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259 Great Northern Rd. 
Sault Ste. Marie, ON 
Canada 
P6B 4Z2

  • Snow Train Snowmobile tour by Catalina Motel
  • Group of Snowmobiles ready to take the Snow Train
  • Snowmobile Tracks
  • Snowmobilier excited to take the Snow Train by Algoma Central
  • Snowmobiles ready to go
  • Riding through the wilderness
  • Snowmobiles preparing for departure

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The sister tour of the Agawa Canyon Train Tour, traveling 295 miles to Hearst, Ontario, Canada.
Catalina Motel in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario , the Companion Hotel-Motel in Hearst Ontario, Wawa Motor Inn in Wawa, Uncles Lodge in Hornepayne, Maple Street Lodging in Foleyet, Moose Motel in Smooth Rock Falls, Trois Moulins in Chapleau, Ernie's Cottages in Missanabie and Flame Lake Lodge (between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie) now offer a train package that includes your stay in lodging and/or your Tour of the Line train tickets for yourself and your snow machine.

The first night of your arrival in Sault Ste. Marie you will stay one night at the Catalina Motel.  Catalina will have your train tickets when you arrive, and the next morning you will either be headed 295 miles north by rail to Hearst, or you will be starting your snowmobile journey.  If you need a trail permit you can purchase them on-line at http://algomatrails.com/trailpermits.php or at the front desk of Catalina

Taking Train North or South: If you are taking the train up and sledding back you will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie the day before your train departure.  The day of your train departure you will drive your sleds down to the rail yard by 8:00 a.m. to load load your sleds.  There is free parking at the rail depot for your vehicles.  You have the options of unloading your sleds at Hawk Junction (30 miles from Wawa, mile 165), Dubreuilville (26 miles from Missanabie, mile 185) or Hearst (295 miles by rail).  If you have decided on a northbound train, your return day in Sault Ste. Marie Catalina will look after shuttling you from the Shell gas station on Great Northern Road to your vehicles. If you have decided on a southbound train journey, the morning you ride out you will unload your sleds at the staging area 1 block up from Catalina, drive your vehicles down to the railway where they have a secured parking lot for your rigs, and Catalina will shuttle you back up to your sleds for your departure. Below are some sample packages, however, custom packages can be arranged. Tell us what you want and we will do our best to set it up for you. If you don't see what you are looking for please call us at 1-800-561-9810. For a mileage chart from destination to destination originating from Sault Ste Marie press here.

Catalina at 1-800-561-9810 and arrange for transportation back to the railway to pick up your vehicles, and you will check in for your final night before departing for home.

The train departs year round Northbound on Thursday, Saturday, and Mondays's, Southbound Friday, Sunday and Tuesday's.

***Here are some sample packages for 2012!

Sample package #1 North West approx 610 miles Riding: Train and Lodging
(Hearst, Hornepayne, Wawa, Flame Lake, Sault Ste. Marie)
Price Per Person Based on Double occupancy Other Details
Arrive Sault Ste. Marie: Catalina Motel
Train to Hearst (295 miles)
Stay in Hearst (The Companion)
Sled/stay Hornepayne 105 miles: Center Inn
Sled/stay Wawa 130 miles: Wawa Motor Inn
Sled/stay Flame Lake 200 miles
Sled/stay Sault 170 miles: Catalina Motel
$642.50 Canadian
There is free parking at the train station for your vehicles.  Catalina will arrange for shuttle to/from the trail head to your vehicles.  Meals only included at Flame Lake.
Package #2: North-East Loop Lodging and Train
(Hearst, Smooth Rock Falls, Foleyet, Flame Lake, Sault Ste Marie)
Price Per Person Based on Double occupancy Other Details
Arrive Sault Ste. Marie: Catalina Motel
Train to Hearst (295 miles)
Stay in Hearst (The Companion)
Sled/stay Smooth Rock Falls 140 miles: Moose Motel
Sled/stay Foleyet 154 miles: Maple Street Lodging
Sled/stay Flame Lake 147 miles: Flame Lake Lodge
$619.90 Canadian
There is free parking at the train station for your vehicles.  Catalina will arrange for shuttle to/from the trail head to your vehicles.
Package #3: 2 day ride approx 400 miles, Lodging and Train
(Wawa, Flame Lake, Sault Ste. Marie)
Price Per Person Based on Double occupancy Other Details
Arrive Sault Ste. Marie: Catalina Motel
Train to Hawk Junction 
Sled/stay 30 miles: Wawa Motor Inn
Sled/stay 200 miles: Flame Lake
Sled/stay Sault 170 miles: Catalina Motel
$446.01 Canadian
There is free parking at the train station for your vehicles.  Catalina will arrange for shuttle to/from the trail head to your vehicles.  Meals only included at Flame Lake.
Package #4: 2 day ride Approx. 375 mile ride Lodging and Train
(Missanabie, Flame Lake, Sault Ste. Marie)
Price Per Person Based on Double occupancy Other Details
Arrive Sault Ste. Marie: Catalina Motel
Train to Dubreuilville
Sled/stay 25 miles Missanabie: Ernie's Lodge
Sled/stay 150 miles Flame Lake: Flame Lake Lodge
Sled/stay 170 miles Sault Ste Marie: Catalina Motel
$471.10 Canadian
There is free parking at the train station for your vehicles.  Catalina will arrange for shuttle to/from the trail head to your vehicles.
Package #5: The Big Loop, 1310 miles, NO TRAIN
(Sault Ste Marie, Flame Lake, Foleyet, Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst, Hornepayne, Chapleau, Sault Ste Marie)
Price Per Person Based on Double occupancy Other Details
Arrive Sault Ste. Marie Catalina Motel
Sled/stay to Flame Lake 170 miles Flame Lake Lodge
Sled/Stay Foleyet 147 miles Maple Street Lodging
Sled/Stay Smooth Rock Falls 154 miles Moose Motel
Sled/Stay Hearst 138 miles The Companion
Sled/Stay Missanabie 240 miles Ernie's Lodge
Sled/Stay Flame Lake 150 miles Flame Lake Lodge
Sled/Stay Sault Ste. Marie 170 miles Catalina Motel
$499.35 Canadian
The trail head is 1 block from Catalina Motel and there is parking at the Trail Blazers parking lot.

Trail Permits can be purchased at the front desk or online by going here https://secure.lucidiastudios.com/trailblazers/index.html

Hearst is a town of about 6,000 people.  If you are wanting to get away from the busy, city life and just want to relax, Hearst is the place to go.  

Passengers are permitted to bring on alcoholic beverages for consumption on the train.  You need to bring your own food on the train.  There is no food service on the train so please make sure you prepare to have breakfast before boarding the trian and bring lunch, drinks and snacks with you (enough food to carry you through the dinner hour).

If you make a package reservation with Catalina Motel, they will reserve your train tickets for yourself and your snow machine, reserve your motel room in Sault Ste. Marie at Catalina Motel, your room in Hearst at the Companion, at Wawa Motor Inn in Wawa and Centre Inn in Hornepayne and Flame Lake, between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie.  Catalina will also custom make a package if you have other ideas.  Just call us at 1-800-561-9810 and let us know what you are looking for.


For trail conditions link to Trail Conditions.  For trail maps of the area link to http://www.ssmtrailblazers.com/ .  For ordering trail permits you can do this on-line at https://secure.lucidiastudios.com/trailblazers/index.html and register under Sault Trailblazers Club.