Manitoulin Island Things to Do
It`s time to pow pow pow !
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 .Related to:
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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!Related to:
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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 !Related to:
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Paisley's Restaurant: One Of A Kind Fine Dinning !
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.Add to your Trip Planner
Farquhar's Dairy, aka Three Cows & A Cone: World's greatest ice cream
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.Related to:
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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.Related to:
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Manitoulin Island Local Customs
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!Add to your Trip Planner