Travel by train and experience the magic of fall aboard the Dream Catcher Express!



    TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - The Dream Catcher Express, an exciting train
excursion traveling between North Bay and Temagami, will be returning this
year for a limited 6-day engagement: September 26, 27, 28, October 3, 4, and
5.
    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.
    "We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our passengers who
rode the Dream Catcher Express last year and we're very excited to once again
partner with regional tourism stakeholders to promote rail travel and the
region," said Steve Carmichael, President and CEO of Ontario Northland.
    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 that has an expansive
repertoire , 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:
    -   Exploring an Aboriginal tipi village and learning about Aboriginal
        traditions and culture;
    -   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.

    Pricing
    Day Trip - Train Only - $75.00 + taxes per person (adult fare)
    Day Trip - Aboriginal Culture or Cruise Lake Temagami Packages $150.00 +
    taxes per person (adult fare)
    Day Trip - Planes and Trains Package $200.00 + 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:
    1.800.268.9281 ext. 2.
    TTY/ATS: 1.866.472.3865
    Or to visit our web site at www.OntarioNorthland.ca
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries: Tricia Marshall, Ontario
Northland, (705) 472-4500 or 1-800-363-7512 ext. 529

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