Book a direct flight from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie for unrivaled outdoor activity.
Pronounced “Soo Saint Marie” this Northern Ontario city is affectionately known as “The Soo”. The St. Marys River rapids that gave the city its name are made passable by the historic Sault Ste. Marie Canal. Connecting Lake Superior with Lake Huron, St. Marys River makes Sault Ste. Marie the perfect location to start your Northern Ontario adventure.
For superior hiking and camping, head to the nearby Lake Superior Provincial Park. In just a two hour drive from Sault Ste. Marie, you’ll find yourself surrounded by cliffs, waterfalls, and river valleys. For a real treat, take a trip to Pancake Bay Provincial Park - your hour’s drive from Sault Ste. Marie takes you to white sandy beaches and Caribbean blue waters.
If you want to see it all, hop on the Agawa Canyon train tour. See the landscapes that inspired paintings by The Group of Seven. This year-round train is your window into the wilderness of the Algoma region.
View works by local artists, including the first Canadian woman in space and accomplished photographer, Dr. Roberta Bondar at the Art Gallery of Algoma.
Before you fly back to Toronto from Sault Ste. Marie, be sure to see the planes at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. Whether you’re walking by the aircraft displays, or sitting in the flight simulator, this centre is a great way to learn about Ontario’s bushplane and firefighting heritage.
Get out of Toronto and land in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie where you experience the even-better outdoors in Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Situated on the shores of Lake Superior, this provincial park offers 1600 square kilometres of Northern Ontario wilderness for you to explore. From sheer cliffs to forested hills, Lake Superior Provincial Park hosts a diverse and dramatic landscape.
Whether you hike, snowshoe, or canoe your way to the sights, you can count on the journey being just as spectacular as the destination. With trails of varying difficulty levels, you’re sure to find something your speed.
In Old Woman Bay, gaze up at the cliffs that tower 200 metres over Lake Superior. Afterwards, hop over to Rabbit Blanket Lake where you can get back to nature at one of the 200 backcountry camping sites in the park. Accessible by foot or canoe, these camping sites are scattered throughout Lake Superior Provincial Park, right in the thick of its boreal forests.
If the park’s moose, beavers, and otters evade your view you can still catch a glimpse of the Agawa rock pictographs. These ancient rock paintings feature familiar animals like deer, bear, and caribou, as well as more mysterious figures. These images are your view into the park’s past, but be advised: the Agawa rock pictographs trail is only accessible when Lake Superior is calm.
Only minutes from downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Whitefish Island will have you hooked.
Located on the Saint Marys River, this small island is maintained by the Batchewana Band. This national historic site of Canada features recreations of buildings throughout Whitefish Island’s history.
The island gained importance and its name from the whitefish in the nearby waters. You can still fish on Whitefish Island, in the Saint Marys River and on the Saint Marys River Rapids.
If you don’t feel like dropping a line, you can always run, hike, bike, and kayak on Whitefish Island. Along the way, be sure to keep your eyes open for the island’s animals. Beavers, foxes, and muskrats all make their homes on Whitefish Island.
Visitors from Toronto will appreciate the island’s rural feel, and the surprisingly short trip back to Sault Ste. Marie. As you walk back along the locks, enjoy the view of the Sault Ste. Marie Canal and the Saint Marys River.
Fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM). Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie flight time is 1 hour and 20 minutes on average. Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie distance is around 510 km / 320 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.