Activities and experiences

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

Have a family picnic amid a scenic landscape, then browse the grounds. Watch a boat lock through. Curious to see a 19th century power station facility up close?


  • A man and a child beside a duck pond. 

    Bring your binoculars and your camera and be ready to spot a wide range of species attracted by the variety of ecosystems found on South St. Marys Island.

  • A cyclist. 

    The Attikamek trail system features 2.2 km of trails on South St. Marys Island.

  • Two people geocaching beside a beaver lodge. 

    Get ready to explore Northern Ontario and discover how it’s people, places and events shaped the Canada we know today.

  • Two people on a boardwalk. 

    Lace up your walking shoes for an easy hike on the 2.2 kilometre Attikamek trail located just across the lock gates on South St. Marys Island.

  • A sailboat in a canal. 
    Locking through the canal

    Experience the power of water as you and your boat rise gently from Lake Huron to Lake Superior, bypassing the St. Marys River Rapids.

  • Two red chairs beside a canal. 
    Red chairs

    The red chair experience is all about connecting Canadians with nature in our country’s most unique and treasured places.

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