Algoma University is located in Northern Ontario in the heart of Sault Ste. Marie (pronounced “Soo Saint Marie”), a city of 75,000 people. “The Soo”, as we locals call it, has all the amenities of a big city – shopping, entertainment, sports teams, festivals, and cultural activities – but without any of the hassle.
Sault Ste. Marie, a “Naturally Gifted” city, runs parallel to St. Mary’s River, the connector to Lake Superior and Lake Huron. A popular tourism destination due to its proximity to the United States of America and the changing of the seasons, there’s always something to do in the Sault. With four distinct seasons, students can take part in hiking and biking, but also skiing and snowboarding. With access to Lake Superior and a true Canadian winter, Algoma U students have the opportunity to experience what it really means to be a Canadian! From lounging on a beach, to building a snowman, students can take full advantage of the changing seasons and temperatures by taking part in seasonal activities. Did you know the Sault Ste. Marie is home to Canada’s second largest winter carnival? Bon Soo is a winter extravaganza that happens down the street from the Algoma U campus and features music, great food, sleigh rides and bum slides, and even the popular polar bear swim!