Nature Trails near Vermilion Bay, Ontario

Welcome to Vermilion Bay!

Vermilion Bay is a community in the Municipality of Machin. The Municipality of Machin is made up of 3 communities all located on the beautiful Eagle Lake. Eagle River, Minnitaki and Vermilion Bay are all located in the heart of Sunset Country on the Trans Canada Highway. Vermilion Bay is located at the start of Highway 105, which leads to Ear Falls and Red Lake. The population is roughly 1200 people.

Cradling the North shore of world famous Eagle Lake, Machin has something for everyone. Our residents and visitors both enjoy the outdoor adventures like fishing, hiking, water sports, snow machining, horseback riding, collecting wild edibles, and many more outdoor pursuits. Our arena, health clinic, recreation centres, community clubs, parks and businesses all combine to make Machin a great place to visit and settle in. Located on the Trans-Canada highway, we have direct access to neighbouring areas as well as further destinations like Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, and the US border to the south. Our people are great, the air is clean and the lifestyle is wonderful. All these come together to make Machin the best place in the world to live and work. I invite you to come, visit, and enjoy our Municipality.

There are several businesses in Vermilion Bay that will meet all your shopping needs. The community also has a public boat launch on Eagle Lake, a recreation center, a volunteer fire department, a medical centre, a Liquor Store, Post Office, and more.
There are also many attractions and things to do in Vermilion Bay. In the summer you can go fishing, attend a special event or festival, visit Blue Lake Park or attend a church service. Hunters come out in the fall for their annual hunting trip. During the winter you can go snowmobiling, ice fishing or cross-country skiing.

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