Sault Ste. Marie

Embrace a Real Northern Experience - Choose Your Next Adventure!

Sault Ste. Marie is a city that cherishes its roots. Known as "the Soo" in English and Bawating in Ojibwe, this is an original meeting ground for Indigenous peoples.

Located in the centre of the Great Lakes region, the city boasts a vibrant waterfront full of shops, brewpubs, and restaurants, an amazing downtown, and a parade of summer festivals that celebrate the diverse cultures making the city what it is today.

In addition to our scenic city, we are also the gateway to world-class outdoors. In the heart of the Canadian Shield and on the shores of both Lake Superior and Lake Huron visitors can enjoy four-season adventures with biking, hiking, snowmobiling, and fishing. 

Experience all the amenities of a modern, urban city, without foregoing the quaint charm and warmth of a Northern Ontario community. We have been called the Gathering Place for centuries, join us and find out why.

The Agawa Canyon Tour Train

The beauty of the Agawa Canyon is undeniable. Experiencing it aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train is almost indescribable. This one day excursion through the heart of the Canadian wilderness takes you over towering trestles, around pristine northern lakes and through ancient granite rock formations before gradually descending 500ft into the canyon. It truly needs to be seen to be believed.

Cruise the St Marys River Onboard The Miss Marie

Enjoy a 90-minute cruise along the St Marys river on board the Miss Marie Sault Lock Tour boat. Take in the waterfront sights of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario AND Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Lock-through both the Canadian and American locks and get a chance to see up close and personal one of the iconic 'lakers' which use the famous waterway daily. 

Miss Marie Sault Lock Tours Boat

Ride the Best Mountain Bike Trails in the Province

Sault Ste. Marie has recently built an incredible new system of mountain biking trails in the Hiawatha Highlands area of the city. Over 40km of machine build trails, with a variety of styles from fun-flow trails, to jump lines and heart-burning cross-country climbs, have people calling it the best riding in the province! Perfect for all abilities and all ages - there is even a special kids trail and pump track too!

Mountain Biking Sault Ste. Marie

Enjoy a Variety of Fun Events

Our city loves to entertain and be entertained and that's why we have year-round events with a variety of different kinds. Car shows, art and music festivals, holiday season craft shows, winter festivals, poutine, rib and beers fests, all kind of races including running and mountain biking and more besides. Get all the latest event news at the Sault Tourism website here!

Festival fun

World Class Outdoor Adventure

Whether it's hiking the Canadian Shield, paddling on the Great Lakes, biking on our incredible new mountain biking trails, or visiting in winter where we have some of the best skiing and snow-based activities in the province, Sault Ste. Marie has some of the best outdoor adventure in the province.

Outdoor Adventure

Canadian Guided Fishing

Experience high caliber fishing in the legendary St. Marys Rapids with your own angling expert, or fish year-round for some of Canada’s most sought-after species in the numerous lakes and rivers in the Algoma Region. Choose from full or half-day guided packages. All equipment, rods, reels and bait provided.

Please note: A valid Ontario Fishing license is required and can be purchased in town upon arrival at the Sault Ste. Marie Trading Post, the Ontario Tourist Information Centre, or online here. 

Learn More About Sault Ste. Marie

The Tourism Sault Ste. Marie team is eager to assist in making your stay in the city one that you will remember forever. Visit to explore the endless options and package for your next trip.

Discover where to stay and the best rates for your vacation. Find out about attractions, dining, festivals, events, shopping, tours, outdoor adventures, and more.

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