Flights from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie open up a whole new world highlighted by Northeastern Ontario’s natural and cultural attractions.
A quiet walk around the Sault Ste. Marie Canal will take you through the historically crucial route between Lake Superior and the St. Lawrence River. The Sault Ste. Marie Canal was established as a recreational area in 1998, and is lined with historic buildings dating back to the 19th century.
Turn your casual stroll into a thrilling adventure by following the Attikamek Trail, located across the lock gates on St. Marys Island. Near the canal, are other notable Sault Ste. Marie attractions including St. Marys River and the historic reserves and fishing stations of Whitefish Island.
For indoor activities take a gamble at the 24-hour Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Casino Sault Ste. Marie. Slot machines, card games, and live entertainment from DJs to tribute bands are sure to keep you occupied until your next cultural or nature-filled outing.
Sky high adventures are open to all ages at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. Films, flight simulators, and real aircraft displays help to make up unique exhibits on the region’s history of bush planes. It’s easy to see why forest protection is an integral part of Sault Ste. Marie’s heritage; the city and surrounding areas are full of beautiful forests and expansive parks.
Lake Superior Provincial Park is a picture perfect example of Northern Ontario’s natural wonders. With its cascading waterfalls, cliffs, and river valleys, this park is sure to inspire nature lovers of all ages.
Pancake Bay Provincial Park is another easy trip away from Sault Ste. Marie. This sweet escape surprises visitors with its tropical looking stretch of sandy beach and crystal blue water. Channel your inner voyageur at this park as you navigate paddling routes taken by explorers centuries ago.
Fly from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie for a chance to get to know this Northeastern Ontario city inside and out.
Fly from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie for an escape that’s as sweet as it sounds at Pancake Bay Provincial Park. Situated on the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior, this vast park is a top Sault Ste. Marie attraction.
The exact origin of Pancake Bay’s name is uncertain, but there are two commonly accepted theories. The first claims that the area was simply named after its sandy shores that appear “flat as a pancake.” The second speculates that the name is related to the diet of voyageurs who frequently travelled to the area for trading purposes.
Locals say that the voyageurs often ate galettes, fried bread made with salt and flour somewhat similar to pancakes. These snacks were practical for eating while travelling. Whichever theory you believe, one thing is certain, modern Pancake Bay’s smooth sand, crystalline waters, and stacks of outdoor activities attract locals and tourists alike.
As you hike along Pancake Bay’s trails and uncover sections of sandy beach, it’s easy to see what makes this park so enduringly popular among outdoor enthusiasts. Nature trails, a wide selection of campsites, wetlands, and wildflowers make it a prime spot for eco-tourists.
Fly from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie for a picturesque family outing at Pancake Bay’s pristine beach.
Fly from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie where you’ll be charmed by a collection of cafés in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie. These cozy establishments serve organic coffee and fair trade treats, and act as both havens and meeting places for the city’s creative minds. Local art, music, and handmade crafts are also crucial to Sault Ste. Marie’s café scene.
Visual art by local talent is prevalent in the downtown area. With contemporary galleries, hockey games at the Essar Centre, and historic buildings, this neighbourhood is sure to keep you entertained.
For entertainment after dark, hit up LopLops. This nightlife spot is half gallery, half lounge, and 100% a hub of contemporary cool. Visitors can lounge around with sweet cocktails, fine wine, craft beer, local art, and live music.
For something a little less contemporary and way more historical, visit the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. This Sault Ste. Marie attraction is located in the historic former Ontario Provincial Air Service Hangar. Unleash your inner aviator with hands-on exhibits, a flight simulator, and authentic aircraft displays.
More historic adventures await at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site. This site is home to the Heritage Discover Centre, which features interactive exhibits on Sault Ste. Marie’s history and the War of 1812.
At this same historic site, you’ll find the Clergue Blockhouse (started in 1819) and the Ermatinger Old Stone House. All of the buildings maintain their original architecture, creating a more authentic historic experience. Inside of the houses visitors can peer into the daily domestic lives of prominent Saultites who lived during the 19th and early 20th century.
Fly from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie for a visit to this city centre filled with culture, history, and cool contemporary hangouts.
Fly from Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB) to Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM), with a quick connection in Toronto. Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie flight time is 2 hours and 5 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie is around 865 km / 535 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.