According to Wikipedia:Ear Falls is a small settlement and township located in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, on the right bank of the English River near the outlet of Lac Seul. It is located along Highway 105, 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Highway 17 and Vermilion Bay, about halfway between Highway 17 and Red Lake, or about 480 kilometres (300 mi) northwest of Thunder Bay.
Wikipedia also mentions the history of the fur trade in the area (which is still active!), development of railway and electrical power generation, gold mining, the origins of the name and other fun facts.
But to us – Ear Falls is a great place to stop to pick up an extra carton or two of fish batter (and make sure you’ve got your fishing license in order!) before you make the last drive into Bluffy Lake.