Wanup lies just east of Highway 69, at the Junction of Highway 537, south of Sudbury. The community grew in the early 1900s, when large numbers of Finns, escaping expected war with Russia, arrived in Canada and like the geographical & climate similarities with Finland. They began farming in the area, but also worked in the CN and CPR rail lines in the area.
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Residents shop in the nearby South Sudbury /Regent Road shopping district.
The community is close to lots of lakes in the area, and has good highway access south to the French River and to Killarney Provincial Park on Georgian Bay.
The community is almost exclusively single family homes in hamlets and on rural acreages