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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:
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
People enjoy our quality rooms that compete with the large chain hotels/motels, but without the extra ameneties or cost.
43 units, located just south of downtown. Continental breakfast included. some rooms with fridge and microwave.
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.
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.
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:
Visit our 64,000 square foot hangar with over 30 interactive and hands-on aircraft exhibits, including two theatres, a Flight Simulator, and much more! Volunteer-driven, we are dedicated to preserving the history of bushflying & forestry in Canada.
This golf course is located in northern Ontario, a short drive from Sault Ste Marie
Non-Profit group rasing funds to rebuild Searchmont Station and rebuild it back to how it looked in 1902 with learning centre
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.
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.
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Sault Ste Marie.
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