The Winnipeg River is fed by mighty Lake of the Woods and flows northward through Northwestern Ontario into Manitoba and into Lake Winnipeg. The river is 235 km (146 mi) long from the Norman Dam in Kenora to the mouth of Lake Winnipeg. There are many lakes that are part of the system including Rough Rock Lake, Big Sand, Gun, Pistol and the Winnipeg River. The communities of Kenora, Minaki, and the Wabaseemoong First Nation are situated along the river system.
The river and the lakes offer spectacular fishing opportunities for walleye, muskie, pike and bass.