This trip was on my bucket list. Many Ontarians don't get a chance to see this part of the country. A visit to Sault Ste. Marie and a day trip to the Agawa Canyon is a must in the fall. The colours were spectacular. I went with 3 other girlfriends who are to say the least energetic. This trip forced you to sit and decompress from the fast paced life we lead. You could not check emails as there was no service. It was heaven! The train moved at at a steady pace with commentary on screens where they provided advance notice when a photo opportunity was coming up. Breakfast and lunch could be had in the dining car and they even offered to make you a box lunch to be eaten upon arrival at the canyon. We decided to bring our lunches but did partake in some soup at the canteen set up at the park. We boarded the train at 7:30 am and the train left the station at 8:00 am. We arrived just before lunch time. You had 1.5 hours to eat and explore the canyon for the impressive waterfalls. Bridal Veil Falls is spectacular with the backdrop of crimson, orange and yellow trees of late September. Get your picture taken in front of the locomotive and of course the waterfalls before boarding the train back to The Soo.
1) Buy tickets well ahead of tour and pick up your tickets the day before to avoid line ups
2) Try and get the seats that face each other
3) Bring a litter less lunch and snacks to save money
4) Wear comfortable shoes to hike to the falls (30 min @ moderate pace)
5) Bring a camera
We flew from Toronto via Porter Airlines and the cost was $192 round trip and took just over 1 hour, otherwise it is a 9 hour drive from Toronto.
Tickets for Agawa Canyon Train Tour were $104.00
Well worth the trip! Thank you.
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