Surrounded by Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, MANITOULIN ISLAND deserves its prized designation as the World's Largest Freshwater Island.

Home to 108 lakes, including Lake Manitou (the world's largest lake within a freshwater island), water abounds on Manitoulin. Of course this means it is the perfect location for water-based activities, especially fishing for salmon and trout! Bordered on the north by the infamous North Channel, sailors travel from around the world to explore the majestic bays and inlets of this world-renowned sailing paradise.

Steeped in a rich Indigenous culture, Manitoulin showcases several powwows throughout the summer and early fall. Artists thrive on Manitoulin’s rugged beauty and pastoral places and many have come to call it home and now offer their creations at studios and galleries in the island’s quaint shops and villages.

Those looking for a more active vacation will find walking and hiking trails leading to such famous locations as Bridal Veil Falls and the Cup & Saucer Bluff, both a product of the Niagara Escarpment and its rugged rock formations. Providence Bay and its white sandy beach offer the perfect place to kick back and relax.

Manitoulin Island is linked year round to the mainland north of the island by a swing bridge in the village of Little Current. From the south, board the MS Chi Cheemaun passenger and vehicle ferry in Tobermory to arrive in South Baymouth.