Gore Bay, Ontario

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Gore Bay
Town
Town of Gore Bay
Panorama of Gore Bay and the North Channel.
Panorama of Gore Bay and the North Channel.
Motto: Pristine, prosperous, proud.
Gore Bay is located in Ontario
Gore Bay
Gore Bay
Coordinates: 45°55′N 82°28′W / 45.917°N 82.467°W / 45.917; -82.467Coordinates: 45°55′N 82°28′W / 45.917°N 82.467°W / 45.917; -82.467
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Manitoulin
Government
 • Type Town
 • Mayor Ron Lane
 • Governing Body Corporation of the Town of Gore Bay
 • MP Carol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPP Michael Mantha (NDP)
Area[1]
 • Land 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Elevation [2] 193.50 m (634.84 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 850
 • Density 161.4/km2 (418/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code P0P 1H0
Area code(s) 705
Website www.gorebay.ca

Gore Bay is a town on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. Located on Gore Bay, a bay of Lake Huron's North Channel, it is one of the two incorporated towns of Manitoulin District.

During the summer months the population and activity of the town flourishes as boaters and tourists from around Ontario and the Great Lakes regions flock to the area. The areas surrounding Gore Bay are quickly becoming popular with cottagers and vacationers during the summer months.

Gore Bay is home to Manitoulin Transport, one of Canada's largest trucking companies.

Notable people[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Gore Bay Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high Humidex 8.4 9.8 18.6 28.5 33.4 40.0 44.7 43.4 42.3 31.3 20.8 16.0 44.7
Record high °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
8.3
(46.9)
16.7
(62.1)
27.5
(81.5)
29.5
(85.1)
31.7
(89.1)
36.2
(97.2)
34.4
(93.9)
33.3
(91.9)
23.9
(75)
18.3
(64.9)
14.3
(57.7)
36.2
(97.2)
Average high °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
0.9
(33.6)
8.8
(47.8)
16.3
(61.3)
20.7
(69.3)
24.2
(75.6)
23.2
(73.8)
17.7
(63.9)
11.3
(52.3)
4.7
(40.5)
−1.4
(29.5)
9.8
(49.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −10.0
(14)
−9.3
(15.3)
−3.9
(25)
3.9
(39)
10.8
(51.4)
15.4
(59.7)
19.1
(66.4)
18.5
(65.3)
13.6
(56.5)
7.7
(45.9)
1.6
(34.9)
−5.3
(22.5)
5.2
(41.4)
Average low °C (°F) −14.8
(5.4)
−14.3
(6.3)
−8.7
(16.3)
−1.1
(30)
5.3
(41.5)
10.0
(50)
13.9
(57)
13.7
(56.7)
9.4
(48.9)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.5
(29.3)
−9.2
(15.4)
0.6
(33.1)
Record low °C (°F) −36.9
(−34.4)
−36.5
(−33.7)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−5.6
(21.9)
−7.3
(18.9)
5.6
(42.1)
2.3
(36.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
−5.0
(23)
−22.8
(−9)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−36.9
(−34.4)
Wind chill −46.8 −44.1 −37.0 −26.6 −10.0 −4.7 5.0 1.6 −5.9 −12.2 −27.3 −44.7 −46.8
Precipitation mm (inches) 53.7
(2.114)
35.7
(1.406)
64.9
(2.555)
63.5
(2.5)
67.2
(2.646)
66.1
(2.602)
52.0
(2.047)
75.0
(2.953)
86.3
(3.398)
88.2
(3.472)
85.5
(3.366)
70.8
(2.787)
808.9
(31.846)
Rainfall mm (inches) 11.7
(0.461)
4.8
(0.189)
37.7
(1.484)
50.6
(1.992)
66.6
(2.622)
66.1
(2.602)
52.0
(2.047)
75.0
(2.953)
86.3
(3.398)
86.3
(3.398)
62.4
(2.457)
25.5
(1.004)
625.0
(24.606)
Snowfall cm (inches) 67.1
(26.42)
47.3
(18.62)
34.5
(13.58)
14.1
(5.55)
0.7
(0.28)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.0
(0.79)
29.0
(11.42)
72.6
(28.58)
267.3
(105.24)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 18.4 12.6 12.4 12.2 11.3 11.5 9.4 11.2 12.8 13.9 15.2 18.5 159.3
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.7 2.0 6.2 10.0 11.0 11.5 9.4 11.2 12.8 13.6 10.4 5.1 105.9
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 18.2 12.7 8.8 4.0 0.39 0 0 0 0 0.96 7.6 16.2 68.7
Source: Environment Canada[2]
View from East Bluff Lookout onto Gore Bay.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gore Bay census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Environment Canada — [1], accessed 28 February 2012
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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