NORTH BAY, Ontario September 20, 2010 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Dream Catcher Express, an exciting fall colour train excursion traveling between North Bay and Temagami, will be returning for a limited six day engagement in 2010:
September 24, 25, 26 and October 1, 2 and 3.
In partnership with local hospitality operators, the Dream Catcher Express will offer passengers a variety of unique experiences including the romance of rail travel, vibrant fall colours and a sampling of Aboriginal culture.
"The Dream Catcher Express offers visitors and residents the perfect opportunity to take in the scenic fall colours of the area while at the same time, enjoying a great train ride," commented Paul Goulet, President and CEO of Ontario Northland. "We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from passengers who have travelled on the Dream Catcher Express since it was introduced in 2005 and we are very proud to once again partner with local tourism stakeholders to promote rail travel and the region."
The Dream Catcher Express will leave Ontario Northland's North Bay Station at 9:30 a.m. each morning, for a captivating 100 km journey northward to Temagami. Passengers will have an opportunity to delight in the explosion of red, orange and yellow covering the forest from the large viewing windows and in the comfort of spacious passenger cars. The Dream Catcher Express also features live entertainment by Relik, a quartet performing music of the 50's, 60's and 70's, and a licensed snack coach.
Once in Temagami, passengers will have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of lunch options, and either tour the area on their own, or take advantage of a number of fascinating activities, including:
Learning through a story teller about the Aboriginal culture, while enjoying a traditional Aboriginal lunch;
...Cruising beautiful Lake Temagami on a houseboat;
...Walking or hiking through the old growth White Bear Forest;
...Enjoying a scenic bush plane flight over the Temagami region;
...Touring the historic Temagami Station; and
...Visiting Caribou Mountain and the Fire Tower for an unbelievable panoramic view of the area.
Depart Temagami at 3:45 p.m. and arrive back in North Bay at 5:45 p.m.
Day Trip - Train Only - $80.00 + taxes per person (adult fare)
Day Trip - Aboriginal Culture or Cruise Lake Temagami Packages $160.00 + taxes per person (adult fare)
Senior, student, children and group rates are also available!
Information and Reservations
For more information or to make a reservation, customers are encouraged to contact:
Or to visit our web site at www.OntarioNorthland.ca