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- This train was a comfortable way to travel. The staff were friendly and professional and helped us enjoy our voyage. The seats had lots of room to stretch your legs and have a nap. Way better than a plane. The cafeteria car was closed when we were on the train, which was disappointing. The staff circulated up and down the aisle with a variety of mostly snack items, similar to a flight in contents and price. The sandwiches are pricey, $9.00 for an egg salad sandwich. There is plenty of room for your bags and food, so be sure to pack what you think you will need for a 5 hour trip.
This is not a bullet train, it chugs along about 60 or 70kph. In the summer months the train will randomly stop to let off or take on canoeists or wilderness travelers who are using the train as a jumping off point. This is part of the charm for this train. There are some great views when crossing the bridges. What you need to understand as far as the rest of the scenery is that you are traveling through the Hudson Bay Lowlands, the largest wetland in the world. The trees get smaller and smaller the further north you go, and are dominated by black spruce. The ground is dominated by spaghnum moss and peat bogs, making this one of the largest deposits of carbon in the world.
If you are looking for something different and aren't expecting the Rocky Mountains, then try out this trip.Written June 19, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our group has been flying out of Cochrane since the early 1980s, many years before the current outfitter took over. We were going there when there were no propane lights or barbecues. Back then if you wanted to barbecue a steak, you started a fire and brought up your own grill. The fishing has always been, and to this day unbelievable. We’ve fished Lake Nettogami Island and Peninsula, Edgar Lake, Yesterday lake, Bounce Lake, Brailey, Mikwam etc.
We noticed a big change in the operation when the ownership changed hands to the current owners. The personal touch was gone. It is now strictly business. On our last two trips, motors were not working properly to the point where we ended up with 3 people per boat. Last year we decided that after more than 35 years it was time to change venues. And it was the best move we ever made. We found a fly-in outfitter in the Chapleau area that put Cochrane Air Services to shame. We had hot and cold running water, indoor shower and toilet, potable drinking water, fish cleaning hut with hydro and running water. Wide screen satellite TV. Compared to Cochrane Air, this is a luxury resort. Cochrane Air has forgotten that Customer service and satisfaction are the key to a success business. At this rate they should be out of business within the next 10 years.Written July 9, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- You have to see it to believe it. This what snowmobiling is all about. Not for the faint of heart or princess and the pea type. What you`ll get is a view of this great country and and some of the wilderness we have left. Bring your warmest clothes and leave your worries behind.Written December 30, 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.