BEST THINGS TO DO IN SAULT STE. MARIE

Whether you’re a first time visitor or you’ve been before, the beautiful Northwestern Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie has a lot to offer. This is a city that’s surrounded by enormous natural beauty.

There’s something special happening in Sault Ste. Marie that is quite unique in the province. With St. Marys River and Lake Superior at its doorstep, numerous parks, and boundless beaches.

ATTEND A POW WOW

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

SEE THE AGAWA ROCK PICTOGRAPHS

To get to the pictographs, there’s a short but steep descent through the woods, rocky chasms, and boulders that eventually opens up to Lake Superior.

There are a total of 13 murals, 5 of which were part of a project with FutureSSM. Each mural is culturally significant, meaningful, and vivid. Makes sure to read about them in the walking tour guide.

EXPLORE THE MURALS IN DOWNTOWN SAULT STE. MARIE

LEARN THE HISTORY OF THE SHINGWAUK RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

The Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, one of Indigenous institutes of higher learning which is right across the street. This is an institution with an unsettling history with one of hope and understanding.

RELAX AT KATHERINE COVE AND BATHTUB ISLAND

This is a popular cove for its sandy beach, crystal clear waters, convenient picnic tables, access to the Coastal Trail, and a launch point for canoeists.

HIKE PINGUISIBI/SAND RIVER TRAIL

The Ojibwe named for the river is Pinguisibi where pingui means “fine white sand” and sibi means “river”. In various locations, you’ll be able to walk out to the rock to take in the view.

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