Sault Ste. Marie is located in Ontario’s Algoma Country. The city has a population of 73, 368 and was founded in 1668. Sault Ste Marie is your base for a Northern Ontario adventure. Set along the St. Mary’s River and shorelines of bath Lake Superior and Lake Huron, the opportunities for outdoor vacations are endless and world class. To access this scenic wilderness, you have the unique ability to travel north by train. The Agawa Canyon Tour Train leaves daily from early June until mid-October to the Agawa Canyon, a Canadian Signature Experience. City highlights include the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site and Heritage Discovery Centre, the Art Gallery of Algoma, the Sault Ste Marie Museum, Mill market, Entomica and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre received Trip Advisor’s Award of Excellence for 2018. This 64,000 square foot interactive museum offers a look at the history of bush plane flying and fire fighting in Northern Canada. Enjoy the hands on experience in the flight simulator, arcade games and 3 award winning movies including Wildfires! A firefighting adventure in 3D.
Sault Ste. Marie is a city designated to offer many different activities, from gentle adventure to bright lights and action such as Gateway Casinos Sault Ste. Marie. Walk the mile long waterfront boardwalk and watch recreational water vessels go through the lock system or see them up close at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada, at the most westerly point of land under the International Bridge. The community has a great legacy of hosting annual festivals and events such as ROTARYFEST, “The Sault’s Summer Festival” taking place in July; the Algoma Fall Festival in October timed to allow visitors to enjoy the magnificent fall foliage as well as world class arts and cultural entertainment; and the Bon Soo Winter Carnival in February. Along the center of the waterfront boardwalk, you will find the Roberta Bondar Park, named after the city’s most famous hometown citizen and Canada’s first women astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar. This area, historically known as Bawating or “meeting place”, provided a natural site for the First Nations to settle. The gathering of people continues today as locals and visitors come together to enjoy festivals, concerts and a variety of sporting events and entertainment at the GFL Memorial Gardens, located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.