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The Meaning of Sault Sainte Marie

Posted on November 8th, 2017
What makes up a name? Many people rarely stop to think about the origins of names, whether they be the name of a street, a company, an animal, or a city. Sault Sainte Marie, one of the most unique names you’ll find in Michigan, has probably left you stumped a time or two. We are here to help you solve this m… read more..

Looking Back at the History of Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on October 11th, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Let us take a quick trip back in time to learn a little more about this historic place. Many thanks to Bernie Arbic and his book City of the Rapids for collecting and sharing our history.


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A Young Adult’s Guide to Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on August 29th, 2017
Young adults love Sault Ste. Marie because there is so much to do within walking distance of the downtown. Seth Harris (26 years old) is here to tell you why the Soo is a great place for young folks looking to get away in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula! 

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St. Marys River Fishing Experience

Posted on May 24th, 2017
Lake Preview video | Great Lakes Fisherman’s Digest Episode video Thank you to guest blogger Dan Johnson for this fantastic fishing information.  The scenic St. Marys River offers something for nearly every fisherman in all months of the year, but the spring and summe… read more..
Sault Ste. Marie Vacation Team

Your Sault Ste. Marie Vacation Team is Ready!

Posted on April 25th, 2017
Do you know the best place for a Pasty or which hotels are pet-friendly in Sault Ste. Marie? Maybe not, but this team does! The staff of the Sault Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has all the answers, or can find them, to help you plan your next trip to the Soo. Soo Locks Observation Deck Scouring the i… read more..
Freighter at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie MI

5 Things You Might Not Know about the Soo Locks

Posted on March 28th, 2017
The 2017 Shipping Season is now underway and with the freighters running again we thought we would fill your head with some great facts about the Soo Locks.   1. The Soo Locks make their own electricity and sell the excess to the local power utility (they only use about 5% of what they make). There h… read more..

Top 4 Places to Enjoy a Pizza when Visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Posted on March 8th, 2017
Our audience is way more passionate about Pasties than they are pizza, but we still had  183 comments on Facebook when we asked where’s the best place in the Soo to get a pizza. The responses spanned from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois with over 16 Eastern Upper Peninsula p… read more..

Oh Canada! Crossing the Border at Sault Ste. Marie

Posted on June 10th, 2013
There’s something exciting about exploring another country, which makes the Sault Ste. Marie area a traveler’s paradise. It’s a short ride across a beautiful bridge to a foreign land and all the intrigue that comes with it. Visitors will enjoy the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, the h… read more..