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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:
Close to downtown, with meeting room / banquet room for 100 people. 35 comfortable spacious rooms with vanity & desks, free local phone calls, complimentary coffee in the lobby.
"A pleasent place to stay." 10 times city beautification award winner Clean, large rooms with A/C, cable TV. Phone, Fridges, free in room videos, high speed internet and coffee,coin laundry.Close proximity to all attraction and restaurents.
A hybrid of sorts. We are an intimate-sized property with 21 finely appointed guest rooms one would more likely find in a country inn or bed and breakfast but we have the convenience and price point of a traditional park-at-your-door style motel.
Our landmark (1928) Ramada Plaza Sault Ste. Marie Ojibway hotel in the Lockside District offers comfortable rooms and easy access to nearby attractions. Dine in our two on-site restaurants
On Trans-Canada Highway. with 82 airconditioned rooms. located very conveniently near several well-known schools on the US side of the border, such as Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology, Lake Superior State University, and others.
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:
Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. It has become an icon of bus travel, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to 6.5 million passengers each year.
Soo Brewing Company produces beer that meets and exceeds the highest standard, our own. Our products are unique and innovative, yet hold true to the old-world brewing traditions of our ancestors.
Non-profit facility boasting highest vertical and best terrain in mid west. Starting 2011/12 season, kids ten and under ski/ride FREE. Next to TOPS trail. Off-season accommodations are launch pad to great fishing, ATV'g, exploring.
Opened in 1997, surrounded by amazing views Cheneaux Islands. Hessel Marina is 2 miles south, Kewadin Casino 1 mile north and Lindberg airport is across the road.
This executive course, built in 1940, offers challenging golf play for intermediate to the most experienced of golfers. The course is well-treed and relatively flat, making it easy-walking. The mature trees come into play on five of the nine holes.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Sault Ste Marie.
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