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Sault Ste. Marie Overview


Set sail to Sault Ste. Marie during our  Mackinac Island bus trip and discover the wonders of Sault Ste. Marie, the birthplace of Michigan. The beautiful nature that surrounds the city changes with the season and provides each visitor with a unique experience that they won’t forget.


Sault Ste. Marie - Past and Present

Sault Ste. Marie’s importance was recognized by the Native Americans as a significant fishing and meeting place long before Europeans settled on the land and established the only link between Lake Superior and the Great Lake, the Soo Locks.


Today, Soo Locks remains the world’s largest and busiest waterway traffic system in the world. Thousands of individuals from near and far come to Sault Ste. Marie to watch this great world wonder at work and gain a better understanding of just how important it is. 

Sault Ste. Marie Today

Delight in over 130 retail shops, Sault is home to a booming retail industry offering the best of independent stores providing their customers with award winning services as well as the big chains you’ve come to know and trust. Whether you are looking for a unique souvenir to take home to a loved one, or something for yourself, Sault shopping has something for everybody.

From local specialties like pasties to ethnic cuisine, you can rejuvenate at one of Sault’s eateries. With a variety of dining options, there is something to satisfy every palette.


Geotz Lackview Café

Geotz Lackview Café is open all day and offers everything from breakfast omelets to lunchtime subs. Grab a seat by the large window overlooking the Locks and relax in the casual setting of the Geotz Lackview Café.


Carl’s Café

Indulge in Carl’s Café’s signature dishes. From fresh soups and salads to the town’s specialty pasties, you can enjoy your favorite foods made with Carl’s special touch.


Maloney’s Irish Pub

From sandwiches and burgers to salads and wraps, Maloney’s is a traditional pub that celebrates the luck of the Irish. Take a load off your feet and try one of Maloney’s mouthwatering burgers and specialty beers.


Freighters Restaurant

Freighters Restaurant offers mixed cuisine. Whether you want to build your own pizza or try out famous Freighters succulent steaks and fresh seafood, it’s a place that everyone can enjoy.