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Sault Sainte Marie

Sault Sainte Marie
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By plane

Sault Ste. Marie Airport, (IATA: YAM, ICAO: CYAM), is located 20 km from downtown on the western outskirts. It is accessible by taking Second Line and turning south to Airport Road.

Airlines serving the airport include: Air Canada Jazz with frequent daily flights to Toronto-Pearson, Porter Airlines (starting in May 2011 to Toronto Downtown Airport YTZ), Bearskin Airlines to Ottawa (via North Bay and Sudbury) and Thunder Bay, and Sunwing Airlines (seasonally) to Varadero, Cuba.

By train

Sault Ste. Marie is not linked to any other major city by passsenger train but is part of the Algoma Central Railway network operated by CN that provides passenger service north of the Sault to Hearst. This train makes all station stops and can drop off and pick up passengers at any point on the line for people heading to private camps, a wilderness lodge getaway, or to go fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, or ATVing. There is no food service aboard the train and customers are encouraged to bring whatever food they will need for the journey. Trains operate three times a week on separate summer and winter schedules. The train station is located at 129 Bay Street just west of the Station Mall with ample parking for train passengers. There are no convenient connections with VIA rail even though it crosses with the Canadian in Oba and the Lake Superior at Franz. There is a bus connection in Hearst to Cochrane for Ontario Northland trains. Local politicians are currently lobbying the government to reinstate passenger rail service between the Sault and Sudbury.

By car

Highway 17, which is part of the Trans-Canada Highway system, connects the Sault with Thunder Bay to the northwest and Sudbury to the east. The International Bridge crosses the St. Mary's River and connects with the beginning of the Interstate 75 freeway in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA continuing further south to Saginaw, Flint, Detroit, and eventually Miami, FL, USA. A new limited access truck route known as Carmen's Way (after the late MP Carmen Provenzano) provides easy access to main roads and Hwy 17. Plans are currently underway to connect Second Line to a new four-lane section of Hwy 17 that recently opened.

By bus

Greyhound Lines of Canada provide daily bus service from Sudbury/Toronto and from Thunder Bay/Western Canada as well as local service between the Sault and Sudbury and Thunder Bay. Terminal is located centrally in the downtown area at 73 Brock Street with shopping, hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions within walking distance.

Key places to visit
Sault Ste Marie Museum, Bushplane Museum, Old Stone House , Dinner Theatre


Places to Visit

Sault Ste Marie Museum

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization operated by the Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment R.C.A. Historical Society for the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma, as well as visitors to the community. A management Board of Directors facilitates the operation of the Museum.

Bushplane Museum

What better way to explore the history and adventure of flight than with a visit to the Bushplane Centre?  Located in beautiful downtown Sault Ste. Marie, this waterfront hangar offers more than 25,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on aviation and forest fire displays.

Old Stone House

The Old Stone House, a Historic House Trust of New York City site, commemorates the Vechte-Cortelyou House’s unique place in Brooklyn and American history. Through exhibits, programs and events, we preserve the House’s rich past while contributing to Brooklyn’s contemporary cultural community.

Dinner Theatre

Dinner theater (sometimes called dinner and a show) is a form of entertainment that combines a restaurant meal with a staged play or musical. Sometimes the play is incidental entertainment, secondary to the meal, in the style of a sophisticated night club, or the play may be a major production with dinner less important, or in some cases, optional. Dinner theatre requires the management of three distinct entities: a live theatre, a restaurant, and usually, a bar.

Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December