Frequently Asked Questions
Traveling is fun – visiting new places, seeing new sights, having new experiences. Let us help you make the most of your precious time by answering some of your most pressing questions.
Agawa Canyon Train Tour
The Agawa Canyon Tour Train station is located at 83 Huron St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5P4.
There is only one train that runs seasonly and leaves daily, departing at 0800 and returns approximately 1800. The Agawa Canyon Tour Train travels 114 Miles north to Agawa Canyon (4 hours). There is a 90 minute layovers at the Canyon. Total excursion is approximately 9.5 hours.
No passport is not required because the train travels within Canada.
Yes, food such as sandwiches, salads, baking, and drinks can be purchased onboard in the Café car. You will be given a $10 meal voucher with your ticket for the purchase of food and/or non-alcoholic beverages. The voucher has no cash value. You can bring your own food and drink onboard the train with the exception of alcoholic beverages.
Airport and city transportation
The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario airport (YAM) is located 15km to the west of the city.
Yes. Taxi wait outside the airport to take passengers into the city. However it is best to pre book. For more details click here.
Currently Uber nor Lyft are available in the city, however new service called U Ride is.
Visitors can get Sault Ste. Marie Ontario by road, boat or plane. The International Bridge link Sault Michigan with Sault Ontario at the most northerly part of the I75 in Michigan.
Alternatively Sault Ste. Marie Ontario has an airport, details of which are here. It mostly connects passengers to Ontario locations though some international flights do operate.
Finally Sault Ste. Marie has a number of marinas, details of which are found at the bottom of this page.
If you are travelling by land or sea (including cruises and ferries) between the United States and Canada, and you are a U.S. or Canadian citizen age 19 and older, you must present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the United States (effective June 1, 2009).
Enhanced Driver’s Licences (EDLs) have been formally identified as acceptable documentation requirements for land and sea crossings. If you are a U.S. citizen and a Michigan State resident, you are eligible to purchase an Enhanced Driver License (EDL), which will meet the requirements for proof of citizenship to re-enter the U.S. from Canada and Mexico by land or sea.
Children under the age of 18 are considered minors in Canada. They must follow the same rules to enter Canada as any other visitor.
For detailed information click here.
Toronto is a 60 minute flight or an approximate 7 hour car journey from Sault Ste. Marie.
Detroit is an approximate 5 hour car journey from Sault Ste. Marie
Depending on when you travel you can either drive straight across with little to no delay, or at busy times including evenings and weekends in the summer you may have a wait of up to an hour or longer.
For current wait times click here.
Please refer to the section on this page!
Please refer to the section on this page!
Being a border city some local businesses may accept US dollars, but we always recommend bringing or having access to Canadian dollars during your stay here.
Before you cross over: Duty Free America, 865 I-75, Bridge Plaza, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, United States
Once you are on our side: Gateway Casino, 30 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 7A6
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Sault Ste. Marie has many cycling trails and paths for all abilities. For ideas on how to spend a day cycling in the city click here.
We have some great little routes for our younger visitors. Bellevue Park has some beautiful paths, and the Waterfront Trail is also great for kids. Check out some ideas here!
Oh yes. It’s not so much that we’re a city with mountain bike trails, more that we’re mountain bike trails with a city. From Hiawatha Highlands to Bellevue Valley and the Algoma Highlands in and around the Canadian Shield. Visit our dedicated page here to learn more.
Sault Ste. Marie is famous for its Whitefish, its Salmon – Atlantic, Pink, Coho & Chinook, its Steelhead and Trout. But really with so many places to fish throughout the year, you can fish for practically any North American fish here in our lakes and rivers.
We think the rapids are best, well we would wouldn’t we? Our city was built around them. But seriously, you just have to take a scenic walk around Whitefish Island or along our waterfront to see all the fishermen and women to know its a good spot.
Yes, and they’re some of the best in the business. Read about them in this article.
For many people fall is the best time to visit. The stunning colors of our Maple forests are a thing to behold and the snow usually hold until December. Usually. 🙂 So come for a hike to our famous Robertson Cliffs in the fall, and you’ll fall in love.