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Municipality of Ear Falls (Single Tier Kenora)

Phone : (807) 222-3209
Your Host(s) : Ear Falls Library

Ear Falls, ON (Nearby: Perrault Falls, Camp Robinson, Balmertown, Red Lake, Cochenour)

50 Balsam Ave.,
Ear Falls, Ontario
P0V 1T0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Northwest Ontario

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  • Pop. 1,824. In Patricia Portion of Kenora Dist. on the NW shore of Lac Seul and the English R. and Hwy 105 & 804, 87 km. N of Vermilion Bay on Hwy 17.
  • The community was developed in the late 1920s as the site of a large hydroelectric generating station. When gold was discovered in the Red Lake region in 1925, the Ear Falls area became the transportation hub of northwestern Ontario.
  • Hudson was the closest connecting point from the CPR. Freight was transported by scows from Hudson to a place called Goldpines, immediately east of Ear Falls.
  • Here it was loaded onto larger scows and taken to the Red Lake area. In sununer the scows, carrying up to 80 tons (81.28 tonnes) of freight, were pulled by boats.
  • In winter, tractor trains pulled by horses, and later by Caterpillars, hauled goods over the frozen lakes to their destination. In 1948 the highway was completed to Ear Falls, and the post office was established. Ear Falls is known as Bald Eagle Capital.
  • The town's name is believed derived from a waterfall ledge shaped like a huge human ear, and the First Nations Peoples' belief that the falls were listening to what they were discussing. An earlier Ojibwa name was Otak Powitik.

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Off the beaten track:
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  • Bruce Lake, 22km
  • Manitou Falls, 17km
  • Wabaskang, 25km
  • Snake Falls, 26km
  • Perrault Falls, 33km
  • Thaddeus, 51km
  • Niddrie, 71km
  • Lash, 73km
  • Morgan, 74km
  • Red Lake Road, 75km
  • Red Lake, 59km
  • Amesdale, 73km
  • Quibell, 77km
  • South Bay, Red Lake area, 66km
  • Narrow Lake, 72km
  • Starratt-Olsen, 59km
  • McIntosh, Vermilion Bay area, 78km
  • Richan, 78km
  • Uchi Lake, 66km
  • Eton-Rugby, 86km
  • Vermilion Bay, 88km
  • Gunne, 92km
  • Waldhof, 92km
  • Canyon, 82km
  • Swain Post, 80km
  • Millidge, 81km
  • Edison, 94km
  • Grassy Narrows, 76km
  • Sunstrum, 82km
  • Two Mile Corner, 96km
  • Taggart, 81km
  • Favel, 88km
  • Pine, 99km
  • Kejick Bay, 77km
  • Six Mile Corner, 103km
  • Webster, 87km
  • Jones, 95km
  • Willard Lake, 104km
  • Wabigoon, 112km
  • Hawk Lake, 107km
  • Farlane, 98km
  • Frenchman's Head, 94km
  • Casummit Lake, 113km
  • Brinka, 103km
  • Scovil, 117km
  • Gold Rock, 139km
  • Pelican, 104km
  • Redditt, 109km
  • Sam Lake, 107km
Nearby Lakes:
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  • Goose Lake, 9km
  • Rice Lake, 9km
  • Minnow Lake, 8km
  • Wenasaga Lake, 12km
  • Sherin Lake, 17km
  • Nine Mile Lake, 16km
  • Cristene Lake, 14km
  • Camping Lake, 12km
  • Brownbear Lake, 16km
  • Emarton Lake, 18km
  • Bruce Lake, 20km
  • Karas Lake, 18km
  • Gleave Lake, 20km
  • Cramp Lake, 15km
  • Wine Lake, 22km
  • Hazell Lake, 20km
  • Gould Lake, 18km
  • Halvorsen Lake, 21km
  • Flundra Lake, 25km
  • Barnston Lake, 19km
  • Howard Lake, 22km
  • East Lake, 25km
  • Wabaskang Lake, 28km
  • Chilcott Lake, 21km
  • Snail Lake, 28km
  • Pakwash Lake, 22km
  • Zizania Lake, 23km
  • Feaver Lake, 28km
  • Anishinabi Lake, 27km
  • Fatty Lake, 22km
  • Scout Lake, 30km
  • Florence Lake, 33km
  • Arrowhead Lake, 25km
  • Stink Lake, 33km
  • Tote Road Lake, 28km
  • Wegg Lake, 25km
  • Aerobus Lake, 36km
  • Bluffy Lake, 29km
  • Lost Lake, 37km
  • Mary Lake, 35km
  • Hogg Lake, 39km
  • Perrault Lake, 40km
  • Spadina Lake, 39km
  • Primok Lake, 41km
  • Keynote Lake, 42km
  • Bornite Lake, 38km
  • Dennis Lake, 39km
  • Celt Lake, 28km
  • Burden Lake, 33km