The 10 Best Things to Do in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

July 28, 2017 Russell Mellin

Just a stone's throw across St. Mary's River from Michigan is quaint Sault Ste. Marie, known to locals simply as "The Soo". This out of the way destination offers attractions year round, with ample downhill and cross-country skiing as well as the Bon Soo Winter Carnival during the snowy months and scenic canal and lock boat tours, kayak excursions, parks and a beautiful promenade to be enjoyed when the sun comes out. OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie is popular with locals and visitors all year long.
Restaurants in Sault Ste. Marie

1. Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

50 Pim St, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3G4, Canada +1 705-945-6242
Excellent
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4.5 based on 451 reviews

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

A hands on museum featuring 29 planes including the 1st Beaver float plane produced. 2 award winning movies including Wildfires! A fire fighting adventure in 3-D. Take a ride in the flight simulator, climb an actual fire tower enjoy fun times in our Children's Centre. Open 10-4 mid October to mid May, 9 - 6 mid May to mid October 7 days a week. Closed Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Reviewed By Claire L - Toronto

So wonderful we could go back again and again, but we live an hour’s plane ride away ourselves!! Huge variety of bush plane’s, all for specific different individual purposes. Simulation plane was great, taking us over the lands we had just travelled on the Agawa...MoreThank-you so much Claire for the wonderful review. We are so pleased your enjoyed out great Museum and look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Edie Suriano, Marketing & Promotions

2. Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

1 Canal Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4, Canada +1 705-941-6262
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

Sail your boat through the lock at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal, or do your exploring of this fascinating site on foot. Learn how this Canal - once boasting the longest lock in the world and the first one powered by electricity - allowed ships, and now pleasure craft, to bypass the rapids caused by a change in elevation in the St. Marys River. Free entry to our Visitor Centre, gift shop, washrooms, parking, walking and biking trails. Fat Bikes available for hourly rental. Full guided site tours available for a small fee. The Lock, Visitor Centre and washrooms are closed from Mid October to Mid May, but the site still open to the public to enjoy the exterior exhibits, grounds and trails.

Reviewed By lighthouselovertoo - Kansas

The Canadian Soo Lock gets a tiny fraction of the visitors to the larger American Locks. It is relaxed and unlike the US locks, you can walk up next to the locks where you can talk to the people on the boats and even cross over the gates to a natural area with trails.

3. Sault ste Marie Boardwalk

St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Excellent
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4.5 based on 426 reviews

Sault ste Marie Boardwalk

Reviewed By Hammer132014 - Heidelberg, Ontario

We hit a rather cool weekend here, but our spirits weren’t to be dampened! The boardwalk is an easy walk, clean, and well populated without being “busy”. We walked quite a ways on it and enjoyed every step!

4. Bellevue Park

Queen Street | East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 4A5, Canada
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Bellevue Park

Reviewed By bud01 - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Limit your visit to the playgounds which are impressive, However do not walk the nicely paved extensive walkway as they are completely covered in goose poop. No efforts to cleanup for nearly a month now. Your dog will pick up fleas there.

5. Mill Market

35 Canal Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4, Canada +1 705-251-6776
Excellent
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Mill Market

Mill Market Farmers 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.

Reviewed By Alfred A - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Whether you just want to explore or rush in with a shopping list, you will surely stay a little longer than you expected. This is the market to find a perfect locally-made gift, fresh produce, cooked foods and baked goods. The venders are keen to show you their handiwork and let you taste their creations. You will enjoy the crowd in an almost festive atmosphere. In addition to the numerous booths and kiosks inside the main building (a retired fish hatchery) there are also vender sheds around the grounds, which also provides ample parking. You can enjoy prepared foods and snacks while sitting and listening to occasional entertainment as well. As a bonus, the Mill
Market is located near the entrance to the historic St. Mary's River Canal, now a National Park. You are always welcome.

6. Kinsmen Park

767 Landslide Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6J8, Canada
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Kinsmen Park

Reviewed By foodandwifelover - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Nice slice of nature close to downtown sault ste. marie. located on the root river it is a great swimming and picnic spot and has been for years.

7. Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

800 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3G4, Canada +1 705-759-5443
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

Reviewed By wepaktogo - Canada

Congrats to the Government for actually preserving history. This is a government run facility and very well done with an excellent movie on the Ermatinger House, Battle of 1812 and the House occupants throughout the Century. Visit the House and the museum. Very good gift shop. Good volunteers who obviously enjoy their work.

8. Essar Centre

72 Tancred St, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2W1, Canada +1 705-759-5251
Excellent
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Essar Centre

Reviewed By Timothy J - Halifax, Canada

Top notch facility to enjoy hockey games, music Concerts and events. Highly recommend visiting the Essar Centre if you are in the Sault

9. OLG Casino Sault Ste Marie

OLG Casino Sault Ste Marie 30 Bay St W, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 7A6, Canada +1 705-759-0100
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 199 reviews

OLG Casino Sault Ste Marie

OLG Casino Sault Ste. Marie with 430+ slot machines plus table games including Texas Hold'em Poker and more! Enjoy our full service Getaway restaurant. Mon to Wed 9am to 2 am and 24 hours Thurs to Sun

Reviewed By Suzysews - Barrie, Ontario

What can I say? It would've been great to win! So many slot machines to choose from. Twenty bucks vanished into thin air in less than five minutes.

10. Fort Creek Conservation Area

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Excellent
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Fort Creek Conservation Area

Reviewed By Michael J - Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Great walking trails through hardwoods during fall colours are always enjoyable. Main trail is paved and well maintained with scenic views and amazing Bridges, etc. and connects to the City's Hub trail system. There are some off shoot trails as well that are not paved and can be rugged at times but are also worth investigating. All in all a very nice place for a healthy and enjoyable walk.

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