While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Sault Ste. Marie Canalin-person Doors Open Sault Ste. Marie


  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
Sault Ste. Marie Canal

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 info

1 Canal Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
E-mail: infolhncssm-ssmcnhsinfo@pc.gc.ca


Year built: 1895
Building type:AttractionGovernment buildingHistorical landmarkHistorical houseTransportation

Dates/hours open

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

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