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Activities at Bears Inn

At Bears Inn, your waterfront cottage will be nestled among a cedar forest and pristine shorelines for you to explore. The resort also features many on-site activities, and is close to popular sight-seeing locations in the region.

You can swim freely at the Bear’s Inn shoreline, located on beautiful South Bay. We are also pleased to provide our guests with free access to a basketball and badminton court, a horseshoe pit, as well as nearby nature trails. The Bear’s Inn Resort offers great fishing, boating and various water sports along the shoreline.


Manitoulin Island is home to many beautiful beaches and swimming areas. The Bear’s Inn is in very close proximity to Michael’s Bay, Carter’s Bay and Providence Bay, and some of these beaches offer natural and recurring sand dunes. Water temperatures vary throughout the summer, however the warmest months for swimming are often July and August.


There are numerous places for you to drop your canoe on the shorelines of Manitoulin Island and embark on a nature journey. As the largest freshwater Island, Manitoulin also boasts the greatest number of inland lakes which feature small rivers and ravines for you to enjoy. Canoes can be rented at our front office and prices vary depending on the length of time you wish to rent.


Manitoulin Island is a paradise for the novice or professional photographer and is home to beautiful  views that will take your breath away. From flora or fauna, your shutter will be active in capturing your vacation experience. Guests are reminded to bring their own cameras and to share their photographs on The Bear’s Inn Facebook page.