On the St. Marys River near the US-Canadian border, one of the oldest European settlements in North America is waiting for you to explore. Book a flight to Sault Ste. Marie, and discover the perfect place for immersing yourself in Canadian heritage and true northern relaxation.
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and Art Gallery of Algoma are sure to expand your knowledge of Canadian nature and culture.
There are also plenty of ways to stay entertained in the great and gorgeous outdoors of Sault Ste. Marie. For something more leisurely, tee up for a game of golf at the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club. For more high-speed fun, explore the area by boat or helicopter.
About an hour north of the city, you’ll be delighted to find Pancake Bay Provincial Park Beach, which boasts soft sandy beaches and Caribbean blue water. The area is also a hiking hotspot with some of the best panoramic views of Lake Superior from the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout. If you decide to extend your stay, diverse options like car camping, tents and yurts are sure to make you a happy camper.
For more incredible adventures, bring the whole family all aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. This popular railroad journey takes visitors almost 200 km north of Sault Ste. Marie and through the Canadian Shield.
Along the way, you’ll be treated to scenic views of rivers, lakes, forests and incredible rock formations carved out over billions of years. Audio tours tell the history of fur traders and Aboriginal communities throughout the area. The train lets passengers explore Canyon Park for over an hour, complete with gravelled trails, picnic areas, waterfalls and views of the Agawa River.
Whether you’re searching for outdoor adventures or breathtaking views of natural wonders, book your flight to Sault Ste. Marie and embark on your own great Canadian adventure.
Fly to Sault Ste. Marie and you’ll be greeted by the quaint and high quality offerings of music, arts, culture and sports that characterize this area.
Saultites are serious when it comes to sports, so it’s no surprise that each hockey home game attracts over 4000 fans. Feel like a local as you cheer on the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, more commonly and affectionately known as the Soo Greyhounds. This CHL team calls the Essar Centre home, a venue that also hosts concerts for major touring bands and artists.
For more sweet sounds, head to one of Sault Ste. Marie’s most unique nightlife spots, LopLops. This lounge and gallery, inspired by its founder’s international travels, revolves around music, craft beer, art and fine wine.
During regular business hours, take a step back in time at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, which includes historic buildings, exhibits and the interactive Heritage Discovery Centre. Learn all about the political figures and fur traders of the Ermatinger family, as well as other residents of the estate from the 1800s.
Clergue Blockhouse, another attraction within this historic site, dates back to 1894 and was purchased and expanded by Francis Hector Clergue, an American entrepreneur and important historical figure. Festivals and ghost walks help to keep the historic site current and vibrant throughout the year.
If a Porter flight inspired you to learn more about aviation, take off with the whole family at the nearby Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. Learn about Canada’s history of bush flying and forest protection with exhibits of over 30 authentic aircraft, and interactive flight simulators for kids.
Book your flight to Sault Ste Marie, where you’re sure to feel like a local in the city’s friendly and fun downtown centre.
On the eastern shore of Lake Superior, you’ll find stacks of outdoor fun at Pancake Bay Provincial Park. Inviting, crystal clear waters and sandy beaches are a small part of what this park has to offer.
The Pancake Bay Nature Trail runs for 3.5 km near a wide selection of campsites, easily keeping hikers occupied for a few hours. A boardwalk crosses over wetlands and the trail allows visitors to get a closer look at beautiful spring and summer wildflowers.
The longer Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail is perfect for more adventurous types. Enjoy the backcountry style cycling, culminating in panoramic views of Pancake Bay’s natural splendour. A trip along this more challenging path reveals lush forests full of sugar maples and towering yellow birches.
Throughout the area, on more gentle terrain, you’ll find sunbathing hotspots and plenty of campsites. You’re also likely to see a bit of Pancake Bay’s wild side as the area is home to over 200 bird species, moose, red foxes and more. Venture over to one of the semi-hidden lakes and you may even hear the distinct call of the loon.
Once you’re a little breathless from your hiking and cycling efforts, from various lookout points around the park, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Whitefish Point, Lake Superior and Pancake Bay.
Another fixture of Pancake Bay summers are the Natural Heritage Education programs, which include eco tours, guided day and evening walks, movie nights and more on a weekly basis. All just a one hour drive from Sault Ste. Marie, and still close to other regional attractions, Pancake Bay Provincial Park keeps locals and out-of-towners coming back for another helping.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM) is about 19 km / 12 mi from downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
Taxi and car service from downtown costs about $45 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.