Sault Ste. Marie Celebrates
Canada 150

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Canada 150 is a year-long celebration of the greatest country in the world, Canada! Sault Ste. Marie is celebrating too with a year full of events for all ages. Browse the Event Calendar for a list of ways you can take part in the festivities.

Summer Kickoff Event at Esposito Park Pump Track

Roll on over to Sault Ste. Marie's very own Pump Track for music, food, and fun!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Esposito Park Pump Track

Tourism Week Launch

Kick off to the summer tourism season in Ontario. Celebrate Canada 150 by visiting the Ontario Travel Information Centre to plan a trip in Ontario! Draws, exhibits, friendly staff will be available to help you Discover Ontario!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Ontario Travel Information Centre - 261 Queen Street West

Lilac & Lavender Festival

Showcasing the culinary uses of lilacs and lavender. Purchase your tickets for our Victorian High Tea. Historical garden party and tea etiquette provided.

June 3-4, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

All Day

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

Opening Day - Algoma's Farmers' Market

Occurring yearly during Foodland Ontario's Local Food week, Algoma Farmers' Market will begin their summer season operation! Early vegetables, bedding plants, pickles and preserves, delicious baking, crafts, true local honey, maple syrup, and SO much more will be available.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Algoma Farmers' Market - 65 Foster Drive

Walk for ALS

Join us as we WALK for ALS in Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday, June 3rd . This annual fundraising event for the ALS Society of Canada brings the community together to show its support for people living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), honour those who have passed away, and share in the hope for a future where ALS is a treatable, not terminal disease. Funds raised through the WALK are used by the ALS Society of Canada to support people living with ALS and fund research with the potential to make ALS treatable, not terminal. We hope you will agree that this is a cause worthy of demonstrating your support for.

Opening remarks at 10:30 a.m., WALK begins at 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10:30 AM

Roberta Bondar Park

Historical Tour

The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) at Algoma University, invites the public to attend an upcoming historical tour, happening on campus. The historical tour is offered to anyone interested in learning about the history of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Residential School site. The tours teach community members about the legacy of the residential schools across Canada and the unique history of residential schools in Sault Ste. Marie.

Friday, June 9, 2017

1:00 PM

Algoma University - 1520 Queen St. East

Metro Churchill Canada 150 BBQ

Proceeds raised are for Local War Veterans. Live remote with Lou Turco.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Metro Churchill - 150 Churchill Blvd

The Lock's Big Picnic!

This event will include live music from Trevor Tchir, the Crossroad Magdalenes and Frank and Jay. There will be local vendors offering a variety food and drinks. Parks Canada will be providing free airbrush tattoos for everyone. There will be activities for all ages and we encourage everyone to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and your favourite games (Bocce! Frisbee! Washer Toss!). We are pleased to welcome ARCH's Dragonfly Day to the picnic this year, with an inflatable carnival zone for kids and adults by donation. Come on down and enjoy a relaxing and fun day outdoors! Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 by taking advantage of free admission to all Parks Canada places for the entire year!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

1 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario

Queen Street Cruise

The Queen Street Cruise is a fast growing annual event that celebrates the nostalgia of what used to be. Fast cars, good friends and rock and roll. The Cruise invites car lovers to come together and go back in time; cruising the streets, showcasing their rides, and enjoying good old fun. The 2017 event promises to bring new and exciting elements to the Cruise.

June 16 & 17, 2017. Official start times to be announced. Visit for more details.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie

National Aboriginal Day

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

All Day

To Be Determined

St. Jean Baptiste Day

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All Day

To Be Determined

Multi-Cultural Day

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

All Day

To Be Determined

Canada 150 Seniors Tea and Fashion Show "Petticoats to Poncho's"

Students from White Pines along with our seniors will be modeling fashions from 1867 to the present. History, Music and displays will be featured at this event.. Tickets are on sale now at $5 per person, for persons 55+ in our community! Tea, fancy sandwiches and desserts will be available.

Parking behind the Seniors Drop-In Centre off of Russ Ramsay Way!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2:00 PM

Seniors Drop-In Centre - 619 Bay Street

Sault Ste. Marie Canoe Brigade

We are paddling in "north" and "montreal" canoes.

June 29 - July 4

Thursday, June 29, 2017

All Day

Batchawana Bay, through Sault Ste. Marie, to Fort St. Joseph and then on to Bruce Mines

History Fest and Canada Day: A 150 Celebration

Hosted by the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Re-enactors will bring this Historic Site to life during our Nation's sesquicentennial.

Friday, June 30, 2017

All Day

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, 800 Bay Street

Confederation Cuisine - Lobsterfest

June brings confederation P.E.I. to History Fest. Learn some history, and experience a Friday by the Fire in a new Heritage Culinary Experience. Fun, music, and heritage festivities. Live lobsters being brought in from P.E.I.

Friday, June 30, 2017

5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site - 800 Bay Street

Canada 150 Mosaic Unveiling

Saturday, July 1, 2017

All Day

To be announced

History Fest and Canada Day: A 150 Celebration

Hosted by the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Re-enactors will bring this Historic Site to life during our Nation's sesquicentennial.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

All Day

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, 800 Bay Street

Canada Day at Mill Market

Come visit Mill Market's wide variety of vendors and celebrate local entrepreneurship! There will be activities for all ages and all sorts of summery produce and products!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Mill Market - 35 Canal Drive

Hub Trail Festival

"Walk, ride, or roll" your way along the Hub Trail, collecting stamps at each of the passport stations along the trail. Return your passport to be entered into the prize draws.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The John Rowswell Hub Trail