The multi-award winning Lake of the Woods Museum—one of the “coolest little museums in Canada”—and the Douglas Family Art Centre seek to promote understanding of and respect for the cultures and heritage of the Lake of the Woods area, and to engage a diverse community in discovery and learning. The Muse offers inspired exhibits and exhibitions, quality programming, and enriching experiences. Visit their website to learn more.
Imagine hope, inspire joy, encourage reflection, and stimulate learning—everything Trylight aspires to through the magic of theatre. Two shows are staged every year by Kenora’s community theatre, everything from small cast dramas to operatic dinner theatre to large-scale musicals. Be sure to check the schedule to see if a show aligns with your visit to Kenora.
Experience a sacred cultural ceremony at one of the many powwows that happen in and around Kenora throughout the year. Everyone is welcome, but please acknowledge and respect cultural customs. The City of Kenora provides more information on these customs, as well as a calendar of powwow events.
Built in 1889 by John Mather and painstakingly maintained through the intervening years, this picturesque wooden house in the community of Keewatin is now home to the Lake of the Woods Historical Society. The house features furnishings from the era of the Walls family, as well as an interpretive display highlighting the Mather family’s significant impact on the development of the area. Tours and events are hosted during the summer months. Please see the Mather Walls Facebook page for more information.
In the spirit of reconciliation, the City of Kenora acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Metis of Treaty #3. The City of Kenora was originally the land base of one collective First Nation community, which was separated into three communities now known as Wauzhushk Onigum, Niisaachewan, and Washagamis Bay First Nations. Kenora now sustains many others, all of whom have been welcomed to peacefully share and care for these ancestral Lands and Waters.
To support stewardship of the land, the City recognizes the importance of a strong relationship with our Treaty #3 partners. The City of Kenora acknowledges that our economy greatly benefits from the Anishinaabe and Metis that live in and around the city.Back to top