In addition to residents within the Town of Hudson Bay, the retail businesses are supported by the families living within the surrounding Rural Municipality. The trading area is currently estimated at 8,000 which includes the neighbouring communities of Weekes, Somme, Carragana, Porcupine Plain, Clemenceau, Reserve, Barrows, Westgate, Armit, Prairie River, Mistatim and Crooked River, making use of the businesses and services offered by the Town of Hudson Bay.
There are over 100 commercial businesses operating within the Town. Regular stores hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday with a grocery stores being open until 9:00 p.m. In addition, there are 2 service stations open 365 days a year, from 6:00am (COOP) till 11:00pm (Northeast Service).