- Full wheelchair access
- National Historic Site (Canada)
- Self-guided tours available
- Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
Completed in 1895, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal was recognized as a marvel of engineering – the first electrically operated lock in the world. The canal’s Powerhouse, constructed of red sandstone excavated from the canal, generated the electricity. The lock provided an all-Canadian waterway from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Superior. While exploring the site, don’t miss the new Visitor Centre.
Contact info1 Canal Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
ArchitectureYear built: 1895
Building type:AttractionGovernment buildingHistorical landmarkHistorical houseTransportation
Dates/hours openOct 01, 10:00am - Oct 01, 04:00pm
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.