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Turn off highway 17 at highway 6 in Espanola. Continue on 6 south till you reach the Swing Bridge. This will take you into Little Current and onto Manitoulin Island. It is approximately 58 Km to Espanola from Little Current.

During the summer the bridge swings on the hour every hour from dusk to dawn for approximately 15 minutes to allow boat traffic. There are no weight restriction on the bridge and it’s dimensions are 14′ wide and 14′ high.

There is not public transportation on the Island.


The MS Chi-Cheemaun is more than a ship; it is a symbol of Owen Sound’s hospitality and love for nature. Its gleaming white sides hold not just passengers and cargo, but the memories of thousands of amazing voyages across the crystal blue waters it calls home.

For the ferry schedule please visit Ontario Ferries


Manitoulin Island has regular air service provided by Huron North. There is two Island airports which can be used for both private and commercial aircraft.

GoreBay–Manitoulin Airport

Located west of Gore Bay. It provides custom clearance from May to November. Also has aviation fuels and tie downs for sale. For more information please call the above number. In the winter months please phone ahead for runway conditions.
(705 )282-2101


Located midway between Little Current and Manitowaning. It provides a a terminal building, flight-planning room and a paved runway.