The ruins are a crucial part of the culture and history of Wiikwemkoong and are always a fun time to visit. The ruins of Wiikwemkoong also play a big role and are a tourist attraction. These tell how progressive the people of Wiikwemkoong were. When the fur trade started declining, the people began building schools to remain on pace with the rapidly growing advancements according to the present-day economy. An industrial school was built and completed in 1847, and it was the first school to be made within the great lake area. After that, the second school was built and completed in 1854.The ruins and remains of both these schools still exist and are a great tourist attraction for Wiikwemkoong.