Autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Ontario, and what better way to see the changing leaves in all their glory than through the window of a heritage steam train? The South Simcoe Railway is located less than an hour from the city and it’s holding special scenic train rides this October through the majestic Beeton Creek Valley.

The train departments from the railway station in Tottenham, which is 20 km west of Highway 400. You’ll want to make a day trip out of it too, because there are local shops and restaurants to explore in the area, as well as a conservation park with swimming and picnic space.

Your trip will be accompanied by friendly and educational commentary from the train’s conductor, who will tell you all about this railway and how it helped Canada become the country it is today.

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And if you love your experience on the South Simcoe train, you’ll want to come back for the railway’s other special excursions, like the Easter Express, the Haunted Halloween Adventure, and the Santa Claus Express!

There are several dates and times you can choose from for your fall colours excursion, and since it’s such a busy time of year, tickets will be going on sale extra early on September 7th. Consider this your cue to write that down in your calendar!

If you want to venture even further out of the city this fall, the Agawa Canyon Tour Train in Sault Ste. Marie offers some of the most breathtaking autumn views that this province has to offer.

To snag your spot on the South Simcoe Railway autumn adventure, you can find all of the details here.


Where: 28 Mill St W, Tottenham
When: Various dates in October 2021