The City of St. Ignace Official Government Website
Government, Community & Area Information
Welcome to the City of St. Ignace and our municipal website where we offer important information regarding our city government, community and information about our area. Residents and visitors can access board minutes, dates for important meetings, opportunities for new businesses, downtown development plans, our goals, emergency numbers, and contact information, just to name a few.
|Our city leaders are committed to enhancing, developing, preserving, and providing an optimum place to live, create a business and visit. We invite you to review the goals and learn of our aspirations for our great city along the bay.|
Gateway to Michigan's Upper Peninsula
The City of St. Ignace is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace is at the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinaw City is to its south. It is a connecting node between the Lower and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2,678. It is the county seat of Mackinac County. From the Lower Peninsula, St. Ignace is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula.
Shown to your left is the front entrance to our Municipal Building located at 396 N. State Street, downtown St. Ignace, Michigan. Various City Departments, St. Ignace Police Department and the St. Ignace Fire Department are located here.
|St. Ignace History|
Our history dates back more than 300 yrs and is rich with Native American, Europeans, French, and American history. It is the third oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S. and has thrived because of its rich soil and waterways. Jacques Marquette was a priest and French explorer that established a mission in St. Ignace in 1671. The city was named after St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit religion. The Jesuits left in 1705 and the English then took over. After the American Revolutionary War ended, St. Ignace became an official part of the United States of America.
|We invite you to learn more about our St. Ignace Michigan area history.|
St. Ignace Activities and Events
Our area offers prestine beaches, boating, waterfilled activities, golfing, shopping, fishing, skiing, history, entertainment, Little Bear East Arena and more! Take part in our many events such as the annual Motorized Vehicle Shows, Dowtown Wine and Beer Tastings, Historic Walking Tours, Bayside Live FREE Waterfront Entertainment, Vesper Cruises, Saturday Night Fire Works (July through September), Sunset Boat Cruises, St. Ignace Fish Feast and Mackinac Bridge Celebrations, ferry rides to Mackinac Island, and much more.
|When planning your vacation or stay-cation in our area, please visit the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar to check on dates, times and any cancellations. We offer an endless amount of business opportunities along with it being a vacation wonderland.|
The Mackinac Bridge is the 3rd longest suspension bridge in the world. It spans an entire length of 5 miles. The two main towers rise 552ft above the water. The bridge opened on November 1, 1957. Visitors and residence are invited to take part in the Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk in September. Please check calendar for dates.
Gallery photos include: annual car shows, our golf course, the St. Ignace Municipal Marina, the Mackinac Bridge, Little Bear Arena, events, fishing, ligthouses, Castle Rock, St. Anthony's Rock, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and more.
|Visit the St. Ignace Photo Gallery for great area pictures of our activities, attractions and events.|| |