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Algoma Central Railway

129 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6Y2, Canada
1-800-242-9287
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Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Moran, Wyoming
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Took the fall color tour and timed it perfect! Beautiful colors and a fun experience. Scenery is incredible, brought along a book in case I got bored and never touched it, I was always looking out the window. If you sit on the left side of the train on the way out you tend to get more of the good... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great ride into a secluded canyon. No roads or trails in just the train. Two beautiful waterfalls.Very peaceful and private very clean as well.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The scenic train ride up to the Agawa Canyon is everything you've heard...and more. The AV presentation is very well done and provides a fascinating insight to the Rise and fall of the local industries.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I used the Algoma Central Railway to go to the Agawa Canyon which is about 115 miles from Sault St. Marie, Ontario. The time to reach the Agawa Canyon is 4 hours from departure. The service on the train is very mediocre compared to what we have experienced around the world for similar kind of tourist train.... More

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Ithaca, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a fantastic day! The sun was shining on the lovely crimson and yellow leaves. The color was about 40% so there was a lot of green for contrast. We used up our 1 1/2 hours at the park hiking to all three falls and climbing to the lookout. DO NOT plan on doing this all if you are... More

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southern ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I found this to be a very scenic trip in particular the stop at Canyon Park. Would I go again yes and hopefully it would not be raining this time

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Columbia, MO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you want a long day of intermittent fantastic views in between long periods of trees on both sides, this is for you. As you approach the canyon there are magnificent waterfalls, and a pleasurable walking opportunity for 90 minutes at the canyon site. The food in the dining car is okay and the people who work there are very... 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Agawa Canyon, with its height and scenery is a welcome sight in this flat country, so we really enjoyed seeing it. The area has a few hiking trails with good directional signs. One of the side hills of the canyon is outfitted by an imposing wooden staircase of 350+ steps, and the climb is really fun. Reaching the top... More

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