Explore Ontario’s majestic north on a
four-day tour including the Agawa Canyon. Travel by coach, ferry, and rail as
you journey across the rugged Canadian Shield awash in vibrant autumn colours.
Breath in Tobermory’s cooling lake and
bay breezes as you admire the turquoise waters of this quaint harbour town.
Cross Devil’s Gap aboard the Chi-Cheemaun ferry to Manitoulin Island, the
largest freshwater island in the world!
All aboard the Agawa Canyon Train,
travel the lakes and granite landscape made famous by the Group of Seven
artists over 100 years ago. Enjoy time to explore the canyon during a lunch
break before you begin a trip snaking back through ravines and crossing gorges
on trestle bridges. With stunning scenery and a relaxing train excursion, this
is a quintessential Canadian experience.
Take a Ride
one of North America’s most popular train tours and chug across 182 kilometres
of Ontario’s north. Relax and take in the stunning scenery through large
viewing windows or see through the eyes of the train engineer with monitors in
the coaches. Descend 500 feet to the floor of the Agawa Canyon and
enjoy a stopover where time is given to explore the spectacular landscape. Even
listen to stories of the Ojibway, fur traders, and explorers with commentary
provided during your train ride.
First Nation Culture
Ontario’s beginnings throughout this tour as you hop aboard the “Big Canoe”,
the Ojibwe translation for the Chi
Cheemaun Ferry, and travel to Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island), a sacred place
of the Anishinaabe people. Deepen your understanding of the local culture at
the Assiginack Museum, a community museum documenting early life on the island
and the relationship between early settlers and the First Nation’s
Become a Pilot
not really but you will have the opportunity to climb aboard vintage airplanes
or ride the flight simulator at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. Enjoy a
guided tour and learn about the history of aviation and forest fire protection.
- Private coach transportation
- 3 nights accommodation
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1
- Services of a Professional
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person, and include HST.
- Chi-Cheemaun Ferry
- Manitoulin Island
- Assiginack Museum
- Agawa Canyon Train
- Canadian Bushplane Heritage
Day 1: Travel to Tobermory
along the Niagara Escarpment with a stop at the Handicraft House and Trading
Post, then on to Tobermory, a quaint harbour town. Tonight, enjoy dinner with
Bruce Anchor Inn (1 night)
Day 2: Chi-Cheemaun Ferry, Manitoulin Island, Sault Ste. Marie
you will board the Chi-Cheemaun ferry to cross the main channel between
Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, on your way to Manitoulin Island. Visit the
Assiginack Museum and learn about early life on the island. Take time to
appreciate the comprehensive array of ne glassware, porcelain, and pottery
before enjoying an included lunch. This afternoon we continue our journey to
Sault Ste. Marie.
Delta Waterfront Hotel, Sault Ste Marie (2 nights)
Day 3: Agawa Canyon
breakfast at your hotel before boarding the train. Travel to the Agawa Canyon,
with the vibrant colours of autumn out in full display. You will have an hour
and a half to stroll the base of the canyon, enjoy your boxed lunch while taking
in the breathtaking vista and landscapes. Return to your hotel for a free
evening to explore and soak up sweeping views of St. Mary’s River.
Day 4: Travel Home
your journey home, experience a visit to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre,
a hands-on facility featuring 29 planes including the first Beaver floatplane.
While here you will also have the choice of two movies: Wings over the North or
Wild Fires 3D. Enjoy a farewell lunch with your fellow travellers, then sit
back and enjoy the autumn leaves go by as you travel home.
Important Info for this
tour follows a special travel route A, picking up in the following locations:
up points west of Brampton are NOT available on this tour.
Did you know?
Agawa Canyon Train passes by many sites that were captured by the famous Group
of Seven artists. When the train stops within the Agawa Canyon, be sure to walk
towards Bridal Veil Falls where you’ll see the landscapes that inspired some of
the sketches produced by Lawren Harris