History of Secondary Highway 647:
Secondary Highway 647 is a minor collector highway that serves as an access road to Blue Lake Provincial Park from Vermilion Bay. Highway 647 begins at the Highway 17 Junction at Vermilion Bay, located about 90 km east of Kenora. The route extends north for about 8 km from Vermilion Bay to the Blue Lake Provincial Park Entrance. Highway 647 was first established in 1963, when the province assumed the Blue Lake Road as a new provincial highway. The province designated Blue Lake Road as Highway 647, effective December 20, 1963. The route of Highway 647 was initially gravel-surfaced for its entire length, but the entire route is now paved. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit on Highway 647 is 80 km/h (50 mph). There are no services available on this highway other than in Vermilion Bay.
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