Something wild, delicious, local and breathtakingly beautiful.

Travelling alone doesn't have to be awkward or intimidating. Be the champion of your itinerary; meet new people, find the best value of your time alone and enjoy the ease of planning whatever you want.

Do Some Sight Seeing - Agawa Canyon Tour Train

A ONE-DAY RAIL ADVENTURE INTO THE HEART OF THE CANADIAN WILDERNESS


Photo: Tourism SSM

Climb aboard one of the most popular train tours in North America right downtown SSM. This one-day wilderness excursion will transport you 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers and through the awesome granite rock formations and vast mixed forests of the Canadian Shield.

Book your solo ride through the pritine beauty of Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park.

GO INTO THE WILD - Hiawatha Highlands

Only 15 minutes from downtown SSM, Hiawatha Highlands have over 45 km of trails. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the whispering pines and the magnificent views of falls. Each trail caters to all levels of endurance.

Free parking is available for hikers, seven days a week.

EXPLORE THE CITY - John Rowswell Hub Trail

The John Rowswell Hub Trail is a 24-km multi-use, non-motorized trail system for various types of users, such as running, cycling, walking, in-line skating, cross-country skiing. The trail is wheelchair-accessible. The trail connects many significant points of interest including the waterfront walkway, Bellevue Park, Algoma University College, Sault College, the hospital and Fort Creek Conservation Area.


Photo: Tourism SSM - Boardwalk Dowtown SSM

The Finn Hill extension of the John Rowswell Hub Trail is a 5.2-km/3.2-mile (out and back) paved trail that begins in the parking lot at the bottom of Finn Hill. Winding through a forested area, this trail is mostly flat with a challenging hill at the turn around. In the spring, fresh green ferns carpet the ground and during the fall, tall orange and yellow maples, birch, and poplar colour the canopy overhead. Bring a snack and a beverage and finish your nature walk with a panoramic, seated view towards the East at the top of Finn Hill near the parking lot.

TRY A NEW FOOd - Quattro Vinotecca

The atmosphere has a casual vibe and the food is out of this world. Here you'll enjoy the finest selection of meats in the city served with fresh accompaniments, interesting pastas, risottos and more. Pair your dinner selection with one of Quattro’s fine wines or signature drinks.


Photo: Quattro Vinotecca FB

Take a seat at the bar and sit back, relax and enjoy! The bar is the perfect place to meet other solo travellers.

Check out the weekend’s entertainment on their Facebook page.

CHECK OUT THE ART SCENE - Art Gallery of Algoma

The Art Gallery of Algoma is an art museum located on the St. Marys River in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Featuring local, national, and international artists, it holds a collection of over 4,000 works of art.


Photo: SooToday.com staff

Visit the gallery, gift shop and café for a memorable art experience in the city.

Public Hours:

  • Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm

Admission:  $7.00 General Admission | Students with valid I.D. and Seniors $5.00

GO WHERE THE LOCALS GO - Lop Lops

This is a unique cultural environment to celebrate art, music, fine wine and craft beer.

The lounge now boasts an award winning wine list, as well as premium liquors craft beer from many Ontario microbreweries including Sault Ste. Marie.

The front and back art galleries coupled with contemporary music creates a relaxing atmosphere and inspires ideal conversation for an after work staff function or a night out with friends. Loplops strives to make your evening in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, special every time.


Photo: Donna Hopper

Check out the events listing to find out who's playing. The staff is warm and welcoming, the entertianment is fierce and the people are friendly and always ready to make new friends.

Do a beer hop - local breweries

In the quest to bring freshly-brewed craft beer to Sault Ste. Marie, two local breweries have invested in many years of planning to bring only the best craft beer to the city.


Photo: SooToday.com

Take a walk downtown Sault Ste. Marie and do a beer "hop" visiting, Outspoken Brewery and Northern Superior Brewing Company for the best local beer experience.

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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