Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

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Where to stay around Manitoulin Island, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 50 vacation rentals near Manitoulin Island. From 39 cottages to 7 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Manitoulin Island for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Manitoulin Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Manitoulin Island. From VRBO travelers, the top 5 most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Michigan: 9,074 vacation rentals
  • United States: 466,571 vacation rentals
  • Northern Michigan: 4,262 vacation rentals
  • Georgian Bay: 1,063 vacation rentals
  • Northeastern Michigan: 895 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Manitoulin Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Manitoulin Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Manitoulin Island:

  • Killarney: 22 rentals
  • Mindemoya: 24 rentals
  • Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands: 15 rentals
  • Drummond: 27 rentals
  • Kagawong: 19 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Discover the magic of Manitoulin Island

From rugged waterscapes to rich First Nations history, there's something magical about Manitoulin Island. The name means "spirit" in the native Ojibwe language and the island lives up to its reputation, with a wonderland of sandy beaches, lush pine forests and sparkling lakes to discover. Over the years, it has emerged as a sanctuary for free spirits, luring everyone from artists and writers to yogis and young families. The island is dotted with small communities, each with its own unique charm. From rustic cottages in Providence Bay to secluded cabins by Lake Kagawong, Manitoulin Island vacation rentals promise a unique stay.

First Nations culture on Manitoulin Island

While it's tempting to bunk down on the deck of your Manitoulin Island vacation rentals cottage, it would be sacrilege not to explore the island's scenic hiking trails. The 11-kilometer Cup and Saucer Lookout Trail is one of the most-popular routes, winding up to the island's highest point. Manitoulin Island is dotted with Aboriginal reserves that offer a warm welcome to visitors. There's no better way to discover local Anishinabek culture than the Great Sprit Circle Trail experience. Guests are immersed in smudging ceremonies, rain dances, campfire gatherings and more.

Chasing waterfalls on Manitoulin Island

Most visitors arrive with intentions to rest, relax and slow down the pace and, set right on the water, Manitoulin Island vacation rentals make it easy to embrace the laid-back lifestyle. For a change of scene, spend the day visiting local landmarks like Bridal Veil Falls. The waterfall cascades over a rocky gorge and into a deep pool. On a hot day, you'll see locals cooling off in the crystal-clear water. Bustling Gore Bay is home to a handful of cultural attractions, including a pint-sized museum. Housed in the former Manitoulin District Jail, the Gore Bay Museum offers a glimpse of life in colonial Ontario.

Long days and sunshine on Manitoulin Island

High season spans from May through October, when Manitoulin Island enjoys long days and plenty of sunshine. Ferry services are in full swing and the island hums with activity. It's best to make ferry reservations if you're traveling over long weekends in July or August. The season peaks with the annual Haweater Festival and Wikwemikong Cultural Festival, both held in August. The latter is one of Canada's biggest First Nations Pow Wows and attracts visitors from across the globe. Gear up for dancing, drumming, singing and more.

Explore the Great Lakes from Manitoulin Island

Perched on Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island is part of North America's Great Lakes region. It covers a footprint of over 1600-square-kilometers, which makes it the largest freshwater lake island on the planet. Access is via passenger and car ferries that run from Tobermory in around 2 hours. The island is dotted with over 100 freshwater lakes, as well as a handful of rivers that serve as an important habitat for salmon and trout. Fall is a sweet spot for wildlife viewing, with the chance to spot turtles, sandhill cranes and the famous salmon run.