Business View Magazine November-December 2018

238 239 A ffectionately dubbed “The Soo,” Sault Ste. Marie, On- tario has a rich history that dates back to the 1600s, though it wasn’t actually incorpo- rated as a city until 1912. Thanks to its prime location at the heart of the Great Lakes, Sault Ste. Marie is an international port of entry to the U.S. and a tourist mecca for travelers and artists drawn to the splendid scenery of the District of Algoma. Back in the day, legendary Canadian Group of Seven artist, Lawren Harris, had a boxcar specially outfitted for fall painting expeditions along the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) line. Today, those same iconic landscapes can be viewed from the comfort of one of North America’s most popular train excursions that runs between The Soo and the gorgeous Agawa Canyon. AT A GLANCE SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO WHAT: Northern Great Lakes commu- nity; population 75,000 WHERE: On the St. Mary’s River, just north of the Michigan border. WEBSITE: WELCOME TO THE SOO! Ontario