Welcome

to Ontario's Island Retreat, the world's LARGEST island.

Getting Here...

By Bridge

You’ll be crossing an Ontario Heritage site – one of the only swing bridges in Canada.

From Toronto, take Highway 400 North to Sudbury, then Highway 17 West to Espanola. From there, head along Highway 6 South until you reach our iconic swing bridge.

You’re now on island time!

Getting Here...

By ferry

The Chi-Cheemaun is a full service passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle ferry travelling between the ports of Tobermory and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. Take a break from the drive and enjoy the fantastic views (and some good food!) as the  “Big Canoe” delivers you to paradise in style.

This service operates from the first Friday in May until the Sunday after Thanksgiving in October.

Tickets available from Owen Sound Transportation.

Events

From powwows to cardboard boat races, we have you covered!

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SO MUCH TO DO

Hiking trails in all communities. Northern Ontario’s largest salmon fishing derby. Three golf courses. Community museums (each unique), powwows, fall fairs, art galleries, auction sales and all of this within the context of two complementary communities. Manitoulin is a happening place.

Hiking Trails

From easy to moderate, Manitoulin has a trail for everyone!

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BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL

Forty years ago, there was one signature hiking trail on Manitoulin Island: The Cup and Saucer. Now, virtually every community boasts its own unique and scenic hiking trail. These trails range in difficulty from easy to moderate and each trail is allied to the culture and scenery typical of the host community.

BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL

Forty years ago, there was one signature hiking trail on Manitoulin Island: The Cup and Saucer. Now, virtually every community boasts its own unique and scenic hiking trail. These trails range in difficulty from easy to moderate and each trail is allied to the culture and scenery typical of the host community.

Hiking Trails

From easy to moderate, Manitoulin has a trail for everyone!

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Island Stories

Explore Manitoulin's past, present and future

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