Algoma University (formerly Shingwauk Residential School)in-person Doors Open Sault Ste. Marie


  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
Algoma University (formerly Shingwauk Residential School)

This site is crucial to understanding the history of residential schools and reconciliation in Canada. The Shingwauk Residential School, which operated from 1874-1970, is now home to Algoma University, which offers cross-cultural education, healing and learning. Visitors can also explore the award-winning Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition that tells the site’s history within the larger history of colonialism and reconciliation.

Contact info

1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


Year built: 1935
Building type:Educational facilityHistorical landmarkMuseum

Dates/hours open

Oct 01, 10:00am - Oct 01, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.