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Manitou Islands

Operating Dates Legend

Non-operating parks do not have operating dates. Please note that activities and facilities may be temporarily unavailable or restricted for public health.

Facilities and Activities summary

Before you visit: check what facilities/activities are available and pack what you need (e.g. water, snacks, mask/face covering, and hand sanitizer). Postpone your visit if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate.

When you visit: Continue to follow public health advice including practicing physical distancing by keeping at least two metres from others, wearing a face covering where required, when physical distancing may be a challenge or not possible and when entering indoor public spaces, and wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Facilities

All Terrain Wheelchairs symbol Amphitheatres symbol Art Galleries symbol Backcountry Access Points symbol Boat Launches symbol Campsites (Backcountry) symbol Campsites (Car Camping) symbol Campsites (Dog Free) symbol Campsites (Electrical) symbol Campsites (Group) symbol Campsites (Radio Free) symbol Campsites (RV Pullthrough) symbol Campsites (Seasonal Campsite Rental) symbol Campsites (Total) symbol Campsites (Walk In) symbol Comfort Stations symbol Docks symbol Dog Beaches symbol Fish Cleaning Buildings symbol Food Concessions symbol Group BBQ's symbol Historic Buildings symbol Laundromat symbol Museums (Logging etc.) symbol Park Store symbol Pet Exercise Areas symbol Picnic Shelters symbol Playgrounds symbol Pools symbol Rentals - Bike symbol Rentals - Canoe symbol Rentals - Cross-country skis symbol Rentals - Ice Fishing Kit symbol Rentals - Ice Skates symbol Rentals - Kayak symbol Rentals - Motorboat symbol Rentals - Paddleboat symbol Rentals - Snowshoes symbol Rentals - Stand Up Paddleboard symbol Roofed Accommodation symbol Showers symbol Toilets (Interior Earth Pit) symbol Toilets (Vault Privies) symbol Trailer Dump / Fill Stations symbol Visitor Centres symbol Warm Up Shelters symbol Wifi (Public) symbol

Activities

Biking symbol Biking - (Mountain Bike) symbol Birding - Festivals symbol Boating symbol Boating - Motorboat Restrictions symbol Camping - Backcountry symbol Camping - Car symbol Camping - Dog Free symbol Camping - Group symbol Camping - Radio Free symbol Camping - Seasonal Campsite Rental symbol Camping - Walk In symbol Camping - Winter (includes Roofed) symbol Canoeing symbol Disc Golf symbol Discovery Program symbol Dogsledding symbol Fishing symbol Golf symbol Hiking symbol Hiking - Overnight Trails symbol Horseback Riding symbol Hunting symbol Ice Skating symbol Kite Boarding symbol Rock Climbing symbol Skiing - Cross Country symbol Snowmobiling symbol Snowshoeing symbol Swimming symbol Tobogganing symbol Whitewater Paddling symbol
Icon Colours
Camping - Blue - available at the park. Check operating dates.
Camping - Grey - unavailable at this park.
Camping - Red - Temporarily Unavailable
Camping - Purple - Available at park, but restrictions apply. Check operating dates. Click icon for details.
General Information
Regional Health Unit for this Park: North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
Phone:
705-287-2900
Size: 1925.80 ha
Year established: 1989
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
Address:
Manitou Islands Provincial Park
Killarney
P0M 2A0

Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve

What You'll Like:

Four islands in Lake Nipissing, 10 kilometres southwest of North Bay, make up the park. The islands represent the island ecology in Lake Nipissing with warmer than normal regional temperatures. The islands support basswood, three species of ash, silver maple, birch, cedar, burr oak and sugar maple. Thickets of poison ivy, striped maple, chokecherry, and ground hemlock are common. The islands are import to over 50 species of breeding birds and include Great Blue Heron colonies, and osprey nesting sites. Great Manitou Island has a sand beach. Mineral exploration activities resulted in subsurface and surface disturbance on two islands. Little Manitou Island has a small limestone kiln used during the construction of the North Bay portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Uranium deposits were explored with a mine headframe and 135 m of vertical shaft on Newman Island between 1953 and 1960 but the deposits were never brought into production.

Park Facilities and Activities: The park has no facilities but the park’s sand beach is available for day use only. Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating and nature viewing. If visiting the islands please do not disturb nesting birds. Poison ivy is common in most vegetated areas.

Location: Lake Nipissing 10 kilometres southwest of North Bay