Supplied by the City of Sault Ste. Marie…
Sault Ste. Marie, ON (2019 06 06) – Roberta Bondar Park is host to several cruise ship visits
throughout the summer and early fall season. The ships that arrive will be bringing approximately
5000 visitors combined to Sault Ste. Marie this season. The ship visits vary from early morning
arrival and late evening departures depending on the direction that the vessel will be travelling.
Prior to a ship’s visit and until departure, Transport Canada outlines security regulations that, as
a port facility, the City must adhere to. These regulations require fencing be put up along the
waterfront portion of the Hub Trail in front of the Roberta Bondar Pavilion, in order to secure this
area from the public. Signage is also in place denoting the restricted area. An alternate route for
the public is to walk under the Roberta Bondar Pavilion which connects to the Hub Trail on both
sides.
Ship visits are: June 8, 12, 15, 30 (two ships), July 7, 18, 22, 29 August 5, 13, 20, 23, 27, September
3, 10, 20, 28, October 8 and 16. The public is encouraged to visit the Roberta Bondar Park to view
the ships however, are asked to be respectful of the regulations.