Photo Credit: Algoma Central Railway
Once aboard one of the most spectacular
train adventures, be prepared for a one of a kind wilderness excursion
through Agawa Canyon. The trip takes you north of Sault Ste. Marie,
over towering trestles, alongside pristine northern lakes and rivers,
and through the awesome granite rock formations and mixed forests
of the Canadian Shield. Algoma Central Railway has many excursions
and trains to choose from for every season. Enjoy the privacy and
luxury of your own private car for a distinctive setting for meetings,
seminars and special occasions with a private chef and steward.
Excursions range in length from one to two days. The whole family
can enjoy scenic walks on graveled trails, four different waterfalls
or an invigorating climb up over 300 stairs to the breathtaking
Lookout platform, perched 250 feet above the tracks. The two-day
trip includes a one-night stay in the French Canadian town of Hearst-
“Little Quebec of Ontario”. Visit www.agawacanyontourtrain.com
to view all the options and excursions available.
129 Bay St.
PO Box 130
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 6Y2
Photo Credit: Credit Valley Explorer |
Credit Valley Explorer
Travelling on a rail route established 125 years ago along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, the 70km adventure aboard classic rail cars is sure to be a memorable experience. Passengers will enjoy the Credit Valley Explorer’s spacious first-class seating, large picture windows and complimentary refreshments, all in a comfortable climate-controlled environment.
Location: Orangeville is located in south-central Ontario, the heart of Canada's engine of economic growth. Downtown Toronto lies only 80 kilometres south-east of Orangeville.
Orangeville Brampton Railway
Photo Credit: John Parsons |
Elgin County Railway Museum
The museum was established in 1988 to preserve and restore the railway heritage of St. Thomas and surrounding area. The railway has been a part of St. Thomas since 1856 with the completion of the London and Port Stanley Railway. Since then, a total of 26 railways have passed through town giving St. Thomas the title of the "Railway Capital of Canada".
Location: St. Thomas is located in Elgin County in Southwestern Ontario, 28 km south of London and 193 Km southwest of Toronto.
PO Box 20062
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4H4
Photo Credit: GO Transit
GO Transit is Canada’s first interregional public transit system, linking Toronto with the regions surrounding the greater Toronto Area as well as the City of Hamilton. GO Transit carries 45 million people annually and is one of North America’s premier transportation systems.
GO Transit’s hub, Union Station, is centrally located in downtown Toronto. Union Station is conveniently situated near the theatre district, the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway system. At least 96% of GO’s train ridership is to and from Union Station in downtown Toronto, and about 70% of all bus passengers travel to and from the City of Toronto. Tourists staying in areas surrounding the downtown core can take GO into the city for attractions, restaurants, shows, and sporting events. Day or group passes are available, each allowing for unlimited travel between two points on the GO system for one day. For more information on GO’s schedule please visit their website at www.gotransit.com.
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto , ON M5J 2W3
888 GET ON GO
Photo Credit: Capital Railway
The O-Train is Ottawa's train portion of
the extensive commuter service. The O-Train marks a couple firsts
for not only the city of Ottawa but also North America. The 0-Train
is the only passenger rail services under federal jurisdiction on
this continent operating with only one-person, and the first to
use Bombardier Talent Diesel Multiple Units (DMU). It is also the
only public transit rail line to cross two other tracks in active
use: the VIA line to and from Toronto (1O passenger trains a day),
and the Ottawa Central Railway line (two to four freight trains
a day). Old jointed rails have been changed to Continuous Welded
Rail in June 2003 in order to provide a more comfortable ride to
the commuters. The O-trains can hold up to 285 passengers per trip
and run 104 trips a day for a total capacity of about 30, 000 passengers
a day. The train runs north-south from Bayview station near LeBreton
Flats to Greenboro Station at South Keys. For more information
on the O-train schedules please visit www.octranspo.com
1500 St. Laurent Blvd.,
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z8
Photo Credit: Polar Bear Express
Ontario Northland Railway
Experience comfortable, convenient and stress free travel by taking the train. Ontario Northland’s passenger and excursion trains allow you to catch up on your reading, enjoy a meal in the dining car, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of northern Ontario, all while traveling to your destination on the railway.
Northlander (Passenger Train - Cochrane to Toronto)
Little Bear (Passenger Train - Cochrane to Moosonee)
Polar Bear Express (Excursion Train - Cochrane to Moosonee)
Dream Catcher Express (Excursion Train - North Bay to Temagami)
Location: North Bay is conveniently located just
three and a half hours from centres such as Toronto (300 Km) and
Ottawa (365 Km) and is only 125 Km from the City of Sudbury.
555 Oak Street East
North Bay, ON P1B 8L3
Photo Credit: South Simcoe Railway
South Simcoe Railway
Located in Tottenham, just 50 miles north
of Toronto, is a unique train experience the whole family will enjoy.
Climb aboard the historic steam train for an exciting and nostalgic
journey through the scenic Beeton Creek valley. Enjoy the view from
Tottenham to Beeton in the restored 1920’s coaches. The one-hour
trip is highlighted by the Conductor’s lively and informative
commentary. Celebrate your birthday or special occasions on South
Simcoe Steam Train’s baggage car section as it travels through
The Santa Train offers tours during the month of December; as Santa
visits with the children take pleasure in the winter wonderland
that surrounds you, while you travel in the heated coaches. For
more information on the steam train’s fares and special event
tours please visit the web site at www.steamtrain.com.
Location: Tottenham is located within the town
of New Tecumseth, I hour from Toronto.
P.O. Box 186
Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0
Photo Credit: VIA Rail Canada Inc.
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Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre
This great little railway museum is tucked away in a small Northern Ontario community. The museum is housed in the original residence of many CN superintendents up until the 1950s. Each room within the house has a different theme. The railroad room displays the history of the railroad companies in Northern Ontario showcased via videos, photographs and various artifacts.
Location: Capreol is part of the City of Greater Sudbury and is 30 minutes from Downtown Sudbury.
26 Bloor Street
PO Box 370
Capreol, ON P0M 1H0
North to Adventure
These two first class wilderness lodges, Mar Mac Lodge and Lodge Eighty Eight are located on the Canadian Pacific
mainline 48 miles east of White River. Passenger rail service to the lodges is provided by VIA Rail’s Lake Superior or Algoma Central. Adjacent to the Chapleau
Game Preserve we offer fantastic fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing. Excellent accommodations and attentive service ensure your wilderness
holiday is successful and enjoyable.
Mar Mac Lodge-White River Air-Lodge Eighty Eight
PO Box 1380
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6N2
(705) 759-8577 telephone
(705) 759-9786 facsimile
Port Stanley Terminal Rail
Port Stanley Terminal Rail has been operating group charters safely for 20 years. Both open and closed coaches are used for the scenic rides from the station next to the King George lift bridge in Port Stanley Ontario. All trains are operated with historic diesel locomotives that help reduce the costs of a train ride. From Port Stanley North the tracks follow the valley of the Kettle Creek with a series of woodsy views. This one time electric interurban railway was very popular with travelers from London and St. Thomas in years gone by. Much history of the London & Port Stanley Railway still exists with this short stretch operated for your enjoyment.
Location: Port Stanley is 220 Km Southwest of Toronto, only a 2.5 hour drive.
309 Bridge St.
Port Stanley, ON N5L 1C5
The Bytown Railway Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization
incorporated under federal government statute to promote an interest
in railways and railway history. It was founded in 1969 and has
a membership of approximately 1400.
P.O. Box 47076
Ottawa Ontario K1B 5P9
Grand Trunk Station
The 1908 station was
renovated and re-opened in 1997 as the office of the Caledonia Regional
Chamber of Commerce, a tourist information center and a meeting
place for both the chamber and the community.
Location: Caledonia is located just 15 minutes
South of Hamilton on Highway 6.
1 Grand Trunk Lane
Caledonia, ON N3W 1C1
Science and Technology Museum
The museum houses CN's historic photo collection
that includes over 750,000 images dating back to the early years
of photography in the 1850s through to the 1919-1923 formation of
the CNR. The photo gallery can be viewed online at the museum's
website. Stop in to the museum and visit the Locomotive Hall. The
Locomotive Hall contains four steam locomotives, some of which allow
access to the cabs, a caboose, a business car, number boards, and
computerized questions and answers about Canadian railways.
1867 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3
Railway and Pioneer Museum
Located across from the current train station
is the ideal location for the museum. The T&NO locomotive #137
is on display and many railway artifacts are housed in the three
coaches and two cabooses.
Location: Cochrane is located in Northeastern
Ontario, 110 Km from Timmins and 720 Km from Toronto.
171 4th Ave.
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Erie Railroad Museum
On display are a CNR Steam locomotive #6218 and companion caboose as well as railway tools and a reference
library of railroad books, manuals, guides and timetables.
Location: Fort Erie is located within 95 Km of
Hamilton on the Niagara peninsula's southwest corner.
Oakes Part at Central Ave.
PO Box 339
Fort Erie, ON L0S 1N0
County Radial Railway
Canada's first and Ontario's only operating
electric railway museum is located at stop 92 on the Toronto Suburban
Railway's right-of-way. Enjoy a ride on a restored street car, radial
or work car.
Location: Milton is located within 30 minutes
of both Hamilton and Toronto.
13629 Guelph Line
PO Box 578
Milton, ON L9T 5A2
Railway Company Mini-Train
This miniature railway runs on 2700 feet
of 15" gauge track at North Bay's waterfront.
Location: North Bay is conveniently located just
three and a half hours from centres such as Toronto (300 Km) .
705-474-0400 or 800-465-1882
Hespeler Heritage Railway Station Association
The Hespeler Heritage Railway Station Association (HHRSA) is a group of volunteers dedicated to the purchase and restoration of the CN (ex GTR) railway station in Hespeler
P.O. Box 25040, Hespeler Postal Centre,
Cambridge, ON N3C 4B6
includes telegraph keys, spike hammers, spike pullers, switch lanterns,
steam gauges and a baggage sleigh. The museum's extensive library
is always of interest to researchers.
Location: Komoka is in the centre of the Middlesex
Township, 15 Km northwest of London.
133 Queen St.
PO Box 22
Komoka, ON N0L 1R0
Museum and Historical Village
This 25 acre village depicts the region's
history and traditions with the historic buildings, churches and
shops. On display are a 1940's caboose and a railway car that once
carried Princess Margaret and many other VIPs.
Location: Markham is located north of Toronto
in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area.
9350 Hwy 48
Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Located in Brighton's former CNR station,
the museum houses memorabilia of the area: 1923 boxcar, 1929 caboose
and 1906 locomotive are all under-going restoration at the heritage
Location: Brighton is located on the Northeast
shore of Lake Ontario in the county of Northumberland, an hour east
60 Maplewood Ave.
Missinaibi Headwaters Outfitters
Fly into the Hudson Bay Lowlands on a bush plane, canoe a river of the fur trade, camp on the river bank, visit Native Cree villages, explore James Bay, and return on the Polar Bear Express Train, all on a trip suitable for beginner paddles.
Muskoka Heritage Place is the home of Muskoka Pioneer Village and the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway. Ride the beautifully restored steam
trai Portage Flyern along the Muskoka River to Fairy Lake.
Located two hours north of Toronto.
88 Brunel Road
Falls Railway Museum
The museum's collection includes operating
manuals, over 500 railroad related blueprints and countless photographs.
Also on display are three railway motorcars, a rare hand-operated
crane, an antique rail grinder and a railway baggage cart.
6521 Burdette Drive
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 5H4
|Odyssey Learning Adventures
The unique learning adventure begins in Montréal, moves on to Toronto and then continues through the majestic Rocky Mountains into Vancouver.
182 Princess Street
Kingston, ON K7L 1B1
Old Time Trains has assisted in the
preservation of many pieces of equipment including operating steam
locomotives and historical diesels in both Canada and the United
PO Box 8, Stn. D
Toronto, ON M6P 3J5
Northland Railway Historical and Technical Society
This group is devoted to the exchange of
information among rail fans, modelers and historians regarding all
aspects of the ONR and its predecessor the Temiskaming and Northern
Location: Peterborough is located just over an
hour's drive Northeast of Toronto.
1040 St. Paul's St.
Peterborough, ON K9J 6J8
Railway Historical Circle
The group's goal is to eliminate the
duplication of effort by researchers, allowing them to benefit from
the work of others and to enhance awareness of current research
The ossawippi Express dining cars are railway cars that date back to 1896( Nova Scotia) . History awaits you and is alive in this working restaurant/ attraction.
Location: Orillia is located between Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe, just over and hour North of Toronto.
210 Missisauga St. East
Orillia, ON L3V 7L8
Sound Marine - Rail Heritage Centre
Located in Owen Sound's former CNR train
station on the waterfront the museum contains an extensive collection
of railway artifacts.
Location: Owen Sound is only 2.5 hours Northwest
of Toronto and only 45 minutes West of Collingwood.
1165 1st Ave. W
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8
The museum features many historical exhibits
dating from 1915 to present. Railway memorabilia includes two working
model train sets. The museum is housed in two passenger cars and
headed by CNR Engine 5107.
Location: Kapuskasing is located in Northern
Ontario, only 493 Km from the City of Sudbury and 150 Km West of
Sault Ste. Marie.
88 Riverside Dr.
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 1B3
Sloman School Car
The original CNR School on wheels #15089 was one of only seven railway cars used for teaching isolated communities in Northern Ontario and was found abandoned in the Toronto CNR rail yards. Now renovated and located in Clinton park, it is on display for the public to view.
Location: Clinton is part of the Bayfiled area on the shores of Lake Huron, only an hour (79 km) from London, Ontario.
PO Box 488
Clinton, ON N0M 1L0
Falls Railway Museum
The Smiths Falls Railway Museum Association was formed in an attempt
to save the CNoR station built in 1914 .
Location: Smiths Falls is only
75 kilometres (one hour) from Ottawa
90 William St.
PO Box 962
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5A5
Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society
The members of the Southern Ontario Locomotive
Restoration Society are dedicated to the preservation, restoration
and operation of vintage railway equipment .
Location: St. Thomas is located in Elgin County
in Southwestern Ontario, 28 km south of London and 193 Km southwest
236 Wellington St.
St. Thomas, ON
Rail, Hotel & Theatre Packages for Toronto or Niagara Falls.
Departures from Windsor and Sarnia with an awesome selection of hotels.
515 Riverside Dr. W., Suite 4
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7C3
Ste Anne's Country Inn & Spa
With ever-growing traffic headaches and unpredictable weather, traveling to the spa can become yet another source of stress in your life.
This is why Ste. Anne™s is the only destination spa in Canada that starts caring for guests before they even arrive by offering the Stress Express service, the package includes transportation on VIA Rail from Union Station.
Location: Grafton is located one hour and fifteen minutes east of Toronto.
Grafton, ON K0K 2G0
Inn at Cochrane
A 23-room hotel with full-service restaurant conveniently located at the Cochrane train & bus station.The Station Inn...all aboard for adventures to
the edge of the Arctic.
Location: Cochrane is a Northern
Ontario town situated on Highway 11, a 1 1/2 hour drive from Timmins,
the major city of the region.
200 Railway Street
Ride the "Moraine Train". The
journey takes passengers on a 20 km, 2.5 hour round trip along the
Oak Ridges Moraine. Along the route are the historic towns of Stouffville,
Goodwood and Uxbridge.
Location: The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
is located in the east central York Region, 24 kilometres north
of Metropolitan Toronto
PO Box 462
Stouffville, ON L4Z 7Z7