Lake of the Woods Museum & Douglas Family Art Centre

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.

Outside view of the Lake of the Woods Museum entryway.

Trylight Theatre Company

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.

Pow wows

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.

An indigenous man in full regalia at a powwow.

Mather Walls

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.

A street view of the exterior of the Mather Walls house in the summer.