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Manitoulin Island, Fall Foliage and Algoma Central Train

Five Days

 

 

ON7099 - SEP 19, 2017 to SEP 23, 2017
ON7098 - SEP 26, 2017 to SEP 30, 2017
ON7097 - SEP 28, 2017 to OCT 02, 2017


 

Day 1 Little Current, ON
Once we are all on board we travel along the Bruce Peninsula on our way to Tobermory. On arrival there will be time to explore the interesting shops and have lunch on your own either in one of the local restaurants or once we board the Chi Cheemaun for our 1:30 departure. A two hour crossing takes us to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. A stop at 10 Mile Point offers a breathtaking view of the Bay as well as an opportunity to shop for some local crafts. We overnight in Little Current. After our included dinner, the evening is at your leisure to relax in the hotel or stroll along the Harbourfront on the boardwalk. (D)

Day 2 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
We begin our day with a delicious breakfast followed by a guided tour of Manitoulin, the largest freshwater island in the world. You will see sights such as Bridal Veil Falls in Kagawong, a view from the bluffs above Gore Bay, and Immaculate Conception Church. Designed to represent a teepee, a fire pit and the circle of life it combines aboriginal traditions and Catholic beliefs. Lunch will be in the community of Mindemoya before we continue our travels along the North Shore to Sault Ste. Marie. (B,L)

Day 3 Sault Ste. Marie, ON
At 8:00 we depart the station aboard the Algoma Central Train for the Agawa Canyon. Travelling into the hills that surround the city, we pass the Algoma Steel Mills, the International Bridge and the Upper St. Mary’s River. Experience the thrill as we cross the trestle bridge over the Montreal River and then begin our decent of 500 feet over a distance of 12 miles to the floor of the famous canyon. Here you will have time to explore on your own. Relax at a picnic table, walk along the Agawa River to the picturesque Bridal Veil Falls or climb the stairs to the observation level for an awesome view of the Canyon and surrounding fall colour. Lunch is included in the dining car. Later we reboard the train for a relaxing return trip to Sault Ste. Marie and our hotel for the night. (B,L)

Day 4 Sudbury, ON
This morning we see the sights of Sault Ste. Marie on a guided tour followed by a visit to The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. Hear the story of Canada’s bushplane and forest fire protection heritage and how it has shaped life in northern and remote parts of Canada through collections and exhibits. After lunch we make our way through the spectacular fall colour of the north shore to the city of Sudbury. (B)

Day 5 Home
This morning we visit the award-winning French River Visitor Centre featuring the “Voices of the River”, a unique exhibit telling the story of the French River, one of Canada's earliest "highways", and Canada's first Heritage River. Weave your way through time...experience the life of early Aboriginal people who lived here, and walk in the footsteps of explorers, missionaries and voyageurs. Walk the short trail to the suspension bridge for a spectacular view over the French River Gorge. From here we set our sights for home after a scenic journey through Ontario’s North. (B)


 


Cost includes

  • Relaxing Motor Coach Transportation
  • Four nights’ accommodation
  • Hotel tax
  • Luggage handling - one per person
  • Chi Cheemaun Ferry to Manitoulin
  • Sightseeing on Manitoulin
  • Return Train to Agawa Canyon
  • Tour of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Admission to Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
  • French River Visitor Centre
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner
  • 4 breakfasts
  • HST
  • Services of a Hanover Holidays Tour Director

Price (CDN) per person

Twin $1149.00 (incl. 127.10 HST)
Triple $1039.00 (incl. 115.47 HST)
Quad $989.00 (incl. 109.65 HST)
Single $1419.00 (incl.158.84 HST)

Agawa Canyon

 

 

Big Loonie Echo Bay Sault Ste.Marie

Bush Plane Museum SSM

 

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Bush Plane

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Manitioulin Hotel Little Current

SS Keewadin

Swing Bridge Little Current

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