Sault Ste. Marie Tourism

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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 32.69 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 65.63 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.38 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 64.29 (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 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.71 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.88 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.13 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.43 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sault Ste. Marie - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.97 (High)
    • Climate Index 38.41 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 49.11 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.71 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.83 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 80.91 (Moderate)
    • 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 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.03 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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