Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie, otherwise known as the Northern gateway to Canada, plays a major role in connecting Lake Superior and Lake Huron at the famous Soo Locks. This city located besides the rapids of the St. Marys River that offers great conditions for fish gathering, boasts of fishing as the main income-generating endeavor.

The population of this third largest city in North Ontario, Canada is 75000 people. The city’s population consists of a large percentage of Europeans and a smaller portion is for the Asians. The Italian immigrants however are dominant here. The drinking age in this city is fairly younger. Citizens above 19 are allowed at the bar counters.

Major attractions

Art Gallery of Algoma

Here, you will experience Canadian art at this state of the art gallery that has local and international award winning paintings.

St. Mary River

This 120 km stretch of water way is the pride of Sault Ste. Marie. This river drains into Lake Superior and its 23 feet waterfall will not fail to capture your attention as it has done among the locals and tourists alike.

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

200 years is the age of this historic site that is made up of the two oldest stone buildings in Northwest Toronto. It brings you to term with Toronto’s history besides explaining the growth and transformation of the encampment in Northern Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie Museum

This museum will summarize the entire Canadian history using its collection of antiques and merchandise that will put you in perspective when it comes to the ancient times in Canada.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal

From this ancient historic site, have a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean’s water mixing with Lake Superior waters.

Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge

Take pictures of the amazing St. Marys River at this bridge popularly known as the International Bridge. It connects these two cities, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Where to Eat

West side Café.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Quality of Service is not compromised. They serve the best homemade cuisines and pastries in town.

Hong Kong Restaurant

Enjoy Canadian and Chinese dishes at this proactive restaurant that opens throughout, 24/7. Use all debit card options including American express, MasterCard and Visas to make payments here.

Aurora’s Westside

Gourmet Pizza Lasagna is the flagship meal of this restaurant. Also, enjoy authentic Italian dishes at this venue.

Sun Kwong Restaurant

Besides serving the best chicken brawl in town, this restaurant will serve you with the best Chinese and Canadian Cuisines.

Solo Trattoria

The perfect staffs at this restaurant take care of your dinning by offering you the healthiest of all dishes in their menu. Their recipes are diverse and very flexible to suit your needs

Shogun Sushi

This is the best place in town to eat Sushi. If you get fed up with it, it can be packed for you to take out.

Where to Go Shopping


If you plan to do some shopping at the best house wear and furniture store in town, this is the best place. It has a good reputation with household goods.

Cambrian Mall

When we talk about everything under one roof, this mall has got you covered. It has clothing stores, electronics stores and household goods stores inside.


This department store that gives a taste of variety when it comes to shopping is a must visit place. It has beauty salons, clothing stores and cosmetic shops.

Walmart Supercenter

This store at the city center offers many payment options from different debit cards. It has a supermarket, grocery store and discount stores.

T.J. Prices

This is the best place to keep up to date with the latest designs when it comes to fashion. Their clothing store offers the season’s most wanted trends and designer brands at your disposal.

Station mall

This is the ‘talk of the town’ mall around Sault Ste. Marie. It has a supermarket, grocery stores, discount stores and art gallery stores.

Where to Have Fun

Sault Golf Club

If you are an amateur and have dreamed of playing golf, get the best training from CPGA professionals at this 6,766 yards golf club and have fun at it at the same time.

Spruce Haven Zoo

Despite viewing uncommon animals at this zoo, enjoy some petting adventure at miniature farms that are provided at the zoo.

Eagle Feather Aviation

The Ariel view of Sault Ste. Marie is equally fascinating as the satellite view of the city. Get helicopter rides to enjoy this perfect view at Eagle Feather Aviation.

Woodsy Adventure Park

Take fun to a completely new level by trying the extreme sporting activities offered at this place. They include, rope walking and Zip lining.

Goulais Bay

Join your fellow nature lovers as you explore Lake Superior and engage in fun activities like Kayaking expeditions.

Algoma Central Railway

Spare a day to get up close and candid with the Canadian wilderness on this one-day train tour to the Agawa Canyon

Where to Have Fun

LopLop Lounge

Enjoy great wine from the bar as you prepare to rock the airwaves amid strumming guitars during the open mike forum.

Alpha bar

Enjoy your evening drink at this laid-back bar that offers a serene environment. Later at night you can play pool.

Studio 10 Night Club

Embrace great music from live DJs at this nightclub as you kiss the old day away and welcome the new day. There is also a special treat for revelers at an extra cost.


This is the best hideout at night for a peaceful night out. Enjoy cold booze and good music from live bands here.

Moloney’s Alley

This bar and lounge is the best venue to quench your cocktail thirst. Also, enjoy 14 different beers on tap and non stop drinks from the full service bar.

Back Door

Blasting music and an active crowd is the order of the day at this popular nightclub. Revelers like it because of the completely new experience it brings to the nightlife in Sault Ste. Marie.

How to Get Around

Traveling to Sault Ste. Marie is not a problem, getting around in this big city can be quite the challenge. From the airport to your desired hotel, car-rental options will be at your disposal. They vary in terms of charges and services. There is the Enterprise and the Budget option.

After settling in Sault Ste. Marie, you can be accustomed to the public transport system that operates the streets. It involves a series of a fleet of over 26 buses. At the bus station, Greyhound Canada controls the buses that follow a regular circuit along Sudbury and Thunder Bay.

If you are disabled and cannot walk long distances or climb the three steps at the bus’ doorstep, the Para buses are specifically offered for you. Besides the Para buses there are the community buses that serves everyone besides being specifically rolled out to serve the disabled. They pass and make stops through the shopping malls, shopping centers and close to the local grocery stores. You can make use of them while in Sault Ste. Marie.

Jason Peterson

My name is Jason Peterson and I caught the travel bug during my time traveling the world in the Navy. I am super fortunate that my wife and I can now travel together and share our knowledge, hacks and tips with our friends and readers. Never hesitate to reach out with suggestions or questions.

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