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Manitoulin Island

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Manitoulin Island

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Manitoulin Island is large island in northern Lake Huron in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is the largest fresh water island in the world.

Get in

There are two ways to get to Manitoulin Island: by car, or by boat. The swing bridge at Little Current, at the northeastern tip of the island, connects Manitoulin to Ontario's highway network. From there, it is a little less than 2 hours by car to Sudbury and almost six hours by car to Toronto.

From mid-May to mid-October, a ferry called the MS Chi-Cheemaun [3] travels from Tobermory to the village of South Baymouth, at the southeastern tip of the island.

Get around

There are lots of cyclists on the Island but there are no trail systems (Trans Canada Trail). Please ensure that safety procedures are taken as you will have to share the road with cars. There are extensive back roads that are quieter and less traveled than the main highway roads.


  • The second-largest freshwater beach in Ontario at Providence Bay
  • Hiking on the Cup and Saucer Trail and the oddly-named Mounted Animal Trail
  • Haweater Weekend (first weekend in August)


Bridal Veil Falls - Kagawong (Waterfall at the top of the hill in Kagawong with pathways leading down the Kagawong river ending at Mudge Bay)



  • Manitoulin Coffee Company, 156 Main Street (Kagawong), 705-282-8705, [1]. 10-5. Manitoulin Coffee Company is a small coffee bean roaster nestled in the Village of Kagawong on beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario. There the smells of fresh roasted coffee beans and the natural beauty of the sounding area attract many to our little bay. Word has quickly spread and our business has become wildly successful. The hands-on, homemade, small town spirit is the foundation on which our coffee shop thrives. (45°54'5.7599,-82°15'39)


  • Manitoulin Chocolate Works (Manitoulin Chocolate Works), 160 Main Street (Kagawong), 705-282-0961, [2]. 10-5. The business was born from the inspiration of two sisters with the creative entrepreneurial spirit. The store you see above is located in downtown Kagawong on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. It is the only one of it's kind and the chocolates created there are naturally just as special. (45°54'5.7599,-82°15'39.6)


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