Not many small towns offer all the shopping opportunities we do, and there are two reasons why Gore Bay is unique. First, we’re far enough from larger centres that we’ve always had to stay self reliant. Another reason you’ll find most everything here is because we’re committed to making Gore Bay a complete little community. Click here for a full list of individual businesses in Gore Bay and their locations.
So what will you find in the way of shopping, restaurants, banking, government and postal services in Gore Bay? Scroll down for highlights of what we’ve got as you walk down Meredith Street, explore surrounding roads, or take a stroll down to the waterfront.
Groceries: Our grocery store may be small by city standards, but it’s got the kind of selection you’d normally only see in larger places. Whether you’re raising a family, feeding a small household or just passing through, our grocery store here in Gore Bay is the main place to stock up on good things to eat.
Farmer’s Market: Every Friday morning from May to October, vendors from across Manitoulin bring great food and crafts to the Gore Bay waterfront. No visit to town is complete without sampling this authentic Island experience.
Restaurants: You can get a variety of restaurant meals from a handful of places in Gore Bay. Some are open year-round, and others cater to summer visitors.
Medical Care, Dental Services and Pharmacies: Our one-of-a-kind health clinic is friendly, efficient and the place to go to see a doctor or dentist. Our two full-service pharmacies mean prescriptions are easy to fill, day or night.
Clothing: The variety and quality of clothing available in Gore Bay is one of the things that surprises many people who visit. We’ve got shops that sell everything from Manitoulin-themed sweats to surprisingly fancy women’s apparel.
Gifts, Art & Collectibles: We have more than half a dozen stores in town where you’ll find one-of-a-kind art, antiques, gifts and just plain cool stuff.
Automotive: How many towns of 900 people boast their own new car dealership, an independent auto garage, an autobody repair shop and auto parts outlet? We’ve got them all here.
Hardware: You can get any kind of hardware you need in town. And if they don’t stock what you’re looking for, it can be ordered and delivered.
Post Office & Government Services: Need to mail a letter, renew a driver’s licence, ship a package, update your health card, search a property title? You can do all these things and more here in Gore Bay.
Banking & Financial: Our full service bank offers everything you could want from a financial institution: 24-hour ATM, real live tellers to serve you, access to currency exchange, loans, mortgages, RSPs and everything else financial.
Computers & Electronics: Need to get your computer fixed? Looking to find a new smartphone? We’ve got you covered. Several businesses in town are the place to go for all things electronic.