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Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada

Summer Adventure Programs

General Information:

Time: Programs are offered Monday through Friday at 10 am or by appointment only.
Duration: 1 hour
Options: Weather permitting, plan a picnic lunch and walk the Attikamek trail. Picnic tables available on site
Call TODAY for more details! (705) 941-6205

How Does a Lock Work?

Suitable for children seven years and older

  • See the lock up close!
  • Learn why a lock was needed in Sault Ste. Marie.
  • Discover how a lock works while viewing a model of the historic lock
  • Learn new technical vocabulary.
  • View the historic equipment still used today.
  • Participate in a fun-filled question and answer puzzle activity that will test you new found knowledge.

Historic Costumes

Suitable for children five to twelve years old

  • Step back in time when greeted by a Parks Canada interpreter dressed in period costume.
  • Learn the importance of the historic lock.
  • View photos of ships that came through the historic lock and find out what they carried.
  • Learn about how people dressed in 1895.
  • Try on children's costumes from the 1890s.

All About Dams

Suitable for children five to twelve years old

  • View photos of different types of dams and find out why they are used.
  • Experience a part of Canadian heritage while learning about the world's only remaining EMERGENCY SWING DAM found at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal.
  • Participate in an interactive question and answer game.

Construct a “take-home” souvenir.