Check out these itinerary ideas for Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
“Discover unique and exciting attractions, events, and activities in and around Ontario’s best adventure town. Rugged Great Lakes coastlines, ancient Canadian Shield mountains, countless rivers and lakes, pristine beaches, and exceptionally snowy winters provide a world-class outdoor backdrop for all kinds of adventures.” –Richard Jones, marketing specialist, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie
Visit the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre to see some of the most iconic airplanes in Canadian history. The center also features interactive aircraft and forest fire displays. The Entomica insectarium, located inside the center, displays a variety of live exotic insects from around the world in beautiful living vivariums. Tours allow for hands-on interaction with the insects.
At the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, watch the boats lock through as you walk along the canal.
Head to the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site. Open year-round, the site consists of the interactive Heritage Discovery Centre and two of the oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto: the Ermatinger Old Stone House and the Clergue Blockhouse. See how Sault Ste. Marie’s earliest European settlers lived and learn about the War of 1812. For an evening experience, there’s a group dinner theater at the site based on the Group of Seven artists and their ties to the area.
Board the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. The one-day, 114-mile excursion showcases the rugged beauty of northern Ontario. Passengers see the same landscapes that inspired the Group of Seven artists to create some of Canada’s most notable works of art.
Work with an outfitter to set up an interpretive canoe or kayak tour of the waters around Sault Ste. Marie.
An hour north of Sault Ste. Marie, is Pancake Bay Provincial Park and the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail. Follow the trail to the lookout and witness stunning views of Lake Superior, as far out as the resting position of the Edmund Fitzgerald ship—the American Great Lakes freighter that sank during a storm in 1975.
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Main Image: Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site; Credit: Tourism Sault Ste. Marie