6 Wild Things To Do in Sault Ste. Marie

Make the best of every minute and stretch outside your comfort zone this summer.

Superior Exploration, Adventure & Climbing Co. Ltd. - Rock climbing

Superior Exploration, Adventure & Climbing Co. Ltd.

Rock climbing is a spring, summer and fall sport which has become popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

Shaun Parent, Owner/Operator of Superior Exploration, Adventure & Climbing Co. Ltd., is considered the Pioneer of Rock and Ice Climbing development in the Lake Superior Region of Ontario. He has been ice climbing since 1979 and instructing since 1983. An experience of a lifetime!

Vélorution Dirt Park

Sault Tourism

Located at the Velorution Bike shop, this park includes a “Pump Track” and a “Jump Park.” The park is designed to help develop agility and off-road bike handling skills. Weekly time trials on the “Pump Track” start in May and continue throughout the summer, and are great fun for riders of all abilities. The “Jump Park” is rated as advanced.

St. Marys Rapids - Fishing

Sault Tourism

The famous St. Marys River Rapids are located in the heart of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and represent a short stretch of the St. Marys River, which drains Lake Superior into Lake Huron. The Rapids support annual runs of Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon, Chinook and Pink Salmon as well as a resident population of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Whitefish. Feel the rush of the rapids and from your big catch of the day.

Agawa Canyon Tour Train - Outdoors

Sault Tourism

This one day wilderness train tour takes you 183 km north of Sault Ste. Marie, over towering trestles and along pristine northern lakes and rivers, to the Agawa Canyon. At the floor of the canyon you'll have two hours to experience the canyon's beauty. Enjoy scenic walks, explore one of the four waterfalls or climb to the stunning lookout platform 250 feet above the tracks.

Just when you thought you'd experienced it all, the train starts its descent into the canyon at Mile 102. As the rail line hugs the top of the canyon wall, you'll descend 500 feet over the next 10 miles to the floor of the Agawa Canyon, created more than 1.2 billion years ago by faulting and widened and reshaped by the last ice-age that retreated 10,000 years ago.

Sault Scuba Centre Ltd - Scuba Diving

Sault Scuba

If you love being in the water swimming and snorkelling, scuba diving would be the next natural extension of the water sport. Through proper training, you will end up a competent, comfortable diver, who can enjoy this sport for the rest of your life. Colleen J. Bennett, owner of Sault Scuba Centre Ltd. will show you a new world of exploration.

Runway Park - Racing Facility

Runway Park

Get your need for speed fix and visit Runway Park Racking and Training Facility located on Airport Road. Sault Ste Marie. Ontario.

  • Main MX Track 
  • Supercross Track
  • Pee WeeTrack for small bikes
  • GP Track
  • Sand Dune - MX / ATV / Side by Side
  • Oval flat Track - MX / Rally Car / ATV 
  • Mud Bog Pit  
  • Bathroom Facility 
  • The Hang out Hanger 
  • Food on the Fly Canteen
  • Home of Nolan Motocross Academy Professional MX Lessons
  • Tracks and Facility Rental
  • Overnight Camping
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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