Kenora, Ontario, Canada Vacations

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Kenora, Ontario on the Shores of Lake of the Woods

Located on the northern shoreline of beautiful Lake of the Woods, Kenora, Ontario is a major tourism destination. The city is alive year-round with a variety of festivals and events happening often including Harbourfest during the August Long Weekend. Enjoy concerts under the tent at the harbourfront or visit the local museum showcasing the history of the region. Take a cruise on Lake of the Woods on the MS Kenora or get your picture taken with Husky the Muskie, a 40 foot tall, 2-ton replica of a fish the lake is famous for.

Kenora is known for its waterfront beauty and there are 5 major beaches in town. Stop in and go for a swim in the lake. Rushing River Provincial Park is only 20 minutes east of town. The City of Kenora has all your shopping needs with grocery, hardware and sporting goods retailers, service stations, auto dealers, antique and gift shops - it all here! There is a multitude of restaurants to choose and we highly recommend you stay overnight or longer at one of the Kenora hotels. There are also many resorts and campground choices in and surrounding the city.

See a float plane land along the harbourfront, take a walking tour and see the city's beautiful Heritage Murals. Kenora is a must-see destination if you're travelling through Sunset Country. Stop at the Lake of the Woods Brewing Company for a pint of local craft beer or a tour of how it's made. 

Boating on Lake of the Woods, Kenora

65,000 kilometers of shoreline and over 14,500 islands!

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Population: 14,286

Distances to nearest towns: 
Kenora to Dryden - 90 miles East 
Kenora to Winnipeg - 120 miles West

Visitor Travel Information: 
The Discovery Centre is located at 931 Lakeview Drive and is your best source for travel information. There is a variety of local, area, and provincial material. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in locating activities, accommodations, restaurants, and shopping in the City of Kenora. We have a variety of maps and magazines available. The Thistle Pavilion is another Tourist Information Centre located on the Harbourfront.

Summer hours of operation: 9:00am - 6:00pm 
Winter hours of operation: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kenora Tours: 
Tour the many murals (Lake of the Woods Heritage Townscapes) on various buildings in Kenora. A rich and varied history is portrayed through a tapestry of art and architecture. 22 murals painted by Canadian artists.

Hiking Trails in the Kenora Area: 
Vernon Nature Trails - 5 different trails wind for approximately 5km, abundance, and a variety of birds and wildlife. Located 5km down McKenzie Portage Road off Highway 17W. Turn left on Fire Road 12.

Tunnel Island - Walking trail in a historically significant part of Kenora that offers great scenery, a lesson in history and a chance to see local wildlife.

Amik Trail - Starts at Lakewood School parking lot, just off Veterans Drive. Well trodden tall grass path, about an hour to walk entire loop.

Mink Bay Trail - Located off Highway 17 in Keewatin, Mink bay is a great place to hike and see local songbirds, whitetail deer, and other local wildlife.

Rushing River Provincial Park

Public beaches in the surrounding area: 
Anicinabe Park - Miikana Way off Highway 17E. 
Coney Island Beach - On Lake of the Woods, boat access only. 
Garrow Park on Rabbit Lake - End of Birchwood Cres. 
Keewatin Beach on Lake of the Woods - Turn off Highway 17 W onto Main St. then right onto Beach Road. 
Norman Park - Highway 17W Lakeview Dr. by Dairy Queen. 

Public Boat Launches in Area: 
Kenora Recreation Centre - Access to Lake of the Woods 
Keewatin Arena - Access to Lake of the Woods 
Government Wharf Keewatin - Access to Lake of the Woods

For more information contact Tourism Kenora at 1-800-535-4549 or 807-467-4646.