National Historic Sites
Algoma Country is home to 3 national historic sites: Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site and the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site.
Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site of Canada (Parks Canada)
Home to the first electrically operated lock in the world and the only remaining Emergency Swing Dam in the world. Visitors can tour the powerhouse, watch recreational boats travel between Lake Superior and Lake Huron and tour the manicured grounds and 19th century historic buildings. The Visitor Centre is open seasonally from May – October.
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada (Parks Canada)
Discover the rich War of 1812 history. This remote outpost was once home to British soldiers, Indigenous people and fur traders. Explore the ruins of the fort and walk the nature trails. Many activities take place during the summer months. Open daily from June 1st to mid-October.
Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site
This year round cultural attration is home to two of the oldest stone buildings northwest of Toronto. Step back into the 1800s at the Ermatigner Old Stone House, once home to prominent local resident Charles Oakes Ermatinger. The Clergue Blockhouse was once the home of industrialist Francis Hector Clergue from 1894 – 1908.