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. Getting here:

Getting here

Location

1 Canal Drive
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 6W4

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 Visitor Centre parking lot in front of 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

Hours of operation

Site access: Every day from 6am to 10pm

Lock navigation season: May 15 – October 15

Visitor Centre: June 1 – October 8

Complete schedule

Fees

Site access and lockage is free.

Other fees still apply.

Detailed fee list.

Facilities and services

Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Parking Parking
Restrooms Restrooms
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Picnic area Picnic area

 

Facilities and services details