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A small but vivacious city in Northwestern Ontario, Kenora takes a picture perfect position on the Lake of the Woods’ shimmering north shore. Well situated for exploring some of the lake’s 14,000-plus islands, it’s of no surprise the region is a recreational hotbed. Glide through the waterways in a canoe or kayak, fish for your supper in the glass-like waters, or hike, mountain bike, and camp in the wilderness – the itinerary is never ending. Post-adventure, Kenora offers a plethora of pleasures to unwind with, from eating and entertainment, to beaches and golf.

Things to see

If you want to delve into the rich heritage that surrounds the vast body of water, the Lake of the Woods Museum makes a good place to start. Opened in 1964, the facility boasts more than 25,000 artefacts, ranging from aboriginal pieces to items dating back to Kenora’s industrial development. As well as exhibits on the fur trade, lumber, and mining, there are also displays on everyday life between the years of 1890 to 1920 – a defining time for Kenora. For golfers it doesn’t get much more scenic than Kenora Golf and Country Club. Along with a challenging 18-hole course, the site features a restaurant, a well-stocked pro shop, and a driving range. For a little waterfront respite just minutes from downtown, McLeod Park makes an idyllic spot for a picnic. It’s also home to the city’s whimsical mascot – a 40 foot tall sculpture of a muskellunge, affectionately known as “Husky the Muskie”.

Hotels in Kenora

The hotels in Kenora cater to every type of stay, whether you want a business-friendly retreat overlooking the water, or the comfortable familiarity of a modern chain name hotel. Most establishments count onsite restaurants, bar lounges, and 24-hour business centers among their amenities, whilst pools and saunas make an appearance in some places too. When you bed down for the night you’ll have all the essential creature comforts at hand – with most of the city’s accommodation providing WiFi, cable television, and tea and coffee makers. If the hotels in Kenora don’t appeal however, you’ll have no shortage of campgrounds to choose from as an alternative.

Where to stay

A pedestrian-friendly sprawl, getting to the city’s attractions, amenities, and beaches should be hassle free wherever you stay. The city’s downtown district brims with shopping and dining options, whether you want to hunt for locally crafted gifts, or sample the city’s diverse range of cuisines. Not to be missed are the downtown’s colorful heritage murals. Created by local artists, over 20 large-scale paintings adorn various buildings, representing key moments in Kenora’s history. Nearby, the harborfront area is the city’s cultural epicenter, hosting numerous festivals and concerts, and being the docking site of the MS Kenora cruise ship.

How to get to Kenora

Kenora Airport is the community’s primary air hub (the other being Kenora Water Aerodrome), and sits just over 9 kilometers northeast of the city. Alongside general aviation services, Bearskin Airlines operate scheduled flights to several destinations in Ontario, as well as services to Winnipeg’s well-connected James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The city is also reachable by railway and by coach. ViaRail train services make a stop 25 minutes away in Redditt, whilst Greyhound operates coach services from Thunder Bay and Winnipeg. If you’re driving in, the Trans-Canada Highway 17 will lead you right into the city.