Manitoulin Offers Plenty Of Camping On The World’s Largest Freshwater Island

One of the finest camping areas in Canada is Manitoulin Island, which sits at the shore of Lake Huron in the province of Ontario.

At 112 miles long and 31 miles wide, Manitoulin Island is the biggest freshwater island in the world. It’s one of the most popular spots for camping, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, fishing, and hiking in the country.

To get to the island from the south, you need to take the famous Chi-Cheemaun ferry which leaves from the town of Tobermory and arrives at South Baymouth. If you want to get to the island from the north, you can reach it via the town of Espanola.

The island has numerous campsites for those who like to travel lightly with just tents as well of those with motorized campers.

Most visitors like to find a campground that’s close to nature as the island features many interesting types of landscape. This includes limestone bedrock, and lush forests, along with the rugged coastline.

The island is filled with various unusual animals and plants which sometimes make hiking an unforgettable adventure.

You can always fish for your supper on Manitoulin Island, but if you don’t have any luck there are numerous restaurants to choose from and stores to buy camping supplies.

Because the island is quite large, you never really have to worry about the campsites being overcrowded. However, if you plan on taking the Chi-Cheemaun ferry, it’s a good idea to check the schedules and make a booking in advance.

Photo Credit: Laurie B