Holiday Shopping

This holiday season close your computer and forget on-line shopping. Head out into the city and visit these incredible locally owned and operated businesses for all of your holiday gifts and needs!

Over 50% of employment in our community is based on local small business and they in turn support other local small businesses, so shop local and continue to help fuel the local economy this Christmas!

You will be warmly welcomed by helpful staff that will create an experience that will prove to be stress-free and memorable for all the right reasons. Many offer complimentary gift-wrapping services with your purchase and will work with you to find the perfect gift, all within your budget.

Here is a list to help get you started!

49th Apparel

Since 1995 49th Apparel has brought Canadian made and designed women's apparel to the Sault and surrounding area. Daryl's business, 49th Apparel at 480 Queen Street East in historic downtown Sault Ste. Marie has grown to include a classically tailored womenswear collection designed and MADE entirely in CANADA twice yearly. Dresses, tailored jackets, trench coats, and suitings now round out the store. Using beautiful natural fabrics like woolens, silks and the finest cottons and linens, Daryls clothing is made to last.

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Photo Credits: 49th Apparel

After finishing design school Daryl Wier moved home to Sault Ste. Marie and began designing and crafting beautiful sleepwear for the entire family. That was over 20 years ago and it is still something he does to this day with the help of his seamstress of more than 15 years Emilia! Together just the 2 of them design, cut, sew, market and merchandise hundreds of pairs of locally made pajamas every year. Made up in beautiful plaid cotton flannels in the fall/winter, and crisp cotton shirtings in the spring/summer, Daryl now sells his pajamas all over North America and has even shipped some to Europe. 

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These are not only the most comfortable and beautifully made pajamas you will ever own, but they are available in sizes from kids 6 months to adult XL for men, women, boys and girls!

Gift certificates are also available!

480 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tel: (705)946-8865

Sweet Greetings & The Loons Nest and The Coffee Bar

This popular local shop has moved into some new digs, and expanded their services with a brand new coffee bar. Sweet Greetings not only has a beautiful new storefront and presence in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, but this fabulous boutique offers an incredible selection of merchandise, sweet treats and fresh coffee. Check off your Christmas shopping list while you enjoy a treat here with Jennifer and her amazing and helpful staff.

Warm your soul while you shop with a special blend hot chocolate, salted carmel lattes, Café mochas and Paula's wonderful double ginger cookies!

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Photo Credit: Sweet Greetings

477 queen st east
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
(705) 256-1550

Savoy's Jewellers

Savoy's offers a wide range of medium to high-end jewellery, name brand watches and quality giftware at both locations. Over the years they have built strong relationships with their suppliers and have become respected in the jewellery industry. With these relationships they have earned an honest and trustworthy reputation.

The team at Savoy's offers custom work with a full casting operation, an up-to-date appraisal department, computerized engraving, gem and micro setting and proudly carry at both locations lines such as; Gucci, Swarovski, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Elle, Madani, Canadian Maple Leaf Diamonds, Verragio, Gabriel&Co.New York, Swiss Army. Savoy's Jewellers makes a priority to stay current with the most popular brands.

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Photo Credit: Savoy's

Queen Street Location:
290 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
(705) 253-9703

Station Mall Location:
293 Bay St, Sault Ste Marie, ON
Telephone: 705-942-3400


The Rad Zone

The Rad Zone was established by Paul "Monk" Muncaster in 1984, here in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada. Originally as Radical Records (housed ontop of Bruce Street Hill) - Paul carved a niche out for himself as the leader in selling rare vinyl that couldn't be found anywhere else in Sault Ste. Marie. He was often taking trips to cities like Vancouver and Toronto... and bringing back punk and metal albums that weren't commercially available in other record stores.

The Rad Zone was also the first place that you could actually buy skateboards in the Sault. Fully stocked with safety gear, skateboard decks, hardwear, gear and accessories - it was instrumental in bringing skateboarding to Sault Ste. Marie in the mid-late 80's and early 90's. After moving space from Bruce Street to down on Queen and then to Dennis Street - The Rad Zone had matured into being known for the one stop shop for skaters and record collectors alike. Paul was always on hand to ask questions and would gladly take down products and start up hunts to find what was wanted.

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Now located in the Wellington Square Mall on Trunk Road - The Rad Zone has expanded to house Hole In The Wall Books - a new and used book store with hundreds of golden finds ranging from SciFi to Fantasy to Fiction to Kids... and also The Rad Zone's Street Boutique - a clothing store centered on fashionable streetwear for both men and women. Still promoting amazing finds for vinyl and fully stocked skateboard equiptment as well as a huge selection of both new and used video games, systems and accesories - The Rad Zone is still here and has no intention of leaving.

A small staffed and completely independently owned and operated - The Rad Zone fully supports local musicians and skateboarders - and can often be found sponsoring and showing up to events.

Wellington Square Mall (625 Trunk Road)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada
telephone: (705) 945-0911


Stork and Bundle

Stork and Bundle is the Northern Ontario destination for high-quality and fashionable maternity wear, organic baby clothing, cool eco-friendly toys, cloth diapers, strollers and so much more. Wonderful lines like JuJuBe, Baby Jogger, Green Toy, OXO Tot and Bum Genius stock the shelves with everything your growing family needs. Stork and Bundle offers a gift registry and has proved to be a popular service making it easy to ensure your baby shower guests select just the right gift. Free gift wrapping and delivery within city limits is also a service the company stands by.

Stork and Bundle sources the very best when hand picking the products they want to offer looking for Canadian companies, Eco-friendly products, packaging and manufacturing practices and Organic products. The toy lines are made of materials ranging from recycled plastics to managed forest beechwood and organic fabrics.  Added bonus-they are fun to play with and beautiful to look at! It doesn't get any better than that.

Stork + Bundle is located in beautiful downtown Sault Ste Marie, Ontario in the Heritage Block.

You can look for Stork and Bundle on Facebook and stop by the store when you're in town!

715 Queen Street East
Sault Ste Marie, ON
p 705.946.BABY (2229)
f 705.946.2223

Left hand side of Queen St, just before East St.
Metered parking on Queen St.  Free on weekends and evenings

Monday - Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Algoma Bicycle Company

ABC (Algoma Bicycle Company) was established by Brad Phaneuf and Paul de Beer who wanted to develop their passion for cycling and skiing and the outdoors into a thriving business. The doors to 'the shop' opened in 2008 and they have been offering Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma area the best selection of bikes, cross-county skis, snowshoes and service since then. Brad and Paul chose to locate on Queen Street because they recognize the importance of a strong, vibrate downtown to a community!

Recognizing the fantastic opportunities that exist for outdoor enthusiasts during the winter in this area, they also promote cross-country and back-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking.

Stop in for a gift certificate or something on your loved ones Christmas wish list!

360 Queen St., East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Phone: (705)759-3443
Monday - Wednesday & Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm

Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

Shabby Motley

You can find this brilliantly created cafe downtown Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. Shabby Motley opened it's doors for the first time on October 1st, 2013 by owner and operator Ashleigh Sauve.  The space is dedicated to showcase an array of regionally produced goods, including handcrafts, textiles, art and edibles as well as, wool, yarn, felting, embroidery, books, needles and hooks, spinning and weaving.

This richly unique Café offers classes and workshops that are held throughout the year, in knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing, crafting and offer drop-in class as well!

Perfect holiday gift ideas!

Located at 356 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Facebook: Shabby Motley

Jade Wellness Studio

Formerly the Yoga Door and Jade Yoga, Jade Wellness Studio has been sharing yoga, pilates and other contemplative and expressive arts in the Algoma District since 2004. Located in the heart of downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Jade Wellness is one of the largest yoga and pilates centres in Northern Ontario. The team aims to create a non-competitive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone to come and discover his or her true potential.

With over 30 classes a week it's easy to find something for every fitness level from Gentle Pilates and Theraputic Yoga for Aches & Pains to Power Mat Pilates and Power Flow & Yin Yoga. Their clients also enjoy booking one on one sessions to achieve personal goals and some just prefer a quiet, private setting. Also offered are therapeutic services and treatments including Registered Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Feldenkrais, Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, and aromatherapy. Their mission is to provide a non-competitive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone to come and discover his or her true potential.

Check off something special here on your loved ones Wish List!

677 Queen Street E.,
Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada
Tele: 705-257-7707

Mon, Wed, Thu: 10:00am - 7:03pm, Tues 10:00am-7:00pm
Fri: 10am - 5:30pm,
Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Camera Craft

Locally owned and operated and located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Camera Craft has many options for the holiday season. Ranging from cameras, binoculars, seminars, photo exhibitions, passport and ID photos, film developing and prints, custom restorations and more you are bound to find the perfect gift this holiday season.

Visit for a full list of products and services or drop in and see the helpful staff for more information.

716 Queen Street East, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
(705) 254-2131

Great Lakes Outfitters

Great Lakes Outfitters is about quality outdoor adventure gear, community support, service after the sale, and high-quality customer outfitting assistance and information. If you are into outdoor adventures whether it is snowmobiling, snowshoeing, backpacking, camping, hunting, fishing, and boating, they have the gear for you.

162 Old Garden River Road
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, P6B 5A6
(705) 253-2361

Read: True Northern Outfitting: Your Go To Outdoor Adventure Specialists

Mill Market

Mill Market is conveniently located right off the Hub Trail, just steps away from the Ontario locks and the scenic St. Mary’s River waterfront. Grown, raised or crafted by Northern Ontario’s farmers, ranchers, fishermen, artists and artisans; Mill Market brings the best of our lakes, fields and forests to the heart of the historic Canal District in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. From farm to table, Mill Market connects Northern Ontario farmers to local consumers strengthening the local food economy and nurturing healthy communities. Mill Market is a place to find fresh food, good people, culinary delights and artisan crafts.
In its current location at 35 Canal Drive, in the Municipal Fish Hatchery building across from the Francis H. Clergue Generating Station and Whitefish Island, Mill Market has 13,000 square feet of indoor space, 15 acres of property for green parks and community gardens, ample vehicle parking, and easy accessibility via public transit, bike or foot.
Mill Market is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays as a Farmers Market year round. In addition to being a healthy food hub and artisan fair, Mill Market features live entertainment weekly and educational programming. Mill Market's annex houses Entomica Insectarium, if you’re looking for something fun and educational to do with the whole family, check out Entomica at Mill Market.
At Mill Market you’ll come for the freshly grown produce, locally-raised meats, baking, gourmet prepared foods, plants, flowers and artisan crafts, and family fun but we promise you’ll stay for the friendly faces and good conversations. Gift certificate are also available! What could be better than a basket of goodies to take with you when you pop by to see your family and friends this holiday!

35 Canal Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Laser Advantage

This locally owned and operated Med-Spa is an open and relaxing environment that greets guests as they come in for a treatment or consultation, ensuring that our clientele feel welcome for each and every visit. Laser Advantage’s re-envisioned space offers leading products and procedures for anyone who is interested in skin rejuvenation, and anti-aging solutions. The team has traveled much of the world discovering the best possible service standards and little touches that make you feel at home while experiencing our quality safety standards, efficiency and professional expertise.

Pick up a gift certificate or book your loved ones favourite service this holiday season including; microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, Facial resurfacing or cosmetic injectables like Botox or dermal filleres to name a few options. Situated in the historic Queenstown District of Sault Ste Marie, LA’s Med-spa is within walking distance of beautiful green spaces and miles of the waterfront boardwalk.

495 Queen Street East,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON


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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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