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Authentic Indigenous Experiences

Cultural Tour Packages


Our Story. Through Our Lens.
Wikwemikong Tourism offers an array of Authentic Indigenous Experiences that reflect the cultural lifestyles and traditions of the Anishinaabek people of the Three Fires Confederacy - Ojibwe, Odawa & Pottawatomi. As Manitoulin Island's largest First Nation community and Canada's only officially recognized Unceded Indian Reserve, we welcome you to indulge in 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 vast lands and waters of Wikwemikong. 

Daily Experiences run from June to September, call our tourist specialists to book your next cultural
adventure.


Bebamikwe 

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 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.

Our knowledgeable guide will connect you with nature by showing you the traditional uses and sciences. 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 Adults / $45.00 Elders/Students

Available: June through September

Includes: Water

Minimum (2) - 24 hr advanced booking

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unceded journey     Unceded Journey

Through our Unceded Journey, experience the history of Odawa Mnis (Manitoulin Island). Canada's only officially recognized Unceded Territory. 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 hrsUnceded Journey

Cost: $35.00 Adults / $30.00 Elders/Students

View Historic Sites, Craft Shop and Art Gallery

Available: June through September

Includes: Water



canoe tour Bay of the Beaver

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 Indigenous 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).

 

Duration: Half Day

Cost: $85.00 Adult / $75.00 Elders/Students

View Historic Sites, Craft Shop and Art Gallery

Available: June Through September

Includes: Water, Fruit & Nutrition Bars

(Advanced 24 hour booking required and cancellations will be made in the event of inclement weather)

 


Dewegan 

This intimate experience teaches you about Anishnaabek songs and drum teachings. The experience also includes an exhilarating hand drum performance. Learn about the different styles of songs and drum teachings that can be heard throughout Turtle Island (North America).

Drum and Dance

Duration: 3 hrs

Cost: $45.00 Adult / $40.00 Elders/Studernt

Available: June through September

Minimum (2) - 24 hr advanced booking

 

 

 

 


 Seven Grandfathers

Seven GrandfathersImmerse 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. Complete this experience with a tour of the James Simon Mishibinijima Art Gallery.

Duration: 3 hrs

Cost: $50.00 Adult / $45.00 Elders/Students

Includes: Art Supplies

Available: June through September

Minimum (2) - 24 hr advanced booking