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Invest Sault Ste. Marie

Quality of Life

Living here provides the best of many worlds. Sault Ste. Marie is a safe, modern, medium-sized city (73,500) with amenities of larger centres, and is just minutes from nature.  
Located at the heart of the Great Lakes, directly on the U.S. border, and at the geographic centre of Canada, Sault Ste. Marie offers a quality of life that is second to none. With affordable housing and vacation properties, access to state-of-the-art healthcare, short commuting times, abundant year-round recreational opportunities, excellent income equality potential and world class education opportunities, Sault Ste. Marie is not only a great place to do business, it's a great place to live. The excellent quality of life in Sault Ste. Marie creates a stable, loyal workforce with lower turnover.
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Recreation, Arts & Culture
Sault Ste. Marie, and the surrounding area, offers fantastic all-season recreation with everything from hiking, camping, fishing, and boating in the summer to soaring ice climbing, skiing and dogsledding in the winter - and it's all within a short drive from the city core.

With a bustling theatre and film sector, a varied festivals and events calendar, and a thriving music scene, Sault Ste. Marie offers big city entertainment coupled with small town convenience. Throughout the year Sault Ste. Marie plays host to a diverse range of festivals and events, including the Algoma Fall Festival, Art at the Docks, Shadows of the Mind Film Festival, Ontario Winter Carnival Bon Soo and much more. It is also home of the internationally recognized Algoma Conservatory of Music, Algoma Art Gallery, Algoma Arts Council, Musical Comedy Guild of Sault Ste. Marie and other organizations that support a rich diversity of arts and cultural activities.

As home of the GFL Memorial Gardens, Northern Ontario's most state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex, Sault Ste. Marie is also a great place to see live music and sporting events. In addition to hockey and curling, the venue has hosted a number of major acts, including Elton John, KISS, Jerry Seinfeld, Sheryl Crow, Blue Man Group, the Backstreet Boys and Blue Rodeo.

Learn more at Tourism Sault Ste. Marie.


Sault Area Hospital





Sault Area Hospital

With the opening of the new $400-million Sault Area Hospital, the quality of health care in Sault Ste. Marie is among the best in Canada. Featuring an inviting, patient-centred environment, the state-of-the-art facility offers access to leading edge medical technology. To learn more visit Sault Area Hospital.

Group Health Centre

The centre is a progressive, multi-specialty, ambulatory care health organization and is one of Canada's first consumer-sponsored health care facilities built with private funds donated by local union members. To learn more visit Group Health Centre.

Connected to Everywhere

Sault Ste. Marie is located on the Trans-Canada Highway. In addition, the community has a non-disruptive and efficient border point to the United States, along with direct access to U.S. Interstate-75 (a four-lane highway) that extends from Michigan to Florida and links to the U.S. Interstate highway system.

Sault Ste. Marie and area is serviced by two regional airports, one in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and the other a mere 15 minutes south of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. A city-operated airport is also available for private planes, right in the heart of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Toronto and Detroit are just a short one hour flight away, with connections to anywhere in the world!

Air carriers serving the Sault Ontario Airport include Air Canada Jazz, Porter Airlines, and Bearskin Airlines. These airlines operate daily services to and from Sault Ste. Marie. With one stop, passengers can fly to and from the Sault Ste. Marie Airport to major destinations worldwide. Weekly winter vacation flights serving the Sault Ste. Marie Airport are serviced by Sunwing Vacations. The seasonal airlines operate on a weekly basis to and from Sault Ste. Marie from mid-December to mid-March.

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