South West of Killarney, in Wikwemikong is the ancestral home of the Odawa on what is known as Odawa Mnis or “Manitoulin Island”. In 1968, an amalgamation took place between the Manitoulin Island Indian Reserve, South Bay West Band, and Point Grondine Band to form what is now the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. Point Grondine was used seasonally for harvesting berries, wild rice, and game but also had a permanent settlement along the Beaverstone River. Logging camps at Collins Inlet were a primary source of employment for families living in the Beaverstone village. Upon closing of the mills in the early 1900’s, families had vacated the territory and moved to Wikwemikong and other neighboring communities. Wikwemikong citizens still utilize the land to harvest berries, rice, fish and wild game. As you begin your trek through the coast trail you will travel the traditional routes of the Odawa and Amikwa Nations of Manitoulin and the French River. The abundance of fish species, game, berries and wild rice attracted our people to the Point Grondine and Collins Inlet area. Located at the eastern entrance of Collins Inlet, the Beaverstone Bay is sheltered with wild rice beds, cranberries and was the major east-west canoe travel route, in ancient times as well as during the fur-trade era. The Mahzenahzing, Beaverstone and Chikanishing rivers allowed passage into the interior lakes and wetlands where beaver and moose were plentiful. It is believed that Samuel De Champlain met with a large band of Odawa what he described as “Cheveux-Releves” or “high hairs” at the southern shores of Point Grondine in 1615.


Authentic Indigenous Experiences




Wikwemikong Tourism offers guided nature based and cultural tourism experiences for schools and groups on Manitoulin Island and Killarney Region. Programs range from soft adventure to wilderness eco-adventures and educational interpretive tours. Our Cultural experiences can be packaged with North Channel Cruises from Manitoulin Island to Killarney with overnight stays and programming at the Killarney Mountain Lodge and Canada House Conference Center. We also offer select dates for Nature heritage education programs in partnership with the Killarney Provincial Park. Tours are available June through to October.




School Group Tours


We invite you to takepart in our school group tours to embark on an educational experience with Wikwemikong Tourism. We offer customizable itineraries for school groups with options between one and multi-day programs to accommodate your time frame and financial capacities. All group tours include a dedicated step-on guide who acts as your host and contact for the duration of your stay. Programs can be packaged with overnight stays at the Killarney Mountain Lodge and Canada House Conference Center and Nature heritage education programming with the Killarney Provincial Park.  

Our itineraries provide students educational and engagement opportunities to learn about Anishinaabek culture, history, and lifestyles. More importantly, as we move forward in this time of reconciliation, our programs allow students to learn about the impacts of residential schools, treaty relationships and Anishinaabek culture directly from Indigenous knowledge keepers. Our educational experiences are facilitated and designed by Indigenous academics and knowledge keepers that provide a balanced perspective while ensuring the best possible learning experience.



Motor Coach Tours


Our motor coach tours are perfect for visitors wishing to immerse in Indigenous culture while visiting many attractions in the Killarney region including: overnight stays combined with Killarney Mountain Lodge and Canada House Conference Center, Nature heritage education programming with Killarney Provincial Park and tours of Georgian Bay. The Park offers guided hikes on the Amik Ziibing Interpretive trail and Indigenous Drum and Song presentations.  Ask about our Manitoulin Island-Killarney itineraries that connect via scenic North Channel cruise. All motor coach tours include a dedicated step-on guide who acts as your host and contact for the duration of your stay.  



Amik Ziibing Guided Hike


This educational tour focuses on the Anishnaabek use of plants, their edibility and medicinal purposes. Our knowledgeable guides have absorbed the ways of our people, they will connect you with nature by showing you the traditional uses, and sciences behind the teachings. Our guides teach the real, proven and definite side of plant based medicine, not the mystical.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: Call for Pricing

Available: Group Tours Only

Minimum (6) - Based on Availability


Heartbeat of the Drum



This intimate experience teaches you about Anishnaabek songs and drum teachings. It includes an exhilarating hand drum performance, and an opportunity to participate! Beat the drum and learn the different styles of songs that can be heard throughout Turtle Island (North America).

 Duration: 2 hours

Cost: Call for Pricing

Available: Group Tours Only

Minimum (6) - Based on Availability


Paddle Into The Wild

This multiday package allows you to take a breather from the everyday and unplug to enjoy the natural beauty of the Killarney region and gain a new perspective of the Indigenous culture through the lens of the Anishnaabek People. Wikwemikong Tourism partners with Killarney Mountain Lodge to bring you a combination of hard adventure and luxury amenities that world travellers will appreciate. 

Your dedicated Tour Guide(s) will lead as you explore pristine lands in search of wildlife and retrace the canoe routes of Anishnaabek. Join your Guides as they prepare Indigenous inspired cuisine prepared with wild game/fish followed by storytelling under the dark night sky where you will learn of Indigenous Astronomy and Constellations. Complete your stay and relax for the night in the Covered Portage at the Killarney Mountain Lodge that boasts comfort, casual to fine dining, and live entertainment. Before turning in for the night, savour an evening on the water with a Georgian Bay Sunset Cruise taking in breathtaking views of Georgian Bay’s rugged terrain and ancient coastlines.

Paddle Into The Wild Itinerary

Duration: 2 Nights

Cost: Call for Pricing

Available: *June through September
                   Sunday - Thursday

Hosts/Partners: Point Grondine Park, Wikwemikong Tourism, Killarney Mountain Lodge

Minimum: 2  
Maximum: 4 

1 Week Advanced Booking Required

*Subject to availability










Contact Wikwemikong Tourism at 1-844-945-8687 to Book your Indigenous Experiences