Today, the economy of
the community is bustling with numerous businesses and services located
throughout the town. The community acts as a retail and shopping centre
for a large number of small Northern Manitoba communities. Air or truck
brings in goods and supplies, and are re-distributed to the communities
that need them.
Gillam is located in a wilderness paradise and
has built itself a thriving tourist industry. The region is dotted with
thousands of untouched lakes and streams, and the opportunities for
trophy fishing are almost endless. Numerous lodges and fly-in outposts
attract thousands of hunters, fishers and outdoors enthusiasts each
Many of these travellers pass through Gillam on their way in or out
of the wilderness, and many of the town's businesses capitalize on this
opportunity by providing goods, supplies and accommodations.