Fly from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie for an outing packed with adventurous sightseeing, a little lounging, and lots of history.
Rove through the wilderness on a hike to the Robertson Cliffs. Located to the north of Sault Ste. Marie in the Algoma Highlands Conservancy, traversing to the top of this challenging 5 km trail leads to breathtaking views of the surrounding forests.
At the cliffs, take in the beautiful boreal forest against the blue sky. Capture this picturesque setting in a photo, a reminder of the colourful landscape.
Head back to Sault Ste. Marie for the chance to unwind in a relaxing urban retreat. Consider it a well-deserved reward following your hike. Choose from the city’s assortment of trendy spas. Specialists combine modern comfort with an invigorating twist on Northern hospitality.
Find a more laid-back forest expedition on the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. The train rolls into the heart of Algoma Country through the heavily wooded forests. Along the way, audio guides recount tales of the 18th century fur traders, mountain men, and aboriginal hunters who pioneered the route.
Explore the full story at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum. The iconic clock tower above the museum is another picture-worthy monument. Behind the red brick façade of what used to be Sault Ste. Marie’s old post office, you’ll now find revealing exhibits that bring marine, military, and natural history to life.
Sault Ste. Marie festivals bring much more animated displays. The Algoma Fall Festival showcases a diverse mix of visual and performing arts. Move to the rhythmic beat of jazz or take in one of the dance recitals.
Come and enjoy this festival, a city favourite for more than 40 years, on a flight to Sault Ste. Marie from Thunder Bay.
Book a flight from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie for an amazing escape into the majestic Hiawatha Highlands.
Officially known as the Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area, this sprawling 3000-acre park is a sanctuary for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. Birdwatchers will be enthralled by the more than 70 species of birds that flock through the area.
Located within the Hiawatha Highlands is Kinsmen Park, a family-friendly destination with plenty of things to do. One of the prominent features in this green space is Crystal Falls. Climb above the waterfall onto the wooden boardwalk that connects to the famous Voyageur Hiking Trail.
Take in the scene of the peacefully flowing Crystal Creek from the boardwalk. You’ll revel in the sound of the soothing cascade of the waterfall.
Hit the Crystal Creek Mountain Bike Trail and cruise by the beautiful scenery of the Hiawatha Highlands. Follow the challenging 9 km trail across the rugged terrain winding through the towering pine and spruce trees.
Winter flips the activities in the park, but doesn’t change the fun-filled atmosphere. The hiking routes turn into cross-country ski trails, fitting all skill levels.
Enjoy the great outdoors year-round in the Hiawatha Highlands, when you fly from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie.
Lake Superior and the St. Marys River connect at the Sault Ste. Marie community of Pointe des Chênes. Fly to Sault Ste. Marie from Thunder Bay and drop by this waterfront enclave.
The neighbourhood shares its name with a popular sandy beach that stretches between the bridging waters. Pack your swimsuit and dive into the St. Marys River or Lake Superior. It won’t matter as you stroke through Pointe des Chênes. Step out of the water and onto the sand for a bit of sunbathing.
Watch the windsurfers soar in and out of the sky as they ride the waves coming in from Michigan. Pointe des Chênes is a renowned destination for the watersport. Viewing this spectacle, you may even be tempted to step onto a board yourself.
Cheering from the shore livens up the experience. The fun-loving audience is made up of both locals and visitors from the nearby campgrounds. With more than 100 campsites, opt for a tranquil night under the stars at Pointe des Chênes.
Head a little further north toward the Shore Ridges Conservation Area. This 1100-acre park on the shores of Lake Superior offers recreational activities to visitors year-round. Hop on the Indian Ridge Trail, which will take you into the forest, but still offers spectacular views of the lake along the way.
The park and the beach are all conveniently located near the Sault Ste. Marie Airport. Take a hike around the suburban wilderness with a flight from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie.
Fly from Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) to Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM), with a quick connection in Toronto. Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie flight time is 3 hours and 20 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie is around 1,430 km / 890 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in departures, near security checkpoint A.
Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Thunder Bay.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $30 CAD. Car service costs about $85 CAD.
Take the Thunder Bay Transit 3 Memorial / Airport bus to the airport stop. The fare is $2.65 CAD.
Several hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus service to the airport.
Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
Car rental services are available at Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM).
Taxi and car service to downtown costs about $45 CAD.