Sault Ste Marie, Ontario on TransCanadaHighway.com



Moose sculputre along St Mary River
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.



St Mary's Paper plant from the Intedrnational Locks 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 (see maps for west, east, and Michigan):

Sault Canadian Locks Blockhouse

Highway Notes

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). We have some tips to help you with crossing the Canada-US border.

Wawa to Sault Ste Marie

Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury


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Sault Ste Marie AccommodationsBruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse

Escape to nature on two private islands and stay in a cozy cottage or the McKay Island Lighthouse. Complimentary canoes,kayaks,bikes and nature trails.

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Sault Ste Marie AccommodationsGenesee Otter Lake Campground

Majestic oak & maple trees, this relaxing destination offer it's guests, 129 campsites with water & electric connections, 12 pull-through campsites, camper cabin rentals, nature trails and access to 32 acre lake is stocked yearly with fish

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Sault Ste Marie AccommodationsKrystal Lake Campground

Just a short drive up M-24 from the major cities or just East of Saginaw, and only minutes from downtown Frankenmuth. We are located between Mayville and Vassar, just North of M-38 on Washburn Roa

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Sault Ste Marie AccommodationsKnight Home B&B

This turn of the century home was built by Robert H.Knight for his eldest son Cecil and his wife Kristin. The present owner is the grandson of Cecil and Kristin. large multi-level deck, small sitting room with TC

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Sault Ste Marie AccommodationsDays Inn & Suites Sault Ste. Marie

Newly renovated Days Inn & Suites Sault Ste. Marie hotel, just one kilometer from the U.S. border. With its convenient location in the heart of downtown across from Station Mall, we are within walking distance of many attractions

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Sault Ste Marie Travel & Attractionsrodda's lakeside vacation properties

Year round Cottage Rentals Between S.S.Marie and Searchmont or Stokeley Creek ski Resorts, Snowmobiling,Private waterfront cottages- comfortably outiftted-fireplace/Woodstove-Tastefully decorated-SatTV-full Facilities-Laundry -Sauna

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Sault Ste Marie Travel & AttractionsQueensgate Greens Golf Course

This golf course is located in northern Ontario, a short drive from Sault Ste Marie

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Sault Ste Marie Travel & AttractionsSears Travel

Sears Travel is a division of Travelbrands Inc. Together with our successful wholesale and retail divisions we strive to achieve best in class results on a daily basis, making us a force to be reckoned with.

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Sault Ste Marie Travel & AttractionsElliot Lake Golf & Country Club

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

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Sault Ste Marie Travel & AttractionsUnion Jack Brewing

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

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