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Address: 129 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6Y2, Canada
Phone Number: 1-800-242-9287
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: It’s all aboard as you travel to the end of steel on 592-mile, round trip...
It’s all aboard as you travel to the end of steel on 592-mile, round trip ‘Tour of the Line’ to the French Canadian community of Hearst, Ontario. Your journey begins at the Algoma Central Railway depot in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where you will board our regular passenger service for a day-long rail adventure that combines the rugged mixed forests of the Canadian Shield, experienced on the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, with the boreal forests of the Great Clay Belt region. In marked contrast to the mountainous Shield country, the Clay Belt region, home to the lordly moose, is a combination of level coniferous forests and great inland lakes teeming with northern pike and walleye.
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Glad we did it, but wouldn't do it again

We were between rating this a 3 or a 4. My husband loves trains so we decided this was one we wanted to try. First let me tell you TAKE BUG SPRAY! I would even suggest wearing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Kandc91
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Portland, Indiana
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Portland, Indiana
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We were between rating this a 3 or a 4. My husband loves trains so we decided this was one we wanted to try. First let me tell you TAKE BUG SPRAY! I would even suggest wearing jeans and a jacket no matter how hot it is. Most people got back on the train 30 mins before we were supposed... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great ride and great views. Best time to view is September when the fall colours are in bloom. The price goes up and the demand is higher. You depart leaving the CN freight yard with Essar steel in the background. Then you cross the Beleveue valley and tressel. The first lake you see on the right will be Achigan Lake,... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Me and my husband had a great day out, we ate on the train on the way and although it was a bit pricey we didn't mind because it was all part of the fun of the trip We took a packed lunch and ate when we stopped but you only get a couple of hours to look around befor... More 

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Arnprior, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great full-day trip, wonderful colours, fully handicap accessible...book with reservation. Mid day lunch break at the North end...plenty of time to look around the area. All in all, a fun day.

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Burnet, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've taken this train trip twice - once with my children and my parents, the last time by myself. While I enjoyed it in the company of others, I saw much more when I was alone. The train is comfortable, the staff considerate, and the scenery delightful. I ate breakfast in the dining car. While the food was standard diner... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Loved our trip in fall. The colors were fantastic. Beautiful scenic views of ontario. A must when visiting/passing through SSM

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are a train buff or enjoy the Canadian wilderness, this train is for you. Audio and video history of the city and the rail lines helps keeping this 8 hour train ride interesting. Some of the cars are cleaner and nicer than others. Food cost is insane! Bring your own food!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

been taking this trip almost every year for a day get away. things have changed from being a great one day escape, but not anymore. The diner prices are out of this world. Nothing to do anymore at the canyon because its become so run down. Train late leaving and arriving back. Just a total rundown tourist attraction from years... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A lot of fun and a must visit while in the Soo. Best time to go is once the leaves start falling, because you get to see additional views the leaves hide. Don't forget your camera, because there will be some really cool views and stuff to take pictures of. The train depot is in a shopping mall, so there... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I'm pretty sure we would have enjoyed this a lot better if there had some colour left. It was pretty boring for the most part and the seats are really hard and uncomfortable. It's a very long expensive day with not too much to see. If you can't be sure of good fall colours I couldn't recommend it.

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Additional Information about Algoma Central Railway

Address: 129 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6Y2, Canada
Phone Number: 1-800-242-9287
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Sault Ste. Marie
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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