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. Nine or ten times each year the complex is also home to our famous pancake breakfasts. Community volunteers make it happen, and hundreds of folks come from miles around to enjoy good food and good times. 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.


Signs of Spring

It appears that most of the snow has gone and the ice on the lakes as well.  A lot of the birds are back now with new arrivals daily and the frogs have begun to serenade us nightly. Everyone is very relieved after our long and snowy winter, especially the snow plow operators. Our thanks to them for working almost everyday in some extreme conditions on snow and ice removal. Everyone is starting to clean up and seasonal residence are checking their cottages. Just a reminder if you intend to burn a permit is required and can be obtained on this site or at the municipal office at no charge and as the season progresses check for any fire ban notices that may be put in place. Hope everyone is enjoying the signs of spring throughout the season.


Green road sign reading "Bailey Line Road".


South shore of Lake Huron with boy looking at rocks.


Row of firefighting jackets, helmets, and gear