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Wikwemikong Tourism

Tour Packages

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.

Wikwemikong Tourism
School Tours

School / Group Tours

We invite you to take part in a school group tour to embark on an educational experience with Wikwemikong Tourism. We offer customizable itineraries for school groups plus their chaperones 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.

Making Footprints
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Bebamikawe “Making Footprints”

Embark on an interpretive hike through the Bebamikawe Memorial Trail leading to stunning views along the Niagara Escarpment. 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. While taking part on this tour, you will experience:

  • First Class Trail system with scenic hiking routes, complete with educational signage;
  • Replicas of lodges and hunting shelters depicting how our woodland ancestors used to  live;
  • How Anishnaabek people harvest plants for edibility and medicinal purposes;

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

Available: June – September

Includes: Water

Minimum (2) people, 24 hr advanced booking

Unceded Journey
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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 Indian Reserve.

Our guide will take you to four historic sites to view plaques and monuments that tell 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”.

Duration: 3 hrs

Available: June – September

Includes: Water

Minimum (2) people, 24 hr advanced booking

Bay of the Beaver Canoe Tour
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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, leading you to the fishing islands along beautiful Lake Huron. This tour will follow the shoreline of Prairie Point through the sheltered Wiikwemkoong fishing islands overlooking the Lachloche Mountain range.

Your guide will captivate you with local legends and historical facts while you take in the picturesque scenery. Explore our historic islands and learn about the diverse plants that we harvest for usefulness, edibility, and medicinal purposes.

This adventure will follow the canoe route of our ancestors to the 17th century Iroquois battle site at Skulls Point and end at Meeshkodewaang (Prairie Point).

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

Duration: Half Day

Available: June – September

Includes: Water, Fruit & Nutrition Bars

Minimum (2) people, 24 hr advanced booking

Sunset Canoe Tour
Sunset Canoe Tour

Departing Meeshkodewaang (Prairie Point) you will paddle along the shoreline while enjoying the scenery at dusk. While on the water our guide will share information about the local plant and water life, ecology, and stories about the area.

Your experience includes a tobacco teaching and an opportunity to practice what you learn with a tobacco offering. Complete your route in time to witness the beauty of the setting sun – epangishmook. Upon your return to the mainland enjoy time around the open fire with an assortment of teas, and more sharing and storytelling.

The Sunset Canoe Tour honours our waterways, plant life, medicines, and all of creation.

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

Duration: 2.5 hrs

Available: June – September

Includes: Water, Nutrition Bars & Hot Tea

Minimum (2) people, 24 hr advanced booking

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: 2 hrs

Available: June – September

Minimum (2) people, 24 hr advanced booking

The Seven Grandfathers - Painting Experience
The Seven Grandfathers – Painting Experience

Immerse yourself in a cultural activity guided by the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Listen to one of our oldest teachings and the lessons within as you create your very own piece of art. Expect to be surrounded by the beauty and sounds of nature in a sheltered outdoor environment.

Duration: 2 hrs

Available: June – September

Includes: Arts Supplies

Minimum (2) people, 24 hr advanced booking

Point Grondine Park
Dewegan - Drug & Song in Point Grondine
Dewegan – Drum & Song in Point Grondine

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).

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

Duration: 2 hrs

Available: See Website for Scheduled Times

Includes: Water, Nutrition Bars & Hot Tea

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

www.grondinepark.com

Making Footprints in Point Grondine Park
Making Footprints in Point Grondine

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

Learn More

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