HWY 105 CORRIDOR – VERMILION BAY ~ PERRAULT FALLS ~ EAR FALLS ~ RED LAKE DISTRICT

LOCATED AT THE NORTHERN END OF HIGHWAY 105, RED LAKE IS THE MOST NORTHWESTERLY MUNICIPALITY IN ONTARIO.

Made up of six distinct town sites Red Lake, Balmertown, Cochenour, Madsen, McKenzie Island and Starratt Olsen, this full service district has quickly become one of the most used tourism hubs for the north.

The Red Lake District is known as a premier destination for world class fishing and hunting as well as the Norseman Capital of the World! With hundreds of lakes to choose from, the variety of fishing that the Red Lake District has to offer is second-to-none and will never disappoint.otourism had added an additional element to the tourism experience of Ear Falls.

More than 3,000 people converged on Red Lake during the 1926 goldrush. By 1936, Howey Bay, in the heart of Red Lake, was the busiest airport in the world. Today Howey Bay is still one of the busiest float plane bases in Canada. Prospectors have given way to fishermen enjoying the many lakes and resorts throughout the region. At any time during the summer you will see both historic and modern floatplanes taking off and landing on the bay. Take a moment to sit back and enjoy the view and entertainment provided by these majestic working aircraft.

Town of Red Lake

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RED LAKE AREA EVENTS CALENDAR

ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
-Canoeing / Camping /fishing
Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre
-Area history – aviation, First Nations, mining
Red Lake Area Golf and Country Club
– 18 holes / Rentals / Clubhouse
Norseman Floatplane Festival
– Annual Community Festival held in July
Red Lake Fall Classic
– Annual Fishing Tournament held in September

LOCAL BUSINESSES
Goldcorp Red Lake Gold Mine
– Red Lake area’s largest Employer
Chukuni Communities Development Corporation
– Area Business Support

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Municipality of Red Lake

– Communities of Red Lake / Balmertown / Cochenour / Madsen / McKenzie Island / Starratt-Olsen
Red Lake Municipal Airport
– 5001′ runway, terminal building, fuel, scheduled flights
Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital

WELCOME TO EAR FALLS

Welcome to the official Website for the Town of Ear Falls.  Here you will discover everything there is to know about visiting and living in Ear Falls.  Whether you are here for a lifetime, or just for one day, you will be struck by the beauty of the region, and impressed by the modern town that lies in the middle of the Canadian wilderness.

The legend of Ear Falls includes a powerful spirit that took the form of a huge beaver. IT was said that when the beaver was swimming, its ears could be seen rising and falling in the foaming water. It is from this myth that that the name Ear Falls was adopted.
Ear Falls is well known for its incredible history of fishing. It has the distinction of being in the middle of a long, traditional root from Lake Winnipeg all the way down to the Great Lakes. The town itself is well situated between Vermillion Bay and Red Lake, as a halfway point on Highway 105. Surrounded by drive in and fly-in fishing camps, Ear Falls is a wonderful tourist destination for those that are looking to get away from it all and relax on the water.

Whether you are interested in catching trophy sized fish like Muskie, or Northern Pike, or out for a shore fry of Pickerel you are sure to catch what you are looking for. Be warned though, you may have some competition. The Ear Falls area has one of the highest concentrations of Bald Eagles in the world. There is no shortage of Wildlife. Pakwash Provincial Park is also right down the road, providing the provincial park experience nearby. Hiking trails, sandy beaches and wonderful fishing make Pakwash a wonderful combination of easy going vacation spot and anglers paradise.

Lac Seul

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
-Canoeing / Camping /fishing
Trout Forest Music Festival
Annual music festival held annually in August

LOCAL BUSINESSES
EACOM Ear Falls Sawmill
– Ear Falls’ largest Employer
Chukuni Communities Development Corporation
– Area Business Support

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Township of Ear Falls

A Message from the Mayor

“Ear Falls is located in the shores of famous Lac Seul and the English River, which offers residents and visitors with a spectacular playground that is enjoyed year round.  We are extremely proud to offer world class fishing and hunting right at our doorstep.

The Township works hard to ensure this community is well serviced and positioned for future development. Ear Falls is a beautiful place to live, work and play.

I invite you to browse our website to see what the community has to offer and visit our Community Calendar for current events”

WELCOME TO PERRAULT FALLS ADVENTURE AREA!

Just 70 km (43 miles) up the highway you will reach Perrault Falls. The Perrault Falls Adventure Area is a full service vacation destination and home to an abundance of lodges and resorts specializing in walleye, northern pike, muskie and bass fishing.
The area promises breathtaking, cascades of water between Perrault and Wabaskang Lakes and is proudly the gateway to fishing on the English and Woman River systems.
The community of Perrault Falls offers a number of amenities such as general stores, a liquor outlet, restaurant, post office and historic points of interest offering any last minute necessities and entertainment for travels along their way through Hwy 105.

Perreault Falls has 600,000 acres of land, lakes and lodges to explorer.

Perrault Falls

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Perrault Falls Adventure Area

VERMILLION BAY

The 1930s saw activity with the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway, and the 1940s were busy with activity in the forest industry – again with Vermilion Bay station on the CPR playing a role.

Tourist camps were becoming more prevalent as the 1940s progressed, with many still in operation. Outfitting the guests of these camps brought economic activity to the area, such as the Naden Boat factory, in operation from 1974 to 2011.

Fishing is a popular activity for visitors to Vermilion Bay. Fishing locations in the area include Eagle Lake, the Indian Lake Chain, Clay Lake and Canyon Lake.

Vermilion Bay is home to Blue Lake Provincial Park a popular camping location with almost 200 camping sites for guests visiting the region.
Fort Vermilion is a popular attraction.

Make sure to stop in for lunch at Buster’s Barbeque, take in a game of mini-putt, or just spend a relaxing afternoon surrounded by this historic fort.

OUR MEMBERS

The Highway 105 Region has so much to offer…..pristine wilderness, charming northern communities, first class accommodations and attractions, music and community festivals, and of course some of the best fishing, hunting and wilderness canoeing in North America…GO NORTH…Adventure Awaits You!  Find out more about the area.

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