Until further notice, Burpee & Mills has issued a FIRE BAN on all outdoor fires.


Once the BAN has been lifted, the website will be updated.


Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our township safe.

Employment Opportunity for a Summer Youth

(see details under Employment Opportunities)

Public Notice

Routine maintenance of the Little Current Swing Bridge has begun and will continue for approximately for 3 to 6 weeks.

During this work, the bridge will be closed to traffic for 15 minutes on the hour, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 4 a.m., Monday to Thursday.



The Fitness Centre is now open!

The Burpee & Mills Gym is opening for public use on Monday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. All equipment has been serviced and sanitized. Public washrooms will be available. Volunteer supervisors will be on duty during four evenings each week: Monday - Cynda; Tuesday - Amy; Wednesday - Beverley; and Thursday - Jonas.

The gym is also open during the Municipal Office hours but you must use the buddy system when there is not a supervisor present.

Municipal Office hours:

     Monday to Thursday 8:30 to 4:00

     Closed Friday and from 12:00 to 12:30 each day for lunch.


The gym committee will provide the two weeks of May as a FREE promotion.  The regular program commences on Monday, May 30th.  These gym fees apply at that time:


Daily Fee = $ 5.00                              Weekly Fee = $ 10.00

Residents = $ 20.00/month               Non-residents = $ 25.00/month

Students = $ 15.00/month                 Seniors = $ 15.00/month




Note: Gym supervision is provided by volunteers. Fees cover the cost of inspection, maintenance and replacement of gym equipment. Tammi Middleton is the Gym Committee contact at 705-282-7465.  

Welcome to Our Township!

On Beautiful Western Manitoulin Island

The Township of Burpee & Mills was established in 1997 with the amalgamation of the townships of Burpee and Mills, but the roots of both townships go back to the 1870s. As settlers came to western Manitoulin to create family farms, many of them landed right here in Burpee-Mills. About 330 people call our community home, and we're proud of the friendship we enjoy and the services we provide. Our volunteer fire department and recycling centre are two of the most obvious, but we've got more. Our municipal complex houses a large community hall, township offices, fitness room and gymnasium. Our outdoor ice rink doubles as a basketball court in summer.  We're proud of our community, we take care to make it a great place to live, and we welcome everyone. Click below to learn more about who we are, what it's like to live in Burpee-Mills, and to get the information you need.


Green road sign reading "Bailey Line Road".


South shore of Lake Huron with boy looking at rocks.


Row of firefighting jackets, helmets, and gear