Timberstone Shores Location

 Often referred to as "Ontario's best kept secret", Manitoulin Island has attracted international interest as a tourist destination and recreational property retreat. A good deal of the charm is the result of its unique location. The only people I have ever heard say "it's too far away" are those who have not yet made the trip.

  There is an exceptional quality associated with the Island that is wonderful to encounter and difficult to describe. Some say  "it's like a magical step back in time". We invite you to come and experience the feeling for yourself.

Timberstone Shores Location

Ground AccessChi-Cheemaun

Any method of arriving at Manitoulin is picturesque. If you drive, the year-round route takes you through the LaCloche Mountains to the historic one lane swing bridge onto the Island at Little Current. From May through October you can also take the Chi-Cheemaun marine ferry from Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula (southern Ontario) to South Baymouth on Manitoulin's south shore.

        Air Access

Gore Bay-Manitoulin AirportYear-round access is convenient to the two Island airports. The Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport is located centrally on the Island, 15 minutes from Nameless Lake and the North Channel waterway. The Gore Bay Airport has a 5500 ft. paved runway, an instrument approach and seasonal Canada Customs service. The Manitoulin East Municipal Airport is located just south of the Town of Little Current and has a 3500 ft paved runway. Both facilities offer fuel and tie downs and can assist with ground transportation. Flying time from southern Ontario and many northern US states is less than two hours.


Water Access

Manitoulin is the largest fresh water island in the world. Its northern shore is a natural harbour to the North Channel. This world renowned waterway is popular with sailing and powerboat enthusiasts. Many first time visitors arrive by boat from almost any location on the Great Lakes or beyond. Numerous ports are available for mooring and supplies and some also provide Canada Customs service. The Gore Bay harbour is only 10 minutes from Timberstone Shores.

Canadian Yacht Charters



At Timberstone Shores you can have the best of both worlds. A secluded wilderness lakefront retreat with amenities and shopping close by.  Within 15 minutes drive of Timberstone Shores you can access:


Manitoulin Golf - 9 hole golf course with no tee times required. Memberships available.

Town of Gore Bay - Medical Clinic, two drugstores, groceries, hardware, restaurants, boat harbour & dockage

Gore Bay - Manitoulin Airport - 5500' lighted airstrip with instument approach, hangarage, Jet fuel/avgas, Canada Customs

MICC Gore Bay Gore Bay-Manitoulin Aiport