Algoma Fall Festival

mailing: 680 Albert St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2K6

The Festival started in 1972 and has continually brought world-class performances and exhibits to Sault Ste. Marie. Many of these international performers participate in the Festival education programs for the students. The festival usually runs about five weeks long starting in mid-September, and is run by The Algoma Arts Festival Association

Algoma’s Farmers Market

275 Second Line West
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario P6C 2J4
(in the parking lot of the Roberta Bondar Park Pavillion)
(705) 248-3185

Experience Ontario’s domestic delicacies including pure maple syrup, baking, and fresh produce. The market also showcases many crafts, shrubs and flowers. Algoma’s Farmers Market is open only Saturday starting in early June, in July to October it’s open Wednesday also. The market closes Canadian Thanksgiving weekend (in October).

Art Gallery of Algoma

Art Gallery of Algoma10 East St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C3
(Located on East St. along the waterfront, just behind the library)
(705) 949-9067

Exhibits of historic and contemporary art by, local, national and international artist. Committed to the advancement of Visual Arts in Sault Ste. Marie and District, Algoma Art Gallery is a not profit facility. The Gallery consist of multiple levels with the gift shop on the main floor. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission by donation.

Sault Ste Marie Casino

Casino Sault Ste. Marie

30 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 7A6
(705) 759-0100

Northern Ontario’s first full time casino, opened in 1999. The Sault Casino currently has 30,000 square feet of gaming space. The Casino hours are Mon – Wed (9am to 4am) Thurs – Sunday (24 hours). Food and beverages are available. To enter you must be 19 years or older.


Forestry Canada – Great Lakes Research Centre

1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2E5
(705) 949-9461

Develops new methods for forest management, offering one-hour tours in July and August.

Trading Post & Frontier Village

 1332 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K
(705) 759-4518

This collection of stores, restaurants and activities set back in the 1800s. Look around in the park at the life size carvings, telling stories of different areas. There is also native Sculptures, Canadian Wildlife and much more.

Great Northern Fun Park

633 Great Northern Road in Sault Ste. Marie, ON
(Great Northern Road, just north of Second Line)
(705) 942-7275

This challenging 18-hole outdoor mini-golf course takes you through a variety of obstacles. There’s also go-carts, bumper boats, a video game train car and concessions.

International Bridge

International Bridge(705) 942-2919 (Canada)
(906) 635-0540 (U.S.)

This Bridge connect Sault Ontario, to Sault Michigan. The Bridge was constructed over a two year period (Sept 1960 to Oct 1962) costing around $20 million. It extends 2.8 miles and reaches 145 feet above the St. Marys River. While crossing the bridge you can see the Sault Ste. Marie Locks and Rapids. Once a year they have the International Bridge walk where the Bridge is open to pedestrians. The toll for a single crossing of a car or light truck is $1.75.

Soo Lock Tours leave by the Roberta Bondar Pavilion

Lock Tours Canada Boat

515 & 1157, E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, United States
(Departure from Roberta Bondar Park and Tent Pavillion off Foster Dr.)
(705) 253-9850
There are two-hour daily and evening dinning cruises available. You can travel through the widely famous “Soo Locks” which are some of the busiest locks in the world. During the tour you’ll be raised and lowered 21 feet in the locks. The “Chief Shinwauk” tour boat departs from the Roberta Bondar Park, and the season starts early-June extending to mid-October.

Sault Ste. Marie Cross

near St. George Ave.

Standing on a hilltop near St. George Ave., it is the western hemisphere’s tallest, illuminated, self-supporting cross. It’s the first sight seen by many U.S. visitors crossing the International Bridge into Canada, especially at night. The cross commemorates a similar cross erected there some 300 years earlier. From the cross’s location you can see a beautiful view of the “twin cities”.

Fishing On St Mary's River Boardwalk

St Mary’s River Boardwalk

From Great Lakes Power Plant on Canal Drive to the Municipal Civic Centre

Take a leisurely stroll along the St Mary’s River, and stop at the various historic plaques detailing the city’s history. There are also a number of observation and fishing platforms that extend over the River.

Spruce Haven Petting and Wildlife Zoo

2016 Third Line West
Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A6K4
(705) 779-2423 Fax: (705) 779-2424

Spruce Haven Zoo has a wide variety of native and exotic wildlife, as well as small farm animals in a petting section. The Zoo is located 15 minutes from downtown on a large natural site, with nature trails, picnic area, playground. Open 11 am-5 pm. Sunday 1-6 pm.

Tarentorus Fish Culture Station

RR #5, 199 Fish Hatchery Road
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 6J8
(at the end of Fish Hatchery Rd, off Landslide Rd — between 4th Line and 5th Line)

This large indoor facility is run by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and rears trout for the Great lakes and inland waterways. The hatchery has a two-level self-guided visitor centre, with displays showing various aspects of fish culture 9the raising of them, not the theatre!). Visitor Centre open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. No admission fee.