Manitouwadge, Ontario, Canada is a year round adventure destination exploring the backcountry boreal forests and waterways located in the North of Superior region of Northern Ontario, Canada. The motto for the community is , "Play in the Extreme." And it is the extreme wilderness which surrounds Manitouwadge and the other villages and communities in the region including Caramat, Hemlo, Mapledoram, Leslie, Gemmel, Gertrude and Longlac, Ontario.
Manitouwadge is a First Nation Ojibway word "Manitouwadj" meaning "Cave of the Great Spirit". At, one time, the boreal forests, rivers and lakes were the homes and hunting grounds for the First Nation people. Today... the economic engines of the community include forestry, mining and tourism.
The wilderness region surrounding Manitouwadge, Ontario, Canada consists of a landscape of deactivated logging roads and remote forests... and a marine-scape of connecting lakes and rivers. It is an ideal environment for year round adventures. Much of the backcountry is undeveloped and rugged. However, there are developed sightseeing and activity destinations in the region of Manitouwadge as well. The most popular activity destinations include Perry Lake Walking Trail, Lions Beach, Prospector Park, High Falls, Middle Falls, Manitou Falls and Twin Falls.
During the summer months the gravel roads are used for mountain biking, ATVing, hiking and off roading. The rivers and lakes provide activities like swimming, boating, rafting, kayaking, water skiing, fishing and canoeing. Other popular summer activities include golfing, birdwatching, camping and wildlife sightings. Wildlife sighted in the area include black bear, wolf and coyote. During the winter months the activities enjoyed on the snow covered gravel roads and on the frozen lakes and rivers include snowmobiling, xc skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and downhill skiing and snowboarding (Kiwissia Ski Hill).
There are services available in the community important to travelers like accommodations (motel, inn, campground, vacation homes, B&Bs, resorts) and tours, guides, outfitters, restaurants, bank, grocery stores, bakery, coffee shop, museum, pubs, liquor store, post office, library, gas stations and transportation (floatplane base, taxi and municipal airport).