Canadian Wilderness Adventure – September 17-20, 2017
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Sunday, September 17 – Wednesday, September 20, 2017
$789.00 per person double
$719.00 per person triple
$699.00 per person quad
$979.00 per person single
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT deduct $50.00 per person, if paid in full by June 17, 2017.
Depart Lafayette at 6:30 A.M. Additional pick-ups may be arranged in Delphi & Logansport.
Includes motor coach transportation, 3 nights lodging, 5 meals, (3 breakfasts & 2 lunches), an Imperial escort and admissions per itinerary.
A PASSPORT BOOK OR CARD IS NEEDED FOR THIS TOUR.
Day 1 our adventure starts with a stop in Mackinaw City to see the Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse, and then on to the Sault Ste. Marie Days Inn & Suites, our home for the next three nights. The hotel is across the street from the Station Mall and the Boardwalk, where you can take a relaxed stroll along the St, Mary’s River that comes from the Great Lake Superior. The hotel is also only a 10 minute walk away from the Art Gallery of Algoma, where you can visit in your free time.
Day 2 will include visits to the Museum Ship Valley Camp, and a retired Freighter at the river’s edge. You can explore the pilot house, the crew quarter’s, the cargo hold and much more. The museum also has an aquarium and two life boats from the Edmund Fitzgerald. A luncheon cruise through the Soo Locks is also included. You will ride along side of massive freighters and coast guard vessels, as your boat “locks through” to explore the upper river. This is a double decker boat that offers both covered and open seating. After your journey through the locks, a visit will be made to the Tower of History. The tower offers a fantastic view of the Sault Ste. Marie area. Elevators will take you to four observation decks that overlook the twin Saults. At an elevation of 210 feet, on a clear day you can see 20 miles. Your evening will be free to try your luck at a nearby casino.
Day 3 features the Agawa Canyon Tour Train. As you settle into your comfortable coach, traces of the city life will fade as the Northern Ontario wilderness unfolds outside the large tinted windows. Stepping onto the train is like stepping into another world, especially when it whisks you 114 miles north into the Canadian Shield, where you will be surrounded by pristine northern lakes and rivers, awesome granite rock formations, and mixed forests. Cross a jaw dropping train trestle on your way to the canyon, where you will have 1 1/2 hours to explore trails, discover waterfalls or hike to a breathtaking lookout. As the train winds its way through this immense land, a GPS triggered commentary will tell you about upcoming points of interest. Locomotive mounted digital cameras will provide an engineer’s “eye view” on the flat screen monitors throughout the coaches. Breakfast & lunch in the dining car is included, and you will have a choice of 4 lunch entrees. This is a full day of activity, so be prepared to enjoy the sights and beauty of the Canadian wilderness.
Day 4 we are homeward bound and once again, you are ready to cross the “Mighty Mac” Bridge. They tell us there were more obstacles to overcome and problems solved in designing and building the Mackinac Bridge – than in any comparable project! Yet it is one of the safest and most beautiful spans ever built. Since 1884, when a bridge across the Straits was first proposed, until November 1, 1957, “Mighty Mac” was known as the “bridge that couldn’t be built.” On that eventful day Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas were permanently tied together. Next, enjoy a stop at “The Cross in the Woods.” This is a national shrine with many breath taking monuments and a doll museum and gift shop to enjoy. Still heading home, we will later stop at an apple orchard to try some amazing fall apple cider, fresh off the tree!!!
Join us for this exciting adventure into Canada to enjoy its beauty!!!