The Gore Bay - Manitoulin Airport

Products & Services

Open All Year

Primary runway: 11-29 - 5000' x 100' lighted asphalt. Secondary runway: 05-23 - 2615' x 50' no winter maintenance.


Accommodating Services

T-Hangar rentals, pilot's lounge, 24-hour washrooms, on-field camping, pilot/crew courtesy car, etc.



Gore Bay-Manitoulin is a seasonal customs point-of-entry. From mid-May to mid-October there is a customs agent present at the airport.

New Terminal Near Completion

The new terminal at the airport is nearing completion. The expanded, modern facility will be able to house more people, pilots, crew and passengers as traffic has increased over the last few years. We welcome all to beautiful Manitoulin Island!

Rent a Tesla

To offer visitors and pilots a means of travel while visiting Manitoulin, a Tesla Model 3 is available to rent. Cruise around the island in the quiet, efficient Tesla, and return to your airplane at the airport. Civilized. Convenient. And simple. 

The CANPASS System

For those needing to pass through customs, By calling 1-888-CANPASS (1-888-226-7277) international visitors can enter Canada. Call before flying and then call a second time upon arriving on Canadian soil. A customs agent will then allow you to enter Canada. 

The Gore Bay Flying Club makes its homebase the airport here on the west of the island. Founded in 2014 by Wade Cook, the club is active in the skies flying overhead, training new pilots and taking passengers for tours over the island. The club is active and a force in Gordon/Barrie Island. When a plane flies overhead, be sure to wave.

The airport sees its fair share of extreme weather events so the management lead by Robbie Colwell is world class.

The view of the primary runway approaching the Gore Bay - Manitoulin Airport from the air. The airport terminal is on the right. A recent photo will show the larger, new terminal building that is twice as large with more accommodating services for pilots, crew and passengers arriving on our shores. Robbie Colwell will be there to meet you upon your arrival. Robbie, the airport manager, will answer any questions or queries you might have for your visit on the island. Robbie can be reached at 705-282-2101.


A plane using the local parking on a summer's afternoon in August.

Provincial emergency services use the airport to access the island population in case of emergency. 

The Gore Bay Flying Club use the hangars for their private airplanes.

Canadian Air Force airplanes access the Gore Bay - Manitoulin Airport during an exercise. The airport welcomes all.

Many island residents in the municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island access their summer homes by flying here.