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Agawa Canyon - All Canadian
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
• 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)
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
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
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
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.
Travellers will occasionally have to walk on uneven surfaces or get on and off boats or trains. Tours on the itinerary may include periods of up to an hour of walking at a gentle pace. There may also be a few one-night stays, but often the majority of your trip is spent in just a handful of hotels. Most of our North American sightseeing tours fall into this category.