Sault Ste. Marie is not just for the weekender! Algoma’s largest city makes a great base for a week-long adventure because of the opportunities for both urban and outdoor activities.
When staying in Sault Ste. Marie, you’re on the doorstep of Algoma’s vast wilderness, neighbouring communities, attractions, festivals, and events.
After a day of exploring, return to the city to enjoy dinner; the city is renowned for its Italian cuisine and pizza, but there are many other choices like barbecue, specialty burgers and craft beer, Asian cuisine, and just good ol' home-style cooking.
You’ll have the perfect nights’ sleep at any of the branded hotels and drive-up motels. There are also cottages and camping opportunities in the city. No matter what you choose, there are amenities and price point for every taste
We've broken down these trips by their distance from the city, so you can make a plan according to your schedule and needs.
Going East of Sault Ste. Marie
It’s just 30 minutes to the St. Joseph Island turnoff. You’ll find many things to see and do on St. Joseph Island; its two main attractions are the St. Joseph Island Museum and Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site.
You’ll find many great places to eat in Hilton Beach and Richards Landing, local shops, sandy beaches, and year-round festivals and events. Touring the island takes a full day.