Be sure to arrive with plenty of time prior to your scheduled departure. With the increase in travel, this is a busy time at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport, so you’ll likely encounter higher passenger volumes at peak times. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport and through screening. You should arrive at the airport two hours before a domestic flight.
If you plan to travel outside of the province or country, additional documentation may be required to enter your destination. It is recommended you check with your airline to be sure you understand all requirements for your itinerary.
Learn what you can and can’t pack in your carry-on by visiting CATSA’s website. Also, don’t forget to weigh and measure your bags before leaving home to ensure it meets your airline’s luggage policies. By packing right, you’ll shorten your time at check-in counters and pre-board security screening checkpoints and reduce your risk of having to leave items behind.
Our restaurant remains closed as changes have been made to food vendors and in-flight at airports. To satisfy that sweet tooth or craving, we recommend that passengers pack snacks just in case. Please visit our Food and Beverage page for more information.
Hand Sanitizer stations are located throughout the terminal for encouraged traveler use at each stage of the travelling experience.
For passenger convenience, there are two parking lots available. Please note that if you are picking up a travelling passenger you must park in the Short Term parking lot. Parking is not permitted in front of the terminal building. To enter either parking lot, passengers must take a bar coded ticket upon entry. The gated system will allow travellers to pay by cash or debit/credit card at the pay station in the terminal building which is located adjacent to the security office, or by debit or credit card at the exit gates. Tap is available at the pay station and the exit gates. The bar coded ticket must be used to exit either lot. Both lots are well lit and randomly patrolled 24 hours a day.
Visit our Parking Page for information on rates, parking instructions, a map and more.
Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing and Negative Results Required for International Air Travellers Departing from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Algoma Public Health advises that individuals requesting a COVID-19 test for international travel clearance are not eligible for a publicly funded COVID-19 test in Ontario.
COVID-19 PCR Testing is available at Northstream Safety & Rehab
Booking is available online at Contact us | NorthStream Safety & Rehab or by telephone at 1-888-273-0143
COVID-19 Rapid-Antigen Testing is available at Shoppers Drug Mart
Booking is available by telephone at 1-705-949-2143 at 44 Great Northern Road Location or 1-705-945-1215 at 364 Second Line West Location in Sault Ste. Marie.
Please contact your airline directly or visit the website of the government to which you are travelling to determine the type of test that is accepted.
We have added or enhanced cleaning procedures and will continue to evolve these processes as needed. These include:
- Installation of barrier glass at all terminal counters
- Additional cleaning and heightened focus on high-touch areas, such as chairs and the car park pay station etc.
- Additional hand sanitizer stations at key terminal locations entering the terminal building
- Use of disinfecting solutions for baggage cart handrails and handles
- Regular disinfecting of all hard surfaces
- Enhanced disinfection of terminal washrooms
For more information on the most recent updates to the Government of Canada’s measures and guidelines to protect air travellers from COVID-19 visit the Government of Canada website.
- Visit our News and Events page to read the latest news regarding travel at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport
- For information on the measures taken by CATSA visit the CATSA website
- For more information on face coverings, visit the Government of Canada’s website
- Learn about Air Canada’s CleanCare+ program
- Learn about Porter Airlines’ healthy flights
- Please consult the desination page on travel.gc.ca for the latest travel advice
- If you’re travelling, see the Public Health Agency of Canada website for useful information
- Visit the Algoma Public Health website for useful information