Welcome to Northeastern Manitoulin + the Islands!

The Gateway Port to Manitoulin Island

By 1880, Little Current, or “Petite Current” as it was known by the voyageurs, was well recognized as the “Gateway Port” to the Manitoulin Island and a critical stop-over point for refuelling and re-supplying water traffic on the Great Lakes.

To this day, the Little Current waterfront is the life-blood of the community and the key to its economic success. The rich marine history of Little Current has continued to present day where the 560 meters of town docks continue to host hundreds of boats (both power and sail) every year.

GO—Catch a glimpse of the past at the Centennial Museum of Sheguindah, which preserves a large collection of settler artifacts that tell stories of life on the Island from the mid-1800s onward. 

DO—>A favourite destination for hikers, the Cup and Saucer trails offer outstanding views from atop limestone cliffs that form part of the Niagara Escarpment.

SEE—>There’s nothing like a summertime stroll along the downtown docks in Little Current. Relax in the waterfront parks and enjoy restaurants and shopping right across the street.

SNAP—>One of the few swing bridges in Canada, the swing bridge in Little Current has been designated an Ontario Heritage Site. The bridge carries Hwy 6 across a narrow channel that separates Manitoulin Island from Goat Island, forming the only land access.


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