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.