Keeshigonong Neyaashiinigamiing

Keeshigonong Retreat is two cottages is located right on the shore of Georgian Bay at Neyaashiinigmiing, the home of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.  Either are for rent or both together.

Part of the idea behind Keeshigonong is to give non-Natives a chance to visit a First Nation in a relaxing atmosphere. We hope greater understanding and appreciation follow.

Click photo to download pdf of brochure (opens in new tab)

Some of the attractions …

  • A great view of the cliffs across the water
  • A rare alvar (eastern prairie) at your door
  • Canoe (with life-jackets and paddles)
  • Within 50 minutes of all the attractions in the Bruce Peninsula, including the Bruce and Fathom Five National Parks
  • A 20-minute walk to Cape Croker Campground with nature trails, access to the Bruce Trail, laundry facilities, kids’ playground and events.

Both cottages are off the grid and served by solar panels that will give you plenty of electricity for laptops, radios and lights. Cold running water is brought in from the community’s own water line. The cottages are well-insulated. Wood stoves will keep you warm, even in the midst of winter.

Map of Bruce Peninsula

Click the map to go to photos of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded FN

To book, contact David McLaren at 519-534-4107 or david.mclaren@utoronto.ca.

Keeshig, by the way, is Ojibway for ‘cedar’. Keeshigonong means ‘place of the cedars’. And Neyaashiinigamiing means a ‘point of land nearly surrounded by water’.

Photos of Keeshigonong

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About David McLaren

David McLaren is an award-winning writer. He has worked in government and the private sector, with NGOs and First Nations in Ontario. He is currently writing from Neyaashiinigamiing on the shore of Georgian Bay and can be reached at david.mclaren@utoronto.ca. In February 2015, he won the nomination for the NDP to represent the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in the 2015 federal election. See that page for writings during the campaign.
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