City of Kenora, Ontario Canada
Kenora is the gem of Sunset Country – a city in northwestern Ontario, nestled in nature and located on the north shore of magnificent Lake of the Woods.
Kenora is the most westerly community in Ontario, located less than 40 kilometers from the Ontario/Manitoba border. The community is a summer haven for Winnipeg residents looking to getaway and escape the rigors of city living. Kenora has all the big city amenities without the big city traffic, pollution or fast speed tempo. Life at the Lake is what Kenora is all about! The community has a relaxed, easy going attitude with an amazing ‘joie de vie’ – isn’t that what lake life is all about!
In the summer the community is a bustle of flip flops going from shop to shop or picking up the necessities needed to head back out on the lake. Whether you are looking for that special, unique, one-of-a-kind gift, fashion, footwear or fabulous food, Kenora has it all… and more!
Looking out to the lake you will see fisherman heading out to cast for the great muskellunge or the abundant bass (small and large mouth) and walleye while families enjoy a day relaxing at one of the cities numerous beaches or hiking extensive trail systems. The view from the window will make you realize – life is just better in Kenora! Summer is a time for family, friends and fun – and Kenora will provide you with a vacation with life long memories!
But Kenora is also a winter wonderland! Over 500 kilometers of snowmobile trails await the avid rider or if you want a different adventure, Kenora has over 20 kilometers of Nordic skiing (classic and skate) through a rich growth of Boreal forest. It is co-located with the Alpine ski hill (Mount Evergreen) boasting 7 runs and two t-bars. Ice fishing, snowshoeing and tobogganing are always on the agenda – and keep your eyes to the skies for the beautiful northern lights.
Kenora is the home of Husky the Muskie – a 40’ fish located at the most northerly point of Lake of the Woods. Husky invites everyone to Kenora – spring, summer, fall or winter – Kenora should be YOUR destination!
Annual Community Events:
Canada Day: Celebrate Canada’s birthday (July 1st) on the Kenora Harbourfront and at the historic Mather Walls House in Keewatin
Kenora Harbourfest: held yearly over the long weekend in August. This event has activities for families of all ages and includes an antique car display that will have you singing Beach Boy songs all day long!
Kenora Bass International: this professional bass fishing tournament brings in anglers from all over North America!
Farmers’ Markets: All through the summer and into the fall, Kenora brings local and regional farmers and artisans under the tent at the harbourfront to showcase and sell their merchandise.
For more information on the City of Kenora: Tourism Kenora 807-467-4637 1-800-535-4549