Facilities and services

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site

Guided tours and education programs

The Site offers a variety of tours that can accommodate each visitor's interests. Individual daily tours include your choice of a guided tour of the historical Powerhouse Building, the Emergency Swing Dam, the Superintendent’s Residence or any combination of the three. A general site tour composed of all the individual tours is also available upon request. Each tour includes a walk through Visitor Centre and a detailed explanation of how the recreational lock functions.

Please come and join us for a guided tour, a self-guided walk of the site, or a hike or stroll on the Attikamek Trail.

Visitor centre

You will find our Visitor Centre and exhibit space in the Stores Building and Blacksmith’s Shop. Here you will find a gift shop, maps and other information to ensure you have a enjoyable visit. Our friendly staff are available to answer any questions you may have!

Observation deck

  • Treat yourself to a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the observation deck, above the canalman's shelter.
  • Telescope available

Access for persons with disabilities

Access Guides provide information about the services and facilities available to visitors with mobility, hearing and visual disabilities.

Visitor centre and administration building

  • Wheelchair accessible, entrance, and exhibit
  • Power-assisted doors

Canal grounds

  • Accessible pathways, exhibit and picnic areas

Attikamek Trail

  • Accessible pathway across canal gate
  • Trail distance of 2.2 km

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