Dorion was opened for settlement in the early 1900’s, when European farmers arrived to raise crops, and raise dairy and beef cattle. Others made their living working in the forest industry. Today, Dorion remains an agricultural community with employment opportunities in the tourism sector.
Many residents choose to work in the larger city of Thunder Bay along with the towns that surround Dorion. These residents describe Dorion as a wonderful place to return to in the evening to relax.