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Things To Do

Welcome To The Straits of Mackinac

Book your week or weekend at Aurora Borealis Motel and get ready for a memorable Mackinac Getaway vacation. Experience our small town charm and hospitality, enjoy our world class events and attractions and be prepared to relax and unwind in the world of nature.

St. Ignace Events

St. Ignace offers major events throughout the year. We kick off winter with our annual Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in February and our UP Ice Golf Scramble and Glow Ball Challenge in March.

April through September is all about auto shows. St. Ignace Car Shows are Michigan’s Best! Don’t miss our famous St. Ignace Car Show Weekend in June and the ever popular St. Ignace Truck Show, in September.

For those who love history and culture, be sure to attend the annual Native American Festival, the St. Ignace Heritage Days and the Rendezvous At The Straits Powwow.

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St. Ignace Attractions

St. Ignace offers many unique attractions. These include historical museums, natural attractions, state and national parks, cruises and charters. Our community offers a full service marina, daily ferry service to Mackinac Island and the Kewadin Shores Casino and Hotel.


Around Town

During summer months, downtown St. Ignace is alive with nightly events, including music, outdoor movies and our weekly Saturday night fireworks. During the day, enjoy amazing shopping, relaxed outdoor patio dining, a seasonal farmers market and much more. Check the St. Ignace Event Calendar.

Aurora Borealis Motel is conveniently located in the downtown area, within walking distance to most stores, events and attractions.

Event Calendar

Mackinac Island

Colonial House Inn is conveniently located in downtown St. Ignace, just minutes away from daily ferry service to Mackinac Island. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the island and spend the day touring by horse and buggy, bicycle or walking. Take in the history, visit famous attractions, enjoy a gourmet meal and visit the many shops on the island.

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

Day Trips

Have car and want to travel? There are a number pf popular day trip we can recommend. With Colonial House Inn as your base, explore the Woodland Dunes, Soo Locks, Northern Paradise and North Huron Heritage adventures.

Please drop us a line or give us a call and we would be glad to help you plan your Mackinac Getaway vacation.

Woodland Dunes, Soo Locks, Northern Paradise and North Huron Heritage

Outdoor Enthusiasts Love St. Ignace

Bird Watching – Located at the southernmost tip of the Straits of Mackinac, St. Ignace is a hot spot for a large variety of unique birds. Over 275 different species either call St. Ignace home or use it as a rest stop during migration Page link

Multi-Use Trails – St. Ignace offers a selection of amazing trails that cater to all outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you hike, bike or ride your ATV, St. Ignace offers a true north experience in the heart of the UP.

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Your Guide to the Ultimate Birding Experience in St. Ignace Michigan

Multi-Use Trails

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