The Perfect Pre-Season Trip to the North

Thinking about a getaway in November? Here are some great reasons to choose Sault Ste. Marie as your destination.

Porter will get you from downtown Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie in just over one hour. It's hard to imagine, but it's true and makes a trip to the North easy and within your travel budget.

Fly Porter

It's the small things that make a big difference when you fly Porter: leather seating, more legroom, a complimentary snack and beverage. Certainly a great start to any vacation.
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Festivals and Events

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November 4-6, 2016 - Annual Northern Ontario Country Music Award Weekend

This event features four shows over three days, involving Country Music
Talent from across Northern Ontario. Various artists will be inducted into the Great Northern Opry and the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame. Hundreds of people will gather in a one of a kind Country Music Celebration with dancing, guest musicians and a Country Music Gospel show. If you are a lover of Country Music, you won’t want to miss this event! All shows and ceremonies take place at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre.

Call: 705-257-9650 Visit:

November 5, 2016 - Giant Christmas Craft Show

Find a handmade gift for everyone on your list! Stained glass, copper art, knitting, sewing, baking, Christmas decorations, quilting, woodworking and more, at the Hilton Community Hall from 10am to 4pm. Call: 705-246-2242 Visit:

November 5-6, 2016 - Holiday Gift & Craft Show

The Sault’s largest gift & craft show will be two days again in 2016. More than 100 vendors will be on hand promoting their talents and gift items. Sunday’s show will feature new vendors as well as a selection of vendors from Saturday. Large door prize on each day. Two canteens open for drinks and lunch. Admission by donation in support of the Bushplane Centre.

Call: 705-945-6242

November 17, 2016 - Moonlight Magic Giant Chas Craft Show Holiday Gift & Craft Show

Come experience the magic of Christmas Past. Warm up by the fire, and sip some cider. Call for details. Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site Call: 705-759-5443


November 17-20, 2016 - Festival Of Trees

Tourism SSM

Raffles, auctions and kids activities all while enjoying a wonderlandof festive decorations, wreaths and beautiful trees.

This unique festival is Sault Ste. Marie’s kickoff to the holiday season. The festival includes over 100 beautifully decorated trees and auction items. This prestige event gives people a chance to get into the Christmas spirit while support the Lung Association’s fight against lung disease.  If you want to participate in Festival of Trees please contact us at 705-256-2335.

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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