4 Hidden Gems - Find Out Where They Are!

The inside scoop on where to find some local favourites for the traveller looking to feel at home.

Every city has their own collection of hidden gems. This collection of places to stop will prove to be memorable for their great food, sweet treats, atmosphere, and unique experience.

Where to eat

Head downtown to Vibe Eatery and Juice Co., located at 112 March Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON to try one of their top sellers, the Beet Burger!

Sweet Treats

Tazzi's Cafe is located downtown Sault Ste. Marie, ON at 148 Queen Street East. This local gem is known for their wide variety of homemade desserts. Macaroons, carrot cake, cookies, pies, and a few surprises. Stop in for a cup of hot coffee, something sweet and delicious.


The Mill Steakhouse + Wine Bar is located at 83 Huron Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON offers one of the most unique atmospheres in the city and incredible food, drinks and service to go with it.

Here visitors will experience high-quality steak and wine, served in a unique venue, rich in history. The restaurant, which has undergone major renovations, has become the city's newest fine dining establishment, and is now open daily from 11 am to 10 pm. 

Photo Credit: The Mill Steakhouse + Wine Bar

Unique Experience

Just 1.25 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie, a beautiful world begins to unfold.

Lake Superior Provincial Park is 1,600 square km of northern Ontario wilderness along the shore of Lake Superior. The park offers a diverse landscape of forest, clear lakes, hiking trails, streams, camping sites, rivers, and more.

The Trans-Canada Highway passes through the park for 83 km (52 mi), giving access to this incredible land waiting for you to explore.

If you're feeling ambitious, keep heading north to Pukaskwa National Park for some challenging hikes and a landscape that you must see to believe.

Pukaskwa National Park's 60-km Coastal Hiking Trail is a for the curious adventurer who wants a challenging and rewarding experience. There are endless options depending on the adventure you are seeking. Visit the link above to begin your next adventure.

About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at dionne@digdeep.ca—she’d love to hear from you!

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