Any view of the Soo Locks is great, but the aerial view from the International Bridge is the best! The amazing opportunity to cross the bridge on foot is only available twice a year: a walk in the spring and a Half-Marathon/Bridge Run in the fall.
The great thing about this steady walk is it allows for photo opportunities that are difficult to capture during the run. The walk also allows strollers and wagons on the 2.8-mile bridge. The walk is closer to 3.5-miles from start to end.
Bicycles have always been welcome before the International Bridge Walk, but new this year riders will start at 9:30AM and the walkers will follow the bikes across the bridge. Bicyclists need to be ready for a ride though because you will be riding the round trip. No ID is required because you do not enter Canada.
All the fun starts at Lake Superior State University’s Norris Center located at the intersection of Easterday Avenue and Merdian Street. Please make sure to have your Passport or Enhanced ID for all walkers 16 and older. Under the age of 16 only need a birth certificate. Bike riders do not need either as they do not travel into Canada.
There is no registration or cost for the walk, but there is a $5 fee for each individual that rides the buses from the finish at the Marconi Club in Sault Ontario back the Norris Center in Sault Michigan. The buses will stop running at Noon on Saturday afternoon.
Don’t let this unique once a year event pass you by! The view alone makes the walk worth the trip. Make plans to visit Sault Ste. Marie for the International Bridge Walk June 29th, 2019. After you enjoy your walk across the bridge, remember to post your photos with the hashtag #ILovetheSoo.