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 and home to the people of Three Fires Confederacy: an alliance of the Ojibwa, Odawa and Pottawatomi nations.
Day 1 Great day for a ‘Sunday Drive’ as we head north stopping for a Muskoka themed included lunch. Once on the island we head straight to our hotel. 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. After our included dinner at the hotel, we experience the spirit of a native storyteller. Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre, Little Current, ON (L,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. 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 on Nautical Highway 6 and Travel In Good Spirits aboard the Chi Cheemaun Ferry. Once in Tobermory we’ll board a glass bottom boat ride for closer look at the Flower Pots. Afterwards we make our way home (B)
INCLUDES 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 $880 TRIPLE $850 QUAD $830 SINGLE $1050
RECOMMENDED READS Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
For this tour we are going to offer it as a ‘SMALLER GROUP TOUR’ and planning to have a maximum of 24 travellers on a 56-seat motor coach (leaving an equal number of empty seats.)