Train-in Fishing and Hunting Trips
Train-in Fishing and Hunting Trips
In accordance with our “wilderness” location, our area is inaccessible to automobiles. However our guest enjoys the convenience and comfort provided by Via Rails Lake Superior Train service. Your trip begins the moment you board the train and leave your automobile and worries behind (temporarily at least).
Whether you’re a first time rider, train buff or have children the carefree, relaxed atmosphere, combined with beautiful back country scenery, results in this being a mini trip and an enjoyable experience in itself.
Jump Aboard and take full advantage of the affordable access combined with generous baggage limits (rates are approximately $45 CDN. round trip). The Cartier train station is located just 1 hr north of Sudbury on highway 144 north; parking is both safe and free. The Budd Car (local name) arrives in Cartier at 9:40 a.m. and departs from the town of Cartier at 10:00 a.m. and arrives in Metagama at 11:00 a.m… The train departs Metagama at 1:15 p.m. and delivers you back to Cartier at 2:25 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance to guarantee seating. They are available on the Web at: www.viarail.ca
When ordering tickets select the Sudbury/White River or Lake Superior Train. Click on the “All Stations” field to select Cartier/Metagama or Biscotasing Station for ticketing. For those trips ending in Metagama select Cartier to Metagama return. For those going on to Sinker Siding (West End) select Cartier to Biscotasing.
Please Note: Substantial discounts are available thru advance purchase of child/student and senior tickets.
For those groups interested in the flexibility and thrill associated with Float plane services we are fortunate to have an available airbase in close proximity providing extremely affordable air access. Please inquire regarding rates and additional info.
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Pack for the Train
With over 35 years experience we have seen gear arrive in just about every condition imaginable. To avoid damage and for ease of transportation, we encourage you to pack in the following manner.
We strongly recommend that whenever possible you pack using standard 13 gallon Rubbermaid or Roughneck totes with lids. These not only provide adequate space but also address dependability and weatherproofing. You will not have to worry about boxes rupturing or gear spilling. Lids must be secured to your totes. We recommend that you drill the lids and handles and insert cable ties through the holes; you may also duck tape the lids to the totes.
Please keep individual tote weight to 50 lbs. or less. Coolers should be kept to a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Do not bring the huge Igloo ice chests. They are very difficult to load and unload from the train, and they do not efficiently fit into the ATV trailers.
Duffle and sleeping bags should be weather proofed to avoid any inconvenience. All fishing rods should be packed in hard-shell caddies or tubes.
In keeping with our wilderness environment, we have a NO GLASS BOTTLE RULE. Beverages such as beer, pop, and juice, should all be in aluminum or plastic containers, only. You should pack your beverages in a tote or covered in black plastic bags and duck taped several times (in 2 case lots, only!).
All non-biodegradable garbage is to be transported back out on the train with you. Pack a sufficient amount of garbage bags to contain all your garbage. Make sure you get the strongest Hefty bags possible, because you don’t want the garbage leaking onto your good gear or the train floor.
All gear should be clearly marked with: your group name, Shooting Star Camp, and your drop off destination (either Metagama or Sinker Siding mileage 40.6 West End). You should have an accurate count of how many bags/totes you have and be sure to count them when you get off the train
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