The Live Edge Location: Walk, Bike, Drive, Or Bring Your Boat!
Our restaurant is a must-see destination for travelling foodies, located on the edge of Gore Bay. Our location is only a short stroll along the boardwalk (not even a 5 minute drive from downtown Gore Bay). Have a boat? Being on the edge of the water has its perks. We have our dock set up for your dinghy, but boaters are also welcome and encouraged to land on our beach.
The Live Edge Eatery and the Inn at Gore Bay
Whether you plan on staying just in Gore Bay or you want to venture out to feed your wanderlust in Manitoulin Island, there are great places to stay, eat, hike, enjoy the outdoors and the scenic views in Gore Bay or not too far from here.
Food & Drink
Buoys Eatery: our other location on the Gore Bay water front. Fresh made pizza, burgers and local whitefish
Manitoulin Pizza Company: our mobile kitchen is usually parked at Split Rail Brewery so that you can enjoy a bit to eat while to sample the amazing local brew.
Split Rail Brewing: located at the end of Gore Bay harbour and across from the Harbour Center, this is a hot spot you will not want to miss. Local beer, that's how we rock!!
Ultimately Chocolate: made from bean to bar Lisabeth knows her chocolate. Sold in our dinning room at 'The Live Edge' and used in our desserts here and at other locations in Gore Bay, supporting local couldn't taste sweeter.
Main Street Cafe: this funky cafe you have to check out if you are in Kagawong! Great breakfast and lunch options, you can take-out, get catering, or enjoy the outdoor seating to soak up the sun this summer.
Things To Do
Cup & Saucer Trail: located roughly 15-20 minutes from Gore Bay, this is one of the most popular hiking trails in Ontario as it leads to panoramic views from Manitoulin's highest elevation.
Bridal Veil Falls: located in Kagawong, close to Ultimately Chocolate and Boo-Boo-Bah-Lou Candy Store, this is a site to see and you will not be disappointed with the hiking trails. Take a dip and see for yourself.
Misery Bay Provincial Park: beautiful vistas, great hikes, and only 40mins away on the West End to explore the nature trails.
Whytes On Line Gallery: featured art by Jack White and Christie (Best) Person are in all the rooms at The Inn at Gore Bay as well as here at The Live Edge.
Places To Stay
The Inn at Gore Bay: newly renovated rooms, all facing the beautiful waterfront view, with complimentary breakfast for guests, and a king size bed in all the rooms, you will not be disappointed. We also support Whites On Line Gallery where we have Jack Whyte's art on the top floor rooms and Christie (Best) Pearson Anderson on the ground floor rooms.
Choose between walking out to the edge of the water or having the balcony view: same breathtaking view and same price, it's up to you and what you prefer!
The Queens Inn: this bed and breakfast has been restored to it's historical period and is located in Gore Bay. The Queens Inn has a view of the waterfront too.
Meldrum Bay Inn: for a comfortable, intimate, and relaxing with views of the harbour or patio garden. There is a restaurant on site to enjoy great food too.
Solitudes B&B: this bed and breakfast is great for a quiet getaway, where the location is on 89 acres on Lake Kagawong, where you can go swimming if you wish.
Accessible year-round off the TransCanada Highway, via Espanola and the stunning La Cloche hills, The Inn at Gore Bay is a 45 minute drive from the Swing Bridge in Little Current. Ferry service, aboard the Chi-Cheemaun from Tobermory in Southern Ontario, is available from late May through October.
The newly improved boardwalk leads you to where we are, the Inn at Gore Bay, and Fish Point Stuidos, over streams and marshland. Make sure to enjoy the birds flying by and the deer crossing. The boardwalk circles the water and can bring you to Gore Bay's downtown. Sitting at the foot of Gore Bay’s towering East Bluff, we are a stone’s throw from the escarpment’s nature trail and breathtaking lookouts over the North Channel.
Ending at the Harbour Centre, you’ll discover artists’ studios, the Maritime Museum, boat rentals, a lively eatery and craft brewery, and a swimming beach. The waterfront also hosts holiday celebrations and a Farmer’s Market on Fridays, from May through October. The Island's South Shore will give you the sandy expanse of Providence Bay Beach, which is one of Northern Ontario's finest for sun and surf.
There is so much to do on the Island for any foodie, nature and outdoor lover. From hiking, to local breweries and restraunts, to swimming and art, there is really something special about Manitoulin and Gore Bay you have to discover for yourself!
Gore Bay weather is normally sunny and warm, with clear blue skies. With weather like this it makes it perfect for you to enjoy our additional outside seating on our veranda area for amiable waterside beverages to take in the small rolling raves on the rocks. We can't say it's sunny all the time, sometimes it rains, however to have a better idea of the weather, click here: Weather in Gore Bay 7-Day Forecast