This Summer, Ride the Rails for a Unique Canadian Heritage Experience!

NORTH BAY, ON, June 22 /CNW/ - This summer, Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express will once again offer passengers the opportunity to ride the rails and explore the historic James Bay region. The Polar Bear Express is a popular tourist rail excursion which is set to embark on its summer season! The train will operate daily, except Saturdays, from Monday, June 28 to Friday, August 27, 2010.

This unique Canadian heritage experience, which has been named "World's Greatest Rail Excursion" by the television show "World's Greatest!...", offers passengers the opportunity to step back in time to discover the fascinating history of Canada's James Bay coast.

The Polar Bear Express, which travels 186 miles each way between Cochrane and Moosonee, Ontario, journeys through spectacular forests and rugged wetlands, and across fierce rivers once navigated by early native peoples, explorers and fur traders. Travellers will encounter the unique culture of the Cree people and step back in time to the early days of the Hudson's Bay Company. This is truly an opportunity not to be missed!

Passengers can choose to explore the communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory by following guided or self guided tours, or with the commentary of an engaging audio tour that has been developed by The Discovery Channel. Passengers can also participate in one of Ontario Northland's package excursions, which include activity options and overnight accommodations in either Moosonee or Moose Factory.

For more information, customers are encouraged to contact Ontario Northland at 1.800.268.9281, TTY 1.866.472.3865 or to visit our web site:

Digital photos of the Polar Bear Express are available upon request.

SOURCE Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

For further information: For further information: Media Inquiries: Beverly Martin, Chief Communications Officer, Ontario Northland, 1.705.472.4500 ext. 265; cell: 1.705.845.8884

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