Places to Go & People to See!

Perivale Gallery

Nestled on the south shore of Lake Kagawong, Perivale Gallery is home to some of Canada’s best artists. From your first glimpse entering the lush woods, to entering the gallery itself, expect light and colour to abound in this natural setting. Trip Advisor considers Perivale Gallery a ‘must see’ destination on Manitoulin Island and the gallery has the Marketing awards to prove it. Whether you are looking for a modest painting to begin your collection…or a sophisticated piece to add to your existing collection, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Expect the unusual…embrace unique. Website: for more information And…while you are there…check out Laurel’s art! Oil painting is what she does when she’s not working hard at finding people homes and vacation properties on Manitoulin.

Sugar Bush

Sugar Bush Coffee House is where my granddaughters’ introduced me to London Fog Tea…which is the best thing ever, especially when it’s cold outside. Add to that some fresh baking and other treats, then take time in warmer weather to enjoy their patio seating. People seem surprised to encounter a genuine coffee house on Manitoulin, but once they step through the doors and place their order, this place becomes a “must go to” for locals and seasonal people alike. Check out their Facebook page for hours of operation and reviews…

Bare Naked Beauty

Located right beside Sugar Bush Coffee House, Bare Naked Beauty is the place to go for all things that make us feel beautiful. From massages and other holistic treatments to their large selection of natural, organic beauty products, I love going here to choose gifts for my family. They also have jewelry and beautiful stones for that extra touch of special.

Manitoulin Chocolate Works

Located in ‘downtown’ Kagawong, this store is also a family favourite, for their coffee but especially for their chocolate which is made on-site. This artisan chocolate factory is established in a quaint century dwelling, right on the main street of Kagawong, near the farmers market and marina. It’s so hard to choose from all the treats, so plan to pick up a large selection to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Creative Island Photography

As an artist, I am always looking for photos to paint from…and when I want something truly unique and beautiful, I always see what Peter has been doing recently. Winner of many awards, including National and Canadian Geographic, his work goes beyond the usual sunrise/sunsets to embracing a unique angle on water and landscapes. His work is 100% professional, yet he takes the time to encourage even beginners. Check out his website at Creative Island Photography for some simply amazing views of our natural world. Peter regularly leads photography courses and workshops for novice and enthusiast photographers and travels across North America as an Olympus Visionary providing lectures and seminars on landscape, wildlife, and astrophotography. As owner of Creative Island Photography, Peter has turned a life-long interest into a second career.

New Grain Kitchen

Look who we discovered recently…New Grain Kitchen!  This place is not just a bakery…although they do an amazing job at baking bread (my secret addiction).  They use local food sources to create menus for take out at Split Rail Brewery, and for pickup at their location.  Both businesses are located in Gore Bay.  Check out their website for more information  We love what this wonderful business is doing for food security and local sourcing in our community!


Craig Jackson Photography

As an artist, I always love to work with local Manitoulin scenery. Craig Jackson is a fairly newphotographer and largely self taught, but you wouldn’t know it from the creativity and the work heproduces.

His photography captures life on Manitoulin in an exceptionally artistic manner and createsinterest that goes far beyond the amateur level. I find myself seeing more detail every time I look againat one of his photos…and a desire to create my own art from his art.

Check out or Craig Jackson Photography to enjoy more of his work. He has a galleryat 31 Maplewood Trail Kagawong, Ontario. His email is

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