A Milenials Buck List

Explore a unique experience right in the city.

Summer is a cherished season for many Canadians so there's no time like the present to make the most of it. With only 79 official days of summer in Canada, it's a great excuse to get out and take advantage of the exciting list below! There's no shortage of new things to see and do in the Sault, so get cracking!

Here's a list of 10 to get you started!

1. Stack Burger

Stack Burger is NEW in town! Located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, ON at 71 Spring Street, this new must try burger joint is open from 11am to 8pm, 7 days a week!


Owner Kevin Syrette describes his market niche as "fast casual." It's somewhere in the middle between fast food and sit-down fine dining with counter service. The idea is to serve up fresh burgers with fresh topping and fresh-cut fries. They grind their own meat and don't have any freezers so fresh is a guarantee!

Read: Like Five Guys? Like In-N-Out? Burgerphilia Hits Downtown by David Helwig of SooToday.com

2. Fish For Rainbow In The St. Mary's Rapids

Local2's "Get Out" host, Shaylan Spurway tries her luck bottom balancing for steelheads in the St. Mary's River. 

Find out where to go and what to use by watching the video below or visit Rivers North Facebook page for more information.

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3. Agawa Train Tour

Stay Longer and Experience It All with A Multi-Night Packages!

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2-Night Packages include:

  • Agawa Canyon Train Tour ticket
  • 2-night’s accommodation in Sault Ste. Marie
  • OLG Casino Package (19+)

3-Night Packages include:

Multi-night packages start at just $161.

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OPERATES DAILY: Tuesday, June 23rd to Monday, October 12th, 2015

Departs Sault: 8:00 am | Returns Sault: 6:00 pm

Times are shown in Eastern Time and are subject to change without notice. The Railway cannot be held responsible for delays and/or cancellations.

OPERATES DAILY: Tuesday, June 23rd to Monday, October 12th, 2015

Departs Sault: 8:00 am | Returns Sault: 6:00 pm

Times are shown in Eastern Time and are subject to change without notice. The Railway cannot be held responsible for delays and/or cancellations.

Train Ticket Prices

4. Kayak Beautiful Lake Superior

Guided Sea Kayak and River Adventures, Rentals, Sales and Shuttles!

From their base on Lake Superior in Northern Ontario (since 1994) Caribou Expeditions provide guided sea kayak and canoe tours, white-water river trips, including wilderness overnight camping, lodge-to-lodge kayaking, kayak instruction, kayak sales, rentals and outfitting. Whether enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow paddlers, or the magnificent vistas of Lake Superior, you will acquire memories for a lifetime.

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Visit www.caribou-expeditions.com to book your adventure or to find out more about the incredible opportunities that are waiting for you on Lake Superior.

Visit their Facebook page here!

To register or request more information, simply call (1-800-970-6662), or send an email to info@caribou-expeditions.com, or regular mail to:

Caribou Expeditions
1021 Goulais Mission Rd
Goulais River, ON, Canada

Call: 1-800-970-6662 or 705-649-3540

* Please Note: Currently Caribou Expeditions have suspended the scheduled trips to explore some new areas, but custom trips may still be available for this year if they can be scheduled during times the outfitters are in town.

Naturally Superior Adventures

World-Class Destination, World-Class Outfitter

Paddle the world's largest freshwater inland sea.  Fresh, sweet water; no tides and currents.  Sea Kayak Canada's Lake Superior Coast.

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. Our programs also include sea kayak instruction and paddling festivals.

They also offer vehicle shuttles, sea kayak and canoe rentals and outfitting. In conjunction with Rock Island Lodge, we offer bed and breakfast accommodations on Lake Superior and host artistic workshops, corporate vacations, and weddings. 

Telephone: 705-  856-2939
Toll Free: 800-203-9092

Photo Credit: www.naturallysuperior.com

5. Calling All Golfers

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There's no shortage of gorgeous places to golf in the city. Sault Ste. Marie has a variety of courses that will exceed your expectations every time. Here is a list of local gems to try!

Root River Golf Course

85 Old Highway 17 North, • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario • (705) 759-8776

Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club

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 offering elegant, afforable, dining and banqueting in a picturesque setting on the St. Mary's River. Open to the public.

Reservations: 705-759-2695

1804 Queen Street East • P.O. Box 25 • Sault Ste. Marie ON • P6A2H1 • (705) 759-5133

E-mail: secretary@saultgolfclub.ca

Superior View Golf Course

Superior View Golf Club is a challenging 3,200 yard, nine-hole course with distinctively treed fairways. The elevated, bent grass greens are large, averaging 4,000 square feet each. While some are flat, others are gently contoured, and all are well-manicured. The fairways are all natural poanna grass and well cared for, with a gentle roll to them. You can drive off every tee but you must have a straight shot because the fairways are all fairly narrow. Best include a good iron in your arsenal when you set out for a round at Superior View Golf Club.

12 Gagnon Road • Sault Ste. Marie, ON • P6A 5K6 • (705)779-2931

Crimson Ridge Golf Course

Crimson Ridge Golf Course, the premiere destination in Sault Ste. Marie for a gorgeous round of Ontario golf welcomes you. The top-tier facility has a reputation in the area for providing not only a scenic round of golf, but also real estate opportunities, high quality amenities and much, much more. You will love the experience they have crafted for you at Crimson Ridge Golf Course.

Crimson Ridge boast a spectacular collection of natural Northern Ontario landscape. Waterfalls, creeks, numerous elevation changes, mature hardwoods and spectacular views and vistas awaiting on this scenic par 72 layout. This design has been expertly crafted by Kevin Holmes, and it incorporates natural features with generous and playable tree-lined fairways, large, gently-contoured greens and strategically-placed bunkers that create a true but fair test of golf for all ability levels. Four sets of tees at Crimson Ridge give all players a course that will suit their game, playing from 5,274 yards to a demanding 6,728 yard challenge. This course is a journey through bentgrass tees and greens, and dwarf bluegrass fairways and rough. Rest assured that when you leave, you will leave with a collection of unforgettable memories.

418 Fourth Line West • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 0B5 • (705) 254-4653

Maple Wood Gold Course

1413 Great Northern Road • Sault Ste. Marie, ON • P6A 5K7 • (705) 759.8136

6. Go For Ice Cream!

Lily & Claudia's

Make room for dessert!

How many of us can say that we started our first successful business when we were under twelve years old? Well, for Lily, Claudia and Brendan partners and owners of Lily's and Claudia's it's a reality! The trio opened their ice cream parlor in June of 2014 and already it's the talk of the town. With a keen sense for business, which the team inherited from their parents, it's no wonder that their ice cream parlor is showing no signs of slowing down.

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You can't miss this dynamic and lively bunch that brighten up Mill Market with their big smiles and colourful uniforms. You'll find Lily, Claudia and Brendan serving ice cream every Mill Market day. Open in June on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 6pm and July and August, Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6pm. But don't worry, these kids will be out enjoying summer and having fun like their peers on their days off!

In keeping with the local food mantra of Mill Market, you'll only find fresh locally made ice cream at their shoppe. Customers can choose from Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Rolo, Strawberry, Cookies and Cream, Raspberry Lemon-Lime Sherbet served in a cup, cone or waffle cone! New this year are vanilla or chocolate Chapman's ice cream cups that are peanut free! Can't decide? Take some advice from the experts! Brendan would recommend Peanut Butter Chocolate, Claudia loves Rolo and Lily is crazy about Cookies and Cream.

This season at Mill Market Brendan, Lily and Claudia want to share with you their passion for business and community and every fresh and delicious ice cream flavour you can think of!


Photo by Sheri Minardi for Mill Market

Location and Hours:

35 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON in their new ice cream truck!

Wednesday 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

July and August
Wednesday 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Saturday 10:30am - 3:30pm, Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

July 22nd and July 23 Mill Market brings a special event Cut N Cob to the grouds. Lily & Claudia's will be open both July 22 and 23 so head down for a cob of corn, live music and of course, some ice cream!

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7. Hit The Spa - 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 2 levels and features 12 treatment rooms, water therapy room with Vichy rainshower, 5 couples treatment rooms, changerooms, relaxation lounges, as well as group manicure / pedicure areas. Located inside the luxurious Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre, Sault Ste Marie's newly renovated boutique hotel.

The Quattro Suites & Conference Centre, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is conveniently located near the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge and OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie. Other nearby attractions include the Crimson Ridge Golf Course, Bellevue Park, Kewaden Casino and the Art Gallery of Algoma.

This Sault Ste. Marie hotel features an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna and spa. The onsite conference centre boasts seven function rooms capable of entertaining up to 700 guests in a banquet style setting with a total capacity of 1500 people and catering services are available. This property also offers a premium casual dining experience in the onsite Quattro Restaurant/Chophouse where guests enjoy a superior and diverse food selection, exceptional service and great value. If you’re looking to relax, look no further than the Greenhouse Spa providing a full range of spa services. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access in all guestrooms and meeting rooms is also available.

All of the tastefully appointed rooms at the Quattro Suites & Conference Centre, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member feature flat panel televisions, microwaves, mini fridges and radio alarm clocks with Ipod docking stations. Select rooms also offer sofas and wet bars. Guests enjoy a delicious complimentary full hot breakfast and room service is available.

Other value-packed amenities and features of this hotel include:

  • Onsite fitness centre
  • Complimentary lobby coffee bar
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free local calls
  • Free parking

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(photo credit: www.greenhouse-spa.com)

For Appointments / Inquiries

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

EMAIL: info@greenhouse-spa.com
Website: www.greenhouse-spa.com

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

8. Experience The Nightlife

Sault Ste Marie is home to some of the best musical talent in the country! Read Secrets To Discover And Nightlife To Enjoy: Where the Excitement Happens! to find out where to go and who you'll find there.


9. Do Some Rock Climbing!

Rock climbing is a spring, summer and fall sport which has become popular with outdoor enthusiasts. It can be enjoyed by all ages - young and old.

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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.

He 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 & offers beginner through advanced rock climbing lessons and/or guiding.

For more information, contact (705) 946-6054 or check out the website:


FB Superior Exploration Adventure and Climbing Company Ltd.
FB North of Superior Climbing Company
FB Batchawana Bay Rock Climbing

YouTube: Batchawana Bay Ice Climbing, Agawa Canyon Ice Climbing, NOSCC


Superior Exploration Adventures' Guide To The Best Climbing In The Area: Beginner Through Advanced!


Ice Caves Like You've Never Seen Before!

10. Visit Mill Market

The Mill Market is a place to celebrate all the great things grown, raised, and crafted in Northern Ontario. From farm-fresh products, arts, and hand crafts to local artisans, musicians, community gardens, and live animals, experience the vivid living culture of our naturally gifted community. This location offers 13,000 square feet of indoor space with 15 acres of property, ample parking, and easy accessibility via Canal Drive and the city-wide Hub Trail. Open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday!

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Photo Credit: Mill Market

Location: 35 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Call: 705-257-9658
Email: info@millmarket.ca
Visit: www.millmarket.ca or www.facebook.com/millmarket for hours of operation or more information.

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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 dionne@digdeep.ca—she’d love to hear from you!

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