All aboard the beauty express! If you love jaw-dropping views, country charm, and vintage locomotives, you’re in for a treat. These scenic train rides in Ontario will leave you in awe.

From valleys to lakes to forests, we’re about to embark on a rail-bound odyssey through the most picturesque terrain in the province.

So grab your ticket and your sense of wonder, it’s time to chug along the best scenic train rides in Ontario.

Agawa Canyon

Explore Northern Ontario’s beauty on this scenic one-day Agawa Canyon Tour Train through forests and into a large canyon.

Your adventure starts in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, at its train depot on 87 Huron St. The trip takes you on an almost 200-kilometre excursion, guiding you through the natural landscapes that make our province so stunning.

This train trip goes from beautiful to breathtaking as the green leaves of summer transition into autumn hues.

Where: 87 Huron Street, Sault Ste. Marie

Waterloo Central Railway

This heritage railway through the southern Ontario countryside is a trip worth taking!

Rich in history, these trains have been operating since the 1880s — and you can ride in style in first class.

You can take a ride on the Sunday Dayliner through the rolling hills of the Waterloo countryside, or choose your own adventure on the Heritage Hopper, which allows you to hop on and off the train at your leisure and explore the sights along the way.

Where: 330 Farmers Market Road, Waterloo & 50 Isabella Street, St. Jacobs

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South Simcoe Railway

You’ll feel like you’re in the 1920s as you take a journey on this restored vintage locomotive.

The railway will take you through the beautiful Beeton Creek Valley — the views will be accompanied by fascinating commentary from your friendly conductor.

And mark your calendars for September 30th to October 22nd because tickets to the fall colours excursion are now on sale!

Where: Mill Street West, Tottenham

Port Stanley Terminal Rail

This operating tourist railway is located in the beautiful lakeside region of Port Stanley.

This railway hosts all kinds of fun and exciting events on board, including murder mystery train trips, music on the rails, and pumpkin patch trains.

It’s lots of fun for the whole family!

Where: 309 Bridge Street, Port Stanley

Portage Flyer Train

Nestled in the heart of cottage country, this train will take you on a scenic trip along the Muskoka River to Fairy Lake Station, and it operates well into the fall season.

This historic antiquated railway is an incredible part of our history, and with effort and dedication, it continues to delight passengers to this day.

As you make the 30-minute trip, you can imagine yourself back in 1904. If you want to delve into the experience even more, you can visit the Steam Museum on-site.

Where: Muskoka Heritage Place, 8 Brunel Road, Huntsville