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Shop Local in Algoma Country

Updated: By Heather Bot

The Algoma region’s vibrant towns are filled with local shops that specialize in home décor, clothing and apparel, products made from locally sourced ingredients, handmade artisan pieces, pet toys, sporting goods and so much more. Need a recharge? Coffee shops are ready to serve up a great cup of coffee and a homemade slice of pie.

Give the gift that keeps on giving – purchase gift cards and certificates from our local businesses. Send a delicious meal to a loved one. Buy a card from a favourite store. One of our staff’s favourite gifts is the gift of a staycation at one of the region’s many lodges, outposts, cottage resorts, hotels & motels, or bed & breakfasts. Try a membership to one of the area’s attractions and enjoy many benefits on your next visit.

Now is the time to see why generations of visitors come back again and again to explore Ontario’s Algoma Country.

#ShopLocal – Featured Members of Algoma Country

Algoma Country supports a wide variety of tourism businesses from accommodations to restaurants and partners in the retail business. The Association’s partners offer an exciting and interesting range of gifts for everyone – literally – you will find something for anyone on your list. (Yes, even the ones that are kinda picky!) Our partners are ready to serve you whether you shop in-person, online, or plan a future visit.

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

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Where adventure takes off! Explore this one-of-a-kind museum, right in your backyard. The Bushplane Museum is home to historic aircraft, learn about forest fire protection, and watch great films like Wings Over the North. There is just so much to see and do. For the aviation enthusiast, purchase a unique gift from their on-site gift shop: clothing and hats, toys, books and games, calendars, and so much more.

Storefront: 50 Pim Street, Sault Ste. Marie
Open: Daily 9 am – 5 pm
Shop Online: https://bushplane.com/visit/gift-shop/

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

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Located in the Discovery Centre, The Post Gift Shop features the signature line from the Hudson’s Bay Company. You’ll find beautifully designed handmade artwork, household items and keepsakes from artisans, Canadian souvenirs, home décor, products made with locally sourced ingredients and more. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or just because. The friendly staff and great selection will have you back again and again!

Storefront: 800 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Great Lakes Outfitters

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Great Lakes Outfitters is a staple in Sault Ste. Marie and serves outdoor enthusiast customers. It has always been the favourite shop for your favourite outdoor adventure: snowshoes, hiking, climbing, fishing, and hunting. Now, they’ve expanded to be a full-line paddle shop. Great Lakes Outfitters has expanded its fishing department and is opening a new paddling centre to service the area with a selection of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards

Storefront: 162 Old Garden River Road, Sault Ste. Marie
Open: Monday to Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday Noon – 5 pm
Shop Online Any Time: www.greatlakesoutfitters.ca

Mountain Maple Products

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Situated on beautiful St. Joseph Island, Mountain Maple Products not only makes tasty maple syrup products but likes to teach its customers about its’ health benefits, too. Did you know: 50ml of Maple Syrup has the same amount of calcium as an 8oz glass of milk? (we recommend you don’t drink the syrup…put it on your pancakes or waffles instead) You’ll find a wide selection of products including syrup, candies, butter, and infused products like BBQ sauce and salsa.

Where to Shop: mountainmapleproducts.ca/selling-locations/ (check with individual business locations for hours of operation)
Shop Online Any Time: mountainmapleproducts.ca

Station Mall

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Overlooking the Sault Ste. Marie waterfront since 1973, the Station Mall continues to be home to shops and retailers where you can find gifts for everyone on your gift list. You’ll find clothing & apparel, footwear, tech and gaming, music, books and home décor, the finest jewellery, sporting gear, beauty supplies and more. Take a break from shopping and grab a coffee or bite to eat in the food court.

Storefront: 293 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie
Open: 7 days a week – Monday – Friday 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday Noon – 5 pm (individual store hours may vary)
Shop Online Any Time: Visit individual stores’ online websites to learn more

River Rock Gifts At The Voyageurs’ Lodge

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The Voyageurs’ Lodge is a must-stop on the shores of Lake Superior on Batchawana Bay along Hwy 17. River Rock Gifts offers a unique selection of clothing and gifts, local maple syrup products, coffee and tea, and many gift ideas for birthdays, weddings, or a just-because gift. Be part of the Highway 17 North Club; find this original line of clothing from hoodies, tees, and hats.

Storefront: Hwy 17 North Batchawana Bay
Open: Open Spring to Fall
Shop Online Any Time: www.riverrockgifts.com

Serpent River Trading Post, Gas & Convenience

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For over 30 years, the Serpent River Trading Post has welcomed visitors travelling along Trans Canada Hwy 17 in Northern Ontario. This breathtaking log building contains a beautiful stone fireplace surrounding Indigenous art and a handmade Birchbark Canoe build by Serpent River First Nation. Visitors will enjoy the wide range of art in the Art Gallery and browse the wide selection of giftware and artisan pieces in the gift shop.

Storefront: 479 Hwy 17 W, Cutler
PH: (705) 844-2864
Open: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Young’s General Store

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The nostalgic look back at the once one-stop-shop general store. The drive along Lake Superior is not complete without a stop at Young’s General Store in Wawa. Smell the homemade fudge or purchase delicious summer sausage or an old-fashioned pickle to add to your picnic lunch. Browse the clothing and apparel, books, candy and snacks, giftware and home décor to decorate your home, cottage or office space. For the avid outdoors enthusiast, see their selection of lures and tackle, and maps and supplies.

Storefront: 105 Mission Road, Wawa
Open: From Spring to Fall each year

Agawa Crafts and The Canadian Carver

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A must-stop on Lake Superior since 1972, Agawa Crafts and The Canadian Carver continue to be a refuge for travellers on Trans Canada 17 and on the Lake Superior Circle Tour. A place to rest and recharge, fuel up, and pick up necessities in the Campers Store. And the place to find a wide range of incredible gifts, souvenirs, home décor, high-quality artwork and handcrafted pieces by talented Indigenous and local artisans. Under new ownership by Serpent River First Nation, we are excited to see this tradition continue!

Storefront: 12502 Hwy 17, Pancake Bay
Open: Open Spring to Fall

Compass Imaging Group and Sign Solutions

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Compass Imaging offers customers a unique approach to finding and designing the right sign product for you and your business. Their team experts will guide you through the process to ensure you put your best foot forward. Products include architectural signs, window graphics, signs and labels, vehicle wraps, small format printing and exhibits. For something special, ask about their services for customized prints, wall art, and home decor signage. Compass Imaging can also help create a healthy work environment with health & safety signage, decals, pop-up signage and barriers.

Storefront: 500 Industrial Park Crescent Unit 1, Sault Ste. Marie
Open: Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm

Thank you for supporting local businesses! #DiscoverONlocal

About Heather Bot

I'm a member of the Algoma Country Travel staff. I hope my blogs entice you to visit the beautiful region that I call home.

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