Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie is the seat of Algoma District and the Northern Ontario’s third-largest city. Surrounded by sandy beaches, two Great Lakes and deep forest, it makes a great starting point for fishing and hiking and camping adventures at nearby parks like Pancake Bay Provincial Park or Hiawatha Highlands.

The city is also home to must-see attractions, historical sites, iconic festivals and one of the most beautiful train tours in Canada. Factor in great restaurants, craft breweries and a laid-back vibe and you’ve got a great northern destination.

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Where is Sault Ste. Marie?

Sault Ste. Marie is located on the north shore of the St. Marys River where Lake Superior meets Lake Huron. It sits directly across the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge from its twin city, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

The city and surrounding area are best explored by car, although the Algoma Central Railway offers limited services. Flights to and from the city are available at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.

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Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Visit a Bushplane museum

Spend some time at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre located in a historic waterfront hangar and explore the galleries of the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

Go on an epic train ride

The Agawa Canyon Tour Train offers one-day rail excursions through the wilderness of Algoma. View lakes and rivers, cross a trestle bridge and go disembark for a hike part-way.

Discover a new, favourite beer

Stop at one of Sault Ste. Marie’s breweries. Try an ale or a stout at OutSpoken Brewing or a craft lager at Northern Superior Brewing Co.

Experience Indigenous history

Whitefish Island National Historic Site, located on the Canadian side of the St. Marys River, features an Indigenous encampment and trading post that dates back over 2,000 years.

Hit the slopes

Rent some skis at Searchmont Resort, where you’ll find runs to fit every level of skier, lessons for beginners, intense pistes for experts and a snowboard terrain park.

Try your luck at the casino

Play table games like poker or blackjack or try your hand at the slots at Gateway Casinos Sault Ste. Marie. Stay & Play packages are available from various local hotels.

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Last updated: February 16, 2024

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