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This summer getaway destination could be one of Ontario’s best kept secrets

Discover a hidden gem bursting with postcard-perfect scenery and endless adventure.

Forget the usual summer vacation spots. Discover a hidden gem bursting with postcard-perfect scenery and endless adventure. Explore historic waterways on a unique boat tour, lace up your hiking boots for breathtaking trails, or lose yourself in a vibrant calendar of festivals and events. Unwind at waterfront parks, conquer urban trails, and wander a charming canal district. And after a day of exploration, luxurious accommodations with stunning views await. 

Sault Ste. Marie isn't just a summer getaway – it's an unforgettable adventure waiting to be unravelled. Here’s why it could be one of Ontario’s best kept travel secrets.

Setting sail on history


Embark on a historical voyage with Miss Marie Sault Lock Tours. This scenic cruise lets you experience the wonders of the St. Marys River and the Sault Locks. The 90-minute adventure offers breathtaking views as you travel from Roberta Bondar Park, conveniently located next to the Delta Hotel Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront, under the International Bridge to crystal-clear Lake Superior. Witness the engineering marvel of the Sault Locks firsthand, where vessels are raised and lowered between the Great Lakes' water levels. Perfect for all ages, Miss Marie's cruises provide a fun and educational experience.

Urban oasis awaits

Unleash your inner explorer on Sault Ste. Marie's urban trails. The John Rowswell Hub Trail, a 22.5-kilometre network, winds through the heart of the city, weaving past vibrant neighbourhoods, green havens, and bustling commercial districts. This trail takes you alongside the scenic St. Marys River. Whether you're an avid cyclist or a casual hiker, the Hub Trail offers a unique perspective on the city.

For a taste of nature within the city, take a short jaunt from the Hub Trail to Whitefish Island National Historic Site. Explore three kilometres of captivating trails while immersing yourself in the serene beauty of wildlife-filled ponds. Witness the iconic Sault Locks and feel the power of the St. Marys Rapids - all just steps away from a downtown haven.


Craving a more dramatic escape? 

Venture 15 minutes outside downtown to Hiawatha Highlands. Cascading waterfalls await you at Crystal Falls. Wander along the elevated boardwalk, letting the soothing sounds melt your stress away. Viewing platforms offer opportunities to admire the breathtaking scenery and capture the essence of this serene setting.

Discover Ontario's mountain bike destination


Sault Ste. Marie is rapidly carving its niche as a premier mountain bike destination in Ontario. With trails catering to every age, ability, and riding style, there's something for everyone. From jump and flow trails to challenging enduro adventures, Sault Ste. Marie offers an exhilarating ride for all.

Hiawatha Highlands boasts over 40 kilometres of trails, ranging from beginner-friendly to advanced, with a particular highlight being the 12 kilometres of brand new, world-class trails. The excitement doesn't stop there - Hiawatha recently unveiled a pump track, and whispers of even more single-track construction and a dedicated mountain bike skills park are already swirling.

Beach bliss


Sault Ste. Marie boasts a remarkable coastline, just a short drive away from downtown. Imagine sinking your toes into expansive stretches of golden sand and gazing out at the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Superior. Minutes from downtown, Point Des Chenes Park offers something for everyone: unwind on the beach, take a dip in the lake, or challenge your travel companions to a game of disc golf.

For a secluded escape, travel 30 minutes outside of the city to Batchawana Bay's hidden five-kilometre beach where the calm, sheltered waters are ideal for exploring by SUP or kayak.


A festival for every fancy

Sault Ste. Marie explodes with activity this summer! Music lovers can find everything from folk-indie-rock to a Chris Stapleton tribute band. If you're feeling sporty, there's the Run the Great Lakes race, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, archery competition, and even a cricket cup. The Queen Street Cruise is a must for car enthusiasts, and the Soo PickleBall Palooza offers a unique way to spend a summer day. Whether you're into music, sports, or one-of-a-kind events, Sault Ste. Marie has something for everyone this summer.

Unwind in style

Book your stay at The Delta Hotels Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront and be in the heart of it all! Experience breathtaking waterfront views and discover why The Delta Hotel is the choice hotel in Sault Ste. Marie. Relax in comfort with an on-site spa, fitness room, and waterfront restaurant patio, all just steps from the city's best attractions. Plus, save on your summer stay with special savings and packages! Don't miss out on making memories at Delta Hotels!

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