Things to do

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

Bring your boat through the lock at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal, or do your exploring of this fascinating site on foot. Learn how this Canal – once boasting the longest lock in the world and the first one powered by electricity – allowed ships, and now pleasure craft, to bypass the rapids caused by a change in elevation in the St. Marys River.


Two friends walking on the boardwalk.

Attikamek Trail

Experience the beauty of the natural world in the heart of the city of Sault Ste. Marie.

Two friends with bikes looking at the canal.

Rent a Fatbike

Explore the trails with these fun, off-road- ready bikes

A boat leaving the canal.

Locking through

Feel the power of the water as it lifts you from Lake Huron to Lake Superior, bypassing the St. Marys River rapids.

Activities and experiences

Visitor Centre, Birdwatching, Heritage teas, Cycling, Hiking, Locking through the canal, and more.

Calendar of events

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School Programs

We offer a wide variety of curriculum based education programs for children of all ages.

Tours and programs

Site and Tour


Check out our current opportunities.


Visiting with young children? Explore with Club Parka!

The Club Parka booklet invites kids to explore, learn and have fun! Once activities are completed, they'll receive a reward! The booklets are available on site.

Learn more about Parka and download other activities!
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