meldrum bay

Meldrum Bay, ON

Lat: 45° 55.573   Long: 083° 6.815

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Village
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2251, 2299
  • Customs: (888) CANPASS (266-7277)
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code705
Police(888) 310-1122


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Meldrum Bay was settled in the late 1800's and developed as a logging and fishing community. At one time, it was home to a good-sized Great Lakes fishing fleet. Until the early 1960's, the village was connected to the mainland by ferries. However, the opening of the TansCanada Highway changed all of that.

Today, the local economy is based on the nearby Lafarge quarry and tourism. It is a popular stop-over for sailors cruising the North Channel.


The approach to Meldrum Bay is straightforward. The bay has a very wide mouth (approximately 3 nm). The village lies along the west shoreline, near the south end of the bay.

The bay gives natural protection from the east, south and west. There is a 1,500 ft/457 m breakwater which gives protection from the north.

The marina is marked with a F RED light.


Meldrum Bay Marina   (705) 283-3252   VHF 68
Meldrum Bay Marina has 40 slips and a number are available for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. There is water and power at slips. The marina has washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. The village is steps away.

Anchorage There is a charted anchorage ground to the southeast of the marina.


There are no marine repair facilities in Meldrum Bay.

Meldrum Bay Country Store carries groceries, local produce and meats.

There is no bank or ATM machine in the village.


There is no medical facility in Meldrum Bay. The nearest hospital is the Manitoulin Health Centre (705) 377-5371 in Mindemoya, about 1 3/4 hours east.

Gore Bay Medical Centre (705) 282-2262 is located in Gore Bay, approximately 1 1/2 hours east.

The nearest pharmacy is Guardian Drugs (705) 282-2409, located in Gore Bay, about 1 1/2 hours east.


The hundred year old Meldrum Bay Inn offers not only comfortable lodging but also a fully-licensed dining room, parlour and porch. Fresh, locally-caught whitefish is a common treat.


This is definitely a place to slow down and thoroughly enjoy the magnificent scenery of the North Channel and the hospitality of those who live along her shores. The Meldrum Bay marina site will give you more ideas on how you can enjoy your time here.

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