Make a weekend trip to a Greyhounds game in Sault Ste. Marie.
By Sault Tourism
The Soo Greyhounds are on a playoff charge this season; they are racking up the wins, making big trades, and the atmosphere inside the GFL Memorial Gardens is buzzing. So come and visit Sault Ste. Marie and cheer on the Hounds as they seek to make history in 2024… And why not make a weekend of it? Enjoy our incredible new restaurants, take in our beautiful sights, enjoy fun activities, visit museums, indulge in shopping, maybe even go skiing!
Keep reading to pick up some ideas, and at the bottom of the page you’ll also see some hotels offering discounts for ticket holders!
Greyhounds Trades and Playoff Charge
Already a strong team this season, and already one of the top teams in the OHL standings, in early January the Hounds made three big trades to bolster their ranks. Firstly they traded for NHL and US World Juniors Gold Medalist Gavin Hayes. Then a couple of days later, they made two further trades, showing their fans, and the league, their intent to make a playoff charge.
This has led to many to suggest that the 2023/24 team is one of the best they’ve had in years. And, to add further excitement, as of January 29th, the Greyhounds were on a 5-game winning streak and were placed second in the OHL Power Rankings table!
There are 13 home games remaining in the regular season between Friday, February 1st and Sunday, March 24th. Then there is the fun, excitement and uncertainly of the playoffs! With buzz steadily rising, games are starting to sell out so get your tickets now! Visit the Soo Greyhounds website for all the information including a list of remaining games. Click here for a direct link to the Memorial Gardens box office.
Restaurants and Pre-games Bites!
The GFL Memorial Gardens is located in the heart of our downtown and close to many great restaurants. Check out Ernie’s Coffee Shop, Lychee Thai, Peace Restaurant or Arturo’s Restaurant, which are a short walk away from the arena. Sault Ste. Marie has a wide range of foods from Indian, Vietnamese, Steakhouses… check our restaurants page for more choices!
Inside the GFL Memorial Gardens there is a variety of game-day choices to fill you up!
Make a weekend of it!
Come for a game, stay for the weekend! Check out our famous Bushplane Museum featuring 24 real Bushplanes to explore! Inside the Bushplane Museum you’ll also find Entomica Insectarium, complete with a host of real life insects and bugs you can actually hold!
Another thing to do here is to keep it cultural and visit the Sault Ste. Marie Museum or Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, both offer fascinating histories of the local area. Need to catch up on some shopping? Station Mall has many of your favourite high street stores, as well as a fantastic food court.
Have you ever tried axe throwing? Check out one of our newest and most fun indoor activities! Missing golf and still need a fix? The Up and Down Lounge has state of the art golf simulators, which can be booked by the hour. You can also grab a drink and some food to be able to make an evening of this fun winter activity!
The Soo Blaster is another fun spot for families, with games including pool, Air FX Hockey, Pinball, golf simulators and plenty more! There is also ten-pin bowling at Northcrest Bowling with 24 lanes, food and drink options too.
Downhill Skiing at Searchmont
It’s not been the most wintery of winters for sure, but huge credit to Searchmont Resort, who have continued to make snow and keep runs open. So check them out! One of the highest verticals in Ontario, rentals, restaurant and a variety of trails for all skill levels.
A number of our hotels offer discounted rooms for Greyhounds visitors. Below is list of direct numbers to call to find out more information:
Delta Hotel 705-949-0611
Fairfield Inn 705-253-7378
Holiday Inn Express 705-759-8200
Quality Inn 705-945-9264
Sleep Inn 705-253-7533