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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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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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The Cdn north is something to behold. You will pass spectacular landscape and waterways. You will see lots and lots of trees so I suggest going in the fall to see the colours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cdn north is something to behold. You will pass spectacular landscape and waterways. You will see lots and lots of trees so I suggest going in the fall to see the colours verse summertime. Also take your own food - the train offers a dinning car but prices for food are high. Box lunch is $16 for turkey sandwich,... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Agawa Tour Train was one of the reasons we travelled to Sault Ste Marie. Booked tickets on line, picked up tickets at the Algoma Passenger Station the morning of our tour. Seated in the handicapped coach as friend used a walker and a lift was provided, We experienced a great train ride to the Canyon with detailed description of what... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip into Agawa Canyon was very scenic. It was about 4 hours down to the look-out where the train stops and you disembark for about an hour and a half. you can bring a lunch or buy a box lunch (sandwich, pop and a cookie) $16.00, not worth that much. You can also eat on the train(breakfast and lunch).... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brochure looks great but the reality is different. Nor nearly as many vistas to make it worthwhile. We feel like we wasted a whole day of vacation for this trip. THe ride was nice and the seats were good, but it just didn't all add up for the " wonderful,scenic" trip as advertised. Agawa Canyon was nice, but the day... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Lots of information on the trip out but nothing on the way back which makes the trip seem longer. Also be advised that they turn the seats around so if you have a lot of leg room on the way out you'll be cramped on the way back. Could have used another half hour at the stop. Be advised that... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer M
Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada
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58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is truly a stunning journey through one of Ontario's most beautiful areas. I plan to return in the fall when the leaves are in full colour. A great way to fill a day and interesting for the whole family.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Had booked this trip as part of our honeymoon and ended up wishing that we had not gone. We were at the train at 7:30 when we had been told the train would begin boarding. The train had already been boarded by most of the other passengers and there was only one set of seats that would allow us to... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Much has been written about this spectacular ride and all the superlatives hold true. The absolute best part for a train buff is all the vintage passenger equipment and just relaxing as you click-clack easily through some fantastic scenery. We went at just the right time to catch nature in all its Fall splendor and every curve provided another gorgeous... More 

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Michigan
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Algoma Central Railway offers a daylong train trip from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario north to the Agawa Canyon and back. The seats are comfortable although the ride from the canyon to the Soo does tend to be a bit tedious. Flat screen monitors in each car provide narration about the history/landscape on the way to the canyon. On the... More 

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1 Thank MITraveler60
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

On Oct. 2, I was booked with 28 others, from Toronto, to take the Agawa Canyon Tour. You can imagine our disappointment when we were told at 7:50 a.m. that there were electrical difficulties and the train would not run today. Our group went out for breakfast, which we were to eat on the train, and after talking to a... More 

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