Finding the perfect gift for all dads

Fish, Golf, Adventure, Spa, Travel

Treat Dad to an extra special Father's Day surprise on June 21 with a gift that celebrates some of his favourite things to do, but he would never ask for!

Fishing Dad

Book dad a Sport-fishing Charter right here in Sault Ste. Marie. Pick the perfect package for Dad – Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout or Pacific Salmon and let him fish his worries away!

Redwood Sport-fishing Charters offers a fully equipped, professional fishing experience that is enjoyable and affordable. The 18-foot Hobo Redwood Sport-fishing Charter-boat seats up to four people comfortably, and is located on the world-famous St. Mary's River close to downtown beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

Redwood Sportfishng Charters

(Photo Credit: Redwood Sport-fishing Charters)

Redwood Sport-fishing Charters provides five-hour morning and evening charters for Pacific Salmon (King, Pink, Coho) and Atlantic Salmon. The season for Pacific salmon begins in late July with the Kings first showing up and then the Pinks in mid to late August and continues with the late Cohos through the end of September.

The Atlantic salmon season starts mid-June and lasts usually four to five weeks depending on the feed. This is a highly prized fish and is limited to one per person on a regular license. We also offer special excursions for inland brook/speckled trout that can be caught by either spin cast or on a fly rod. This trophy lake is exclusive to Redwood Sportfishing Charters, and is a conservation lake, with some of the small fish taken for shore lunches only. The Brookie season is May to September.

Book Your Atlantic Salmon Fishing Package Here (June-July)

Book Your Brook/Speckled Trout Fishing Package Here (May-Sept)

Book Your Pacific Salmon Fishing Package Here (August-Oct)

Owner/Operator Dean Lapham

Office (705) 949-1375
Mobile (705) 941-8272


(Photo Credit: Redwood Sport-fishing Charters)


June-July: Pine Street Marina- fishing upper St. Mary's River, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

August-October: Bells Point Campground- fishing lower St. Mary's River and mouth of the Garden River, Ontario.

Golf Dad

Hire a Golf Pro for a series of golf lessons for Dad— he can pick up tips from a pro, improve his golf game and enjoy a few hours relaxing on the course!

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Head Golf Professional At Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club

Jeff Hamilton has been the head golf professional at the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club since 2001. He is a Class A CPGA professional responsible for all golf programs, tournaments and events at the SGC. Jeff is also in charge of Golf Instruction, the Pro Shop and its staff, and the training facilities.

Jeff is originally from Nova Scotia, where he grew up working at golf courses and playing competitive golf highlighted by representing Nova Scotia at the 1987 Canadian Junior Golf Championship. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (1992) degree from the Saint Mary's University in Halifax Jeff joined the historic Toronto Golf Club as an assistant golf professional. During his time at Toronto Golf Club, Jeff was the low qualifier (1993) at the Ontario PGA Playing Ability Test and completed the five-year Canadian PGA Apprentice Program within only four years (1994) to become a Class A CPGA Professional. From 1996 to 2001, Jeff functioned as the associate golf professional at Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, under the tutelage of former PGA tour player and Head Golf Professional Gar Hamilton.

Jeff's service to the golf industry in Ontario was recognized with his selection as the Northern Ontario PGA Head Professional of the Year in 2008. As well, he's been a consistent top 5 performer in Northern Ontario PGA events.

The Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club is a semi private club, welcoming visitors on a daily green fee basis.

The Iron Club Restaurant overlooks the St Mary's River and is open 12 months of the year.

Contact Jeff Hamilton 705-759-5133
1804 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Golf Professional At Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club and Crimson Ridge

Dan Missere is a PGA of Canada Class A Professional born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie with over 20 years of teaching experience.

His work in the golf industry began at age 12 as a bag boy at the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club. He began his apprenticeship at 18 and assumed the Head Professional position just three years later. During his time at the Club he was successful in administering an introductory and competitive Junior program along with an extensive client base of players of all abilities.

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Dan held that position for 9 years before leaving to become the Director of Golf at Crimson Ridge, a position he held until 2006. Dan left Crimson Ridge to assume the responsibilities as General Manager of Searchmont Resort, a regional ski resort located just north of Sault Ste. Marie.

Private Coaching - One on One Coaching Sessions

A one on one session is a private 60 minute coaching session focused on all aspects of your golf game. Coaching is focused on your needs and individual learning style. Video anaylsis and other teaching aids used where appropriate. Private Coaching Sessions are held at the beautiful Crimson Ridge Practice Facility. Click on the 'Book Now' button on the right of this page to explore available dates and times.

Session Cost: $65.00

Facilities Where You Can Find Dan

Crimson Ridge is home to our Private Coaching Sessions, Group and Future Links Camps. Located in the north end of Sault Ste. Marie, Crimson Ridge offers a spectacular playing experience and the best practice facilities in the area. Crimson Ridge is the ideal location to develop and challenge your game.

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Visit the Crimson Ridge website by clicking here. For directions click here.

The Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club is a semi-private facility located in the east end of Sault Ste. Marie and along the St. Mary's River.  A fun golf course to play and a great place to develop your on course skills.

Visit the Sault Golf Club website by clicking here

Visit Dan Missere Golf to find out more!


Send dad off to the remote shores of beautiful twenty-seven mile long Esnagi Lake, Mar Mac Lodge for the highest of quality fishing or hunting trip!

Situated on the remote shores of beautiful twenty-seven mile long Esnagi Lake, Mar Mac Lodge has been providing the highest quality fishing and hunting trips available in Canada for over 40 years.


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As your hosts, they are committed to providing the very best accommodations and services possible. The cabins are fully modern (new or recently and extensively renovated) with comfortable beds, indoor plumbing, electricity and fully equipped kitchens.

All the guests fish from the comfort of 18-foot cedar strip boats equipped with boat seats and 20HP 4-stroke outboards. For those seeking seclusion, stay at the Northend Outpost, located at the northern tip of Esnagi Lake where you'll fish from 14-foot aluminum boats equipped with 9.9 HP outboards.


(Photo Credit: Mar Mac Lodge)

Watch Get Out: Fly-In Fishing Adventure Video Here

Watch Get Out: Fly-In Fishing Adventure Part 2

Mar Mac Lodge
P.O. Box 1380
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5N2, Canada
(705) 971-7922 (winter)
(705) 884-2505 (summer)



(Photo Credit: Mar Mac Lodge)

Handsome Dad

If your dad is the kind of dad who appreciates being pampered, book him a luxurious massage, sport's manicure, or a "Gentleman's" facial treatment at the Greenhouse Spa.

Situated in uptown Sault Ste Marie, the Greenhouse Spa has been providing the finest in pampering for over 12 years. At almost 4000 square feet, the Day Spa includes two levels and features 12 treatment rooms, water therapy room with Vichy rainshower, five couples treatment rooms, changerooms, relaxation lounges, as well as group manicure / pedicure areas. Located inside the luxurious Comfort Suites and Conference Centre, Sault Ste Marie's only all suite hotel property makes it the perfect setting for company meetings, training, and retreats.

the Greenhouse Spa

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Men's Executive Treatments

Sports Manicure

45 minutes: $29

Sports Pedicure ( private treatment rooms )

45 minutes: $50

The " Gentleman's " Facial treatment

This specialized treatment addresses and pampers the specific skin care needs of men. A soothing facial to erase razor irritation and maintain hydration, while protecting and restoring skin from damage caused by chronological and environmental aging. A blend of vitamins and anti-oxidants are diffused into the inner layers of the skin, resulting in a more revitalized and healthier looking complexion.

60 minutes(with skin scanner/analysis): $80

Deep Cleansing Back Treatment

A gentle back treatment to help clear blemishes, blackheads and spots while helping to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. This hydrating treatment also helps to control bacteria and excess oil production, and includes B.Kamins specialized Bio-Maple compound to prevent excess dryness and irritation. Appropriate for problematic skin types.

60 minutes ... $85

Pedicure for "Two" ... $106

** Waxing Services Available

For Appointments / Inquiries

Tel: (705) 256-6461 • Fax: (705) 256-8587
Ext. 426 from inside the hotel


Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5 pm

229 Great Northern Rd.
( Comfort Suites and Conference Centre )
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada P6B 4Z2

Adventure Dad

Naturally Superior Adventures is a World-Class Destination, World-Class Outfitter located on beautiful Lake Superior! Treat dad to an ultimate adventure paddling the world's largest freshwater inland sea.

Since 1994, Naturally Superior Adventures has led paddling enthusiasts on guided sea kayak trips on Lake Superior and guided canoe trips on northern Ontario's rivers. Their programs also include sea kayak instruction and paddling festivals.

Naturally Superior Adventures offer vehicle shuttles, sea kayak and canoe rentals and outfitting. In conjunction with Rock Island Lodge, they offer bed and breakfast accommodations on Lake Superior!

Day Trip - Looking for something for a dad that only has a short amount of time? They offer several half and full day trips and instruction classes anybody from beginner to expert so whether you are interested in learning how to Stand Up Paddle, Canoe, Sea Kayak or go hiking, they have a program.

Tel: (705) 856-2939
Toll Free: 1-800-203-9092
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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—she’d love to hear from you!

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