Agawa Canyon

    Travel Ontario this Fall

    Agawa Canyon

     

    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.

     

    ·         Highlights

    Take a Ride 

     

    Board 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

     

    Discover 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 community. 

     

    Become a Pilot

     

    Well, 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 dinner
    • Services of a Professional Tour Director
    • Connections Program



    Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person, and include HST.



    Included Highlights

    • Tobermory 
    • Chi-Cheemaun Ferry 
    • Manitoulin Island 
    • Assiginack Museum 
    • Agawa Canyon Train Excursion 
    • Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

    Day-to-Day Itinerary

    Day 1: Travel to Tobermory

    Travel 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 fellow guests.

    Stay: Bruce Anchor Inn (1 night)

    Meals: D



    Day 2: Chi-Cheemaun Ferry, Manitoulin Island, Sault Ste. Marie

    Today 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.

    Stay: Delta Waterfront Hotel, Sault Ste Marie (2 nights)

    Meals: B, L



    Day 3: Agawa Canyon

    Enjoy 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.

    Meals: B, L



    Day 4: Travel Home

    On 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.

    Meals: B, L

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Important Info for this Tour:

    This tour follows a special travel route A, picking up in the following locations:

    ·         Lindsay

    ·         Peterborough

    ·         Bowmanville

    ·         Whitby

    ·         Markham

    ·         Brampton

    Pick up points west of Brampton are NOT available on this tour.


    Did you know?

    The 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

    and J.E.H. MacDonald.

     

     

    2021 DATES

    Double

    Single

    September 26

    $1,295

    $1,595

    September 28

    $1,295

    $1,595

    September 30

    $1,295

    $1,595