Cultural Experience Packages
Wikwemikong Tourism offers tours hosted by Anishnaabek people who have carefully planned itineraries that reflect the lifestyles of the Anishnaabek of the Three Fires Confederacy- the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi peoples. As Manitoulin's largest First Nation community and Canada's only officially recognized Unceded Indian Reserve, Wikwemikong is rich in culture and history. With over 42000 hectares of land to explore including over 41 Islands surrounding our Peninsula we welcome you to take part in our nature based and cultural tourism experiences. Our guides will share the history and legends of our people, retrace canoe routes of our ancestors and captivate you with some of the most breathtaking scenery that Manitoulin Island has to offer.
Daily Experiences run from June to September, call our tourist specialists to book your next cultural adventure.
Bebamikawe "Making Footprints"
Embark on an interpretive hike through the Bebamikawe Memorial Trail that leads 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 three scenic hiking routes, complete with educational signage
• Replicas of lodges and hunting shelters depicting how our woodland ancestors used to live
• Learn how Anishnaabek people use plants for utility, edibility and medicinal purposes.
• Learn and experience knowledge of fire making, cooking, and building a shelter based on the plant that is being taught
Our knowledgeable guide "Joseph" has devoted his life to learning the ways of his people, and through his wealth of inherited knowledge, will connect you with nature by showing you the traditional uses and sciences behind the teachings. This experience will allow you to walk away with a new way of thinking, understanding and appreciation of our culture; experience this place through the lens of our ancestors.
Duration: 4 hrs
Cost: $50.00 per person
Available: June thorugh September
Minimum of 2 people required
The Unceded Journey
Experience the history of Mnidoo Mnis (Manitouin Island) through the Unceded Journey. Our "step-on" 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". Complete your day with a stop at the Gallery of world renowned artist James Simon-Mishibinijima.
Duration: 3 hrs
Cost: $30.00 per person
Available: June through September
Bay of the Beaver Canoe Tour
Paddle the canoe route of our Ancestors and experience the history of the Wikwemikong Fishing Islands. This canoe tour departs from Meeshkodewaang (Prairie Point) located at the northern shores of Wikwemikong that lead you to the fishing islands along beautiful Lake Huron.
This tour will follow the shoreline of Prairie Point through the sheltered fishing Islands overlooking the Lachloche Mountain range. Your Aboriginal 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 use for utility, 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). (Advance 24hour booking required and cancellations will be made in the event of inclement weather)
Duration: Half Day
Cost: $85.00 per person
Available: June through September
Includes: Water, Nutrition Bars & Fruit
Minimum: 2 persons
(Advanced 24 hour booking required and cancelations will be made in the event of inclement weather)
For More Information call 705-859-3477 or toll free at 1-844-945-8687