Sault could take page out of Buffalo’s book

As Sault Ste. Marie looks to draw more tourists through developing its downtown, I can’t help but think of Buffalo, N.Y., and its redevelopment success story. In terms of similarities, I was dazzled by Buffalo’s waterfront, reclamation of old facilities, architectural gems, and food tourism. Truly, if you haven’t been to Buffalo lately, you haven’t been to Buffalo. The waterfront …

Outdoors is where it’s at in Sault, Algoma

This past week, I was thrilled to be part of the Travel Media Association of Canada’s annual conference hosted by our very own Sault Ste. Marie. Travel writers, bloggers, vloggers, and photographers from across the country enjoyed experience after experience in our community before the association’s annual general meeting. As the only local member of the association in the Sault, I got to play …

Warming up to odd snowman and new splash pad

Driving down Queen Street this morning I thought I was having a nervous breakdown or strange out-of-body experience. There was Christmas decorations. There was a snowman, not to mention snow, on the sidewalk. Granted it has been a particularly long and drawn out spring, making me wonder if Mother Nature has been trying to retire, and her succession plan is …

Canoe tour opens eyes, cements connections

When I was invited to participate in the big canoe tour with Canoes for Conservation, as a friend of the tour operators, I was excited to see for myself what the buzz was about.  The big canoe tours being offered on the St. Mary’s River are the hot, new, tourist/local attraction in the Sault and they’re making waves (literally on …

No use denying spectator sport passion

How do you handle sports stress? To be clear, I’m not referring to when you’re playing sports, but when you’re watching a game/match. I personally realize that I can definitely rule out a career as a professional poker player, as I have too many obvious physical reactions. Take Game 5 of the Soo Greyhounds’ playoff series against Owen Sound, for …