Sault Ste. Marie

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Sault Ste. Marie is a city that cherishes its roots. Known as "the Soo" in English and Bawating in Ojibwe, this is an original meeting ground for Indigenous peoples.

Located in the centre of the Great Lakes region, just half a day's drive or a 1.5-hour flight from Toronto, this city boasts a vibrant waterfront full of shops, brewpubs, and restaurants. A city that loves to entertain and be entertained, it offers an amazing downtown and a parade of summer festivals that celebrate the diverse cultures making the city what it is today.

This scenic city is also the gateway to world-class outdoors, just waiting to be explored. On the shores of both Lake Superior and Lake Huron and surrounded by Canadian Shield, you’ll find four-season adventures like hiking, snowmobiling, and an incredible system of mountain biking trails. Enjoy high-calibre fishing in the legendary St. Marys Rapids, or fish year-round for some of Canada’s most sought-after species in the lakes of the Algoma Region. Experience the undeniable beauty of the Agawa Canyon Tour, travelling by train through the heart of the Canadian wilderness over towering trestles, around pristine lakes and through ancient granite rock formations.

Sault Ste. Marie is rich in a unique history, which can be explored through fascinating sites like the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and the Agawa Rock Pictographs. Or enjoy a 90-minute cruise along the St. Marys River on board the Miss Marie Sault Lock Tour boat, and take in the waterfront sights of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Experience all the amenities of a modern, urban city, without foregoing the quiet charm and warmth of a Northern Ontario community. We have been called the Gathering Place for centuries—join us and find out why.

3 kayakers paddle away from shore in Sault Sainte Marie, in clear turqoise water under a clear blue sky on a summer day.

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