CA, Ontario: The best things to see and do in Manitoulin Island

We have always been fascinated by rural roads, always eager to jump in a car and go on a road trip. Even close to our home, or in a new country, I feel amazing since the moment I start planning one. This time the final destination was Manitoulin Island, with a couple of stops in Killarney Provincial Park, and French River Provincial Park.

If you have found yourself reading this post, you might be planning a road trip to Manitoulin Island. Or wanting to go after you finish reading it, as I will try to summarize what some of you might already know, plus a touch of a little bit more.

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CA, Ontario: Turbulent waters at Burleigh Falls

Turbulent waters in Ontario as well, as a stay-at-home order is in effect as of this morning. The Ontario government is requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. So, no more travelling for at least 28 days☹ but we believe for the best!

We’ve been blessed with a sunny day last Saturday, and decided to take a country road and see what it brings. This time some waterfalls.

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CA, Ontario: Fun at The Beach – Providence Bay

Considered by the locals The Beach, Providence Bay is famous for an obvious reason.

About 6 hours north from Toronto, located on a picturesque, southern side of Manitoulin Island, Providence Bay is the perfect place for a getaway. Looking upon Huron Lake, one of the Great Lakes of North America, the bay offers one of the longest sandy beaches I’ve ever seen in Ontario. Early natives, Ojibwe people called the place Bebikodawangog, which translates as ‘where the sands curve around the bay’.

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CA, Ontario: Manitoulin Island, In search of lost lighthouses

First time we visited Manitoulin Island was back in 2017, when we did a road trip around Huron Lake, one of the five Great Lakes of North America. This time we decided to take more time and do a road trip around Manitoulin Island itself, searching for the island lighthouses.

Manitoulin Island is the world’s largest freshwater island, and it is considered by natives The Heart and Spirit of the Great Lakes of Canada. Home to three distinct cultures – First Nations, Francophone and Anglophone – this region has a diverse culture and a rich history. The island itself is considered sacred by the Native Anishinaabe people, who identify themselves as the People of the Three Fires

With fond memories of our first visit to Manitoulin Island still fresh in our mind, we were not so lucky this time to book a reservation with MS Chi-Cheemaun Ferry Service, as due to Covid-19 restrictions, the passenger capacity could not exceed 50% of the vessel’s certified capacity hence we could not find spots available for our August trip.

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Travel Challenge – Day 10

I was nominated by Nilla from ImageEarthTravel to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days, without any explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. Thank you Nilla for nominating me, it was so much fun to go through my photos and memories😊

So: 10 days, 10 travel pictures, 10 nominations, 0 explanations. Today is the 10th one, I made it!!

Today I nominate Curt from WanderingthroughTimeandPlace for this challenge. Curt, I know you are quite busy with your book, but I thought you can post wherever you wish if you accept the challenge, or maybe Peggy can do it, I know she also takes amazing photos! Please link to me if you accept; if you are not interested, or don’t have time, then it’s all ok😊

Key West, Florida, US


“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”  ― Jo Walton

Have a wonderful Holiday season, and Merry Christmas to all!

xoxo

Travel Challenge – Day 9

I was nominated by Nilla from ImageEarthTravel to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days, without any explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. Thank you Nilla!

So: 10 days, 10 travel pictures, 10 nominations, 0 explanations.

Today I nominate Donna from BayPhotobyDonna for this challenge. You can post wherever you wish if you accept the challenge, please link to me so I know you accepted. If you are not interested, then it’s also ok😊

Storm coming over Cannon Beach, Oregon

Travel Challenge – Day 8

I was nominated by Nilla from ImageEarthTravel to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days, without any explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. Thank you Nilla!

So: 10 days, 10 travel pictures, 10 nominations, 0 explanations.

Today I nominate Sheree from ViewFromtheBack for this challenge. You can post wherever you wish if you accept the challenge, please link to me so I know you accepted. If you are not interested, then it’s ok😊

Lovers leap – Pictured Rocks

Travel Challenge – Day 7

I was nominated by Nilla from ImageEarthTravel to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days, without any explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. Thank you Nilla!

So: 10 days, 10 travel pictures, 10 nominations, 0 explanations.

Today I nominate Pam from I-ChooseThis for this challenge. Pam, you can post wherever you wish if you accept the challenge, please link to me so I know you accepted. If you are not interested, it is ok😊