The Sault Ste. Marie Canal, built in 1895, was the world’s longest lock, the first to operate using electricity and the last link in an all-Canadian navigational chain from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Superior. Today, the Canal is a great spot for boat-watching, picnics and a variety of other activities. Let a Parks Canada interpreter introduce you to the canal’s fascinating history, rent a Fat Bike, or join us for tea at the Superintendent’s Residence.

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Hours of operation

Site access: Every day from 6am to 10pm

Lock navigation season: May 28 – October 15

Visitor Centre: June 14 – October 8

Complete schedule

Fees

Site access and lockage is free.

Other fees still apply.

Detailed fee list.

Contact us

Main Office: 705-941-6262
Visitor Centre: 705-941-6205
Email: pc.infolhncssm-ssmcnhsinfo.pc@canada.ca

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