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Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Facilities and Services

Interpretive Program

Heritage Interpreters
Guided tours are available for a nominal fee.
© Parks Canada / Candace Ricci, Fall 2002
Heritage Interpreters
Learn with the staff at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal.
© Parks Canada / Candace Ricci, Fall 2002

Guided Tours and Education Programs

The Site offers a variety of tours that can accommodate each visitor's interests. Individual daily tours include your choice of a guided tour of the historical Powerhouse Building, the Emergency Swing Dam, the Superintendent’s Residence or any combination of the three. A general site tour composed of all the individual tours is also available upon request. Each tour includes a walk through Visitor Centre and a detailed explanation of how the recreational lock functions.

Please come and join us for a guided tour, a self-guided walk of the site, or a hike or stroll on the Attikamek Trail.

Visitor Centre

Exhibit display
Interactive displays and fun for all ages.
© Parks Canada / Candace Ricci, Fall 2002

In the historical Powerhouse building you will find an exhibit depicting the themes of the Sault Canal. The heritage interpreters are on hand to answer any of your questions.

Observation Deck

  • Treat yourself to a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the observation deck, above the canalman's shelter.
  • Telescope available

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Access Guides provide information about the services and facilities available to visitors with mobility, hearing and visual disabilities.

Visitor Centre / Administration Building

  • Wheelchair accessible, entrance, and exhibit
  • Power-assisted doors

Canal Grounds

  • Accessible pathways, exhibit and picnic areas

Attikamek Trail

  • Accessible pathway across canal gate
  • Trail distance of 2.2 km