While most First Nation people today live in modern houses or apartments, some erect teepees in the wilderness on occasion to experience the lifestyle of their ancestors or reconnect with the land. Teepee stylings are passed down through family lines and when you check into the camp at M’Cheeging Reserve, you’ll see four teepees which can accommodate your family and friends. Staying here is closer to glamping than roughing it: You’ll sleep comfortably with soft beds, electricity, animal skin rugs, and bug spray (just in case), as you fall asleep to fresh air, starry skies glimpsed just outside your shelter, and the serenade of wildlife all around you. Daily programs include lectures that explain various aspects of Anishinaabe life and culture, such as how they used local plants for healing and sustenance.
Learn more about the Authentic Teepee Camping Adventure and other highlights of the Great Spirit Circle Trails at the Indigenous Experiences website.