An Ojibway Day

Each day begins with a morning bell which awakens guests island-wide, followed by the breakfast bell at 8:00 am. Guests are summoned to each meal by bell. Please see the Dining page for more information on meal times and the Ojibway Dining Room. 

Activities such as canoeing, fishing, swimming, birding, tennis, basketball and walking the island’s trails fill the daylight hours. There are spectacular wild flowers and trees to be identified along with countless birds including nesting warblers. For those guests with children at Keewaydin, the canoe trip camp at the other end of the island, visiting camp is always a highlight. Ojibway guests are welcome at all Keewaydin events.

For those guests who want to spend full days on the water, canoes and kayaks are available. You can leave for the day with a picnic lunch made by the kitchen or a lunch for you to cook over an open fire. If fishing is the purpose of the adventure you will find walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and lake trout, all of which you can bring back to Ojibway or cook on your own campfire. Extended adult and family canoe trips are also available. For more information on overnight canoe trips please see the Canoe Trips page.

When the sun begins to set, guests enjoy relaxing activities on the docks or in the common lodge. Board games, cards, and casual gatherings fill the evening hours. The sunsets and stars on Lake Temagami are magical. The sky, free of city lights, allows full visibility of constellations, planets, occasional meteor showers, and the aurora borealis. Evenings on the lake are perfect for enjoying a romantic paddle under the stars or convening with friends and family around a cozy fire. 

Non-stop activity is available but not required. Many guests come to Ojibway to sit on their own private porch or community dock to read, relax, and enjoy the harmony of nature.