Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Sault Ste. Marie is a border town nestled at the heart of the Great Lakes, where four distinct seasons are enjoyed by all. It is the third largest city in Northern Ontario, with a population of approximately 80,000. From the scenic waterfront to an active arts community, Sault Ste. Marie provides a high quality of life for its residents.
Sault Ste. Marie’s size allows residents to take advantage of short commute times between work and home and affordable real estate. The great outdoors can be enjoyed year round by all residents from the inner-city Hub Trail to the plentiful outlying green spaces.
Experience indoor and outdoor family activities year round. From educational activities at the Old Stone House to fun filled events like Bon Soo and Rotaryfest, Sault Ste. Marie has activities that will make the whole family happy.
- Art Gallery of Algoma (www.artgalleryofalgoma.com)
- Algoma Conservatory (www.algomaconservatory.com)
- City Events such as Bon Soo (www.bonsoo.on.ca) and RotaryFest (www.rotaryfest.com)
- Music and Movie Festivals: Algoma Fall Festival (www.algomafallfestival.com) and Shadows of the Mind Film Festival (www.shadowsfilmfest.com)
- Kiwanis Community Theatre (www.kctc.ca)
- Essar Centre (www.essarcentre.ca) that serves as a venue for entertainment, sporting & community events including home of the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.
- Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre (www.bushplane.com)
- Agawa Tour Train (www.agawacanyontourtrain.com)
- Passport to Unity (www.saultcareercentre.ca/ptu/)
- Algoma’s Farmers Market (www.facebook.com/algomafarmersmarket)and Mill Market (www.facebook.com/millmarket)
Schools and Daycares
Over the past five years, Sault Ste. Marie has dedicated time and money to improving the quality of educational facilities. With both Algoma University and Sault College expanding and renovating their structures, Sault Ste. Marie has become a hub for education in Northern Ontario.
- Sault College (www.saultcollege.ca)
- Algoma University (www.algomau.ca)
- Lake Superior State University (www.lssu.edu)
- Algoma District School Board (www.adsb.on.ca) offers the International Baccalaureate Programme.
- Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (www.hscdsb.on.ca).
- Both Public and Catholic school systems that have French Immersion programs.
- Two Montessori Schools
- French school Notre Dames Des Ecoles
- Childcare Algoma (www.childcarealgoma.ca) that offers early learning and childcare programs.
With four distinct seasons, there are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities easily accessible for all ages. Boating, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing and hunting, baseball, hockey, curling and hiking are just some of the options you can enjoy.
- Three large community centres that offer year-round lessons in gymnastics, hockey, soccer, and swimming.
- John Rhodes Community Centre Pool (www.cityssm.on.ca/Article_Page.aspx?ID=342&deptid=1)
- Northern Community Centre – Indoor soccer (www.cityssm.on.ca/Article_Page.aspx?ID=1061&deptid=1)
- Sport Leagues: Curling, Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee
- Recreational Clubs: Sault Cycling, Sault Stryders
- John Rowswell Hub Trail. A 25km multi-use non-motorized trail system that connects many significant points of interest in the city.(http://www.cityssm.on.ca/Open_Page.aspx?ID=609&deptid=1)
- Ski Resorts: Over 100 km of cross country ski trails available at Stokely Creek Lodge (www.stokelycreek.com) and Hiawatha Highlands (www.hiawathahighlands.com). Downhill ski the 750 foot vertical at Searchmont Resort (www.searchmont.com)
- Hiking: Voyageur Trail (www.voyageurtrail.ca) and Algoma Highlands (www.hiawathahighlands.com)
- Essar Centre (www.essarcentre.ca) concerts and hockey.
- Sault Ste. Marie has over 70 parks and green spaces.
- Provincial Parks: Batchewana Bay Provincial Park, Pancake Bay Provincial Park and Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Sault Ste. Marie – At the hub of the Great Lakes
Living in the heart of North America, in a city that borders the United States, our residents are drawn by an amazing variety of opportunities, personal and professional.
The Sault is also connected by the International Bridge to Interstate Hwy 75 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a major north/south corridor right through the centre of the United States, through to Florida. Head down I-75 through Michigan for easy and safe, one-day access to major American Widwest cities: Detroit, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Indianapolis, Indiana; or take the shortcut to the Southern Ontario communities of London, Windsor or Sarnia.