With St. Marys River and Lake Superior at its doorstep, numerous parks, and boundless beaches, it's a hotspot for outdoor lovers.

Through our experiences, we've picked out 11 things to do in Sault Ste. Marie that will make you love this region as much as we did.

1. Attend a pow wow

Pow wows are cultural gatherings that are all about celebrating Indigenous culture, reconnecting the community, reviving the spirit, and ultimately having a lot of fun.

With the help of ropes and chains, you'll navigate to the pictographs while carefully avoiding the downward sloping and slippery rock.

2. See the Agawa Rock Pictographs

Something that's quite noticeable in downtown Sault Ste. Marie is the amount of vibrant art that's on display in the community.

3. Explore the murals in downtown Sault Ste. Marie

4. Learn the history of the Shingwauk Residential School

Canada's dark past is brought to light in an eye-opening, thoughtful-provoking, and hopeful tour of the Shingwauk Residential School.

This is one of those spots that you would easily miss if you didn't do your research but is a favourite for anyone passing through the park.

5. Relax at Katherine Cove and Bathtub Island

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