All Work and No Play? Not So Fast!

Traveling to Sault Ste. Marie for business and looking to have some fun too? You've come to the right place!

Take A Hike

A superior hiking adventure is waiting for you only 30 minutes from downtown Sault Ste. Marie. The approximately 5-km round trip hike to the top of Robertson Lake Cliffs offers some of the most decadent vistas in the area.

Hit The Beach

Point Des Chenes is just 20 minutes west of Sault Ste. Marie, where the St Mary's River begins at Lake Superior. Pointe Des Chenes has great swimming conditions with its sandy beaches, and is a popular choice for sunbathers and windsurfers who want to stay relatively close to town. This beach also has many onsite amenities, making it both convenient and comfortable.

Go For A Climb


Photo: Superior Exploration

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. Shaun brings Rock and Ice Climbing to a whole new level. His expertise, passion and appetite for creating unique experiences in the region are second to none!

Shaun has developed the climbing areas and has authored and co-authored over 18 rock and ice guidebooks to rock and ice climbing sites in the Lake Superior Region.

He is located in Batchawana Bay, and offers beginner through advanced rock/ice climbing lessons and/or guiding.

Paddle It Out

Photo by Pete Nowicki

Mike and Colleen Petzold, owners of Caribou Expeditions, are avid paddlers who have lived in the area for over two decades. In addition to our local excursions, they frequently kayak the St. Lawrence and the Barrier Reef in Belize. Mike, founder of Caribou Expeditions, 1994, and former professional biologist, has been guiding for over a decade, and has received four star certification from the British Canoe Union, as well as Instructor Certification from Paddling Canada. Colleen has guided trips along Lake Superior and the St. Lawrence for the past twelve years. A professional Forestry Technician (recently retired), she enjoys hiking, kayaking, birding, and vegetarian cooking. She is a certified First Aid/CPR Instructor and holds a Four Star British Canoe Union certification.

Visit Caribou Expeditions to book your adventure!

Grab a Snack

Vibe Eatery & Juice Co.
Café Natüra
Shabby Motley

Swing From the Trees

At Treetop Adventures, the Treetop Tour is approximately 12-30 feet in the air and includes a jungle gym in the trees. You will climb rock walls, cross wobbly and flippy bridges, swinging logs, disappearing platforms, chop sticks, balance beams, tire obstacles, and of course swing from the trees. Each obstacle in the trees is identified as easy, intermediate, or difficult.

You must be 4 feet 6 inches tall (with shoes on) and weigh less than 275 pounds to play in the trees. The Treetop Course is Self-Guided, guides are on hand for supervision.

Book a massage

At Jade Wellness Studio they cover a wide variety of healing treatments by a team of professional and passionate therapists.  To book an appointment or for any inquires, please call directly at 705.257.7707. A perfect way to end a business trip or an adveture.

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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