"Sault Ste. Marie" Sault Sainte Marie by marissa.

Sault Sainte Marie Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 47 photos

Parks !

The Parks Division of the City of Sault Ste. Marie maintains 74 park locations, including three sports complexes: Strathclair, Queen Elizabeth and Elliott Park. These facilities, along with other park locations, accommodate our community's sporting demands. Maintenance involves grass cutting, field lining, grounds maintenance, refuse pick-up, etc.

Of the 74 park locations, 63 sites have playground apparatus. It is the responsibility of Parks Division staff to inspect and maintain these in compliance with the most recent CSA Standard.

The Parks Division also maintains the waterfront walkway (boardwalk) and services the Roberta Bondar and Pine St. Marinas. Maintenance includes grass cutting, dock and building maintenance, refuse pick-up as well as floral bed and tree maintenance.

Bellevue Park is Sault Ste. Marie's main passive park. It is 17 hectares in size and consists of a large playground, 2.4 kilometres of asphalt walkway, floral beds and a display greenhouse as well as many other natural attractions.

Pointe des Chenes day-park-picnic area is also maintained and staffed by city employees. This includes ground maintenance, grass cutting, building maintenance etc.

The City's Forestry Crew is involved in trimming, removal and planting of trees in all of our parks as well as along city streets. This services of the Forestry Crew are also utilized by the Engineering Department as required for construction related work.

The Horticulture Crew is responsible for all of the floral and shrub beds within our parks and cemeteries, as well as 121 downtown planters. Portable planters are seasonally located all through our community and maintained.

Plant stock required for the following season is grown from seed within our greenhouses. Staff grow annuals which are planted in the 245 floral beds around the city. This crew is also responsible for our IPM program for turf care etc. as well as maintaining our formal display greenhouse located at Bellevue Park.

During the winter months our department establish and maintain the Outdoor Rink Program. This involves rink board installation, flooding, snow removal and monitoring of our facilities. Also with the neighbourhood rink arrangement our staff monitor these rink locations to ensure guidelines are adhered to. Our department is also involved in snow removal operations at specific locations.

Libraries !

The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library is open to everyone. Anyone may come into the Library and use our materials and services while at the library.

However, a library card is required to borrow items from the library and to access some of our online resources. A library card can be easily acquired by visiting any of our three locations. Our staff will be able to register you and give you your own Sault Ste. Marie Public Library card in one quick visit.

The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library has over 160,000 volumes available to the public at the Main Library and its two branches. We offer a wide selection of formats, including circulating DVD's and graphic novels.

Main Library
50 East St.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
P6A 3C3
705-759-5230

2009/2010 Winter Hours:
Effective September 8, 2009 to June 2010

Monday 9 am - 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 9 pm
Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday* 2 pm - 5 pm

2009 Summer Hours:
Effective June 29, 2009 to Labour Day Weekend

Monday 9 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday* Closed

Churchill Branch
301 Lake Street
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
P6A 4B5
705-759-5248

2009/2010 Winter Hours:
Effective September 8, 2009 to June 2010

Monday 1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday* Closed

2009 Summer Hours:
Effective June 29, 2009 to Labour Day Weekend

Monday 1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday* Closed

Korah Branch
496 Second Line West
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
P6C 2K4
705-759-5249

2009/2010 Winter Hours:
Effective September 8, 2009 to June 2010

Monday 1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday* Closed

2009 Summer Hours:
Effective June 29, 2009 to Labour Day Weekend

Monday 1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday* Closed

For more information visit:
http://www.ssmpl.ca/

Sleep Inn !

The Sleep Inn hotel is centrally located just minutes from the Soo Locks, the largest waterway traffic system in the world. This Sault Ste. Marie, Canada hotel boasts amazing views of the St. Mary's shipping channel, and provides easy access to many local attractions, including the Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Searchmont ski area and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre museum.

The nearby Agawa Canyon Tour Train provides spectacular views of the area's rugged wilderness, beautiful scenery and spectacular waterfalls. Sault Ste. Marie offers many things to do, including boating, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

The hotel is within walking distance to area hospitals, the Civic Centre, Roberta Bondar Building, the Essar Steel Centre and the Station Mall. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges can be found in the area, including several near the Sleep Inn hotel.

2009 Agawa Canyon Tour Train Excursion

When planning your Agawa Canyon Train excursion we also invite you to take advantage of various Tour Packages that offer Train Tickets, Accommodations, or Meals at prices to suit your vacation requirements

Train Package consists of:
- 2 nights accommodation
- 2 Continental breakfasts
- 1 Snow Train ticket
- 1 OLG Casino package

For more information please visit:
http://www.sleepinnssmarie.ca/

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  • Last visit to Sault Sainte Marie: Aug 2000
  • Intro Updated Oct 7, 2009
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