If you take the Silver package you will be staying one night at The Companion, and Platinum three nights in Hearst. While in Hearst you can take in some of the northern scenery. If touring in the winter, there are many trails for your snow machines. On your way back you will stay at Catalina Motel before your departure. If you are traveling in a group, with children, or with snow machines, please call us at 1-800-561-9810 for custom "Tour of the Line" packages. Train departs year round as follows:
Northbound Departures: Thursday, Saturday, and Monday,
Southbound Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday
Hearst is a town of about 6,000 people. If you are wanting to get away from the busy, city life and just want to relax, Hearst is the place to go.
Passengers need to make provisions for food on the train. There is a microwave and mini-fridge on the train. You are permitted to bring a coolder on the train and there are restaurants in Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst that will provide a boxed lunch for your journey. Passengers are permitted to bring on alcoholic beverages for consumption on the train.
I would suggest bringing your own food in a cooler, especially if you are prone to sugar imbalances or diabetes. There is a grocery store that is located next door to Catalina Motel in Sault Ste. Marie that is open till 11 pm.
If you make a package reservation with Catalina Motel, they will reserve your train tickets and have them at the motel generally the day before your tour, reserve your motel room in Sault Ste. Marie at Catalina Motel and your room in Hearst at the Companion.