Gore Bay, Ontario

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Gore Bay
Town (single-tier)
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 Southern 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, of which it is the administrative and government seat.

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]

Canada census – Gore Bay, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 850 (-8.0% from 2006) 924 (2.9% from 2001)
Land area: 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi) 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population density: 161.4/km2 (418/sq mi) 175.4/km2 (454/sq mi)
Median age: 50.9 (M: 47.7, F: 52.7)
Total private dwellings: 414 458
Median household income: $46,305
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]

Climate[edit]

View from East Bluff Lookout onto Gore Bay.

Gore Bay experiences a humid continental climate (Dfb). The highest temperature ever recorded in Gore Bay was 37.8 °C (100 °F) on 13 July 1936.[6] The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.9 °C (−38 °F) on 15 February 1943.[7]

Climate data for Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport, 1981−2010 normals, extremes 1915−present[a]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
10.6
(51.1)
22.2
(72)
27.5
(81.5)
30.6
(87.1)
33.9
(93)
37.8
(100)
35.6
(96.1)
34.4
(93.9)
26.7
(80.1)
20.0
(68)
15.0
(59)
37.8
(100)
Average high °C (°F) −4.6
(23.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.2
(34.2)
9.5
(49.1)
16.2
(61.2)
21.1
(70)
24.8
(76.6)
23.6
(74.5)
18.2
(64.8)
11.4
(52.5)
4.9
(40.8)
−1.3
(29.7)
10.1
(50.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−8.3
(17.1)
−3.7
(25.3)
4.5
(40.1)
10.8
(51.4)
15.7
(60.3)
19.5
(67.1)
18.8
(65.8)
14.0
(57.2)
7.8
(46)
1.7
(35.1)
−5.0
(23)
5.5
(41.9)
Average low °C (°F) −14.3
(6.3)
−13.2
(8.2)
−8.6
(16.5)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.3
(41.5)
10.2
(50.4)
14.2
(57.6)
13.9
(57)
9.7
(49.5)
4.1
(39.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
−8.7
(16.3)
0.9
(33.6)
Record low °C (°F) −37.5
(−35.5)
−38.9
(−38)
−32.3
(−26.1)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−7.8
(18)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.1
(34)
0.0
(32)
−3.9
(25)
−9.4
(15.1)
−26.1
(−15)
−36.1
(−33)
−38.9
(−38)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45.1
(1.776)
29.8
(1.173)
63.5
(2.5)
67.1
(2.642)
61.2
(2.409)
64.7
(2.547)
47.7
(1.878)
65.1
(2.563)
88.1
(3.469)
107.3
(4.224)
97.2
(3.827)
70.5
(2.776)
804.1
(31.657)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 10.5
(0.413)
4.1
(0.161)
41.7
(1.642)
56.7
(2.232)
61.1
(2.406)
64.7
(2.547)
47.7
(1.878)
65.1
(2.563)
88.1
(3.469)
105.8
(4.165)
71.8
(2.827)
28.6
(1.126)
645.9
(25.429)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 69.7
(27.44)
47.0
(18.5)
33.2
(13.07)
14.0
(5.51)
0.2
(0.08)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
2.0
(0.79)
31.5
(12.4)
80.2
(31.57)
277.8
(109.37)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 17.7 12.1 11.1 12.7 11.7 11.7 9.0 11.1 13.3 14.6 15.9 17.8 158.8
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.8 2.2 6.2 10.7 11.8 11.9 9.0 11.2 13.4 14.9 11.4 5.2 110.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 17.7 11.9 7.7 3.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 7.0 15.9 64.9
Source: Environment Canada[2][8][9][10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gore Bay census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Gore Bay A". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Daily Data Report for July 1936". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Daily Data Report for February 1943". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Gore Bay". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Daily Data Report for March 2003". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Gore Bay AWOS". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Gore Bay Climate". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  1. ^ Extreme high and low temperatures in the table below were recorded at Gore Bay from October 1915 to October 1983 and at Gore Bay Airport from November 1983 to present.

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