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Ultimate adventure-seeker trip ideas for summer 2022

Find out why Sault Ste. Marie is one of the most adventurous places to experience in Ontario

Sandy beaches, signature experiences, an emerging culinary scene and some of the best mountain biking in Ontario, here’s how to make your summer unforgettable in Sault Ste. Marie.

Be transported on one of the most unique experiences in Canada

Agawa Canyon Tour Train

Climb aboard the iconic Agawa Canyon Tour train and enjoy one of the most unique experiences in Canada. Departing from the newly-constructed Train Station in Sault Ste. Marie’s historic Canal District, The Agawa Canyon Tour transports passengers through ancient boreal forests, alongside rushing rivers and waterfalls and into the rugged Ontario wilderness.

Ride the train in late summer and catch an endless rolling landscape of maple trees as the peak in a stunning palette of reds, oranges and yellows.

Details on pricing and tickets can be found on the Agawa Canyon Tour website.

Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie

Sail Superior Rocket

The hugely popular Superior Rocket is back in 2022!

Enjoy breathtaking waterfront views at adrenaline-inducing speeds on Sail Superior’s 500 horsepower Hurricane Zodiac “Superior Rocket”. Departing from downtown Sault Ste. Marie, this limited-run series of high-speed adventure tours have adventure-seekers skimming across the surface of the St. Mary’s River and out to Lake Superior at speeds up to 90 km/h.

The Superior Rocket allows up to 12 passengers at a time with tour dates starting on July 12. Read all about it here.

Find out what has the mountain biking world buzzing

Hiawatha mountain bike trails

Sault Ste. Marie has become one of the top destinations for mountain biking in Ontario. And it keeps getting better!

Just minutes from downtown, Hiawatha Highlands is home to over 40km of single track for riders of all ages and abilities. This includes 12km of newly built world-class jump and flow trails, features and enduro-style trails. Spend a few days exploring this robust trail system and create a unique riding experience each day.

If you’re looking for more adrenaline, check out Bellevue Valley’s downhill mountain biking trails where you’ll drop in above the tree line and soar across jump lines and bridges into the beautiful valley of lush maple trees.

Start planning your mountain biking adventure here.

Discover the fresh coast lifestyle

Sault Ste. Marie Beaches

With kilometres fresh coastline of minutes from the City’s downtown, Sault Ste. Marie is home to some of the best sandy beaches in Ontario.

Find peace and endless summer vibes on the expansive golden sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters of Lake Superior. Spend the day with family and friends swimming and playing disc golf at Point Des Chenes Park, plan a private getaway on the 5km beach at scenic Batchewana Bay, or adventure out on your SUP or kayak in the sheltered waters of Pancake Bay.

Click here to check out 6 of the best sandy beaches in Ontario. Each destination offers up its own unique beauty making a wrong choice impossible.

Embark on an unbound adventure

Hiking in Algoma

Discover Instagram-worthy views on one of the many hiking trails in Sault Ste. Marie.

Choose from multi-distance hikes within city limits while taking in the sights and experiences of Sault Ste. Marie has to offer. The 22.5km John Roswell Hub Trail meanders through city neighbourhoods, green spaces, commercial districts and along the St. Mary’s river and is open to both cyclists and hikers.

Connecting to the Hub Trail is Whitefish Island, home to 3km of winding trails surrounded by the iconic Sault Locks, ponds filled with wildlife and the rushing St. Mary’s rapids.

Take a 15-minute drive from downtown to Hiawatha Highlands and hike along the rushing waters of Crystal Falls. Cruise the elevated boardwalk, relax to the sounds of the falls and take in the views from the viewing platforms throughout the trail.

Feeling more adventurous? Embark on Robertson Cliff Trail for dramatic views of Lake Superior and the rolling hills of Algoma country. This family-friendly five-kilometre trek carries you by tumbling waterfalls to a natural lookout 150 metres above lush Boreal Forest.

Discover your next hiking adventure here.

Let local experts guide you

Fishing tour Sault

From eco-tours, guided fishing experiences, biking expeditions, and culinary and cultural tours, Sault Ste. Marie is home to many expert guides who make it easy to experience your ultimate summer adventure up north.

Bikepack the wilds of Algoma, fish the world-famous St. Mary’s rapids and hundreds of surrounding lakes, paddle the area’s historic water trails and learn about local culture, embark on authentic indigenous land-based experiences, ascend one of the oldest and highest rock formations in the area on a multi-day hiking excursion, and more.

Find adventure made easy here.

Dining is an experience here

Peace Restaurant

After a day of adventuring, refuel, recharge and experience diverse cuisine from the Sault’s emerging culinary scene. Enjoy laid back vibes and Korean-inspired creations from newly opened Peace Restaurant, plan your next adventure over delicious pub fare in the Canal District at the Blockhouse Pub, sip refreshing cocktails while watching iconic Great Lakes freighters pass by at Fluid Boardwalk Patio + Grill, and more.

Start planning your culinary experience.