Wikwemikong Tourism

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Discover Wiikwemkoong

Our Story. Through Our Lens.

Wikwemikong Tourism offers an array of authentic Indigenous experiences that reflect the cultural lifestyles and traditions of the Anishnaabek people of the Three Fires Confederacy – Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi.

As Manitoulin Island’s largest First Nation community and Canada’s only officially recognized Unceded Indian Reserve, we welcome you to delve into our rich culture and history through our nature based and cultural tourism experiences.

Our guides will take you on a journey through time as you learn of the legends of our people while exploring the vast lands and waters of Wiikwemkoong.

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COVID-19 Visitor Guide

School Group Tours

We invite you to take part in our school group tours to embark on an educational experience with Wikwemikong Tourism. We offer customizable itineraries for school groups plus with options between one and multi-day programs to accommodate your time frame and financial capacities. All group tours include a dedicated step-on guide who acts as your host and contact for the duration of your stay.

Our itineraries provide students educational and engagement opportunities to learn about Anishnaabek culture, history, and lifestyles. More importantly, as we move forward in this time of reconciliation, our programs allow students to learn about the impacts of residential schools, treaty relationships and Anishnaabek culture directly from Indigenous knowledge keepers. Wiikwemkoong, having one of the oldest catholic churches in Northern Ontario and the first residential school in our region, has a rich history to share. Our educational experiences are facilitated and designed by Indigenous academics and knowledge keepers that provide a balanced perspective while ensuring the best possible learning experience.

Motor Coach Tours

Our motor coach tours are perfect for visitors wishing to immerse in Indigenous culture while visiting many iconic Manitoulin attractions including: James Simon-Mishibinijima Art Gallery, Holy Cross Church and Ruins, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Cup & Saucer and Bridel Veil Falls.

We partner with the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Center who offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations. All motor coach tours include a dedicated step-on guide who acts as your Indigenous host and contact for the duration of your stay.



Sample Motor Coach Tour Itineraries

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Daily Cultural Experiences

We offer nature-based and cultural tourism from an Indigenous perspective on Manitoulin island, Ontario, Canada. Experiences range from soft adventure to wilderness eco-adventures and educational interpretive tours. Our daily experiences are perfect for couples and families looking to engage their senses and gain a better appreciation for the local indigenous culture. Our tours are launched from the Tourism Information Center in Wikwemikong and are available from May through November.

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Bebamikawe Memorial Trail

Located at the end of Beach Rd, the Bebamikawe Memorial Trail is an easy to moderate 14km trail with scenic lookouts and vistas. Due to Covid-19 all users must purchase Trail permits online at www.wiikwemkoong.ca/tours

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Use at own Risk

Day Users

  • Trail Permits must be purchased online at www.wiikwemkoong.ca/tours
  • No groups larger than 5 unless from the same household.
  • Respect the lookout areas, absolutely no group gatherings.
  • Respect physical distancing.
  • No overnight camping
  • Place permit on dash of vehicle while using trail

Mukwa Adventures ATV Tour

Motor through 30kms of dirt trails and explore the stunning vistas of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. This outdoor adventure will have you cruising along
the Niagara Escarpment while taking in stunning views of Lake Huron and the La Cloche Mountains. Stops on the way share our knowledge of plants and
medicines, intrigue you with oral stories and engage your senses along the Bebamikawe Memorial Trail. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!!!

Duration: Full Day (6 hours)

Cost: Call for pricing

Includes: ATV, gas, insurance, helmet, goggles, gloves, safety training, 2 knowledgeable guides, trail-side refreshments, and lunch

Driver Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Available: Spring & Fall

Minimum age for drivers: 16 years old • Minimum of 4 people
This tour is offered in partnership with Mukwa Adventures – http://mukwa.ca/
Optional: add-on accommodations at Bayside Resort – http://www.baysideresort.ca/

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Bebamikawe “Making Footprints”

Hike a portion of the Bebamikawe Memorial Trail along the Niagara Escarpment while our guides share medicinal plant teachings, stories of encounters with voyageurs, battles with the Iroquois people, and our relationships with settlers. Manitoulin is known as being one of the most plant diverse areas in North America and we have designed our hiking trail to flow through this diverse ecological habitat.
(Cancellations will be made in the event of inclement weather)

Our knowledgeable guide will connect you with nature by showing you the uses and science behind the teachings. Walk away with a new way of thinking, understanding and appreciation of our culture; experience our territory through the lens of our ancestors. 

Duration: 4 hrs

Cost: $75.00 Adults / $70.00 Elders & *Students plus 13% HST

Includes: Water

Available: June – September

Minimum (2) people – based on availability • *Must present valid student card upon arrival • Online processing fees may apply

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The Unceded Journey

Through our Unceded Journey Tour, experience the history of Odawa Mnis (Manitoulin Island) and Wiikwemkoong – Canada’s only officially recognized Unceded Territory. Our guide will take you to four historic sites to view plaques and monuments and recount the history of Manitoulin Island. This educational experience will share the 1836 and 1862 treaties of Manitoulin Island, intrigue you with the local lore and legend of Zhibzhii the underwater spirit, and take you back in time to the now infamous “Manitoulin Incident”.

View Historic Sites and Craft Shop

Duration: 3 hrs

Cost: $75.00 Adults / $70.00 Elders & *Students plus 13% HST

Includes: Water

Available: June – September

Minimum (2) people – based on availability • *Must present valid student card upon arrival • Online processing fees may apply

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Bay of the Beaver Canoe Tour

Paddle the canoe route of our ancestors and experience the history of the Wiikwemkoong fishing islands. This tour departs from Meeshkodewaang (Prairie Point), located on the northern shores of Wiikwemkoong, and leads you to the fishing islands along beautiful Lake Huron. This tour will follow the shoreline of Prairie Point overlooking the Lachloche Mountain range. Your guide will captivate you with local legends and historical facts while you take in the picturesque scenery.

(Cancellations will be made in the event of inclement weather)

Duration: Half Day

Cost: $175.00 Adult / $165.00 Elders & *Students plus 13% HST

Includes: Water, Nutrition Bars & Fruit

Available: June – September

Minimum (2) people – based on availability • *Must present valid student card upon arrival • Online processing fees may apply

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Sunset Canoe Tour

Departing Meeshkodewaang (Prairie Point) you will paddle along the shoreline while enjoying the Georgian Bay scenery at dusk and story time under the night sky. Our guide will share stories and legends of the water spirits, history of the trading routes and ancient battle sites with the Iroquois while learning about traditional aquatic plants and medicines. Complete your tour under the dark sky with ancient teachings of the star-world and the constellations that connect the creation stories and language of the Anishnaabek people.
(Cancellations will be made in the event of inclement weather)

(Cancellation will be made in the event of inclement weather)

Duration: 2.5 hrs

Cost: $125.00 Adult / $115.00 Elders & *Students plus 13% HST

Includes: Water, Nutrition Bars & Hot Tea

Available: June – September

Minimum (2) people – based on availability • *Must present valid student card upon arrival • Online processing fees may apply

Dewegan - Drum & Song

Dewegan – Drum & Song

This intimate experience teaches you about Anishnaabek songs and drum teachings. It includes an exhilarating hand drum performance and an opportunity to participate! Beat the drum and learn the different styles of songs that can be heard throughout Turtle Island (North America).

Duration: 1.5 hrs

Cost: $55 Adults / $50 Elders & Students

Includes: Hand Drums & Sticks, Water

Available: June to September

Point Grondine Park

Wikwemikong Tourism offers guided nature based and cultural tourism experiences for schools and groups at Point Grondine Park. Our programs range from soft adventure to wilderness eco-adventures and educational interpretive tours. Our Cultural experiences can be packaged with overnight stays and programming at the Killarney Mountain Lodge and Canada House. We also offer select dates for Nature and Heritage interpretive programs in partnership with the Killarney Provincial Park. Tours are available June through to October.

Amik Ziibing Guided Hike

This educational tour focuses on the Anishnaabek use of plants, their edibility and medicinal purposes. Our knowledgeable guides have absorbed the ways of our people, they will connect you with nature by showing you the traditional uses, and sciences behind the teachings. Our guides teach the real, proven and definite side of plant based medicine, not the mystical.

Duration: 4 hrs

Available: See Website for Scheduled Times

Includes: Water & Snack

Minimum (6) people, Maximum (10) people, 48 hr advanced booking

www.grondinepark.com

Heartbeat of the Drum

This intimate experience teaches you about Anishinaabek songs and drum teachings. It includes an exhilarating hand drum performance, and an opportunity to participate! Beat the drum and learn the different styles of songs that can be heard throughout Turtle Island (North America).

(Cancellation will be made in the event of inclement weather)

Duration: 2 hrs

Cost: Call for pricing

Available: Group Tours Only

Minimum (6) people, Maximum (10) people, 48 hr advanced booking

www.grondinepark.com

Paddle Into The Wild

This multiday package allows you to take a breather from the everyday and unplug to enjoy the natural beauty of the Killarney region and gain a new perspective of the Indigenous culture through the lens of the Anishnaabek People. Wikwemikong Tourism partners with Killarney Mountain Lodge to bring you a combination of hard adventure and luxury amenities that world travellers will appreciate.

Your dedicated Tour Guide(s) will lead as you explore pristine lands in search of wildlife and retrace the canoe routes of Anishnaabek. Join your Guides as they prepare Indigenous meal prepared with wild game/fish followed by storytelling under the dark night sky where you will learn of Indigenous Astronomy and Constellations. Complete your stay and relax for the night in the Covered Portage at the Killarney Mountain Lodge that boasts comfort, casual to fine dining, and live entertainment. Before turning in for the night, savour an evening on the water with a Georgian Bay Sunset Cruise taking in breathtaking views of Georgian Bay’s rugged terrain and ancient coastlines.

Paddle into the Wild Itinerary

Duration: 2 Nights

Cost: Call for Pricing

Available: *June through September
Sunday – Thursday

Hosts/Partners: Point Grondine Park, Wikwemikong Tourism, Killarney Mountain Lodge

Minimum: 2
Maximum: 4

1 Week Advanced Booking Required

*Subject to availability

www.grondinepark.com

Learn More

Call us today at 1-844-945-8687 or 705-859-3477, or email info@wiikwemkoong.ca for availability and bookings.