Agawa Canyon train tours feature a one-day wilderness excursion that ends 114 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The train, which rides on raised trestles over some sections, runs through the Canadian Shield and offers sightseeing of the regions granite rock formations and mixed forests.
The train, which was recently refurbished with new carpeting and wall coverings, offers passengers large, tinted windows through which to take in the scenery. GPS-triggered narration hints tourists to upcoming points of interest and shares information about the region in five different languages: English, French, German, Japanese and Mandarin. The tour also uses digital cameras mounted on the train to broadcast a live video feed to flat screen monitors installed in the coaches.
At mile 102, the rail line starts to descend to the floor of the Agawa Canyon, a formation created by faulting and later widened and shaped during the last ice age. At mile 114, the train stops and offers tourists the opportunity to explore Canyon Park. A staircase allows access to the Lookout, a location 250 feet above the canyon floor that showcases dramatic vistas of the surrounding area. Other amenities available to tourists include a Souvenir Car, picnic areas and benches from which to watch the Agawa River.