Welcome to Manitoulin Eco Park

(Formerly Gordon’s Park)

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See the CBC tourism article about the tax credit!

 

OUR COVETED STARGAZING CABIN IS OPEN FOR RENTALS IN THE COLD SEASON!

(November 2021 – April 30, 2022)
Come enjoy the superb DarkSky visibility that winter conditions offer! P
lease review the details on the Stargazing Cabin page.  Guests wil need to come in a vehicle with 4 wheel/all wheel drive and snow tires to stay in the Stargazing Cabin in the cold season.  

The rest of the Campground and the DarkSky Preserve are closed for the cold season.

Our office is currently CLOSED 
We are not able to answer the phone, but we will check email a few times per week reservations@gordonspark.com.

2022 Reservations
We are not yet accepting reservations for 2022.

If you’d like to be alerted when 2022 reservations and programs are announced, join our spam-free e-mail list! Go to www.manitoulinecopark.com and submit your email address in the pop-up form, which is also at the bottom of that webpage.

About Us

Since its inception in 1991, the Eco Park has always been rooted in a commitment to outdoor education and helping people to experience nature. Located on beautiful Manitoulin Island, Manitoulin Eco Park is a quiet oasis away from the buzz of the city.

We offer private wilderness campsites, tipi-tenting, bunkies, and hammock camping.
We have on-site activities to keep the kids busy, a summertime calendar of events, and star-filled night skies like you have never seen before!

As an Eco Park, 99% of our campsites are off the grid (no hydro-electric).
We do offer free WIFI, and a charging station near the office (at the front of the Eco Park). 

Our focus for the Eco Park is on supporting natural and cultural systems to promote adaptive, regenerative, and healthy responses to change.  We are mentoring conscientious and deliberate human activities, without disturbing long term ecological regeneration. Our commitments are:

  • To start from a place of deep connection and responsibility to future well-being
  • To walk in balance and collaboration, in right relationship with all our relations
  • To find good ways to work with all, welcoming, appreciating, and honouring differences
  • To mentor positive change with diligence, patience, humour, and discernment
  • To cultivate peace-making skills, from treaty relationships with Indigenous expertise (Tree of Peace Society, First Nations Technical Institute, Four Worlds International Institute)

Learn more about the new owners in this article from the Sudbury Star!

We acknowledge that many prior to us tended this land and water, including those we know to be the people of the Three Fires Confederacy (the Potawatomi, Odawa & Ojibwe peoples).

Our NEW user-friendly website is being designed for 2022

RASC DSP
Manitoulin Eco Park is also a Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (R.A.S.C.) designated Dark Sky Preserve and a top destination for astronomers and star-gazers from Canada and around the world.

Awards
Manitoulin Eco Park (formerly Gordon’s Park) is proud to be a recipient of the Attractions Canada Award. We are also named the 2015 Campground of the Year (small category) by Camping in Ontario.

Events
No events are scheduled for January 2022.
You can see the Ecological & Astronomy Events schedule, event descriptions, and purchase tickets here (not available by phone or email): https://www.manitoulinecopark.com/darksky-events.

Click here for our BOOKING Info and FAQ page.