Ultimate Travel Ideas for Adventurers for Summer 2022

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

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

Be transported to one of the most unique experiences in Canada

Board the iconic Agawa Canyon Tour train and experience one of Canada’s most unique experiences. Departing from the newly constructed train station in Sault Ste. In the historic Marie Canal District, the Agawa Canyon Tour transports passengers through ancient boreal forests, along rushing rivers and waterfalls, and into Ontario’s rugged wilderness.

Take the train in late summer and admire an endless rolling landscape of maple trees as the highlight in a stunning palette of reds, oranges and yellows.

Pricing and ticket details 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 series of high-speed adventure tours takes adventurers across the surface of the St. Mary’s River and into Lake Superior at speeds of up to 90 km/h.

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

Find out what makes the world of mountain biking tick

Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trails

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

Just minutes from downtown, Hiawatha Highlands is home to over 40 km of singletrack for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. This includes 12km of newly constructed world class jump and flow tracks, enduro style features and tracks. Spend a few days exploring this rugged trail network and create a unique riding experience each day.

If you’re looking for more adrenaline, check out Bellevue Valley’s downhill mountain bike trails where you’ll stop above the treeline and fly over jump lines and bridges in the beautiful Valley of Maples lush.

Start planning your ATV adventure here.

Experience the cool coast lifestyle

Sault Ste.  Mary Beaches

With miles of cool coastline just 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 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 to the 5 km beach of scenic Batchewana Bay, or go on an adventure on your SUP or your kayak in the sheltered waters of Pancake Bay.

Click here to discover 6 of Ontario’s best sandy beaches. Each destination offers its own unique beauty making a wrong choice impossible.

Embark on an adventure without limits

Hiking in Algoma

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

Choose from multi-distance hikes within the city limits while enjoying the sights and experiences of Sault Ste. Mary has to offer. The 22.5 km John Roswell Hub Trail winds through city neighborhoods, green spaces, commercial districts and along the St. Mary’s River and is open to cyclists and hikers.

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

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

Feeling more adventurous? Embark on Robertson Cliff Trail for spectacular views of Lake Superior and the hills of the Algoma region. This five-kilometre family hike takes you cascading to a natural lookout 150 meters above the lush boreal forest.

Discover your next hiking adventure here.

Be guided by local experts

Sault Fishing Tour

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 northern summer adventure.

Bike through Algoma’s wilderness, fish the 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 native land experiences, climb one of the oldest and tallest rock formations in the region on a multi-day hiking tour, and more.

Find adventure made simple here.

Eating is an experience here

Restaurant of Peace

After a day of adventures, refuel, rejuvenate and discover diverse cuisine from Sault’s emerging culinary scene. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and Korean-inspired creations of the new Peace Restaurant, plan your next adventure over a delicious canalside pub fare at the Blockhouse Pub, sip refreshing cocktails while watching the iconic freighters pass by from the Great Lakes to the Fluid Boardwalk Patio + Grill, and more.

Start planning your dining experience.

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