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Beausoleil First Nation rests in the southern tip of Georgian Bay on Christian, Beckwith and Hope Islands. These magnificent islands are home to the Chippewa people. Much history can be found on the islands. More recently with the Forked Three-awned Grass. This species of grass is nicknamed "Ice Age Grass" found throughout Christian Island and is currently on the Species at Risk list.

Christian Island is home to about 700 residents year round and many others during the summer months. Tourism is abundant in Christian Island, for more information on tourism, please visit the Economic Development link found on this page.

Transportation Notice

Thursday May 5, 2016

As some may already be aware the Sandy Graham underwent another Transport Canada inspection as a follow up to ultra sonic testing that was undertaken last week.

As a result of the negative results of the ultrasonic testing and obvious significant metal deterioration in two water tight compartments, our application to prolong the 4 year dry dock until later this fall was not approved today.

As such, the vessel's safety certificate was immediately amended to reflect the vessel's condition. As of yesterday It is no longer certified to carry any passengers and is now only capable to transport 14 unmanned vehicles or 26 long tons.

The vessel as of Saturday May 7th will no longer be certified for use and will need to be transported to a dry-dock facility where only extensive steel work and all other repairs that are undertaken during a 4 year inspection would possibly make her fit to resume service and become certified but it is possible that it would not be cost effective given the age of the vessel.

We are actively working on alternative tranportation at this point. In the mean time the Sandy Graham will operate on a modified schedule that will be posted tomorrow. The Indian Maiden will run in tandem on the same schedule to transport passengers.

Updates will be posted as they occur.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

BFN Transportation Department

Community News and Events

May 3, 2016 - Self Esteem Sessions

April 27, 2016 - Employment Opportunities

April 25, 2016 - Catering Tender

April 20, 2016 - Cabin Completion Community Potluck!

April 14, 2016 - 2016 General Band Election Page - Find all upcoming election information here.

April 14, 2016 - Notice of Nomination Meeting

March 6, 2014 - MEMBERS! Please send us an email if you would like to be added to our email distribution list.

March 21, 2011 - Please update your address if you have relocated within the past 12 months. Send an email to: Membership.

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Spring Thaw - By Vicki Monague - 2014 Tipi at Douglas Lake Big Sand Bay Sand Ladder - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004
West Beach 2004 - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004 South Beach Dune - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004 Lighthouse Point - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004
Dock at Sunset - By Candace Deidre Sylvester Ferry Ride - By Hannah Jamieson Lighthouse Point - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004

Photos courtesy of Vicki Monague, M.R Jamieson, H.K Jamieson and Candace D. Sylvester



Contact Us!

We are available by phone, snail mail, fax and email:


11 Ogemaa Miikaan
Christian Island, ON
L9M 0A9
Phone: (705) 247-2051
Fax: (705) 247-2239
Email: info@chimnissing.ca