Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

 

Northern Ontario is a much-desired destination for travellers all around the world. And for those wishing to experience the region in a unique manner, the Agawa Canyon Tour Train is just the ticket.

The one-day, 114-mile journey treats passengers to incredible sights that are exclusive to the territory—from crystal clear lakes and rivers and ancient rock formations to dense, lush forests of the famed Canadian Shield, the excursion has proved to be one of the most popular train tours in all of North America.

Recently, the train cars have undergone a dramatic upgrade. Totaling over $11.02 million, these upgrades include creature comfort features such as new carpeting, huge tinted windows and high-tech additions. This is where the updated cars truly shine. As the train winds its way through the one-of-a-kind landscape, an advanced GPS triggered commentary reveals intimate details about the region. Available in five languages, passengers can learn all 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. 

   
 

Another high-tech addition is the train’s locomotive mounted digital cameras. These unique apparatuses give passengers an engineer’s point-of-view via the flat screen monitors that have been 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.

These comfort and technological updates have made the Agawa Canyon Tour Train experience even better, and promise first-time riders as well as those who have previously enjoyed the tour a unique, engaging means in which to enjoy all the best Northern Ontario has to offer.

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