Plan your visit

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

To fully experience all the Sault Ste. Marie Canal has to offer including touring the exhibits and walking the trails, plan at least 2-3 hours. The Sault Ste. Marie Canal is nestled beneath the International Bridge, close to downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

Hours of operation

Visitor centre and Lock hours of operation.

Tourism Links

Tourism links information.

Fees

Entry and service fees.

Wedding Rentals

Celebrate your special day at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. 

Facilities and services

Guided tours and education programs, Visitor centre, Observation deck, and Access for persons with disabilities.

Infrastructure program

Parks Canada is in the midst of a five-year, $3 billion investment to support infrastructure improvements within national historic sites, national parks,...

How to get here

Location

1 Canal Drive
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 6W4

Directions

From Michigan, via the international bridge:

  • Turn right onto Huron Street after customs
  • Continue through the intersection, staying in the right-hand lane
  • Turn left onto Canal Drive
  • Follow Canal Drive to the main visitor parking lot, immediately to your left when entering the site at the bottom of the hill. Accessible parking is available at the top of the hill, near the Administration Building.

From Highway 17 North:

  • Continue from Hwy 17 North into the city
  • Hwy 17 North becomes Great Northern Road; Great Northern Road becomes Pim Street
  • Follow Great Northern Road / Pim Street to Wellington Street East
  • Turn right onto Wellington Street East, staying in the left-hand lane and follow to Elgin Street
  • Turn left onto Elgin Street and follow to Queen Street East
  • Turn right onto Queen Street East and follow to Huron Street
  • Turn left onto Huron Street, staying in the right-hand lane, and follow to Canal Drive
  • Turn left onto Canal Drive and follow to the Visitor Centre parking lot in front of the Administration Building

From Highway 17 East:

  • Continue from Hwy 17 East into the city
  • Hwy 17 East will become Trunk Road
  • Follow Trunk Road to the end where it will become Wellington Street East
  • Follow Wellington Street East, staying in the left-hand lane, to Elgin Street
  • Turn left onto Elgin Street and follow to Queen Street East
  • Turn right onto Queen Street East and follow to Huron Street
  • Turn left onto Huron Street, staying in the right-hand lane, and follow to Canal Drive
  • Turn left onto Canal Drive and follow to the Visitor Centre parking lot in front of the Administration Building

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Information Information
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Bicycle rental Rentals
Restrooms Restrooms
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