Visit Sault Ste Marie: See How the Soo Locks Work, Soo Locks Boat Tours, Must-See Attractions, Top Things To Do on Your Upper Peninsula Vacation!

Sault Ste Marie |  By: Sherry Trautman | | Last updated: October 3, 2022 

Planning a trip to Sault Ste Marie but not sure what to do? We've got you!

How to Pronounce Sault Ste Marie

As Michigander, we pronounce it like "Sue Saint Marie."

Correct Spelling for Sault Ste Marie

We have seen this city spelled Sue Saint Marie, Sault Saint Marie, Sault Sainte Marie, Sue St Marie and Sioux St Marie but the correct spelling is Sault Ste Marie!

12 Things You Didn't Know About the Soo Locks - An Engineering Marvel! | See How the Locks Work! 

Touring the Soo Locks is so freakin' incredible!  But once you learn how they work, you will be even more wowed by this engineering marvel!  

Watch Chris' demonstration of how the Soo Locks, test your knowledge on Soo Locks fun facts!!

What is Sault Saint Marie known for?

Tour the Incredible Soo Locks!

Be sure you are going to the right locks tour as there are two different companies performing tours!  There is the Original Soo Locks Boat Tours and the Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours.

  • The Canadian lock was the first electric lock in the world!

Get up close and personal with the incredible steel company, Algoma Steel Inc. - The three components to making steel is taconite, limestone and coke.  They make hot and cold rolled steel sheet and plate products for the following industries:Automotive, Construction, Infrastructure, Energy, Defense, Transportation (rail cars, shipbuilding) and Manufacturing

What is taconite used for?

Taconite is a very hard rock containing low-grade iron ore used to make iron and steel. Using explosives, taconite is blasted into pieces that are then crushed into smaller pieces at a processing plant. After the iron ore is separated from the taconite, the tailings are the remaining by-product.


See Breathtaking Views of Sault Ste Marie from the Tower of History!

Be Wowed with St. Marys Falls Hydropower Plant

Tour the Museum Ship Valley Camp!

map, 5 things to do, where to eat, 


  • Internal links to nearby cities

Final Thoughts: Start your morning with the locks tour. 

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