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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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London, Ontario
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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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Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The train trip to Agawa Canyon is very pretty. The waterfalls are beautiful in the canyon as is the walk along the river. The train ride is comfortable with big picture windows. However, it is very long, especially coming back into Saulte Ste. Marie.

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Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had heard about the snow train and after a spectacular fall color in New England we wanted to try the Canadian train. The train leaves from Sault Sainte Marie, Canada for 4 hours into the wilderness . We hit peak fall color. The train serves snacks and meals. It's nice to be able to walk around while the train... More

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Listowel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Only two food cars for many, many passengers, located to far from seating area. Limited and costly choices for food and drink. Cramped seating. Colors were gorgeous, made the trip worthwhile. Have experienced the Verde Valley train excursion in Arizona. Verde Valley wins hands down for comfort, food and ability to take in all the scenery. It was less expensive... More

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Moran, Wyoming
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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