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Popularly known by an array of names like Soo Saint Marie, 'The Soo’, soo-saynt muh-ree) and 'St Mary's Falls', Sault Ste Marie is one of Northern America’s most enduring settlement. Nestled amidst surrounding of the USA border and the St Lawrence Seaway, Sault Ste Marie is also at hollering distance from Michigan. The St. Marys River here has been a witness to some of the most rapid evolvements that this city has undergone. Home to a diverse community of soldiers, missionaries of the Jesuit, voyagers, artists, traders and other such many employment groups, a visit here promises some great assortment of interactions with warm and friendly people. A melange of global cultures, Sault Ste Marie is home several habitants from across the world. Rightly so, it was once referred to as "The Meeting Place", Europe and North American tribes especially enrooted strongly in this region. Occupation has evidently played a very significantly role in the evolution of the city, given its establishment as a fur trading post and site for steelmaking in the 1600’s and 1900’s respectively.

While, this may not be the most beautiful city in Canada, its offbeat-ness only make things better. From spectacular cross-country hikes, picturesque network of canals of the St Marys river, kayaking adventures, to gleeful events during the snowy festive months, the city indeed is a pleasant delight. With attractions encompassing interesting variations of activities and must-sees like Bushplane Heritage Centre, strolling across its beautiful promenade, parks and conservations areas to enjoyable markets like the Mill Market, Sault Ste Marie is a unique experience. 

Sault Ste. Marie Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Sault Ste. Marie tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time; UTC: -5/-4
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 120 V/60 Hz. Internet in the form of wi-fi is available at most of the hotels, restaurants and places of interest.
  • Languages: English is the official language of Sault Ste Marie
  • Security: Dial 911 for police, ambulance or fire.
  • Tipping: A customary tip of 10% is appreciated.

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Facts and Stats for Sault Ste. Marie*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sault Ste. Marie

    Know the pollution level of Sault Ste. Marie before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 65 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 38.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 69.44 (High)
  • Sault Ste. Marie: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sault Ste. Marie for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sault Ste. Marie.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.58 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.09 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.82 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 61.36 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sault Ste. Marie - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 57.19 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 41.71 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 54.94 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.59 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 65 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 106.56 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sault Ste. Marie

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sault Ste. Marie

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.44 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.68 USD

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