Sault Ste Marie Nearby Towns and Attractions: Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island information, listings and links
This town on the southern shore of the Island has the longest and finest sandy beach on the Island. Its crescent-shaped beach was called Bebekodawangog by the Natives, or "where the beach curves around the water". It was first discovered by whites when survivors of a shipwreck called the bay "providence". Early settlers found evidence of a shipwreck, consisting of three skeletons and an old sail buried under a rock, likely by local Indians. The settlement grew after a lumber company was established to work the area’s pine trees. The town has a boardwalk that extends from the swimming beach to the campground.
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This lake, named for the Ojibway world for "Old Woman," after the rocky outcrop in the middle of the lake. Mindemoya is 11 km long and 6 km wide, and is the geographical centre of the island.
Canada Day (July 1), Providence Bay Fair (3rd weekend in August),