About Our Shop

Discover The Totem Pole, northern Ontario’s must-see gift and souvenir shop. Swing by and you may even walk away with more than what you bargained for!

Our Story

The Totem Pole resounds throughout Northern Ontario as a must-see stop for the traveler of any age. With it’s winding and endless aisles overflowing with artisan jewelry, Canadiana souvenirs, clothing, moccasins, and various odds and ends, it’s impossible not to find something that catches your eye.

The staff at The Totem Pole welcome you with warm smiles and local knowledge that promises more than just your average shopping experience. Located in the picturesque city of Sault Ste. Marie, nestled off the northeastern shore of Lake Superior, and a short drive away from the breath-taking Batachawan Bay Provincial Park, The Totem Pole is perfectly situated for your shopping needs. From beautiful and unique jewelry pieces to hand made souvenirs, The Totem Pole holds a variety of treasures just waiting for you to find.

Vintage view of Soo Totem Pole

The Totem Pole dates back to 1987 when it was erected as a trading post for travelers passing through Northern Ontario. Today, owners Danielle and Mike Simms-Dowding aim to provide their visitors with an authentic Canadiana shopping experience like no other. What started out as a small shop catering to a select market has grown into a multi-faceted northern Ontario must-see spot pleasing to all who come this way!

Opening Hours

Call for Holiday Hours
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
PHONE: 705-945-8447


1340 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K7
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