A Sault Ste Marie Guide

About Sault Ste. Marie – Provided by Found Locally

Sault Ste Marie was founded because of its strategic location smack in the middle of the Great Lakes. Some original land titles for the area still reside in Quebec City and were signed by Samuel de Champlain himself. The canal and locks were built to get larger ships passed the rapids, and were built on each side of the US-Canada border. The Canadian locks are now a national historic site, and the American locks still operate as part of the St Lawrence Seaway.

There is lots to see and do around Sault Ste. Marie in the city. The city has a fascinating history. There are DOZENS of museums and historical sites, lots of parks and greenspace along the city’s rivers and canals, and activities and sports and festivals to keep anybody busy (and happy). Not to mention the lakes and the St Mary’s River and the recreational paths than run alongside. We even have a page that has tips on hundreds of things to do with kids.

The “Soo” lies on the international boundary, and locals know that half the action is on the OTHER side of the border. Whether it’s the shopping that’s cheaper the bars and restaurants more interesting, or just because there’s something to do there, border crossing comes as second nature to most. More… There’s even a bus that can take you across, handy for late-night bar-hopping! More…. Customs & border crossing rules are pretty straight forward for most Canadians, though those that are citizens of other countries (or in some cases were born outside of Canada or the US) may require a visa before crossing. More…

It’s easy to get around in Sault Ste. Marie once you know where you’re going, how it all started and who’s here.

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Ski Hills & Weekly Ski Reports

Sightseeing Tips

Golf Courses

Job hunters should check out the Human Resources section


Algomas Water Tower Inn – Sault Ste Marie

360 Great Northern Road  Sault Ste Marie  ON  P6A 5N3

The Algomas Water Tower Inn features 180 attractive rooms with a French country inn decor. A wide range of services and amenities are offered at the hotel including a modern fitness room indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. Guests also enjoy an on-site restaurant an lounge, as well as courtyards and a fireplace.

Telephone Tel: 1 705 949-8111

Catalina Motel Sault Ste. Marie

259 Great Northern Road  Sault Ste. Marie  ON  P6B 4Z2

Catalina Motel is a family owned and operated motel offering quality accomdations/lodging comparable to the comfort you would expect in quality chains, featuring value packages of tourist attractions year round. We strive to provide friendly service to all customers.

Telephone Tel: 1 705 945-9260

Comfort Inn Sault Ste. Marie

333 Great Northern Road Sault Ste Marie ON P6B 4Z8

The Comfort Inn Sault Ste. Marie is within 3 kilometers of the Charity Casino, and in walking distance of malls and restaurants. Each guest room at this Comfort Inn includes a complimentary continental breakfast and coffee, as well as a microwave, in room movies, free newspaper and an iron.

Telephone Tel: 1 705 759-8000


Public / Children’s Education

This section covers various issues relating to education of both children and adults.


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This section provides information for topics relating to money: accountants, brokers, banks, collection agencies, insurance, leasing and loans, even mutual funds and stock brokers.

Here are the major sections:


  • Museums & Galleries
  • Theatre Entertainment
  • Adventure Tours
  • Bowling, Mini Golf & Billiards
  • Festivals
  • Parks
  • Attractions & Tours
  • Shopping
  • Paintball
  • Snowmobiling
  • Winter Adventure Tours
  • Festivals
  • Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Skating
  • Winter Tours