Nicknamed "the Sault" or "the Soo" this area was originally called Baawitigong, meaning "place of the rapids," by the Ojibwa, who in earlier days used the site as a regional meeting place during whitefish season in the St. Mary's Rapids.
The city is largely a steel-making city with Algoma Steel being the largest single employer (3150 total employees) as well Forestry is also a major local industry. The city too has a noticeable First Nations Native Indiation population, with three reserves nearby.
Visit Sault Ste Marie attractions such as Agawa Canyon, Casino Sault Ste. Marie, Searchmont Ski Resort, Bushplane Heritage Centre, Spruce Haven Wildlife Zoo and the Roberta Bondar Park and Pavillion.