Art Galleries & Studios
The works of Manitoulin artists and artisans can be viewed and purchased at Island galleries, studios and gift shops. During the summer there are many exhibitions and art shows held throughout the Manitoulin and North Shore areas. Watch local newspapers for details of these events.
Art Galleries & Studios
On the southeastern shore of Lake Kagawong. From Spring Bay follow Perivale Road East. Perivale houses some of Ontario and Manitoulin’s finest works of art. Open weekends from the May holiday until mid-June; then daily until mid-September. Our hours are 10am-5pm.
Sheila and Shannon McMullan welcome you.
West of Spring Bay off Hwy. 542. Signs to Dominion Bay. Ursula Hettmann displays her own one-of-a-kind jewelry and special fashion items. Also works by other local artists. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
South Bay Gallery & Guesthouse
Closest bed & breakfast to the Ferry. Elegant casual guestrooms in a safe, relaxing atmosphere. Pillow top beds. Delicious healthy breakfast. Enjoy a sweet sleep after a relaxating spa on our superior quality queensize beds. Lush bedding, cozy down-filled duvets/pillows and handmade quilts, Antique décor, ceiling fans & AC. Relax on our shaded veranda and enjoy conversation around our campfires, or shop in our New ‘one of a kind gift’ Gallery. Just minutes to a panoramic board walk, bird watching, biking, fishing, golfing, restaurants, gift shops and yacht harbour.
Beautifully decorated guest rooms with private & shared baths. Free Wi-fi internet access.
Manitoulin has a rich history and offers several museums in each part of the Island. As you journey around Manitoulin be sure to visit our museums and relive our rich history.
Originally built as a lock-up in the 1850s, the museum contains a range of artifacts from the lives of early settlers in the area and is home to an impressive and expanding collection of antique glassware, porcelain and pottery. The museum grounds feature a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop and barn.
Contact Jeanette Allen
Open from June till October daily 10 am to 5 pm
The Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah
The museum projects the life and times of the pioneers who settled here after the Manitoulin Treaty of 1862. Also displayed are artifacts from the prehistoric quarry, as well as the wreckage of a mail plane which was associated with President Roosevelts 1943 wartime visit to the area. Each summer the museum curator presents a busy agenda of art exhibitions, workshops and lectures.
Open from May to October daily 10 am to 4:30 pm
Gore Bay Museum
The property was originally a jailhouse/jailer’s residence, now it is converted to represent the history of early settlers with exquisite displays which will take you back in time. A newer addition to the museum hosts mesmerizing art exhibits. The museum also has a variety of books on current exhibits, fossils and boating. This building is located a 5 minute walk from the marina.
Gore Bay, Ontario
Open from May to October daily 10 am to 4 pm
A wonderful permanent collection of First Nation art and crafts, especially porcupine quill work, augmented by education videos on aspects of First Nation culture.
P.O. Box 68 M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Little School House Museum
Informs about the community’s early fishing days through displays and artifacts and features one of the Island’s pioneer one-room schools.
South Baymouth, Ontario
Contact Bryan Gleason
Open from May to mid October daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Net Shed Museum
Located in a building once used by fisherman to repair and store their nets, the museum is a tribute to the area’s marine heritage.
Meldrum Bay, Ontario
Open from June to Mid August Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm
Access Pioneer Park off Hwy 551 through a covered footbridge and visit the reconstructed pioneer log home, barn and hiking trails.
Off Highway 551, Mindemoya, Ontario
Open from June to September Tuesday to Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm
S.S. Norisle Heritage Park
Located at the Manitowaning waterfront. Home to a nineteenth century grist mill and the Burns Wharf Theatre. Park includes docks, boat launch, change rooms and a great sand beach. Resting in permanent dockage is the S.S. Norisle, the last passenger steamship to be built in Canada after WWII. Recently, the Friends of the Norisle organization has taken on the task of restoring the vessel to its former glory.
Old Mill Heritage Centre and Post Office Museum
Located in the lower part of the village of Kagawong, the Old Mill houses many artifacts that pertain to the history of Billings township. The Post Office Museum houses historical items that date back to the turn of the 20th century. Both museums feature historical photographs that document the evolution of Billings Township. Seasonal hours of operation: 10am-4pm,
For more information contact Curator Rick Nelson,
Box 34 Kagawong, Ontario P0P 1J0
Admission is free but donations are welcome.