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An Unforgettable Trip by Train

The Budd Car ride from White River or Sudbury to the Lochalsh flag stop is vibrantly scenic and will last a lifetime in your memory as a unique experience on top of fishing Wabatongushi Lake. The rail line cuts through rock faces, swamps, and lush boreal forest, displaying the best of northern Ontario’s landscape.

The CPR tracks
The CPR tracks

 

As the train approaches Lochalsh from Sudbury, passengers will ride over the open swampy headwaters of the Trout Stream (also known as Coddam’s Creek). We spotted a moose grazing in the reeds just moments before this photograph was taken, and watched brook trout swim downstream in the crystal waters. The Trout Stream meanders through the wilderness and empties out into Wabatongushi Lake in a beautiful waterfall, as we’ve showed in past photographs. You can paddle up the stream in a canoe, catching trout along the way.

 

The Trout Stream viewed from the CPR tracks
The Trout Stream viewed from the CPR tracks

 

The next water body that the train passes over is Sucker Creek, which is also accessed from Wabatongushi Lake. Just drive one of our cedar strips right into the bay by its rapids and enjoy great pike fishing!

Sucker Creek viewed from the CPR tracks
Sucker Creek viewed from the CPR tracks

 

A moment later, the train will slow down at the Lochalsh flag stop, where we’ll be waiting to ferry you to Camp Lochalsh or Loch Island Lodge. Guests travelling from White River to Lochalsh won’t have the chance to see the Trout Stream by train, but will stop in historic fur trading and gold mining towns such as Missanabie. There are amazing sights around Wabatongushi Lake whether you choose to arrive by train or not, but boarding the Budd Car will be the start of a fishing trip unlike any other!

More views from the CPR tracks
More views of the Boreal forest from the CPR tracks

 

Wetlands border the CPR tracks in many areas
Wetlands border the CPR tracks in many areas

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