Located on the eastern peninsula, Wiikwemkoong is home to the people of Three Fires Confederacy: an alliance of the Ojibwa, Odawa and Pottawatomi nations. Wiikwemkoong celebrates its community spirit through several cultural events that draw visitors from all walks of life. Wiikwemkoong is host to the annual cultural festival, fall fair, ice fishing derby, traditional pow-wow, and authentic Indigenous theatre as presented by De-ba-jeh-mu-jig theatre group. Indulge in the vast picturesque wilderness that surrounds Manitoulin’s largest community through one of our many private and community-operated tourism services. Our large land base offers plenty of opportunities for wilderness exploration at your own pace while enjoying the culture and traditions of the Anishinabek people.
Bebamikawe "Making Footprints"
Reconnect with the land while you embark on a guided hike through the Bebamikawe Memorial Hiking Trail. Our guides will share teachings of the medicinal and practical uses for plants, and sample teas from foraged ingredients as you learn about why Manitoulin Island is one of the most plant diverse ecosystems in North America. Feel the energy of our ancestors as you are captivated by the interpretive story telling about historical encounters with the voyageurs, battles with the Iroquois people, and clan teachings that have been gifted by the creator. Whether you have little-to-no hiking experience, or are an advanced hiker, this adaptive hiking experience can be accommodated to suit your preferences, and is also available to both small and large groups.
Starting Price: $75 per Adult, or $225 Family RateBook now
Bay of the Beaver Canoe Tour
Engage your senses and discover what lies beneath the surface of the pristine waters of Georgian Bay as you paddle through the ancient canoe routes of the Anishnaabe people. This tour will enhance your perspective on the indigenous ways of life through sensory demonstrations of aquatic plants and how they were used for medicinal and practical purposes. While stopping to take in the breathtaking views of Lake Huron and the historic Wiikwemkoong fishing islands, you can sample some traditional foods that have been harvested locally by our guides. This calming experience will leave you with a deepened sense of appreciation for the land and water that sustains us all. Whether you are a group of first-time canoers or experienced paddlers, this tour is accommodating for all skill levels and group sizes.
Starting Price: $150 per Adult, $350 Family RateBook now
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.