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Agawa Canyon, Ontario

Agawa Canyon Train Ride
Agawa Canyon Train Ride Agawa Canyon Train Tour Soo Locks Boat Tour Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Discover the beauty and history of the Canadian wilderness on this breathtaking trip.


7 Days/6 Nights

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches


$949.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Elyria, OH
Lunch on own en route
One overnight at Country Inn & Suites, Elyria, OH
Dinner on own

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel to Grosse Point Shores, MI
Lunch on own
Guided tour of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Travel to Troy, MI
One overnight at Drury Inn & Suites, Troy
Dinner on own

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel to Grayling, MI
Lunch on own
Travel to Mackinaw City, MI
Free time on own at Mackinaw Crossings
Travel to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear customs
Two overnights at The Delta Hotel Sault Ste. Marie
Dinner on own

Day 4:
Full day Agawa Canyon Train Tour
Breakfast served in the dining car on the Train Tour
(Passengers will board train and depart from Sault Ste. Marie at 8am and arrive in Agawa Canyon at 11:30am/Departure from Agawa Canyon will be 1:30pm and and return to Sault Ste. Marie will be 5pm)
Lunch served in the dining car on the Agawa Canyon Train Tour on the return trip.
Dinner on own

Day 5:
Canadian breakfast at hotel
Check out
Stop at US/Canadian Border to clear customs
Travel to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Soo Locks Boat tour
Lunch on own
Travel to Frankenmuth, MI
One overnight at Drury Inn
Dinner on own

Day 6:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel to Detroit, MI
Lunch Cruise aboard the Detroit Princess Riverboat
Travel to Elyria, OH
One overnight at Country Inn & Suites
Dinner on own

Day 7:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Agawa Canyon Train Tour
A One-Day Rail Adventure Into The Heart Of The Canadian Wilderness

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.

Through the large windows of their newly refurbished coaches, the beauty of the region will unfold and you will experience the same rugged landscapes that inspired the Group of Seven to create some of Canada's most notable landscape art.

As the train winds its way through this immense land, a GPS triggered commentary, available in five languages, will tell you about upcoming points of interest and share some of the rich history of the region with stories of the Ojibway, fur traders, explorers, and entrepreneurs that pioneered this vast wilderness and called it home. As well, locomotive mounted digital cameras will provide an 'engineer's eye view' on the flat screen monitors installed throughout the coaches.

Just when you thought you've experienced it all, the train will begin its descent into the canyon at Mile 102 and as the rail line hugs the top of the canyon wall you will travel down 500 feet over the next 10 miles to the floor of the Agawa Canyon, created over 1.2 billion years ago by faulting and widened and reshaped by the last ice-age that retreated 10,000 years ago. As the train pulls to a stop at Mile 114, you'll have an hour and a half to experience the pristine beauty of Canyon Park up close. The whole family can enjoy scenic walks on gravelled trails leading to several waterfalls or experience an invigorating climb up over 300 stairs to the breathtaking Lookout, perched 250 feet above the canyon floor. For those who are looking for something a little more relaxing, enjoy a peaceful lunch in the many picnic areas throughout the park or just pull up a bench and watch the Agawa River flow peacefully by.

Though well maintained, this is a wilderness park setting and we recommend seasonal recreational clothing and footwear. There's also plenty to photograph during your excursion so be sure to pack your camera.

Soo Locks Boat Tour
The Soo Locks has been referred to as one of the great wonders of the world and is still the largest waterway traffic system on earth. Enjoy a 2 hour narrated excursion that will take you through the locks right alongside the big ships.
Your boat will ride the water as it is raised 21 feet straight up, to the level of Lake Superior showing you all the sights, the majesty and the excitement of Michigan's oldest city, Sault Ste. Marie.

Smoking is allowed on the outside upper deck. Fully handicap accessible.

Tours run rain or shine. All vessels have enclosed, climate controlled lower decks with restrooms, snack bars, and covered open upper decks.

Detroit Princess Riverboat
Enjoy a Lunch Cruise aboard the Detroit Princess Riverboat

Enjoy live entertainment while journeying on the Detroit River from Hart Plaza past the Ambassador Bridge, just past to Belle Isle, and back to the dock.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Experience the story of the Ford family in this historic mansion, rich with art and antiques spanning the centuries. Situated along Lake St. Clair, the estate stands amid 87 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds. Highlights include visiting the enchanting playhouse and viewing Mr. and Mrs. Ford's personal cars.

Mackinaw Crossings
Welcome to Mackinaw Crossings, a charming village where unique shopping, unforgettable dining and first class entertainment come together!

Your adventure in shopping begins the moment you set foot on the cobblestone pathways. Enjoy the quaint Victorian-style architecture, complete with sparkling fountains and outdoor dining opportunities. Explore the more than 45 exciting shops including 8 eateries!

Accommodations Day 1 and 6: Country Inn & Suites, Elyria, OH

Experience the beautiful Country Inn & Suites Elyria Hotel near Cleveland

The hotel features an indoor pool, hot tub, and Fitness Center.

The hotel is not full service, however a complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet is served daily. There are also several restaurants close to the hotel as well as Rubins Family Restaurant.

Guestrooms include refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron/board, and hairdryer.

The hotel has 3 floors w/elevator access.
Hotel has smoking and non-smoking rooms.

One room has a roll in shower and it is a suite with one king bed and a pull out sofa. Handicap rooms have 2 beds and shower bench with grab bars.

Accommodations Day 2: Drury Inn & Suites, Troy MI

The hotel features an indoor pool, whirlpool, and Fitness Center.

Full Hot Breakfast is served daily. Enjoy the 5:30pm - 7pm Kickback with complimentary hot food and cold beverages.
There are 2 restaurants adjacent to the hotel and several within 1/4 mile.

Guestrooms include microwave, refrigerator, iron/board, hairdryer, and coffeemaker.

The hotel is non-smoking.

Accommodations Day 3 & 4: Delta Hotel Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

The Delta Hotel Sault Ste. Marie is conveniently located across from the Algoma Central Railroad. The hotel features an indoor pool, Fitness Center, whirlpool, full service restaurant, and lounge. It also features an outdoor patio bar and grill located on the waterfront. Guest rooms feature coffeemaker, hairdryer, and iron/board.

Situated in front of the hotel is the Waterfront Boardwalk that provides access to the Casino Sault Ste. Marie.

Rollaways are available for a $15 charge. Refrigerators may be requested at no charge.

Hotel is 100% Smoke Free

Accommodations Day 5: Drury Inn, Frankenmuth, MI

The Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth, with its Bavarian style architecture, makes an ideal place to stay.

Each guest room includes a hairdryer, iron/board, coffeemaker, microwave, and refrigerator. The hotel also has an indoor pool and whirlpool.

Cots are available at no extra charge.

The Drury Inn is conveniently located near restaurants and shopping.

-This trip has expanded leg room for your comfort.

We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip.

If you have had a prior arrest, (including a DUI) you may not be allowed entry into Canada. Should you have any concerns about this, please call the Canadian Consulate at 212-596-1600

Agawa Canyon Train Tour - Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Bring insect repellent & sunscreen, camera and plenty of film.

-Agawa Canyon Train Tour - One train car is wheelchair accessible, but measurements of the chair cannot be wider than 26" from wheelbase to wheelbase. If not confined to a chair there are lifts available to get into the train car.

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

-For travel to Canada, a Passport Book or Passport Card is always needed when leaving or returning to the U.S. by motorcoach. Children 16 and under can cross the Canadian border using only a U.S. Birth Certificate (original or copy) with both parents named listed. Children under 18 not traveling with both parents must have special notarized approval from both parents.

We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. In addition, we recommend that you make at least two photocopies of your passport; one to be left with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen and one to be kept in the safe in your room while traveling.

Special Notes: Anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or Driving While Impaired/DWI) may be barred from entering or removed from Canada and must obtain a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel. To determine whether you may be inadmissible and how to overcome this finding, please refer to the Canadian citizenship and immigration website:

Those persons traveling to Canada, who are not U.S. citizens, may have additional requirements for border crossing.

Starr Transit Co. Inc. cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry into any country due to failure of the passenger to prepare and carry correct documentation.

For further information on entry requirements, travelers may contact the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20001, tel. (202) 682-1740; or the Canadian Consulate in New York at (212) 596-1600

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