Town of Gore Bay
P.O. Box 590, 15 Water Street
Gore Bay, Ontario
Phone: (705) 282-2420
Fax: (705) 282-3076
Terri Lynn Leighton
Located on the north shore of the western part of Manitoulin Island amid one of the best known boating venues in North America, the Town of Gore Bay offers many amenities that attract full time residents and visitors alike.
Gore Bay is a community with a long and stable history. It is one of the few communities on Manitoulin which does not have an Indian name. The Town probably got its name from the tapering gore, which runs inland. The name may have also come from a steamship named the Gore, which was trapped in the Bay during a winter storm.
A walk through the quaint, tree-lined streets, on which lie sheltered homes, will carry people back to the late 1800's when the first settlers arrived. Many visitors are attracted to the area for its unique beauty and excellent sailing waters.
Gore Bay is situated on the North Channel which has been called a "cruising paradise". The North Channel's open water is dotted with clusters of islands to explore. It is surrounded by indented shorelines that rival natural formations anywhere. Nature has been incredibly generous with colour, both in the granite of the rocky shores and in the green of the foliage that borders the coves and carpets the island. Buoys and a flashing beacon on Fish Point easily guide boaters into the Bay.
Gore Bay is an ideal base from which to tour the numerous attractions of the area, both inland and on the Channel.