Manitoulin Island: The Storied Land
Sunday September 13-15, 2020
Discover the stories of Manitoulin Island as told by the Anishinabek people who are eager to share “Our Story. Through Our Lens.” Experience Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. THE LARGEST ANISHINABEK COMMUNITY ON MANITOULIN ISLAND. Wiikwemkoong is home to the people of Three Fires Confederacy: an alliance of the Ojibwa, Odawa and Pottawatomi nations.
Day 1 We make our way north to Tobermory and Travel In Good Spirits aboard the Chi Cheemaun Ferry to Manitoulin Island. Our first stop at Ten Mile Point Trading Post affords more than local artisans works, the view of Lake Huron is stunning. The Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre offers contemporary design combined with natural elements of wood and stone, and décor reflecting the First Nations traditions. Our waterfront property has beautiful walking trails to the downtown area of Little Current or a view the Historic Manitoulin Swing Bridge. Experience authentic Aboriginal traditions and culture! After our included dinner at the hotel, we experience the spirit of a native storyteller. Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Ctr., Little Current, ON (D)
Day 2 This morning local guide joins us to bring the story of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory to life with several stops. Meet renowned artist James Simon MISHIBINIJIMA who paints in the Woodland art style, a genre of painting among First Nations and Native American artists from the Great Lakes area. The story continues to unfold as we enjoy an Anishinabek inspired lunch at an authentic Indigenous theatre as presented by De-ba-jeh-mu-jig theatre group. This afternoon, is fun filled with many stops including: a lighthouse, candy shop and Bridal Veil Falls. Return to our hotel for a free evening to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. (B,L)
Day 3 We begin our journey home and make a stop at the gorgeous Killarney Mountain Lodge for a tasty Georgian Bay Regional Fish lunch. Afterward we make our way home (B,L)
INCLUSIONS Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, 2 Nights’ Accommodations, 2 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), 1 Dinner (D), Sightseeing as Described, Services of Tour Director and All Taxes
COST PER PERSON Twin $779 Triple $749 Quad $719 Single $950