Package Feature: Manitoulin Island Great Spirit Circle Tour
Great Spirit Circle Trail
Take a trip to the world’s largest fresh water lake island and learn more about the fascinating history and living culture of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi people. This package is available year-round and includes two nights’ deluxe accommodation, one night’s teepee camping, a canoe heritage tour, drum making workshop, visit to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, return airfare between Toronto and Sudbury and four day’s car rental.
Fly into Sudbury to collect your rental car and let your adventure begin on the largest freshwater lake island in the world. Discover your home for two nights in a cosy teepee nestled under the jack-pines and spruce trees within traditional M’Chigeeng First Nation territory, where you can camp in total comfort. With 500-thread count sheets, twin or king-size beds, plush duvets and Obusforme® pillows, camping is transformed into glamping in Spirit Island Adventures’ authentic teepees.
Paddle out with your Anishnawbek hosts and discover the long, storied history of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi people, their rich culture, and abundant lands on a Great Spirit Circle Trail canoe tour. Hear local legends and island history and learn traditional survival techniques from your knowledgeable guide. Take a break and enjoy a traditional snack of bannock and tea by the water.
Head deeper into cultural discovery and engage your senses with a Voice of the Drum experience where you’ll see and hear an exhilarating hand drum performance by a professional singer or group. Join a workshop and learn to make your very own hand drum to take home, the perfect souvenir to a memorable day.
Swap comfort under canvas for luxury indoors at the Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre on Lake Huron’s north channel. Rooms reflect the natural beauty of the area with highlights of wood, stone and traditional Indigenous art. Complete your discovery of this special place with a visit to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, a learning centre created to preserve and revitalize the language, culture, arts, spirituality, and traditions of the Anishinaabe People of the Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island) and surrounding areas, before heading back to the airport for your flight to Toronto taking home stories, treasured memories and the echo of the hand drum in your heart.
Find out more about this exciting fly/drive exploration of Manitoulin Island here: Manitoulin Island Great Spirit Circle Tour Package. Travel packages start from $877 per person based on a double occupancy and do not include taxes.