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Algoma Central Railway

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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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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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Great Trip to Agawa Canyon but...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Burnet, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was good, the lunch is expensive,so carry your own lunch, the view is good for pictures, go in fall- sept/oct , DONOT stay in Algoma Water Inn if you are a south asian, you might sense some racism

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London, Ontario
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a must do in the area, I don't think it would matter what time of the year you did this trip, it was so nice to see the area from the train. The people that work on the train are very friendly and work hard to ensure you have a great trip, the stop is so beautiful, it... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Trip seems a bit long because its hard to see much along the route. The trees along the line have grown very big since my first visit more than 25 years ago. The park itself is lovely and the view from the top is breath-taking.

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Loretto, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This day long excursion had the feel of a pilgrimage in that all the travelers shared a common purpose, viewing the unique scenery, which transformed strangers into a congenial company. Our car had very comfortable seats and extra wide windows. An informative video gave historical and geographical background of the area passed through at the appropriate moments.

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