On the Bay is a family run four-season Bed & Breakfast where you’ll experience the warmest hospitality and wonderful home cooked breakfasts. Awake to the aromas of freshly baked bread and brewing coffee. Enjoy delicious full breakfasts featuring the freshest and finest local produce.
We are situated on the longest sand beach on Manitoulin Island. Providence Bay is located on the south shore of the “Largest Freshwater Island in the World”.
Whether escaping the city for a retreat or if you’re dreaming of a truly Northern Ontario natural and cultural vacation, then Manitoulin is the spot for you and your family. Just steps from our door step you can enjoy, swimming, hiking, fishing, the beach & boardwalk, adult exercise equipment and a kid’s playground on the beach. Providence Bay also has artisans works, gifts and crafts housed in a century building with a huge beautiful mural painted on the outside. Restaurants, cafe, ice cream shop, educational discovery centre, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and more.
We warmly welcome you to relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the peaceful sandy shore from our upper sun deck or lounge on our lower decks where you can savour the quiet serenity of the beach and enjoy the calm water with its reflections of many colours.
As the sun slowly lowers to the west and your day concludes, enjoy viewing the gorgeous sunsets. Take a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk or just relax under a blanket of beautiful stars.
We look forward to your many visits. Group discounts and ferry discounts are available.