Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Visited
by Judi (Scoop) McWilliams (and friend!)
It was definitely a trip we were looking forward to!
It had all started with a comment from our friend, Kathy Fisher.
Kathy is the Curator of the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, located in Sault Ste, Marie.
First, she asked me if we had ever visited Sault Ste. Marie.
I told her that, unfortunately, we had not.
She insisted that we should and that we would find many amazing attractions to visit.
Kathy, of course, we right!
That’s when we started to plan our trip, so much to see, and not enough time!
We had a lot of help from Kathy and her friend, Edie Suriano, Marketing and Promotions Manager of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, also located in Sault Ste. Marie.
They suggested that there were 4 definite places we should explore…
Two were obvious, the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.
The other two were not obvious to The Nomad (Gary) and me, but well known to other Sault Ste. Marie visitors, the Art Gallery of Algoma (which houses a number of Group of Seven originals) and the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.
The Algoma Region was a favourite painting destination for several of the Group of Seven artists.
With these 4 attractions set, we were off to visit Sault Ste. Marie and all that it had to offer!
If you don’t know, Sault Ste. Marie is a border city, located just across from the USA city of the same name.
It is also located on the St. Marys River.
Large ships sail along the river and pass through the American “Soo Locks” to go from one of the Great Lakes to another (Lake Huron and Lake Superior)
Actually, the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Canal is now a National Historic Site.
The Nomad and I had a great time exploring this “national treasure“.
The hotel that we stayed in during our visit was located along the banks of the St. Marys River.
Evening strolls along the river’s walkway, allowed us to experience amazing sunsets!
The City of Sault Ste. Marie offers so much! Make sure you put it on your “Must Visit” list!
Below is a video we made during our visit to the Soo, enjoy.
If you would like to “virtually” experience some of the Sault Ste. Marie attractions we visited, go to the “Ontario Adventure Stories” page of our website. Stories can be found in both the “Attractions“ and “Heritage” sections.