All Aboard the “Rainbow Train” – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
On September 9, 2017, Rainbow Train Tours welcomes you to get wild in the wilderness for the first ever,
one-day only LGBTQ+ rail adventure experience in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Take an exclusive ride through the majestic Canadian Shield and lose yourself to the music, live entertainment and views of the rugged landscape along the way. This unique excursion will transport your body and soul to places of the untamed imagination.
Sounds of laughter and excitement echo across the vistas of Northern Ontario as the rhythm of Rainbow Train beats northward from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario through picturesque rock formations and undisturbed forests. The fun begins immediately as you step onto the train and are greeted by your host, internationally acclaimed celebrity female impersonator and comedian, Timothy Murphy (An Evening at La Cage) who will bring to life iconic women of the stage and screen to accompany you on your excursion.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play host in my hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to all of our LGBTQ+ visitors as we ride the first ever Rainbow Train together, sharing the beauty and wonder of the Algoma landscape that has captivated and inspired visitors to this breathtaking region of Northern Ontario for centuries”, says Timothy Murphy. “I am also excited for our Rainbow Train guests to experience our Northern Ontario brand of hospitality, enjoy our Naturally Gifted Sault Ste. Marie talent, and take advantage of the numerous other tourist activities and special events scheduled in the Sault at that time. We want to show you how to party like a Northerner for the weekend, so what are you waiting for? Get off your caboose, get on the train, and join in the fun!”
Harmonies of guitars and performances by award-winning Northern Ontario recording artists Frank Deresti and Jay Case (Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect) and featuring their collaborations with celebrated local singer/songwriter Shannon Moan (The Shannon Moan Trio) allow you to escape further away from civilization. Live entertainment flows with the train along your journey and features mind bending, interactive magic from renowned magician Ryan McFarling along with continued fun from your hostesses, Joan Rivers, Carol Channing, and Gina Lola-International-Bridge-ida.
As Rainbow Train twists through the landscape you are connected to the region and its rich history through GPS triggered commentary. Your imagination is captivated by stories of the land’s pioneers and those who call it home. The fun continues and you are presented with a delicious themed lunch. Then, travelling 500 feet down to the Agawa Canyon floor, you exit the train at Canyon Park and let loose in the splendor of nature. Enjoy more live performances; explore hiking trails and flowing waterfalls with friends; lay a blanket beside the sparkling Agawa River and take in its beauty; or get away and climb to the scenic lookout to steal a special moment. When you depart from Agawa Canyon, the fun doesn’t stop. Enjoy more drinks, entertainment and lively conversation as you travel back toward Sault Ste. Marie.
Tickets: $149.00 + HST
The one-day Rainbow Train experience includes:
– One ticket aboard the Agawa Canyon Tour Train
– Live entertainment and performances EXCLUSIVE to Rainbow Train
– GPS triggered tour narration in 5 languages (English, French, German, Japanese & Mandarin)
– A Rainbow Train themed box lunch
Ticket price does not include:
– Accommodations or transportation to the train depot.
– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on the train
– Breakfast on board is optional with your ticket booking ($13 taxes included)
Please note: Rainbow Train is for adults age 19+ and is a smoke-free environment.
Accommodation packages are available separately.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.