In celebration of Ontario’s 150th, the Owen Sound Transportation Company and Georgian Bay Folk Society have teamed up to bring the M.S. Chi-Cheemaun passengers an exciting line-up of musical workshop performances.
“A Month of Sundays” celebrates the music and the tradition of the people of Ontario by bringing together new and experienced artists for a series of five afternoon workshop over the month of July 2017.
The series also celebrates the historic importance of the ferry route between Tobermory, Ontario and Manitoulin Island, Ontario. The setting brings the music onto Ontario’s longest and most scenic ferry ride, set against the backdrop of water and shorelines that inspired artists like Tom Thomson.
The M.S. Chi-Cheemaun is more than just a ship; it’s a symbol of the regions’ hospitality and love nature. Its gleaming white sides holds not just passengers and cargo, but the memories of thousands of amazing voyages across the clear blue waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay it calls home.
During the 1 hour and 45 minute cross from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island there’s so many experiences offered to enjoy while onboard. By night join us for one the scheduled Sunset Dinner Cruises. Or be entertained by award winning Canadian Musicians at one of our specialty Concert & Dinner Cruises. You can also be taken away on a guided tour of the brilliant stars. On the tour learn about both the Greek and First Nations Constellation under the darkest skies of Southwestern Ontario. The Chi-Cheemaun’s Stargazers’ Delight Tour is inclusive with ferry fares and is offered daily, excluding Thursdays. A special guest, The Perseid Meteor Shower, will also make an appearance mid-month when the night sky is illuminated with fast moving meteors.
Take a Day Cruise
Day cruising is just as enticing beyond the awe-inspiring views of the beautiful vistas. Passengers can discover remarkable artwork by local artist and supplied by local galleries.
Learn about Manitoulin Island and its rich First Nations Culture, Heritage & Language, through Storytelling and Workshops with Falcon Migwans, as you sail across one of Canada’s 4 National Marine Conservation Areas. The Fathom Five National Marine Park, Parks Canada Interpreters will bring the underwater above through interactive presentation. It includes the amazing freshwater ecosystem, ancient rock formations and enchanting dive sites on 22 shipwrecks.
Include the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry in your next RVing adventure and experience the many events offered onboard while you ‘Travel In Good Spirits’