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The Montreal River Trestle was completed in October 1911. The power dam at the base of the trestle was built in 1935.

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The Algoma Central Railway provides the outdoor enthusiast year-round access to a variety of remote lodges along our line. Sit back and relax as your picture window coach carries you into a pristine wilderness you'll soon be calling home.

Our rail line winds its way through the heart of 22,000 square miles of recreational wilderness called Algoma Country. Algoma Country is divided into two very distinct geographical regions. In the south you'll find the rugged granite rock formations of the Canadian Shield, a land of mixed forests, mountain lakes and streams made famous by Canada's Group of Seven and the Agawa Canyon tour train. The northern portion runs through the Great Clay Belt Region where you'll find level boreal forests, numerous lakes, muskeg and the home of the lordly moose.

There are lodges situated in both regions along our line, each offering an experience unique to its location. Enjoy fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, swimming, boating, mountain biking, photography or an artist's paradise. In the winter there is cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and ice fishing. An incredible wilderness experience is waiting for you along the line.

As the train pulls up to your stop, your hosts will be there to welcome you and help you get settled in for the next part of your wilderness adventure.

There is a unique mix of lodge experiences to choose from offering secluded facilities and accommodations ranging from rustic to first class and family vacations to corporate retreats.

Whether you prefer the independence of preparing your own meals in a cozy housekeeping cabin or the pampering of a full American plan including delicious home cooked meals prepared for you in the main lodge, your hosts will cater to all your needs.

What's your pleasure? The deep clear lakes of the southern region are home to lake trout, small mouth bass and world class brook trout fishing. The numerous streams and rivers are a brook and rainbow trout fisherman's dream come true.

The northern Clay Belt region is home to walleye, perch, whitefish and tackle busting northern pike. There are also areas in both regions where all types of fishing may be enjoyed.

Your hosts will point out the best spots, supply you with guides or maps, pass on tips and even let you in on a secret lure or two. A delicious shore lunch awaits you.

Glide along silently in a canoe, on skis or hike a secluded forest trail. If you enjoy communing with nature, birding, and wildlife viewing you won't be disappointed. This beautiful, unspoiled land is home to black bear, moose, sandhill cranes, loons, bald eagles and so much more.

Several of the northern lodges are located in or near the 3,000 square mile Chapleau Game Preserve, the world's largest wildlife sanctuary. North or south, nature surrounds you. We recommend packing your camera and plenty of film.

First class or rustic, summer or winter, fishing or birding, business or painting, or a family vacation away from it all, an incredible wilderness lodge getaway is waiting for you along the Algoma Central Railway.

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Algoma Central Railway / CN
129 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada  P6A 6Y2
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