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Sault Ste Marie (pronounced "sue saint marie") is located between the two largest Great Lakes: Lake Huron and Lake Superior. The city overlooks the St Mary's River with rapids that used to be portaged by the early fur traders, which now has a canal with locks for the Great Lakes freighters.
The city, called "the Sault" by its 85,000 Canadian residents, lies on the border with the United Sates (Sault Ste Marie, Michigan is on the other side, where locals call the city "the Soo", with American simplified --and unilingual --spelling), and provides easy access to major American cities including Detroit. The city is home to major industries, including Algoma Steel, and is a major railway centre for northern Ontario.
Sault Ste Marie gives you all the excitement of the city with the adventure of the Canadian wilderness just minutes away! Head into the famous and picturesque Algoma Country aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour, where the Group of Seven painters drew many of their famous landscape paintings. Stroll along the St. Mary's River Boardwalk, take a lock tour of the world's busiest locks and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. The St. Mary's River also has some of the best sport fishing in North America.
Whether it's a visit to a park, an art gallery or the area's history, Sault Ste. Marie offers its visitors and residents lots to do every day of the week. Here are maps showing the most popular "must-see" attractions in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario adn Sault Ste Marien Michigan.
The Trans-Canada Highway has, in recent years, been rerouted to bypass the downtown and central business district. Most of the motels and hotels are along Great Northern, the main road north form downtown, which becomes Highway 17 north of Second Line Rd. There are a number of malls and plazas along Great Northern heading north/west and along Trunk Road heading east (including the city's largest mall). Sault Ste Marie's downtown core is quaint and has an old-time small town feel. The city has some interesting historical attractions, including the original canal and locks at this point in the Great Lakes. One of the best reasons to head into Sault Ste Marie is the International Bridge to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. The US is best know for cheap booze (witch duty-free limits!!), cheap eggs and milk, and whatever else you find in the superstores on the south side of the border. It's just too bad most people don't think of bringing along their Canadian passport for a cross-Canada trip, but you'll need it to cross into the US.
NOTE: Because Sault Ste Marie straddles the Canada-US border, you will want to visit the attractions, museums and parks on the other side (of the bridge). DO BRING YOUR PASSPORT ON YOUR TRIP! We have some tips to help you with crossing the Canada-US border.
red = downtown access from TCH | pink = express bypass
Here are a featured SAMPLING of hotels, motels, long-term accommodation, vacation rentals, lodges and campgrounds. For a complete (and searchable listing) use the red SEARCH feature at right.
Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
Camp under 'majestic white pines' along the St. Mary's River system. Natural sand beach, beautiful open or treed lots. Fresh spring drinking water. Great fishing!!!!
People enjoy our quality rooms that compete with the large chain hotels/motels, but without the extra ameneties or cost.
With modern campsites, and beautiful scenery, this is a place you will want to return to. There are lots of activities: hike, swim, games, watch the sunset, view the ake freighters to and from Lake Superior on the sandy beach,
Come relax on the quiet shores of Granary Lake in one of our modern house keeping cottages. Hike, fish, snowmobile, cross country ski, ATV tours. We are open year round.
Situated in uptown Sault Ste. Marie, Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre is in the business district and is located within walking distance to many restaurants and shops.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around Sault Ste Marie.
Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
This course offers a variety of different holes to make each round challenging. It is known for being the best in northern Ontario. A creek and several ponds come into play on five of the eighteen holes. The signature hole, number 17, is a
We pride ourselves of creating premium craft beer that will be talked about after it's long gone. Union Jack Brewing Company is our dream come true. We brew, in-house, several varieties of our own hand-crafted ales
One of Michigan's finest signature courses. Designed by Harry Bowers, The Rock is hard to get to, but worth the effort. You can even rent new cottages right beside the course.
19 miles north of Hwy 17. 9 holes measuring 3,104 yards, open to general public,driving range, golf pro, pro shop, licensed clubhouse, golf lessons, youth program
Welcome to Sault Ste. Marie Michigan, home of the famous Soo Locks. We Offer Original Videos and Sound Tracks of the Eastern Upper Peninsula - featuring the "Bottom of the Lock" DVD.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Sault Ste Marie.
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