While Manitoulin is famous for a laid back lifestyle and rural roots, there is no shortage of things to do during your visit! Travellers can take part in a variety of activities, festivals, and events throughout the year.
If you are interested in the vibrant culture of Manitoulin, there are a number of museums and galleries, as well as traditional pow wows and events that immerse you in the community spirit and history of the Anishnabek people. Nearly every weekend includes a different festival, dance, market or event to attend.
Perhaps you want to get outdoors. If that's the case, Manitoulin is the perfect place to do so! Our diverse ecology and geography provide a natural playground like no other. Hike on one of the many winding trails, take in the picturesque views at a lookout, or spend the day on the lake! There is a reason why the island is so popular with outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
Manitoulin Island is also famous for its sport and leisure opportunities. The many hiking trails also double as a space for mountain biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Horseback riding and wagon rides at ranches across the island is another great way to spend an afternoon. The hundreds of diverse inland lakes make for excellent fishing, attracting boaters, kayakers, and canoers from across the world, as well as ice fishermen in the winter. Many Islanders and visitors enjoy the well-maintained parks and arenas that host games of softball, hockey, soccer, and more. In the winter, snow machining is a popular past time, bringing many visitors to the Manitoulin Snowduster's trail system.