Sault Ste. Marie is located on the St. Mary’s River in Northern Ontario. It
is close to the American border and is connected to its counterpart, Sault
Ste. Marie, Michigan by an International Bridge. North American settlement
in the region can be traced back to 5 centuries. Top attractions here
include the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center, Whitefish Island, Sault
Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, Ermatinger-Clergue National
Historic Site, Art Gallery of Algoma, Casino Sault Ste. Marie, and more.
Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center
Canadian Bush plane Heritage Center pays tribute to the forest protection
efforts and the history of bush flying in the country. Founded in 1987, the
center is situated on the north bank of the St. Mary’s River. The site
occupies a former air base established in 1924 by Ontario Provincial Air
Service. The collection includes many bush planes, float planes, water
bombers, and forest firefighting equipment.
Sault Ste. Marie Canal
Sault Ste. Marie Canal is a popular tourist attraction in the city. It is a
part of the national park system and is a National Historic Site managed by
Parks Canada. Formerly, it was an important part of the shipping route from
the Atlantic to Lake Superior. During summer, tours are available for
visitors to explore the heritage buildings like the powerhouse,
superintendent’s residence, blacksmith’s shop, and more. Visitors can also
indulge in boating through the historic canal on a sunny day and enjoy the
Art Gallery of Algoma
The Art Gallery of Algoma is an art museum located right on the St. Mary’s
River. The impressive collection here includes more than 5,000 artworks.
Many forms of art are featured here, namely - photographs, paintings,
drawings, sculptures, decorative arts, and installations. It has an
open-air exhibition space where sculptures are displayed. Guided tours and
painting lessons are also offered here.
Best Time to Fly to Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Marie has decent weather all year round. The best time to take
flights to Sault Ste. Marie is between November and March to see the
landscape in its most picturesque phase. During summer, June to August,
visitors can indulge in plenty of outdoor activities.
Airports in Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Marie flights are operated by Sault Ste. Marie International
Airport. The airport is located 9.2 miles southwest of the city of Sault
Ste. Marie, Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Mary's River and the
eastern end of Lake Superior. Air Canada Express, Bearskin Airlines,
Sunwing Airlines and Porter Airlines offer flights to a limited number of
destinations such as Toronto, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Montego Bay.