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150 Churchill Blvd.
Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario, Canada
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Saulteaux Section
Sault Ste. Marie Area

Boardwalk in Sault Ste. Marie

Contact: 705-254-2356

The Saulteaux Club maintains an active calendar of events. Please check it for upcoming events.

Here's our Facebook page. Like it to get regular Saulteaux Club updates. More information below.


Here's a little Saulteaux (pronounced Sue-toe) Club history...
- first section built: Maki Road to Goulais Avenue on November 23, 1974
- whole section officially opened on September 21, 1975 at a ceremony at Gros Cap before a crowd of approximately 150 people
- first New Year's outing was held in 1975
- helped to establish the Sault Trails Action Committee (STAC) to plan and build the SSM HUB Trail.

The Saulteaux Voyageur Trail Club schedules many public outings a year including hikes, trail maintenance, snowshoes, and occasionally bushwhack skiing. You do NOT have to be fit to participate! We schedule several outings a year for small children and/or beginners. If in doubt, call the leader. He/She will be most willing to let you know how long you can expect to be out and what kind of terrain you may be covering. Then decide if that particular outing is for you. Come out and try us out! You are more than welcome!

Saulteaux Club Outings (outside of Sault Ste. Marie area are marked with an *)
For all outings, bring water, fly repellent, a lunch, and dress appropriately. Be prepared to sign an Assumption of Risk Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, these outings are all a Level 2, slow (according to Hike Ontario recommended ratings.) Meeting location addresses: Goodlife building, 589 Second Line East (in parking lot on Second Line side); Market Mall 275 Second Line West (in parking lot near Korah Road corner); Wellington Square Mall parking lot (nearest the corner of Trunk Road and South Market Street).

Check out this 2012 video from Shaw TV about the Saulteaux Club:


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Saulteaux Trail Conditions

"Trail Closed" signs are going up at the Gros Cap bluffs again. Please respect the landowner's wishes and do NOT access the trail at the end of the Second Line water treatment plant. You can still hike the loop trail if you drive up Marshall Drive and to the Jackson Island Road. Please start your hike at the Jackson Island Road staging area from now on. Thank you.

If someone wants to access the Wetzl Loops its recommended that Mark Wetzl be contacted for the necessary permission. His number 705-254-5650.

The Hiawatha and Glenview trail reroutes are now complete. The main trail(white markers) now follows the Root River before crossing the highway, north of Glenview cottages and the Odena Loop (yellow markers) now crosses the Crystal Creek on the snowmobile bridge in Thayers Acres. Also, the main trail (white markers) now crosses the Crystal Creek on the pedestrian bridge at the top of Crystal Falls; the Hiawatha Loop trail is now a bit shorter as it connects with the main trail near the top of Crystal Falls. These changes can be found in the Hiawatha Loop brochure that can be found in resources.


Local Information

Photo: Freighter Passing Sault Ste. Marie


Local Place(s) to
Purchase Guidebook:


Airways General Store, 2667 Second Line West
Algoma Bicycle Company, 360 Queen Street East
Algoma's Water Tower Inn, 360 Great Northern Road
Hiawatha Highlands/Ice Cream, Landslide Road
Joe's Sports & Surplus, 40 Queen Street East, Tel: (705) 253-2361 and Fax: (705) 942-2877 (see ad below);
Ontario Tourist Information Centre, Huron St. at Queen St. W.
Stamp 'N Win Postal Outlet, Churchill Plaza;
Trading Post, Hwy 17 North at Fourth Line.
Also available from our online store.

Online Section Map:

Crimson Ridge Loop
Gros Cap
Kinsmen Park

Local Links of Interest: Agawa Canyon Train Tour
Algoma's Water Tower Inn, hotel with pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness centre, restaurant, bar - ask about the Adventurer's Club
Blaq Bear - Providing logistical support to hikers
Bush Plane Museum "Canada's Best Indoor Attraction " - Attractions Canada, 2001
Clean North, environmental concerns
Glenview Cottages, a great place to stay on the Voyageur Trail
Little Oak Cabin, fully furnished cabin for rent
Prince Township, hiking, golfing, sight seeing, zoo, paintball, etc. a short drive on the way to the Voyageur Trail
Sault Cycling Club, cycling enthusiasts
Sault Naturalists, bird watching, plant and insect identification
Sault Star newspaper, Sault Ste. Marie's daily newspaper
Sault Ste. Marie, city site with many other links
Sault Ste. Marie Canal, a National Historic Park
Sault Ste. Marie Conservation Authority, landowner for many of our local trails
Sault Stryders (running club)
Local 2 News link for Sault Ste. Marie's on-line up-to-the-minute news
Sootoday.com Sault Ste. Marie's on-line electronic up-to-the-minute news source
Superior Hiking (Hiking Trails Around Lake Superior)
Local Club Info: Current Saulteaux Voyageur Trail Club Executive:
Vacant, President
Vacant Vice-President
Susan Graham, Secretary-Treasurer
Related Materials: Assumption of Risk (Hiking) (Paddling)
Trail User's Guide
Become a VTA Member (On-line / Mail-in Form)