray
Reviewed 21 November 2017

But you gotta get as close as you can. You cant tell how really big it is unless you can get to the very bottom which seemed hard to do and you must look it up on wikiedia or something. We ended up in an...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

An area landmark that has been standing since the late 1960s. to really appreciate it's height, go to its base in Little Italy in Copper Cliff. There has been talk of it being demolished since the new technologies will minimize emissions. See it before it's...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Do not be fooled this is not much of an attraction there is no tours or much to see. You can see the stack from miles away and is known to the locals as a symbol of home. It resides on Inco property which usually...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I don't really understand how this is a tourist attraction, there is no formal tour of the smokestack and never has been, and I assume there will never be. You can drive by it and look up at it, it's pretty cool and has been...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kate D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This stack was built several decades ago to help with local pollution. It did help in that the pollution that was coming out was distributed over a wider and distant area. It's not great guns as a tourist attraction but just to see it from...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank shortcat1
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a dirty Vale industrial site. There is toxic sulphur dioxide spewing out of the top. Don't stand under it when there is a down draft because you will definitely smell if not taste the sulphur. It looks like bricks.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

An impressive feat of engineering resulted in this stack, but for those who go to visit it will look like just a stack. Better to read about it first and understand just how high it is (second tallest in the world) and to understand the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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