Situated at the heart of the Great Lakes, this naturally gifted community is a year-round recreation and cultural paradise. Four distinct seasons offer a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, fishing, golfing and boating during the summer months, and world class skiing, snowmobiling, ice-fishing and snowshoeing all winter long. The city boasts a great number of indoor facilities as well for skating, swimming, curling, physical fitness and organized sports.
Sault Ste. Marie has a rich arts community and is host to a wide variety of performing arts groups, festivals and other cultural events throughout the year. The annual Algoma Fall Festival, a month-long celebration of the arts, offers an exciting array of performers from around the country in a variety of venues across the city. The Ontario Winter Carnival Bon Soo provides residents with ten days of excitement to shake off the mid-winter doldrums while Rotary Fest Community Days serve to entertain young and old alike at the height of summer.
Sault Ste. Marie offers superior quality of life with safe, affordable living without commuting. Post-secondary education facilities include Algoma University College and Sault College with Lake Superior State University just across the bridge in our sister city, Sault Michigan. The city has achieved the World Health Organization's international designation as a Safe Community for striving to make Sault Ste. Marie one of the safest communities in the world in which to live, work and raise a family. Located on the international border and the Trans-Canada highway, residents enjoy easy access to larger centres throughout Canada and the US without the inconvenience of a daily commute.
True northern hospitality abounds in this community, founded as "the meeting place", at the foot of the rapids and the heart of the Great Lakes.
For more information about our community, visit the following links:
Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce