A Forward-Thinking City With a Fascinating Past

Historic Sault Ste. Marie sits on the banks of the bustling St. Marys River, which connects Lake Superior and Lake Huron. A busy port for millennia, Sault Ste. Marie is among the oldest settlements in North America. Over the years, the area has undergone a radical transformation and has emerged as a vibrant port town with a booming food and culture scene. From niche museums on the history of bush planes to a quirky bug museum and pristine natural conservation areas, the city holds plenty of captivating and uniquely regional sights sure to impress anyone lucky enough to visit.

The town is gifted with a seasonal climate perfect for exhilarating outdoor activities all year round: cold, snowy winters beg for you to ski through the area’s boreal forests and mountainscapes, while warm summers invite visitors to take up canoeing, fishing or hiking. The very same climate is also what has enabled Sault Ste. Marie to push for the title as Alternative Energy Capital of North America,” having erected several solar and wind power facilities in recent years. The city’s forward-thinking nature is equally evident in its diverse shopping scene comprised of eclectic heritage shops, independent designer boutiques and endearing homeware studios, making Sault Ste. Marie a must-visit stop on any tour of Ontario.

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