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 unique trip combines the cosmopolitan city of Toronto with the Great Spirit Circle Trail.
$877 per person*
Manitoulin Island Great Spirit Circle Tour Itinerary
Experience a real glamping adventure on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Spirit Island Adventures supplies traditional Indigenous teepees that offer the outdoor experience of Manitoulin Island camping, with the comfort and warmth of a luxury cabin. Teepees come with either king-sized beds or twin beds and can sleep up to 4 guests. Each bed is decked out with plush duvets, and luxury sheets and pillows. To top off your luxury teepee experience, these glamping beauties are furnished with buffalo hides, furs, comfortable lounge chairs, and wood flooring!
Spirit Island Adventures also offers an incredible array of activities on the property from horseback riding, to canoeing, hiking, and more! Experience an eco-adventure like no other with educational interpretive tours hosted by Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi guides.Website: SpiritIslandAdventures.com/Teepees
Listen to traditional Indigenous stories, legends, and history from your local guide while relaxing and paddling your way around the gorgeous Manitoulin Island. Sip hot tea, and try authentic bannock (Indigenous flatbread) while learning the culture and survival techniques of the local peoples and how they live in harmony with nature.Website: CircleTrail.com
Experience an introduction to the Indigenous hand-drumming and professional singing with the “Voice of the Drum” tour with Great Spirit Circle Trail. This powerful tour will inspire and enchant you as you feel the deep connection between the Indigenous peoples and Mother Earth. For the full experience, you will even learn to make your own hand-drum to take home.Website: CircleTrail.com
Stay in a comfortable and modern hotel on the North Channel of Lake Huron that celebrates the beauty and history of the First Nations people in the Manitoulin area. This unique hotel offers guests casual fine dining, gorgeous views, and cultural Indigenous experiences.Website: ManitoulinHotel.com
Enjoy the culture, art, and history of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation. Learn about cultural practices, spiritual knowledge, and the legacy of the residential school systems through art, language, songs, and stories. The foundation offers changing exhibits and shows to keep visitors entertained and informed.Website: OjibweCulture.ca
Authentic Indigenous Experiences
Authentic indigenous experiences are delivered by indigenous tourism businesses located from across Canada and many are members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
Indigenous Tourism can be defined as all tourism businesses majority owned, operated and/or controlled by First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Peoples that can demonstrate a connection and responsibility to the local indigenous community and traditional territory where the operation resides.x
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).
- 2 nights deluxe accommodation
- 1 night teepee camping
- Indigenous Heritage Canoe Tour
- Traditional 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.
Manitoulin Island Great Spirit Circle Tour Image Gallery
Authentic Teepee Camping Adventure on Manitoulin Island
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Manitoulin Island
Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre
Canoe Heritage Tour, Lake Huron
Voice of the Drum Workshop
Traditional Indigenous Dance