About Central Manitoulin

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin was created in 1998 with the amalgamation of the Township of Campbell, the Township of Carnarvon and the Township of Sandfield.

Geographically located along the Island’s southern shore, the Municipality of Central Manitoulin is indeed situated at “the heart of it all” on beautiful Manitoulin Island and offers many diverse attractions and unique landmarks. Treasure Island is a jewel set in the turquoise waters of Lake Mindemoya. The long sandy beach at Providence Bay features an accessible boardwalk, a huge playground, and the Harbour Centre. Lake Manitou is the largest and deepest lake on Manitoulin Island and is used year round for fishing, boating and snowmobiling. For more information on the various activities and attractions offered throughout the community, please visit our Welcome Centre or the Manitoulin Tourism Association.

The community of Mindemoya, located in the middle of the Municipality, hosts the business and service centre of Central Manitoulin. The downtown core and near residential area is also serviced with municipal water and sewage systems. The surrounding communities of Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Big Lake and Sandfield are a short drive away.

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin has one elementary school located in Mindemoya. Children are bussed in from Spring Bay, Sandfield, Big Lake, Silver Bay and Rockville. The Rainbow District School Board operates Central Manitoulin Public School. Secondary students are bussed to Manitoulin Secondary School in neighbouring M'Chigeeng, approximately 15 minutes from Mindemoya.

For information relevant to investing in our municipality, please visit our website with Invest Ontario.

Activities to do in Central Manitoulin

This list has been compiled for your benefit and meant to provide you with some general information of various activities to do while in Central Manitoulin. If you would like to suggest any additions or corrections, please contact the Municipal Office.

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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