Gore Bay, Ontario

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Gore Bay
Town of Gore Bay
Panorama of Gore Bay and the North Channel.
Panorama of Gore Bay and the North Channel.
Motto(s): 
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
DistrictManitoulin
Government
 • TypeTown
 • MayorDan Osborne [1]
 • Governing BodyCorporation of the Town of Gore Bay
 • MPCarol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPPMichael Mantha (NDP)
Area
 • Land5.23 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Elevation193.50 m (634.84 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total867
 • Density165.7/km2 (429/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
P0P 1H0
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.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. The town's named is believed to be referencing to the gore-shaped harbour.[4]

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. Craft brewer Split Rail Brewing is located in Gore Bay.

Notable people[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Gore Bay, Ontario community profile
2016 2011
Population: 867 (2.0% from 2011) 850 (-8.0% from 2006)
Land area: 5.23 km2 (2.02 sq mi) 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population density: 165.7/km2 (429/sq mi) 161.4/km2 (418/sq mi)
Median age: 56.1 (M: 53.8, F: 57.9)
Total private dwellings: 447 414
Median household income:
References: 2016[5] 2011[6] earlier[7]

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.[8] The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.9 °C (−38 °F) on 15 February 1943.[9]

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
(72.0)
27.5
(81.5)
30.6
(87.1)
33.9
(93.0)
37.8
(100.0)
35.6
(96.1)
34.4
(93.9)
26.7
(80.1)
20.0
(68.0)
15.0
(59.0)
37.8
(100.0)
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
(70.0)
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
(46.0)
1.7
(35.1)
−5.0
(23.0)
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
(57.0)
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
(−38.0)
−32.3
(−26.1)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−7.8
(18.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.1
(34.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−3.9
(25.0)
−9.4
(15.1)
−26.1
(−15.0)
−36.1
(−33.0)
−38.9
(−38.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45.1
(1.78)
29.8
(1.17)
63.5
(2.50)
67.1
(2.64)
61.2
(2.41)
64.7
(2.55)
47.7
(1.88)
65.1
(2.56)
88.1
(3.47)
107.3
(4.22)
97.2
(3.83)
70.5
(2.78)
804.1
(31.66)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 10.5
(0.41)
4.1
(0.16)
41.7
(1.64)
56.7
(2.23)
61.1
(2.41)
64.7
(2.55)
47.7
(1.88)
65.1
(2.56)
88.1
(3.47)
105.8
(4.17)
71.8
(2.83)
28.6
(1.13)
645.9
(25.43)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 69.7
(27.4)
47.0
(18.5)
33.2
(13.1)
14.0
(5.5)
0.2
(0.1)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
2.0
(0.8)
31.5
(12.4)
80.2
(31.6)
277.8
(109.4)
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[3][10][11][12][13]

Transportation[edit]

Highway 540A and Highway 540B are the main roads in the township.


Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport is located in the town and one of two airports on Manitoulin Island. The airport is a general aviation facility.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Municipal Election". Town of Gore Bay. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Gore Bay census profile". 2016 Census of Population. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Gore Bay A". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.manitoulintourism.com/portfolio/gore-bay/
  5. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Daily Data Report for July 1936". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Daily Data Report for February 1943". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Gore Bay". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Daily Data Report for March 2003". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Gore Bay AWOS". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  13. ^ "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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