This is a pleasant enough way to spend a day, but not a trip I highly recommend. It's a three hour trip each way for an hour or so in the canyon, the trip is mostly through woods, the scenic vistas are few and brief, and the trains are typically so full that it's impossible to move from side to side to get pictures of views on the other side. Also, the train goes in one way and then backs out, so passengers are on the same side for the entire trip. In fairness to Algoma Central, they make the trip pleasant, and a friend who took the trip a year after these photos were taken tells me that passengers now switch sides on the return trip.
Canadian planimetric map data 1999. Government of Canada with permission from Natural Resources Canada. US planimetric data: USGS.
Most of the most interesting scenery is in the 50 kilometers or so south of Agawa Canyon.
|Below: The gorge of the Montreal River|
|Just before entering Agawa Canyon, the route swings close to Lake Superior and offers glimpses of the lake.|
|Beginning the descent into Agawa Canyon.|
|The rock above the train holds a lookout giving a view of the canyon.|
|At the south end of the canyon, a short walk leads to several picturesque waterfalls.|
|The rocks in the canyon are Archean granites.|
|Distant view of Lake Superior|
|Below: reservoir on the Montreal River|
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