We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Great Spirit Circle Trail

5905 Hwy 540 | M'Chigeeng, Ontario P0P 1G0, Canada
+1 877-710-3211
Review Highlights
Bannock making

My wife and I spent a couple of hours in conversation and learning, making and cooking bannock on... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Jerry D
Guelph, Canada
poor rating for teepee glamping at great spirit circle

my husband and I went to Manitoulin Island Teepees for our wedding anniversary in aug of 2015 when... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Rebecca B
Read all 43 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
The Great Spirit Circle Trail specializes in Authentic Aboriginal Experiences that exhibit the culture and traditions of the Anishinaabe people of the Manitoulin Island – Sagamok Region for independent travellers, families and all group sizes. While visiting, you will be hosted by local Aboriginal people who are proud to share a true reflection of the region from their perspective as the original inhabitants – the Ojibwe, Odawa and the Pottawatomi peoples. Visit our website to view our fantastic experiences, and be prepared for a memory of a lifetime as you Experience the Past, and Enjoy the Present.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bannock” (8 reviews)
“first nation” (5 reviews)
“the reserve” (2 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
5905 Hwy 540 | M'Chigeeng, Ontario P0P 1G0, Canada
+1 877-710-3211
Write a Review
Reviews (43)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 31 August 2017

My wife and I spent a couple of hours in conversation and learning, making and cooking bannock on open fires using 3 different methods. It was a fantastic experience. We also had cedar tea. The staff and guide were excellent. 31 Aug. 2017.

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

my husband and I went to Manitoulin Island Teepees for our wedding anniversary in aug of 2015 when we got to our teepee it was dirty had pads on the ground, bottle of water on the floor, the bed was not mad up. it was...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome sunset paddle on First Nation's Reserve. Guide was empathetic, keen and very open about the past history and positive future of his community. Smudging and prayers were authentic and a wonderful experience before "putting-in". Paddle was lovely, sunset golden and the Bannock & Berries...More

Thank bobbythebeaver
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We participated in a Medicine Walk program in July 2016 and it was wonderful. Our guide Craig Fox began the experience by including the entire group in a cleansing smudge ceremony. Then, as he gave us cedar tea, he explained the medicinal, ceremonial, and nutritional...More

Thank SaraInToronto
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My fiancé, Don and I visited Manitoulin Island on July 4, 2016. It was an experience we will never forget. Our guide, Craig, was incredible. Not only was he very patient while he showed us how to make the dreamcatchers, but he was also very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Excellent walk with falcon from the great spirit circle trail. Learnt lots about first nation communities.More

Thank HelenandAndy27
GSCT2013, Tourism Coordinator at The Great Spirit Circle Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you for your feedback on the Mother Earth Hiking Trail experience. We are glad to hear that you had a good time. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know where improvement is needed so that we may continue to maintain high...More

Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We came to manitoulin for a week long camping trip. Thought we would try 'glamping' for a couple nights until we could figure out our surroundings and where to camp on the island. This place had such great reviews... Looking closer the reviews are for...More

4  Thank Lindswheel
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Booked the Medicine walk/tour not knowing what to expect but were we glad we did. This was the most enthralling and interesting thing I think I have ever done on holiday. Steve (our First nation guide) was captivating. He explained so many things to us...More

1  Thank PRMan1
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Learned many interesting things on Steve's medicine walk. Enjoyed the explanation of the Smudge ceremony, and hearing about different medicines and salves procured from the forest along with some personal stories and experiences. Particularly enjoyed his emphasis on birch trees and their many uses and...More

Thank JoelZToronto
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We took the sunset canoe tour with Steve, Shield and Cass. Steve shared many stories and taught us a great deal about the Native traditions, and told us Anishinabek stories. He introduced us to the Ojibwe language and as a highlight for us he drummed...More

2  Thank Bob F
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Meldrum Bay Inn Restaurant
87 reviews
11.82 km away
Pier Seventeen
119 reviews
32.97 km away
Buoy's Eatery
213 reviews
39.47 km away
119 reviews
31.95 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mississagi Light House
55 reviews
19.99 km away
Huron Pines Golf & Country Club
9 reviews
32.73 km away
Split Rail Brewing Company
40 reviews
39.40 km away
Perivale Gallery
102 reviews
53.85 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
20 July 2016|
Response from GSCT2013 | Property representative |
Hi , sorry yes we do we have been busy and our season is still in full swing until the middle of October.