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Get into the thrills winter brings to Algoma Country.

Test your mettle skiing and snowboarding the diverse terrain of the Canadian Shield and challenge the rugged landscape of Algoma Country by snowmobile. Discover the cool side of Sault Ste. Marie or ‘The Soo’, a city in the heart of the Great Lakes.

Visit galleries and museums that tell the unique history of this region. From adventure in the skies Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, to the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site which tells stories steeped in stone and the Art Gallery of Algoma, showcasing the area’s artistic spirit.

Celebrate with the locals, and take the polar bear plunge during the Bon Soo winter carnival in February.

Looking for unique digs? Mountainview Lodge offers the “Little Red Caboose”, an old Algoma Central Railway caboose renovated into a one-of-a-kind accommodation. The lodge also offers snowmobile rentals, as well as guided sledding tours.

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
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Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
50 Pim Street,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3G4
Sault Ste Marie Ontario, Canada has a waterfront attraction that will delight all ages. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is a unique museum with a collection of bushplanes and forest fire educational displays. It is housed in an historic waterfront hanger where the science of water bombing was developed. You can enjoy two movies daily including Wings Over The North and be captivated with ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 945-6242
Toll Free: (877) 287-4752
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Art Gallery of Algoma
10 East Street,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C3
The Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA) was incorporated as a non-profit public art gallery on July 7, 1975. The AGA's vision is to be a premiere visual arts institution in northern Ontario, gaining national recognition and international partnerships. Located next to the historic St. Mary's River, the 10,000-square-foot facility includes four exhibition spaces, cafe and Gallery Shop. The AGA... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 949-9067
Exterior view of Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site
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Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site
800 Bay St.,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5N1
The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site begins at the new Heritage Discovery Centre where you are introduced to the Stories Steeped in Stone, the War of 1812, and 'The Post' gift shop. The site consists of two of the oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto surrounded by period gardens. The first building, the Ermatinger Old Stone House, is restored to depict the domestic and... More Info
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Voyageurs' Trading Post
800 Bay Street,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3G4
Need a small gift or souvenir to take home? We can help. The Voyageurs' Trading Post is located in The Heritage Discovery Center beside The Old Stone House. We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. An authorized dealer for Hudson Bay products, we also carry a great selection of fresh northern Ontario maple syrup, home decor items, works by local artisans, and Canadian... More Info
Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites
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Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites
360 Great Northern Road,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4Z7
A resort for the price of a room, the Inn features 176 rooms and suites designed to be your home away from home. We believe it's the small details that make you're stay memorable - whether it's fresh cream in your room's fridge, the "Shhh...guest sleeping" signs we put in front of your room when we know you're trying to rest during the day, or our attentive and enthusiastic staff. The Inn... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 949-8111
Toll Free: (800) 461-7077
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Embers Grill and Smokehouse
531 Albert Street East,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2K3
Embers steak selection is only of the highest quality, we only offer the top 12% of all Canadian AAA beef. In being the first authentic smokehouse we will be offering a wide variety of smoked meats and other delicacies, such as smoke scallops, duck breast and crimini and oyster mushrooms. Chef Shayne Bell has a passion for food and a desire to set the standards high for all his guests. But... More Info
Phone: (705) 575-3359
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The Breakfast Pig Badass Eatery
265 Bruce Street,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 1P5
The Breakfast Pig is a place where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a badass meal. By that, we mean our food has been crafted to blow you away! Fluffy pancakes and waffles, eggs, French Toast all designed to tickle your taste buds. Serving delicious breakfast and brunch daily from 6 am to 4 pm. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 452-6911
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Mountainview Lodge
4280 Highway 556,
Searchmont, ON P0S 1J0
Enjoy a natural northern vacation in the heart of maple country. The lodge offers six cozy rooms, all with a four-piece bath, wood and/or electric baseboard heaters, satellite television and a DVD player. For something a little different, book our "Little Red Caboose", a charmingly renovated Algoma Central Railway caboose. Area lakes have an abundance of Speckled and Lake Trout, Pike, and... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 781-3329
Toll Free: (866) 399-3329
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Searchmont Resort
103 Searchmont Resort Road,
Searchmont, ON P0S 1J0
Nestled in the mountains of the great Canadian Shield only 48 km (30 miles) north of Sault Ste. Marie, Searchmont has 100 amazing acres of natural, rolling terrain, making us the best in the MidWest. The mountains offer a different terrain experience on every trail, from gentle beginner’s runs to intense trails for the advanced skier. Terrain Park offers table tops, grind rails, ramps and... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 781-2340
Toll Free: (800) 663-2546