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Algoma Central Railway

129 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6Y2, Canada
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Amazing views

The fall colours were spectacular. The hike up to the lookout was well worth the 4 hour train ride... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Up_tick77
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Toronto, Canada
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Endure the train ride to see Agawa Canyon

The train ride was bumpy and slow. Food on the train were not great. Lines were long to purchase... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Shuihan L
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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...more
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129 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6Y2, Canada
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The fall colours were spectacular. The hike up to the lookout was well worth the 4 hour train ride. The TV screens in the train car made the ride more interesting. We had lunch in the dining car on the return train ride. Decent food...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

The train ride was bumpy and slow. Food on the train were not great. Lines were long to purchase any kind of snacks or drinks. However, the pristine view of the agawa Canyon park was worth the ride. The picturesque hills and the silky Bridal...More

Thank Shuihan L
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful way to see the colours of falls in Ontario. Tips: pack at lunch and drinks, small coolers are easy to bring. Wear comfort shoes for the big hike up to the look out. There was a microwave available...great bonus. Car 16 is older. Seats...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

I booked the train trip in February for September..we (my visitor from Europe ) and I arrived at the train station at 7:31.. boarding was to start at 7:30.. we were unable to get two seats together..I find this quite unacceptable..nearly $300 for our tickets...More

Thank Johanna P
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Took this last week of Sept. Colours were far from being at their peak, but still nice. The 4 hour trip up was very nice and the audio information was quite good. With only 1 1/2 hrs in the canyon you did not have enough...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Train ride was great. Narrative on train was very informative. Food service is decent but there is no canteen in the canyon. (Even though the literature says there is.) There is only 1.5hrs to see everything in the canyon. You'll have to be quick to...More

Thank Anne V
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We took this trip in mid September and the colors were spectacular. We traveled with my two siblings and their spouses so we sat in the seats that face each other. There wasn't very much leg room for the men. The seats that faced forward...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We did this train ride in early September wasn't sure if there would be much fall colours, but we had plenty. The train ride is a full day. You will need to get there by 7:30 to get a good seat as when you purchase...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

The train ride is a bit long with stretches of nothing to see as the trees have grown to the point of blocking the views, but when you get to the park it makes it all worth while. The falls and trails along with everything...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Was a nice relaxing Ride to the Park. Would be better to take in the Fall as a lot of trees blocking the view The Water falls in the Park were nice but didn't have enough time there Overall it was a nice day

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d c
September 6, 2016|
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Response from travelkat2016 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the railway now only runs back and forth to the canyon.
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Blanche42
September 6, 2015|
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Response from LindaH1946 | Reviewed this property |
This is a train ride through the Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada countryside. No beach just trees, animals (if lucky) rocks, hills and waterfalls.
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