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ONE-DAY SCENIC RAIL ADVENTURE

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Person
CA$150
Infant Ages 2 and under, must sit on lap
Free

JOIN US ON ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR CANADA TRAIN TOURS TO AGAWA CANYON!

 

4 hours up to Agawa Canyon Park

 

90 minute stop at Agawa Canyon Park

 

4.5 hour return trip

 

 

There are many words that can be used to describe Northern Ontario’s rugged beauty: awe-inspiring, astonishing and inspirational are just a few. There are just as many opportunities to experience and explore these incredible landscapes on a trip to Sault Ste. Marie. Climb aboard the one-day Agawa Canyon Tour Train for a Northern Ontario travel experience that will leave you breathless.

RIDING THE RAILS ON THE AGAWA TRAIN

Departing from the train depot (87 Huron St.) in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, this 114-mile excursion truly showcases the rugged beauty that is exclusive to the region. As you settle into your comfortable coach, you can feel the pace of life slow as the ride evokes a sense of simpler times while raising expectations of the journey that lies ahead. Traces of city life soon fade away as the Northern Ontario wilderness begins to unfold outside the large tinted windows. The seemingly unending mixed forests of the Canadian Shield open up as you skirt the shores of northern lakes and rivers, cross towering trestles, and set eyes on the same rugged landscapes and majestic views that inspired the Group of Seven to create some of Canada’s most notable works of art.

As the Agawa train winds its way through this one-of-a-kind terrain, a GPS triggered commentary weaves the story of the region. You’ll learn about upcoming points of interest as well as some of the rich history of the Ojibway, fur traders, explorers and entrepreneurs that opened up this vast wilderness. And to enhance the scenery outside your window, locomotive-mounted cameras provide an engineer’s ‘eye-view’ via flat screen monitors installed throughout the coaches. Just when you thought you’d experienced it all, the train starts its descent into the canyon at mile 102. As the rail line hugs the top of the canyon wall, you’ll descend 500 feet over the next 10 miles to the floor of the Agawa Canyon. This stunning area was created more than 1.2 billion years ago by faulting and was widened and reshaped by the last ice age that retreated 10,000 years ago.


AGAWA CANYON PARK

As the Agawa train pulls to a stop at mile 114, you’ll have an hour and a half to experience the jewel of the tour – Agawa Canyon Park, which is only accessible by rail. There are plenty of picnic areas for those wishing to have lunch during the stopover or you may want to eat prior to arrival or after departure in order to have the most time to explore the park.

There are several trails and a lookout at Agawa Canyon Park. Climb 300 stairs and gravel paths for a panoramic view above the tracks on the Lookout Trail. Other nearby attractions include Black Beaver Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.


 

PLEASE NOTE:
  • Wheelchair lifts have weight restrictions and cannot accommodate motorized wheelchairs or scooters. Wheelchairs should be collapsible and not more than 26” wide (outside wheel to wheel)
  • Washroom has an enlarged door opening to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Agawa Train Tour attendants work out of this coach and are generally available for assistance.
  • Wheelchair lifts are available at both Sault Ste. Marie and Agawa Canyon for entraining and detraining.
  • Assistance provided by ACR personnel.