Northern Ontario’s Fall Colours & Superior Region by Road & Rail

Dates TBD

Roundtrip from Winnipeg - 6 days - 5 nights group tour.

Tour Dates to be determined - please call to discuss.

Rail Travel Tours can take you to view the fantastic scenery and the fall colours of Ontario’s Superior region on a tour offered nowhere else. We travel roundtrip from Winnipeg by motorcoach to enjoy the fall colours of the North Shore of Lake Superior and both daytime scenic rail journeys in the region.   The tour also includes stays, every night in hotel rooms for maximum daylight fall colours viewing, bush plane and boat museums.  The Agawa Canyon Tour Train from Sault Ste Marie is a world-renowned rail journey for its fall colours scenery and features time to visit the Agawa Canyon Park and we have reserved what plans to be the peak of the fall colours.  We will also visit the Greater City of Sudbury to learn about the heritage of this mining region, a visit just for our group to R & R Restored Cars, and enjoy the hospitality of the Northern Ontario RR Museum. The tour also allows guests to travel on VIA Rail's SUDBURY - isolated rail service to travel through the picturesque and rugged Superior Region to White River, Past guests on our tour tours, from this train, have seen moose in the swamps, bears in the woods and forests full of colour. The trip back to Winnipeg by motor coach offers an opportunity to enjoy more views of the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Bring your camera and a sense of adventure as the fall colours and northern hospitality await you.

What the tour includes:

DAY 1 – We head east from Winnipeg by road to enjoy the colours of NW Ontario

The tour will start with a morning departure from Winnipeg by motorcoach heading east toward Ontario.  We will stop in Ignace, Ontario to visit their community museum and enjoy lunch here, and stretch our legs in their heritage park, before continuing east to enjoy more views of the changing foliage.  Arriving in Thunder Bay, we have a planned visit to see the former Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Museum ship the Alexander Henry moored on the Lake Superior harbourfront.  After the tour, we will check into the classic railway hotel, The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel (those that book early will get rooms overlooking Lake Superior to enjoy), have dinner, and then enjoy the hotel’s pool or hot tub or nearby attractions (including the nearby Thunder Bay Casino) and overnight here.   Included meals today: lunch & dinner.  

DAY 2 – Enjoy more fall colours along the North Shore of Lake Superior

Today, after breakfast at our hotel, we will enjoy the fall colours around the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior from the windows of our motorcoach and a few stops along the way. One stop will be at the Winnie the Pooh Park where we will have lunch and enjoy the displays and Disney approved statue of presumably the most popular bear cub in the world.  Arriving Sault Ste. Marie, we have scheduled a visit to the fantastic Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre to view their large collection of aircraft and WILDFIRES 3-D presentation in their interactive theatre on fighting forest fires from the air. Following this we will check into our hotel and enjoying some free time for guests to have dinner at their own pace at a location near the hotel (or order in) and overnight here.  Included meals today: Breakfast & lunch.  

DAY 3 – All Aboard for the Agawa Canyon rail journey

The inclusive hotel breakfast will be enjoyed early this morning so we have time to see Canada’s newest train station, here in Sault St Marie, before boarding the Agawa Canyon Tour train for its morning departure.  This popular scenic 114 mile day trip features fantastic views from high trestles, lakes and rugged wilderness terrain is rated one of the top rail journeys in North America.  We will enjoy lunch and stretch our legs in the Agawa Canyon Park where Group of Seven paintings seem to come alive in every direction you look.  Returning to Sault Ste. Marie, to again enjoy the fall colours from this train, we return to our hotel for guest to enjoy the remainder of the day on their own and again overnight in Sault Ste. Marie. Included meals today: Breakfast & lunch.  

DAY 4 – On our way to and visiting Sudbury

After breakfast at our hotel this morning we will transfer to the City of Sudbury for an afternoon visit to this large city amidst its rugged surroundings of the Canadian Shield.  Here we will learn about some of the area’s mining heritage and a planned visit to the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre. Guests will also enjoy a home cooked dinner at the end our day touring here before overnighting in downtown Sudbury at our hotel that overlooks the city skyline.  Included meals today: breakfast & dinner.  

DAY 5 – More fall colours views as we ride one of Canada’s most unique passenger train

After breakfast at the hotel we will enjoy the all-daylight train trip on VIA Rail’s unique Rail Diesel Car service. This lesser known and equally scenic rail journey from Sudbury, travels the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline through remote and pristine Canadian Shield wilderness (passing Onaping Falls, fur trade river routes; isolated lakes and more) for our guests to enjoy the fall colours on the last operating train of this type in Canada.   Arriving in White River, at the same platform where a bear cub named Winnipeg (Winnie for short) was purchased by Captain Harry Colebourn, we will visit their museum and learn about the origins of this famous bear cub before enjoying supper and overnight here. Included meals today: breakfast & dinner.  

DAY 6 – More fall colours views of Lake Superior’s North Shore & return to Winnipeg

Today will be our final travel day with more great views around the North Shore of Lake Superior and Northwestern Ontario. We also plan to stop to see the stunning Terry Fox Monument that overlooks Thunder Bay & Lake Superior.  Our westward journey today will end back in Winnipeg, in the late afternoon, with great memories and lots of pictures to show family and friends. Included meals today: breakfast & lunch.

Pricing Details (Subject to Change):

Per Person Double Occupancy (sharing the hotel room each night): $1,895.00

Per Person Single (with hotel room all to yourself every night): $2,495

Additional Notes:

Call us to RESERVE your space by calling toll free 1-866-704-3528

  • A $250.00 per person deposit, processed with Visa, MasterCard, is required to hold space.
  • Balance of tour cost to be paid approximately 46 days prior to departure.
  • Price above is shown in Canadian Dollars prior to the 13% HST.
  • Additional pre-tour and post tour hotel stays in Winnipeg can be arranged and included.
  • Rail Travel Tours is not responsible for late bookings if train or hotel space is sold out, we highly recommend reserving early guaranteeing your inclusion on the tour.
  • Changes may be made to the final itinerary due to situations out our control but rest assured we will use our experience to deliver a unique experience that our customers have enjoyed in the past.

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