Duration

  • 4 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 4 Days

Price

Double
$1,295
Single
$1,545
Double
$1,295
Single
$1,545
Double
$1,295
Single
$1,545
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Agawa Canyon - All Canadian

September 23 departure: SOLD OUT
September 27 departure: SPACE IS LIMITED
September 30 departure: SPACE IS LIMITED

Explore Canada’s majestic north on a 4-day tour to the Agawa Canyon. Travel by rail, ferry and deluxe motorcoach as you journey across the rugged Canadian Shield, awash in vibrant autumn colours.

Breathe in Tobermory’s cooling lake and bay breezes as you admire the turquoise waters that the quaint harbour town is famous for. Cross Devil’s Gap aboard the Chi-Cheemaun ferry to Manitoulin Island. Marvel at geological wonders carved by glaciers and thundering prehistoric waterfalls. Deepen your understanding of Indigenous culture at the Assiginack Museum, a community museum documenting early life on the Island.

Board the Agawa Canyon Train and travel 182 kilometres along the lakes and granite landscape made famous by the Group of Seven artists. 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.

 

See Agawa plus Mackinac Island

Agawa Canyon Train, courtesy of Carolyn Lewis.

What people are saying

"This is such a great trip. Stunning in the fall"
- Dorothy S

"Went on this trip and LOVED it"
- Ellie P

 

Tobermory

Tobermory is almost surrounded by water with Lake Huron on one side and Georgian Bay on the other.  Jam packed with beautiful scenery and tranquil waters it is a photographers paradise! Boasting the highest concentration of native orchids in North America, you may even be lucky enough to spot the rare Calypso Orchid – or a gorgeous Showy Ladies Slipper Orchid.

Tobermory

The Chi-Cheemaun ferry

A trip on MS Chi-Cheemaun, or the Big Canoe is an experience in its own right. Offering breathtaking views as you set sail from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island.

ChiCheemaun Ferry, courtesy of Ontario Northland.

Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world containing 108 lakes between its shores, many of those lakes containing islands of their own!

Assiginack Museum

The Assiginack Museum contains artifacts that tell the story of early settlers the area of Manitoulin Island. Nestled in the village of Manitowaning, Ontario, take a step back in time as you stroll through the main museum hosting a collection of early glassware, porcelain, and pottery. The property also boasts a pioneer home, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse and barn.

Assigninack Museum, courtesy of Carolyn Lewis.

Agawa Canyon Train

Welcome aboard one of the most popular train tours in North America. This one-day wilderness excursion will transport you 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers and through the awesome granite rock formations and vast mixed forests of the Canadian Shield. Travel to the Agawa Canyon, with the vibrant colours of autumn out in full display. Stroll the base of the canyon, enjoy a picnic lunch or simply take in the breathtaking vistas and landscapes.

Agawa Canyon Train, courtesy of Carolyn Lewis.

Canadian Bushplane Museum

What better way to explore the history and adventure of flight and forest fire protection than with a visit to the Bushplane Museum. One of only a few aviation museums that allow visitors to actually climb aboard the aircraft, take the pilot’s seat in a passenger plane’s cockpit, and climb into the cargo holds of a real waterbomber.

Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner, all highlights listed, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.

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 Bush Plane Museum

  • Bruce Anchor Motel (1 Night)
  • Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel (2 Nights)

 

Day1

Travel to Tobermory

Travel along the Niagara Escarpment to the Bruce Peninsula and on to Tobermory, a quaint harbour town, boasting shops, art galleries, and a wonderful array of restaurants. Tonight you will enjoy dinner with fellow guests.

Stay: Bruce Anchor Motel
Nights: 1
Meals: D

Day2

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 fine glassware, porcelain, and pottery before enjoying an included lunch. Next you will continue your journey to Sault St. Marie.

Stay: Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel
Nights: 2
Meals: B,L

Day3

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 a picnic lunch or take in the breathtaking vistas and landscapes. You will return to your hotel in time for dinner.

Meals: B, L

Day4

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 float plane. Enjoy a farewell lunch with your fellow travellers, then sit back and enjoy the autmn leaves fly by as you travel home.

Meals: B,L

Packing

  • Sunscreen is an essential product to have, regardless of the climate. Since UV exposure is unavoidable, a hat and sunglasses are also suggested for your protection, even in the winter.
  • Mosquito repellent can prove useful in wooded areas or in the evenings in some regions.
  • Comfort is important when on vacation. Bring comfortable walking shoes. And loose, casual clothing is suggested to keep you cozy.
  • Pack extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.
  • Always pack an extra jacket or sweater in case of inclement weather or cooler evenings. DeNureTours recommends you dress in layers, so you can add or remove layers if the temperature rises or drops.
  • Use every corner, nook and cranny of your suitcase when packing. Rolled sweaters and bulky clothing occupy less space, but clothing that wrinkles easily should be laid flat. Roll socks or underclothing and pack them into shoes, and slip smaller items into side pockets.
  • Use sample-sized toiletry items and always transport containers of creams and liquids in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Keep an extra set of keys for your luggage.
  • Always prepare for the possibility of rain. An umbrella, or rain jacket will easily fit in your luggage, and could prove to be the most useful article you pack. When travelling as a couple, bring two so neither person gets half wet.
  • Pack your bathing suit.
  • Pack a good book, or a deck of cards to keep you busy during free time.
  • Leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home. Costume and faux jewelry always travels well.
  • If you require corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts.
  • If you wear dentures, and have a second set, pack them just in case. You’d be surprised how often these important items end up where they shouldn’t.
  •  Not all hotel rooms are equipped with alarm clocks. While most hotels offer wake-up calls, a small travel alarm clock might prove useful.
  • Couples travelling together may find it wise to split their belongings between two suitcases. If one suitcase should go missing, neither person is left without a change of clothes.

Medical

  • Remember to pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on and not in your suitcase in case of emergency or luggage misplacement. Medications should be packed in their original containers for security reasons.
  • Keep a listing of your recent medical history with you, including medications you currently take, prescription or otherwise, as well as allergies you suffer from, and any medical conditions you have. Carry the listing in your wallet, and leave a copy with your emergency contact person at home.

Documents

  • Identify your luggage with an identification tag as well as your DeNureTours luggage tags.
  • If you carry travellers’ cheques, record the numbers of the cheques and keep this list in a separate location. When travelling as a couple, put some cheques in your partner’s name so you both have access to funds.
  • Always carry your travel insurance policy with you, and read it carefully before you leave.
  • Always carry your passport, or other important identification on your person. Make a photocopy to keep in your suitcase. (only applies if traveling outside of Canada)
  • Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. This is a requirement for entering certain countries.
  • Always check the spelling of your name on all documentation you receive. Often, your travel documents must match your passport or birth certificate. It is imperative that your legal name be listed correctly on your documents. Failure to comply may result in your being denied entry to a country, or boarding on an airplane or cruise ship. Name changes on documents may be subject to a change fee.
  • Use extra copies of your travel itinerary and hotel listing to distribute to friends or relatives, so you can be reached in case of emergency.
  • Keep a log of your purchases, including what you paid in foreign currency and the equivalent in Canadian dollars. This will assist you in filling out customs forms. Keep all receipts.

General Travel

  • Secure your home before you leave. Arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up mail and check in periodically. Have someone cut your lawn (or shovel your driveway) and care for your property. Set automatic timers on the lights and television. Empty the refrigerator of perishables. Lower your thermostat to save on energy.
  • When flying, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and limit your intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
  • To avoid circulatory problems on a plane or coach, walk up the aisle every hour or so. Periodically, stretch your legs, arms, shoulders and neck.
  • Arrive early for flights. DeNureTours recommends to check-in 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, or 2-3 hours prior for international flights.
  • An inflatable travel pillow can make you more comfortable on long coach rides or flights. The U-shaped pillow keeps your head from rolling during travel, reducing the risk of neck pain.
  • Avoid the use of perfume or scented sprays on the coach or an airplane. These are confined spaces, so be courteous to your fellow travellers who may be allergic or sensitive to scents.
  • Get as much rest as possible before you leave.
  • Try your best to be flexible. Unexpected things can happen. Your holiday will be more enjoyable if you are open-minded.

Gratuities

Tips to waiters, taxi drivers, step-on guides, tour directors and drivers are a tangible way for you to express your appreciation for jobs well done. This practice, though customary, is voluntary and is not included in tour prices. As a guide to the amounts to tip, the following amounts are suggested:

  • Taxi Drivers – Drivers should be tipped 10% of the taxi fare.
  • Waiters – For meals that are not included in the tour price, tip waiters between 15% and 20% of your bill, but never less than $1.
  • Tour Directors and Drivers – A gratuity of $4 per person per day is suggested.

The pace of a tour varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and the activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, but our trip pace indicator on each tour page may assist you in determining if a tour is suitable for you.

Day-by-day itinerary descriptions can be found on our website or requested from our office. Generally, the more activities included, distance travelled in a day, or number of hotel changes, will increase the pace of a tour.

Some of the most unique sightseeing is found in locations that can be a challenge for motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday.

Tours with the highest “On-the-go” ratings require a level of activity that is not suitable for those who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If a trip pace is not ideally suited for you, our reservations team will be happy to help you find your perfect vacation.

 

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