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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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

Off-Roading Adventure

Motor through 30 kms of dirt trails and explore the stunning vistas of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. This outdoor adventure will have you cruising along the Niagara Escarpment hile taking in stunning views of Lake Huron and the La Cloche Mountains. Stops on the way share our knowledgeable 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: September to May

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.

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 Indian Reserve.

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

Sunset Canoe Tour
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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.

(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: 2 hrs

Cost: Call for pricing

Includes: Hand Drums & Sticks, Water

Available: Group Tours Only

Point Grondine Park
Heartbeat of the Drum

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

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

Paddle the Park

Embark on a guided canoe expedition to Wemtagoosh Falls and be treated to the natural beauty of Point Grondine.

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.