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Agawa Canyon Fall Colours Tour -- 3-Day Trip

You are welcome to RSVP here to let others know that you will be on this trip. However please note that your RSVP here does not guarantee you a seat! You MUST book your seat and pay for it through ShortTrips.ca. Please click here to go to the ShortTrips.ca website.

Quite possibly the most spectacular fall colours in North America are to be found in Agawa Canyon in Northern Ontario. And when I say Northern Ontario, I don't mean a couple of hours north of Toronto.... I mean 8 hours north of Toronto. That's Northern Ontario!

We're off on an another exhilarating 3-day bus trip via deluxe highway motor coach for a tour on Algoma Central Railway's world famous Agawa Canyon Train Tour. View the fall colours like you have never seen them before. Algoma Country is ablaze with colour during the last two weeks of September and for decades the Canyon Tour has been a favourite way to experience some of the most spectacular fall colours in North America.

What's Included

  • 3-day trip to Northern Ontario to see the incredible fall colours in Agawa Canyon.
  • One-day trip aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train.
  • Round trip transportation on deluxe highway motor coach equipped with a bathroom, reclining seats and flat screen TV's for in-bus entertainment.
  • Escorted tour with tour director available 24/7 throughout the trip.
  • Complimentary bottled water, pop, juices and snacks during bus journey.
  • One Agawa Canyon Train Tour Ticket.
  • Two hot breakfasts - one on in the train dining car on Saturday morning and one at the hotel on Sunday morning.
  • Two lunches - one packed picnic lunch on the bus trip on Friday and one packed picnic lunch from the train's dining car on Saturday.
  • Two nights hotel accommodations at the very spacious Comfort Suites Hotel & Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, rated as one of the best hotels in the city. All rooms are suites with flat screen TV's, coffee makers, fridges and microwaves.
  • Complimentary WiFi at hotel.
  • Side trip on Saturday evening, after train tour, to Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA. $10 complimentary slot play and $10 meal voucher.
  • All taxes.
  • All tips.

Trip Summary

Friday

On Friday we will board our bus in Toronto and travel to Sault. Ste. Marie. On our way, we will stop in Sudbury to visit the Big Nickel for some photos and a lunch break. A boxed picnic lunch is included in the price.

Upon arrival in Sault. Ste. Marie, we will check into our hotel. After check-in, for those who are interested, we will go to a local restaurant for a dinner. The cost of the dinner is not included in the trip price and you are also free to spend your time as you wish; there are numerous dining options near the hote.

Saturday

On Saturday, we wake up bright and early to board the bus to take us to the Algoma Central Railway Train Terminal. We board the train at 7:30 AM. The train departs at 8 AM and returns at 6 PM.

This one-day wilderness excursion will transport us 251 km. north of Sault Ste. Marie, over towering trestles, alongside pristine lakes and rivers and through awesome granite rock formations and vast forests.

All of the coaches have been recently refurbished and installed with extra large windows so we will truly get to appreciate the beauty of the region and experience the same rugged landscapes that inspired the Group of Seven to create some of Canada’s most notable landscape art.

The train will begin its descent into the Agawa canyon at Mile 102 (224 Km) and as the rail line hugs the top of the canyon wall we will travel down 500 feet over the next 10 miles (16 Km) to the floor of the canyon, created over 1.2 billion years ago by faulting and widened and reshaped by the last ice-age.

As the train pulls to a stop at Mile 114 (251 Km), we will have one and a half hours to experience the pristine beauty of Canyon Park up close. We can enjoy scenic walks on 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, we can enjoy a peaceful break in the many picnic areas located throughout the park or just pull up a bench and watch the Agawa River slowly flow peacefully by.

We will be having our breakfast in the dining car on the train and we will also be provided a boxed lunch from the catering car when we get closer to the canyon. Both the breakfast and lunch are included in the trip price. We will return to Sault. Ste. Marie at 6PM.

After we return and freshen up, we will visit the Kewadin Casino in Sault. Ste. Marie, Michigan, just across the International Bridge from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The casino will provide us with some dining and slot play incentives. Your dining coupon can be used towards any of the food outlets in the casino although most of the group will be dining in the casino buffet.

This side trip to the casino is completely optional and again, you are free to spend Saturday evening as you wish. If you do wish to travel with us to the casino, please remember, passports are required for all international crossings.

Sunday

We will have our breakfast at the hotel on Sunday morning and then pack our bags, check out and make our way back to Toronto.

We will be stopping in the beautiful town of Parry Sound on our way back for some early dinner before arriving in Toronto.

Trip Cost

All prices shown include all taxes.

If you are travelling on your own and wish to share your room, we guarantee we will find you a roommate so you can get the double occupancy price. Triple and quad occupancy rates are available if 3 or 4 of you are travelling together and wish to share a single room.

  • Double Occupancy - $489 per person
  • Single Occupancy - $615 per person
  • Triple Occupancy - $449 per person
  • Quad Occupancy - $429 per person

Payment

A small deposit of $50 per person is required to hold your spot and process your reservation. The deposit is 100% refundable until July 27, 2013. No refunds of the deposit after that date.

The full balance is due by August 27, 2013. We will contact you in August to make arrangements for the payment of the balance.

Payment Method

The easiest method of payment is online via a major credit card or Paypal. Alternative payment methods are welcome including cheque, cash, money order and Interac email money transfer. Please contact me via email and let me know your preferred method of payment and I will send you further instructions.

Children

Children 10 and older are welcome on this trip.

Bus Pickups

Bus pickups will be made at Kipling Subway Station, York Mills Subway Station & the carpool lot at Hwy 400 & Hwy 7 in Woodbridge.

Full details will be sent to all registered attendees in September.

This trip is being arranged by:

Marville Travel Ltd.
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You are welcome to RSVP here to let others know that you will be on this trip. However please note that your RSVP here does not guarantee you a seat! You MUST book your seat and pay for it through ShortTrips.ca. Please click here to go to the ShortTrips.ca website.

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  • mitch w. k.

    Sunday night at 8pm on CNN. (April 20th) "Anthony Bourdain:Parts Unknown." Part of the show....AB takes the train trip from Amristar to Shimlar, India. Spectacular views......but......YIKES!!!!!.......some of the train tracks are on the edge of huge cliffs....

    April 18, 2014

  • mitch w. k.

    One of the comics we watched on the way home....John Pinette....died on Sunday.

    April 8, 2014

  • mitch w. k.

    Had a great time. Took lots of videos and pictures. Still full from all the Tim Hortons/Italian Restaurants/KFC etc.

    September 30, 2013

  • mitch w. k.

    It was "GOOD TO SEE" everyone on this page who was on this trip....

    September 30, 2013

  • Anuradha Khanna (.

    Wow.....What a great trip!!!!!
    Excellent weather, beautiful sights, fantastic hotel......and Sash's wonderful organization skills. Thanks Sash, you are simply superb!!!!!!!

    September 29, 2013

  • Sherry R.

    I am so sorry I can't come on this trip got work conflict can't get any reliever : (

    July 29, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Hi there, I know I lost the refund...but I'm going to wait until next year.

    July 31, 2013

  • mitch w. k.

    Article on Agawa Canyon Trip in Tuesdays' Toronto Sun. In an insert, middle of paper.

    July 30, 2013

  • Salpy

    mmm sounds tempting :)

    April 27, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Agawa Canyon Fall Colours Tour -- 3-Day Trip

Refunds offered if:

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Additional notes: Full refund of your deposit if you notify me by 9AM on Saturday July 27th 2013. The deposit cannot be refunded after that date. Balance of payment is due by August 27th 2013 to confirm your seat. Your spot is fully transferable.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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