Manitoulin Tourism Association
Nestled in the heart of Rainbow Country, Manitoulin Island is a hidden gem located in the northern part of lake Huron. Its vast coastlines and crystal clear waters intrigue adventurers from all over the world who come to experience its rugged beauty. The largest freshwater island in the world, it has an area of 2 766 square kilometres, which accommodates a diverse, untouched landscape. There are three ways to get on the Island; the conventional driving route along highway 6 that leads to the world famous swing bridge, the MS Chi-Cheemaun (Ojibwe for “big Canoe”) which makes many daily trips between Tobermory and South Baymouth from May to October, and by one of the two airports (located in Gore Bay, and between Little Current and Manitowaning). In the summer and fall months Manitoulin’s population of 12000 grows exponentially because of the excellent fishing spots, cycling, hiking trails, and bar-none some of the world’s greatest hunting. For those who love adventure, communities also host many different festivals during the summer and offer fantastic cultural experiences such as Native Powwows.