Manitoulin Island Great Spirit Circle Tour

Teepee Glamping, Canoeing & Culture
4 days | Ontario
Discover rich and diverse Indigenous history that has you experiencing an overnight 'teepee camp' and a canoe heritage tour on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. This fly / drive trip combines the cosmopolitan city of Toronto with the Great Spirit Circle Trail.

Start Price

$877 per person*

Duration

4 days

Region

Ontario

Activity Level

Moderate

Availability

Year round

Trip Highlights

Canoe Heritage Tour
Authentic Teepee Camping Adventure
Voice of the Drum
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation

Region: Ontario

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Itinerary

Day 1

Flight To: Sudbury Airport
Car Rental
Check in: Authentic Teepee Glamping Adventure

For a real glamping adventure on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, these authentic teepee rentals will do just the trick and come fully-outfitted and equipped with everything glampers will need to relax in style after a day of fun. Each teepee can sleep up to four guests and comes with either twin beds or king-size beds, per glampers’ request. The beds come complete with plush duvets and 500-thread count sheet sets, as well as Obusforme® pillows. 

The teepees are furnished with apple strip wood flooring, buffalo hides, furs, and lounge chairs. The property is located central to a wide range of activities, including horseback riding and canoeing, and glampers will have a new love for the outdoors after a vacation here. 

In general, this glamping property offers nature-based and cultural tourism from an Aboriginal perspective on natural beauty, and the offerings range from soft adventure to wilderness eco-adventures and educational interpretive tours. All tours are hosted by native Aboriginal people—the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi—in order to give glampers the most authentic experience possible. 

Website: SpiritIslandAdventures.com/Teepees

Day 2

Activity: Canoe Heritage Tour

Paddle your way through the heart of Manitoulin Island. Throughout your chosen tour, your guide will be stopping for rest breaks while sharing local legends, island history, and survival techniques at different points of interest. For emergency purposes, your guide will be equipped with bottled water for each paddler, First Aid supplies, raincoats, and radio/cell phones. Each adventure will also include bannock and tea. 

Website: CircleTrail.com

Day 3

Activity: Voice of the Drum

Listen, learn and feel the heartbeat of Mother Earth through the “Voice of the Drum”. 

​This tour can provide an introduction to native song and drum, an exhilarating hand drum performance (by a professional singer or group, or the full “Voice of the Drum” experience where visitors learn to make their own personal hand drum to take home!

Website: CircleTrail.com
Check-In: Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre

The Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre is a new and unique property located on the North Channel of Lake Huron on beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. The hotel design was inspired by the beauty and history of the First Nations people of the Manitoulin Island region, visitors can find cultural significance throughout the entire property. 

Website: ManitoulinHotel.com

Day 4

Activity: Ojibwe Cultural Foundation

The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation was 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. We dedicate ourselves to nurturing the expression of Anishinaabe culture in all forms, so our art, language, stories, songs, and teachings flourish now and remain strong for future generations 

Website: OjibweCulture.ca

Day 5

Flight To: Lester B. Pearson International Airport

What's Included

This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:

  • Spirit Island Adventures, Great Spirit Circle Trail & Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre and the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation: owned and operated by the Anishinaabe People of the Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island).

Package includes:

  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation
  • 1 night teepee camping
  • Canoe heritage tour
  • Drum making class
  • Ojibwe Cultural Foundation visit
  • Return airfare between Toronto and Sudbury
  • 4 days self drive car rental
  • Comprehensive documentation package including driving directions and stops along the way

* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.

** Flight option not included in package price. Transportation may vary to customer request and availability.

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