About the Area

Kenora is a two-hour drive east of Winnipeg on the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 17), or three hours north of the Canada-USA border (crossing at International Falls, Minnesota) via Hwy 71. You can also take regularly-scheduled flights and bus service to Kenora, or come by boat or snowmobile. View Map

Our city of 16,500 greets tens of thousands of visitors year-round who are looking for the best in outdoor adventure, fishing, hunting, water sports, winter sports, snowmobiling, unique festivals, international sport tournaments, or simply a relaxing getaway on the lake with all the comforts of a city dedicated to hospitality.

Kenora combines unforgettable adventure with your choice of affordable and luxurious accommodations including hotel chains such as Best Western, Days Inn, Travelodge, Comfort Inn, Super 8 as well as upscale B&B’s, family-oriented hotels, quaint inns and well-appointed motels.

Spring, summer, fall and winter, Kenora is continually hosting festivals, competitions and events that add to your Lake of the Woods experience. Some annual events include the famous Canada Day and Harbourfest celebrations in July and August, an international sailing regatta (LOWISA), a rowing regatta, traditional First Nations powwows, Kenora Bass International, Sno-X snowmobile tournament, ice fishing derbies, an autumn heritage festival (Doors Open Kenora) and much, much more. View Events Calendar