Manitoulin Island Travel Guide

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    Entry of Gordie's Beach ..
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    Swing bridge in Little Current.
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Manitoulin Island Things to Do

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    by canadiancutie Written Oct 15, 2009

    Wikwemikong is a very busy place during the summer. Especially in August . August is the big Wikwemikong Pow-wow . I would recommend to chek it out . Its `s usually the first weekend in August. There are the dancers and drummers . There's competitions between the dancers . Food vendors are there , my personal favourite would be an Indian Taco and for dessert Strawberry Shortcake , mmmmmm . People come from all over the place to come and watch this Pow-Wow . There are also booths where you can buy stuff like jewelry , t-shirts, pants, native crafts and such .

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    by Canadian_girl Written Apr 1, 2003

    During the August civic holiday (first weekend in August), the locals celebrate Haweater Weekend, which seems to be pretty much an excuse for all the islanders & their guests to get drunk and stay drunk. ;-) Fireworks, quilt shows, riding exhibitions, Hawfest Dance, and a charity 'bed race' down the main street of Little Current. Great fun!

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    by canadiancutie Written Oct 15, 2009

    Although the food is kind of pricely its all worth it ! The service is good . There's a television in there so you can watch TV and enjoy your meal at the same time . A pool table is also available.

    Favorite Dish: Every restaurant i go to i always order a poutine . It consists of fries, topped with cheese and gravy . I also order wings on the side . YUMMMY YUMMMY IN MY TUMMY !

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    by LiindaM Updated Sep 24, 2009

    This restaurant is special why well because it's the only restaurant in Wiky. So yeah it is the best fine dinning ever i'd say , theres a pool table in there, and the servers are really polite and friendly , they never fall behind. but yeah its pretty good check it out some time ! :P

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish is the perogie dish, why welll i like perogies and they just taste so good, they also come with a meal like fries and whatever you choose.

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    by Canadian_girl Written Apr 1, 2003

    Farquhar's is famous! Homemade ice cream, fudge, assorted dairy products. Very high quality stuff, and guaranteed low-calorie (yeah right!).

    Favorite Dish: Have to try the hawberry ice cream if you're on Manitoulin -- it's unique to the area and really, really good.

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Manitoulin Island Shopping

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    by Canadian_girl Written Apr 1, 2003

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    A wide range of local art and crafts. Some of the usual cheesy tourist crap but also some really lovely, high-quality artwork.

    What to buy: Paintings or prints by John Stopciati -- he does fantastic scenes of the island. My personal favourite is "Manitoulin Symphony" -- a painting of one of the rocky beaches during a crashing thunderstorm.
    Also look for traditional Native porcupine quill art.

    What to pay: They're not cheap, but definitely worth it.

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Manitoulin Island Local Customs

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    by Canadian_girl Written Apr 1, 2003

    Manitoulin Islanders are known as Haweaters, in reference to the Hawberries which grow on the island. So if someone calls you a haweater, you should be flattered rather than insulted. ;-)
    Try some hawberry ice cream at Farquhar's dairy!

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