Sault Ste Marie is a small city located on the Canada-US border, at the St Marys River on the east side side of the world famous Sault Ste Marie Locks and at Lake Superior on the west side of the Locks. It is St. Marys River, which has been designated a Heritage River in Canada, that connects Lakes Huron and Superior.
Sault Ste Marie offers numerous attractions and outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, historic sites, museums, casino, and enjoys close proximity to several provincial and national parks. Not to forget the exciting Agawa Canyon Tour Train that takes you on a one day adventure into the wilderness. Use the link to visit sault tourism. http://www.saulttourism.com/the-sault/
Sault Ste Marie's local economy is dominated by the steel industry, which employs approximately four thousand workers in the city and surrounding areas. Other significant employers include the forestry and pulp-and-paper industries, and the casino and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, which together employ several thousand people.
Sault Area Hospital opened at their new $400,000,000 state of the art hospital that is located at 750 Great Northern Road. http://www.sah.on.ca/
Post-secondary education is provided by Sault College http://www.saultc.on.ca/ and Algoma University (which is Ontario's newest Independent University) http://www.algomau.ca/ and high schools and a number of public and Catholic schools.
Shopping is found in the Station Mall, a regional indoor shopping mall, the city's downtown core, and scattered around the city in small plazas such as Cambrian Mall.
To find out more about Sault Ste. Marie and city services, please check out their web-site http://www.city.sault-ste-marie.on.ca/
The city has a central business district found between Bay Street and Wellington Street East, and is surrounded by residential suburbs which head away from the lakeshore. Highway 17 runs through the centre of the city, heading northwest around Lake Superior to Thunder Bay and east to Sudbury (250 km) and North Bay (350 km). Most major cities in northern Ontario are too far away for commuting, so people who work in Sault Ste Marie will find it necessary to live nearby. Across the border, in the United States, Interstate 75 heads south into Michigan state and Detroit.
Please visit the Sault Ste. Marie's Economic Development Corporation for more detailed and current information at http://www.sault-canada.com/