Manitoulin Island is located in Lake Huron, Ontario province (Canada). The island covers a total area of approx 2766 km2 (1068 ml2) and has population around 13,000. Its main port town is Little Current (on the island's northern coast) with population around 3,000.
Manitoulin is the world's largest freshwater lake island. Its current name is the English version of "Manidoowaaling" - historic Odawa name meaning "cave of the spirit". It was named for an underwater cave where a spirit was said to live. The same word, (with newer pronunciation) is used for Manitowaning town on Manitoulin Island, located close to the underwater cave where the spirit dwelled. The contemporary Odawa name for the island is Spirit Island (Mnidoo Mnis).
The island has a number of lakes. By size, 3 are the largest and most prominent lakes - Manitou, Kagawong and Mindemoya. Each of them has islands within, the largest being Lake Mindemoya's Treasure Island (82 acres / o,33 km2 / 0,13 mi2) in the centre of Manitoulin.
During summer, the island's population grows by over 1/4 as many tourists come for boating and other activities. On August's long weekend each year, the island hosts the Haweater Festival, featuring craft shows, firework shows, parades and fun competitions (including horse pulls).
Manitoulin Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Manitoulin Island Canada dock (anchor) at Little Current - port town on the northern coast.
Port Manitoulin Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Manitoulin Island, Little Current, Ontario Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|22 September, 2022|