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MESSAGE FROM OGIMAA DUKE PELTIER WIIKWEMIKONG UNCEDED TERRITORY

The Anishinaabek people of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory have lived on Manitoulin Island since time immemorial. The village of Wiikwemkoong is on the eastern portion of the island and along the beautiful and pristine shores of Georgian Bay. Our vibrant community expresses its Anishinaabek culture through several events that draws visitors from all over the world. Some of those events include the annual cultural festival, fall fair, ice fishing derby, traditional pow-wow, and aboriginal theatre in the ruins of a historic Church.

I invite you all to visit Wiikwemkoong and, also, our beautiful Point Grondine Park which is situated near Killarney, Ontario. Enjoy the wilderness through one of our many private and community operated tourism services. Our land base provides plenty of opportunities for a both a wilderness experience and to enjoy the culture of our people.

Point Grondine Park is operated as a recreational park and has over 7000 hectares of scenic natural wilderness landscape, old growth pine forest, stunning river vistas and eight interior lakes explore. The picturesque water trails flowing along the coast of Georgian Bay invite you to many canoe routes, hiking trails and backcountry campsites located throughout the interior of the Park. Hike, canoe or sea kayak along the traditional routes of the Anishinaabek people and be ready to be captivated by this historic and majestic place.

We are conveniently accessible by road and by boat. Our Tourism Information Center is centrally located and provides travellers with in-depth information pertaining to Manitoulin Island. Take part in our guided historic experiences or stop in our gift center for authentic locally hand-made crafts.

We look forward to having you as our guests!

OGIMMA DUKE PELTIER

Partners

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve is one of the ten largest First Nation communities in Canada and is situated on the eastern end of Manitoulin Island and pristine shores of Georgian Bay.

Georgian Bay Coast Trail is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing a rugged, 200 kilometer hiking trail alongside the east coast of Georgian Bay from Bayfield Inlet to Point Grondine as part of a shared vision of sustainable ecotourism.

The Wikwemikong Development Commission (WDC) is a non-profit organization, and is the economic development branch of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve.

Wikwemikong Tourism’s mission is to build a foundation for sustainable tourism development through the creation of quality market ready products and services. Its parent organization the Wikwemikong Development Commission serves as the economic development branch of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve.

The Department of Lands and Natural Resources facilitate the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to lands stewardship by working towards a balanced approach between individual and collective community interests.

Amazing Places help connect us with nature. They are must-visit destinations where we can experience the exceptional beauty of eastern Georgian Bay and learn about our unique environment and cultural history. They tell a story about ecology and cultures of our region, helping us to live more sustainable in this landscape.

 

    

 

 

 

 

Latest news

29 Jun

Nation to Nation Treaty Relationships in Era of Reconciliation at Killarney Provincial Park

Please join Josh Manitowabi in the Killarney Provincial Park Amphitheater for an evening presentation: Nation to Nation Treaty Relationships in an Era of Reconciliation.

*This event is free with park admission.

In this presentation Josh will give an overview of his current graduate research, as he further develops his own perspectives about fostering Anishinabe cultural resurgence through the revitalization of Anishinabe oral histories. Josh shares the story of his own journey as an Anishinaabe child, growing up in Wikwemikong territory, developing cultural pride and identity through the study of Indigenous colonial-era history. Josh will provide an introduction on two Wampum Belts, which are significant to the foundational relationship of treaties between the Anishinabek and the British Crown as well as elaborate on how the 1836 Bond Head Treaty, 1850 Robinson Huron Treaty, and the 1862 McDougall Treaty came into existence.

Visit our Facebook Event Page for more information.

 

29 Jun

PARK IS OPEN - On Going Maintenance

 

 

 

Point Grondine Park have been experiencing high winds/storms and there is blow downs (trees uprooted) on the trails and campsites. Our crews have been diligently clearing the trails and campsites. They may have not reached all accessible areas but continue with efforts ; please be cautious of your surroundings when in the park.

09 May

Park Launching New Packages for 2017

 

 

Point Grondine Park will be featuring new products for the 2017 season. An Authentic Indigenous Campsite, Drum and Song Experience, Making Footprints Guided Hike, and a Species of Point Grondine Park Guided Hike with the Wikwemikong's Lands and Natural Resources Department. More information on those experiences are located in the Experiences - Culture Section. The Park also provides Seasonal and Annual Day Use Passes in the reservation section.

 

 

26 Apr

New Park Partners

 

 

 

                                                                     

 

Point Grondine Park is an Amazing Place. Meet our new partner here. We are 1 of 17 Amazing Places listed within the Georgian Bay area. From the Amazing Places website, "An amazing place can be different things to different people: mystical, magical, grandiose, bizarre, unique, breath-taking and awe-inspiring, or even a combination of all of these things. It certainly can tell a story." Stay up to date here on future partner programming, you can also visit the Amazing Places - Point Grondine Park webpage here.

 

 

 

05 Apr

New Water Crossing - Canoes

 

 

 

The park is introducing a temporary water crossing for the 2017 season. We are currently seeking a stable, safe, and attractive option for 2017-18. In the interim we have deployed canoes at the water crossing. Please use one canoe and paddle, and properly secure your canoe on the landings.