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Fort Vermilion

62 Hwy 17 East | Fort Vermilion, Vermilion Bay, Ontario P0V 2V0, Canada
+1 807-227-2640
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The Fort on the Highway

Most travellers will not stop. Vermilion Bay is between Dryden and Kenora and a inconvenient stop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SnoMan56623
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Baudette, Minnesota
Unique pet-friendly roadside attraction

On a cross Canada trek there are long stretches in north-western Ontario with limited opportunities... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
RoadsideYoga
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Fort Vermilion is a one stop shop for those travelling East to West on the Trans Canada Highway or a service centre to the local trading area. Fort Vermilion has a full licensed eatery onsite. Other amenities include; a gift shop, an outdoor patio, covered area for those dining in or out, clean washrooms, free internet, children's playground, hiking trails, mini - putt (18 holes), events hosted within the facility throughout the summer (refer to event calendar), four legged friends allowed if on a leash.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (4 reviews)
“run around” (3 reviews)
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62 Hwy 17 East | Fort Vermilion, Vermilion Bay, Ontario P0V 2V0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most travellers will not stop. Vermilion Bay is between Dryden and Kenora and a inconvenient stop if required. Surprisingly is interesting and worth a stop to take a break from driving, or to switch drivers if heading north on Hwy 105 to Red Lake.More

Thank SnoMan56623
fortvermilion1, Owner at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for acknowledging Vermilion Bay is worth the stop - somewhat perplexed with your rating of Fort Vermilion. It is unfortunate you were unable to enjoy the full experience. Fort Vermilion operates seasonally, therefore, your travels through Vermilion Bay several days ago, would have...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

On a cross Canada trek there are long stretches in north-western Ontario with limited opportunities to stop and grab an espresso and something healthy to eat. Fort Vermilion goes above and beyond filling this gap. Within the walls of this impressive impossible-to-miss structure is a...More

Thank RoadsideYoga
Fort_Vermilion, Manager at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

First and foremost ! Thank you for stopping & sharing :) we welcome all friends including our 4 legged ones . Warms our heart that you departed with a positive experience. Hope too see you again and please travel safe!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We stopped here on a cross country road trip and were impressed with the displays. It’s a replica of Hudson’s Bay trading fort but has been updated to include an ice cream shop, miniature golf, and gift shop. It looks like a great place to...More

Thank David B
fortvermilion1, Owner at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

so disappointed, I did not respond to this posting earlier. Thank you for stopping and sharing. Hopeful, you try Fort Vermilion again in future travels. Stay warm and travel safe!

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Beautiful fresh food. Great service. Great stop for us. Worth a drive to enjoy their food. Surprising selection of craft beer, kombucha, and pastries. We enjoyed BLT salads, lemon lavender cheesecake, and Nanimo bars. All lovely.

Thank Kate R
Fort_Vermilion, Owner at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

First and foremost, THANK YOU for stopping and.most importantly sharing. We greatly appreciate your efforts and time. Travel safe and hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here 1 evening after a long day of fishing on Eagle Lake. We were pleasantly surprised of the selection of food and drinks. The sandwiches were very good. We went back a second time on the day of our departure for coffee and...More

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Fort_Vermilion, Owner at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you, thank you. You not only visited once but twice :) taking the time to share your experience with others is greatly appreciated . Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a break during a trans canada road trip. Nice area with a playground, cafe, and patio seating. The cafe has a good selection of meals, specialty coffee and ice cream. The outdoor area has lots of space for the kids to...More

Thank Ben A
fortvermilion1, Owner at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

We fully appreciate that you have taken the time to share your experience on trip advisor - hoping your travels are safe and you make a point of stopping on your return. kindest regards, The fort

Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stopped in here at 7:45 pm and they closed at 8, but the owner and waitress served us without hesitation and did not rush us out. We had sub sandwiches and they gave us a deal because we both ordered the same item. This...More

Thank SchumacherJack
fortvermilion1, Owner at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

First and foremost, thank you for stopping and sharing. We take great pride in taking care of our customers and leaving you with a positive experience. Hoping if travelling through again, you consider Fort Vermilion as part of your stop. Please note, our season ends...More

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop, have a snack or ice cream, and spend some time as a family. You can play a round of mini golf, play on the playground equipment or go for a hike. Very relaxing!

Thank MariP152
fortvermilion1, Owner at Fort Vermilion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

We fully appreciate your kind words. Thank you for sharing :)

Reviewed 3 September 2016

The food and service were great. We had sandwiches, but they also serve a breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings. Large area outside to walk around the fort, with a playground along with indoor & outdoor seating area's and a small gift shop.

Thank Alan7777777
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a clean, neat, friendly place to stop and have a bite to eat. The service is outstanding, food is fresh and healthy. There is playgrounds, trails and a fort to explore.. Pet friendly as well!

Thank ShawnL L
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