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When diesel locomotives were first introduced the Railway had to test several horn models before one was found that discouraged rather than attracted moose.
Average Daily Temperatures
January
February
March
April
- 11 °C
- 6 °C
0 °C
8 °C
11 °F
19 °F
31 °F
47 °F
May
June
July
August
16 °C
20 °C
24 °C
23 °C
61 °F
68 °F
75 °F
74 °F
September
October
November
December
18 °C
10 °C
4 °C
-4 °C
65 °F
50 °F
39 °F
24 °F

Yearly Precipitation: 906 mm (35.66 in) - includes water equivalent of snow
Average Snowfall: 472 cm (189 in)
Record Snowfall: 1989-90 - 782 cm (308 in)
Latitude: 46°30-N Longitude: 84°30-W/O

Distance in Rail Miles

  • Sault Ste Marie to Agawa Canyon Park - 114 miles
  • Sault Ste Marie to Hawk Junction - 165 miles
  • Sault Ste Marie to Hearst - 296 miles
  • Canyon to Frater - 11 1/2 miles
  • Canyon to Hawk Junction - 51 miles
  • Canyon to Wawa - 70 miles
  • Canyon to Hearst - 182 miles

About Agawa Canyon Park

  • The Canyon walls are 575ft/175.2m at the highest point
  • The Lookout is 250ft/76m up the Canyon wall. There are over 300 steps and a return trip from the staff house takes approximately 40 minutes
  • Black Beaver falls - 175ft/53.3m high and a return trip from staff house takes approximately 30 minutes
  • Bridal veil falls - 225ft/68.5m high and a return trip from staff house takes approximately 40 minutes
  • Agawa River - the colour of the Agawa river is the result of staining by tannic acid (tannin) which leaches out of the root systems and bark of cedar trees. The substance is common in this area and is also found in red wine and tea.
  • Lake Superior and Highway 17 which runs along the shore of the great lake is 10 miles to the west of Agawa Canyon Park.
  • The Lake Superior Provincial Park boundary is 6 miles west and 2 miles south of Agawa Canyon Park

Area Geology
The granitic bedrock underlying the area was formed 2.5 billion years ago and is amongst the oldest rock in the world. Agawa Canyon was created through faulting which occurred 1.2 billion years ago.

A series of ice ages subsequently abraded and altered the Canyon over a period of 1.5 million years with the last ice age retreating around 10,000 years ago.

These ice sheets, over one mile thick, widened the Canyon walls and deposited sediments on the Canyon floor - creating the present terraced surface between the Agawa river and the base of the Canyon walls.

Fish Species in Canyon
The predominant fish is the speckled or brook trout which is native to all lakes and creeks which feed the Agawa. The Agawa also has a few pike and white suckers. Brook trout season is January - September 30 and a fishing license is required.

Gift Shops
We have three locations offering a wide variety of Tour Train, Railway and Canadiana souvenirs from clothing to collectibles, as well as film and confections.

Whistle Stop - Located in Passenger Depot
Agawa Canyon Tour: Open - 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (daily during tour)
Snow Train: Open - 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Fri., Sat., Sun.)

Gift Coaches -Located on board Tour Trains
Agawa Canyon Tour: Open - 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Snow Train: Open - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Listen for announcement for Gift Coach number.

Souvenir Car -Located in Canyon Park
Agawa Canyon Tour: Upon arrival at Canyon until approximately 1/2 hour before departure. Listen for announcement.

Dining Car Service

Continuous dining car service is available from time of boarding until approximately 4pm and includes breakfast, hot and cold lunches, picnic box lunches, cold drinks, coffee, tea as well as beer, wine and mixed drinks (alcoholic beverages are available after 11:00 a.m. Personal alcohol is prohibited by law).

Breakfast Service: Seating is available upon train arrival at Depot on a first come basis. Once Tour Train departs depot, and in order to accommodate breakfast rush, passengers will be called to dining cars randomly by Coach Number. Please listen for P.A. announcements.

Lunch Service: Service will be available after last breakfast seating and seating is come as you please. Please listen for announcements.

Cafe Car Service: For your convenience Cafe Cars (dependent on train size) will be located near both ends of train. Service includes hot and cold beverages, light lunches and snacks.

Canyon Canteen: A canteen structure is located in Canyon Park. Service includes a variety of sandwiches, cold drinks and snacks. Weather dependent - Please listen for announcements.

Box Lunches: Are available on board from caterer or at most major accommodations and several restaurants in Sault Ste. Marie. Dining car staff will go through coaches to take box lunch orders prior to arriving at Canyon.

Picnic Lunches: Those passengers who wish to bring their own food are more than welcome to do so. Please note coaches can only accommodate small coolers.

 


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