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Gore Bay Medical Centre

The Gore Bay Medical Centre (GBMC) is a primary health care organization providing services to the 2,500 residents of Western Manitoulin.  Our team includes three physicians, an X-Ray technologist, a phlebotomist, and office staff.

Things you should know about this rotation:

Gore Bay Medical Centre services Western Manitoulin communities and First Nations.  We provide primary family medicine care (office-based and house calls), basic laboratory services and diagnostic X-Ray, after-hours on-call services, minor emergency care, minor surgery, Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) tele-medicine services, and family medicine outreach clinics in Sheshegwaning and Zhiibaahaasing First Nations.  Our physicians also provide medical care to long-term care residents at Manitoulin Lodge, a 64-bed nursing home.

Gore Bay Medical Centre
Gore Bay Medical Centre

Manitoulin Lodge LTC
Manitoulin Lodge LTC

Gore Bay Medical Centre
Gore Bay Medical Centre


Our Health Care Team includes:

Bob Hamilton MD—preceptor, LEC

Shelagh McRae MD, CCFP, FCFP—preceptor, coroner, LEG Lead

Chantelle Wilson MD, CCFP, FCFP—preceptor

Taryn Strain MRT—office manager

Kim Robinson—receptionist, phlebotomist

Gloria McAllister—receptionist

Gore Bay Student Contacts:

Bob HamiltonLocal Education Coordinator (LEC)

Keely KingLocal Contact

Sarah WarburtonSite Administrative Coordinator (SAC)

Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday ; 8:30am – 4:30pm

Location & Contact Information:

Gore Bay Medical Centre (GBMC)

70 Meredith Street

PO Box 219

Gore Bay, ON  P0P 1H0

Phone: 705-282-2262; 705-282-2007 (after hours)

Fax: 705-282-2370


Accommodation ~ The McRae House:

Dr. Shelagh McRae and Dr. Bob Hamilton own a house in Gore Bay that is used as NOSM housing.  This fully furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is located on Laird Street, a 5-minute walk to the Gore Bay Medical Centre.  The house has laundry facilities on-site, a double fold-out couch, satellite television, and beautiful outdoor spaces.  For more information about this rental or to arrange a booking, please contact Keely.

Gore Bay & Western Manitoulin Recreation


Gore Bay Recreation Park - basketball court, soccer field, tennis

courts (weekly pickleball games); 24/7 access gym coming soon!

Walking/Hiking trails - Gore Bay BoardwalkEast Bluff Lookout,

Hindman Park Lookout, Noble Nature Trail, Ice Lake Trail

Ravenswing Trail, Bailey Alvar Trail, Bridal Veil Falls Trail,

Misery Bay Provincial ParkNimkee's Hiking Trail

Queen Mother Mnidoo Mnising Provincial Park 

Public beaches - Gore Bay Rotary Park Beach, Tobacco Lake

Beach, Julia Bay Beach

Gore Bay Marina for boating & yacht charters

Gore Bay Memorial Arena - skating & hockey

Gore Bay Curling Club

Manitoulin Island Golf and Country Club

Manitoulin School of Martial Arts - Monday classes from 6:30-8pm (Sept-June), all ages

Beginner & All-level Vinyasa Yoga - Tuesday classes from 5:45-8pm; email for more info

Burpee Mills Community Gym - open 9-5 during the day and can be used if you have a partner with you; you can attend solo on Mon-Thurs between 7-9pm as volunteers will be there; the cost is $20/month

Snowmachine trails on western Manitoulin

Gore Bay Harbour
Gore Bay Harbour

Photo by Sarah Warburton

North Channel
North Channel

Photo by Sarah Warburton

Tree Frog on Lily
Tree Frog on Lily

Photo by Sarah Warburton

Gore Bay Harbour
Gore Bay Harbour

Photo by Sarah Warburton


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