How to get there There are only two ways of arriving on Manitoulin Island: by boat or car. The Chi-cheemaun ferry service, which runs between Tobermory and South Baymouth, offers four daily sailings during the peak summer months (June 16– Sept. 4) and a reduced schedule throughout the remainder of the year. Road access is via a one-lane swing bridge i n Little Current – where the island’s only stoplight is – roughly 50 km south of the TransCanada Highway at Espanola, Ont. Two airports – one located west of Gore Bay and the other in the east between Little Current and Manitowaning – offer extremely limited flight options.
Where to stay Bed and breakfasts, guest houses or small hotels are found in nearly every community on Manitoulin Island. Options include the Meldrum Bay Inn ( meldrumbayinn.com) in Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre ( manitoulinhotel.com) in Little Current and the Queen’s Inn ( thequeensinn.ca) in Gore Bay.
Where to eat Dining options are spread across the island, too, much like the accommodation choices, so it’s often best to bring the minimum essentials