Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Sault Ste. Marie, or the “Soo” as it’s affectionately called, offers visitors the best of all worlds—incredible outdoor activities combined with urban amenities synonymous with big city life.

Sault Ste. Marie has a rich history that can be explored via a multitude of attractions. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is a terrific example, as is The Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, and Whitefish Island, a 22-acre landmass that was originally the ancestral fishing station to the Anishenabek people of the Great Lakes for over 2,000 years.

Sault Ste. Marie hosts a series of annual events and festivals that can be enjoyed by all. Winter events such as the Bon Soo Winter Carnival, Rotaryfest and the Algoma Fall Festival are just a few.

Experiencing the great outdoors in Sault Ste. Marie is a major draw for visitors. If you’re a skier, head on over to Searchmont Resort, Stokely Creek Lodge or the Hiawatha Highlands.

If fine art is more your thing, the Art Gallery of Algoma is a must see. You can celebrate the city’s heritage at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, or at the Ermatinger • Clergue National Historic Site, which is home to two of the oldest stone buildings in Canada.

For urban enthusiasts, the city certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Soo is home to a wide array of quaint shops and boutiques lining its historic downtown streets. The city also boasts the Station Mall, the largest shopping centre in all of Northern Ontario. If you’re feeling lucky then Casino should be in your plans.

Sault Ste. Marie has an incredible array of culinary delights that reflect the city’s ethnic diversity, and accommodations that are equally varied to suit any and all tastes with upscale hotels, quaint inns and rustic lodges. Heading out to the links is also in the offing, with several world-class golf courses including the Silver Creek Golf Course, Crimson Ridge and the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club.

So if you’re looking for a unique getaway, make sure to stop by Sault Ste. Marie—a Northern Ontario destination that celebrates all the best of the region and a whole lot more.

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