Authentic Indigenous Experiences

Our Story Through Our Lens

We offer nature-based and cultural tourism from an Indigenous perspective on Manitoulin island and Killarney, Ontario, Canada. Experiences range from soft adventure to wilderness eco-adventures, reconciliation and educational interpretive tours. Our daily cultural experiences are perfect for individuals and families looking to engage their senses and gain a better appreciation for the local indigenous culture. Tours available from May through November.

School Group Tours

We invite you to take part in our school and special interest group tours to embark on an educational experience with Wikwemikong Tourism. We offer customizable itineraries for schools with options between single 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.

Wikwemikong Tourism itineraries provide students educational and engagement opportunities to learn about Anishnaabek culture, history, and lifestyle in the Manitoulin Island and Killarney region. 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 local knowledge keepers. Our land-based learning programs provide opportunities for students to engage in hands-on seasonal cultural activities while learning about the importance of environmental stewardship.

All educational experiences are facilitated and designed by Indigenous academics and knowledge keepers with the goal of providing a balanced perspective while ensuring the best possible learning experience

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School Group Tours

Single Day Land Based Learning

Choose from our interactive cultural and land-based experiences that give students a greater awareness and understanding of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America).

Multi Day Land Based Learning

Choose from our interactive cultural land-based experiences presented by local knowledge keepers.

Learn the history of Residential Schools, visit Northern Ontario’s oldest catholic church and the first Residential School in the Great Lakes. Multi-day programs allow you to explore Manitoulin’s finest attractions, scenery, and landmarks.

Motor Coach Tours

Our single and multi-day itineraries are ideal for groups looking to experience the rich Indigenous culture of Manitoulin Island and the natural beauty of Killarney and Georgian Bay.

On Manitoulin Island combine cultural experiences with stops at popular attractions such as the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Cup and Saucer, Bridal Veil Falls, Holy Cross Mission Ruins and James Simon Mishibinijima Art Gallery. Premier events throughout the season allow visitors to engage in the local culture through a variety of concerts, festivals, and pow-wows. In the Killarney region, the Point Grondine Park and Killarney Provincial Park offer opportunities for soft wilderness adventure in one of most scenic landscapes in Northern Ontario.

Complete your Manitoulin Island-Killarney experience with stays at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Center and the Killarney Mountain Lodge & Canada House Conference Center.

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Single Day Manitoulin Island Tours

With so much beautiful scenery and Anishnaabek cultural offerings available on Manitoulin Island, it’s tough to squeeze it all into a single day visit.

Click here for a single-day sample itinerary.

However, our custom itinerary group tours will provide you with the perfect blend of sightseeing and cultural experiences that will allow you to engage in both while also creating everlasting memories.

Awarded the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2006, our community of Wikwemikong is boasting in rich Aniishnaabek cultural experiences. Travel to our community and take part in the Unceded Journey tour, and learn about the true story of the treaties that shaped the territories of Manitoulin Island and also the great nation of Canada as we know it today. The community of Mchigeeng also has much to offer, and the option to mix in a stop at the Ojibway Cultural Foundation on your way to take in the breathtaking views of Bridal Veil Falls provides the perfect blend of cultural teachings and sightseeing, which are sure to leave you wishing you were here on an extended stay.

Multi-day Manitoulin Island- Killarney Tours

Staying with us for more than a single day will allow you to truly understand what it means to be on “island time”.

Click here to view a sample itinerary for Multi-day Manitoulin-Killarney Tour.

Take a step towards truth and reconciliation by experiencing the shocking truths and history of Wikwemikong through our interactive tours. Kick off your evening with a taste of traditional indigenous cuisine, and unwind with a sunset stroll along the peaceful boardwalk of the north channel. Arise the next morning with excitement as you prepare for a day of cultural teachings at the Ojibway Cultural Foundation, and then proceed to visit the community of Kagawong where Bridal Veil Falls flows through the heart of town and a variety of shops welcome your company. On day 3 we embark on a North Channel cruise to Killarney, where the beautiful Killarney Mountain Lodge will play host to a variety of activities, and then stop at Point Grondine Park to learn about the traditional lands and developing backwoods park.

With so much to do, there are many interchangeable options for your multi-day “Mnidoo Mnising” experience. The Dewegan Drum and Dance is a beautiful way to interact and celebrate indigenous culture, and the Cup & Saucer or Bebamikawe Memorial Trails present beautiful ways to take in the nature of Manitoulin while getting in some exercise.

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Point Grondine Park Tours

Wikwemikong Tourism offers guided nature based and cultural tourism experiences for individuals, schools and groups at Point Grondine Park. Our programs range from soft adventure to wilderness eco-adventures and educational interpretive tours. Our Cultural experiences can be packaged with overnight stays and programming at the Killarney Mountain Lodge and Canada House. We also offer select dates for Nature and Heritage interpretive programs in partnership with the Killarney Provincial Park. Tours are available June through to October.

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