Welcome aboard one of the most popular train tours in North America.
This one-day wilderness excursion will transport you 114 miles north of
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, over towering trestles, alongside pristine
northern lakes and rivers and through the awesome granite rock formations
and vast mixed forests of the Canadian Shield.
Through the large windows of our newly refurbished coaches the beauty of
the region will unfold and you will experience the same rugged landscapes
that inspired the Group of Seven to create some of Canada’s most notable
As the train winds its way through this immense land a GPS triggered commentary,
available in five languages, will tell you about upcoming points of interest and
share some of the rich history of the region with stories of the Ojibway, fur traders,
explorers and entrepreneurs that opened up this vast wilderness and called it home.
As well, locomotive mounted digital cameras will provide an engineers ‘eye view’ on
the flat screen monitors installed throughout the coaches.
Just when you thought you’d experienced it all, the train will begin its descent into
the canyon at Mile 102 and as the rail line hugs the top of the canyon wall you will
travel down 500 feet over the next 10 miles to the floor of the Agawa Canyon, created
over 1.2 billion years ago by faulting and widened and reshaped by the last ice-age that
retreated 10,000 years ago.
As the train pulls to a stop at Mile 114, you will have an hour and a half to experience
the pristine beauty of Canyon Park up close. The whole family can enjoy scenic walks on
gravelled trails leading to several waterfalls or experience an invigorating climb up over
300 stairs to the breathtaking Lookout, perched 250 feet above the canyon floor. For those
who are looking for something a little more relaxing, you can visit the Souvenir Car for
that special memento of your trip, enjoy a peaceful lunch in the many picnic areas located
throughout the park or just pull up a bench and watch the Agawa River slowly flow peacefully by.
Though well maintained, this is a wilderness park setting and we recommend seasonal recreational
clothing and footwear. There is also plenty to photograph during your excursion so be sure to pack
Fall Colour Season
Algoma Country is ablaze with colour during autumn and for decades the Canyon Tour has been a
favourite way for fall ‘leaf peepers’ to experience some of the most spectacular fall colour in
North America. Though peak colour varies each season, typically the last two weeks of September
and the first week of October can offer the best colour and should be considered when planning your
excursion. Please note that due to popularity, the Railway recommends making your ‘fall colour’
Experience Upgrades Include:
- Bigger windows with all new tinted glass
- New carpeting/wall coverings
- GPS triggered tour narration in 5 languages (English, French, German, Japanese & Mandarin)
- Locomotive mounted digital cameras
- Flat screen monitors
Please Note : Tour Train is a smoke-free environment.